Cycle 2

What a fabulous start to the year Year 6 have already had! They are working super hard already and I am sure they can keep it up!

This term we have started our booster sessions at 8:00am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Your child will be invited to these so keep an eye out! These, along with our day of learning, will help your child get ready for the End of Key Stage 2 Assessments.

P.E. – Please make sure your child has their P.E. kit in for the whole week as P.E slots differ from week to week.

Homework – We will still be sending homework out on a Friday and this will be due back in on Wednesday. Please encourage your child to complete this over the weekend so if they have any issues they can speak to me about it on Monday.

Diaries– Children need to bring their diaries in every day, signed from yourselves at home to say they have read to someone at home. They win a dojo point if they read each night and have their diaries in school signed!

Topic– During History, we are studying the Industrial Revolution and during Science we are studying Evolution and Inheritance.

With the weather getting colder and colder, please make sure your child comes to school with suitable shoes and a suitable coat.

As always, please come and see me if you have any questions.

Miss Smail 🙂

 

Welcome to Year 6

Year 6 Aquamarine – Miss Smail

I am Miss Smail, Aquamarine’s class teacher, and I am also new to Year 6 this year. I cannot wait to see what the year has to offer. I am positive the children will have a successful and enjoyable year. Here are a few reminders of the expectations of Year 6 and some of the coverage in this Cycle.

Uniform

In Year 6, children’s uniform should consist of blazer, burgundy sweater (with or without school logo), white shirt, black or grey skirt or trousers, black or grey pinafore, white or black tights (no leggings), plain white or black socks and black shoes (no visible logos). Please ensure you put the name in your child’s uniform and if your child loses any part of their uniform that I am informed so we can help find it, or a new order is placed as soon as possible. Please also ensure all shirts are tucked in and uniform remains smart throughout year.

Homework

Homework is given out weekly on a Friday and needs to be returned by the following Wednesday. This will include a piece of Maths homework and spellings to learn weekly. In addition, each cycle, there will be a topic based homework project for the children to enjoy creating with you at home. Homework is encouraged as an extension to their learning within class so is compulsory.

Diary

The children have all got reading books and will be bringing them home each night to read with you. Their diary is for you to sign to show your child has read at home for 15-20 minutes per night. This is a really important time of the day to encourage reading for pleasure with your child.

Behaviour

This year, we have introduced Dojo points, which is an online system for children to be able to earn positive points for following our school values of ‘Learn’, ‘Respect’ and ‘Succeed’. When children display behaviour which reflects these values, a dojo point will be given. These points can be taken off if negative behaviour is displayed.

P.E.

Children will be doing P.E. on Mondays and Tuesdays so will require their full P.E. kit for these days only. P.E kits are to be brought in to school every Monday and taken home to be washed on Friday. The correct uniform for P.E. is:

  • White t-shirt
  • Black trainers/ pumps
  • Black trousers, leggings or shorts

Starting from Thursday 11thOctober, Aquamarine- Year 6 will be swimming for 6 weeks every Thursday so please can you ensure your child brings their kit every Thursday. This requires:

  • Swimming costume/trunks
  • Towel
  • Swimming hat
  • Swimming socks (if required)
  • Swimming bag

An Overview of Cycle 1

English

This cycle we will be studying our writing checklist, looking at features from Year 6 that will develop and further our writing. We will then be studying the book ‘Goodnight Mr. Tom’.

Maths-

Year 6 will be practising Arithmetic skills for the first 4 weeks of the cycle. This is to develop basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division as a base to their reasoning skills. We will then be studying place value including decimals.

Science

Light

Geography-

North America

Hook Question- Top Trump?

P.E.- 

Lacrosse/ Dodgeball

Swimming (starting 11thOctober)

Music– Livin’ On a Prayer

French- Cirque du Soleil

Religious Education-  

Is it better to express your

beliefs in arts and architecture

or in charity and generosity?

PSHE- 

Safe and healthy in the future

BLP

DT-

A Taste of North America

Computing- Research skills / app managers

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask. Thankyou. Miss Smail