Summer 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 ‘The Boy Who Made Everyone Laugh’ by Helen Rutter; a witty book filled with hilarious gags, heartfelt moments and has had riveting reviews!
Topic- Our topic this half term is called ‘Hola Mexico!’. The children will need to be ready to explore this unique country, from its towering temples and stunning geography to its pulsing rhythms and fun festivals. We will tuck into local delicacies and sample delicious Mexican tipples. We will concoct a traditional fruit cocktail and even a delicious Mexican meal. We’ll go steady with the spices. The children will also discover the mysterious world of the ancient Mayan civilisation. We’ll make their chocolate, learn their poetry, play their ball game and follow all of their curious rituals. All of us will join a tribe. I wonder if the children have what it takes to be chief? We will make some noise as we learn about percussion instruments and even perform a traditional Mexican hat dance. Get ready for a fiesta!
For more information on what to expect in this topic, along with other subjects such as literacy and maths, please read the topic overview on our school website.
Physical Education- All PE will be taught outside and will involve a wide range of non-contact sports. We aim to do PE on a Wednesday and a Friday, however 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 🙂