Spring Term 2 2021
Welcome to Year 6
Welcome back! I hope that you had a lovely half term! Please read the information below to ensure you know what to expect this half term…
The door for Year 6 will be opened at 8:40am until 9:00am. Please drop off your child at the Key Stage Two gates. There will be a staff member to welcome them into school. The register will take place at 9:05am so please ensure that your child is in school on time every day. Year 6 collection time is 3.15pm from the KS2 gates. A member of the Year 6 team will walk the children out to the gate to ensure they are collected safely at the end of the day.
Reading- Reading continues to be an important part of the day. Please ensure that your child reads at home daily and that this is recorded in their reading record. Your child’s reading book and reading record need to be sent into school daily to enable us to read at school, change books and monitor your child’s reading progress. A mixture of them reading to an adult as well as reading independently is encouraged in order for children to develop their fluidity and comprehension. During this half term, we shall be reading ‘Sky Hawk’ by Gill Lewis; a gripping book that will get the children on the edge of their seats!
Topic- Our topic this half term is called ‘Darwin’s Delights’. We’re off on an exciting expedition with the man himself (Charles Darwin) and his crew on HMS Beagle. we will trace his route across the vast ocean? Stop at the magical Galápagos Islands to see the amazing species that helped him to develop his theory of evolution by natural selection. We will learn what’s so special about a lava lizard, or why the blue-footed booby has blue feet? We will see how animals adapt to their environments over time and meet some of the world’s greatest explorers and naturalists. The children will be required to imagine how humans will evolve in millions of years. It’s a scary thought. Year Six will need to be ready to trace the origin of species? I cannot wait to set sail.
For more information on what to expect in this topic, along with other subjects such as literacy and maths, please read the topic overview.
Physical Education- All PE will be taught outside and will involve a wide range of non-contact sports. As we are renowned for having unpredictable weather, please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school every day.
Due to the current circumstances, interactions with staff unfortunately will be very limited. If you have any questions, queries or photos that you would like to share, please do not hesitate to email me at:
Mr. Prior 🙂