Autumn Term 1 2020
Welcome to Year 6
Well hello there and welcome to the Year Six page. My name is Mr. Prior and I cannot wait to welcome you back to school! I am sure that, despite a lengthy time out of the classroom, the children will soon settle. Please read the information below to ensure you know what to expect this half term…
Following government guidance, school arrival and collection times are now staggered. The door for Year 6 will be opened at 8:35am. 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 8:45am so please ensure that your child is in school on time every day. Year 6 collection time is 3.05pm 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.
I am sure that some children may be feeling slightly anxious about returning back to school. This half term therefore, the main aim will be to help children settle back into the school environment, re-establishing routines and assess where any gaps in learning are. I have no doubt that if the children come back with a positive attitude and a willingness to work hard, they will be able to get back on track rather quickly.
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.
Our topic this half term is called ‘A Child’s War’ and as historians, we will turn back time and see just how World War Two impacted Britain. A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover. It’s 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson shelter, we will learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory. We shall be reading extracts of the diary of Anne Frank, written whilst hiding from the terrifying stormtroopers in a secret annexe. I am sure we will be able to empathise with her hopes and fears. As peace is declared, we will get ready to celebrate. Mr Churchill says ‘It’s an unconditional surrender’ after all. For more information about our topic, why not take a look at the curriculum overview.
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 🙂