Welcome to Year 6, the final chapter of primary school. A year of exciting opportunities, rewarding experiences and challenge! This is your year to shine. From sports competitions to SATs; Life Skills; to our residential visit; Sports leaders to School Council; public speaking to the final production, there is something for everyone in Year 6. As well as reaching our potential academically, there will be plenty of opportunities to participate in key roles and responsibilities within the school that will equip you for your transition to secondary school. In Year 6 you will be expected to work hard but in return, you will be rewarded with many happy memories, lasting friendships, and an increased confidence to take you onto your next adventure. We look forward to welcoming you to our Year 6 team! During the autumn term, we will be studing light and dark for our science topic. We look forward to lots of exciting scientific experiments! In history, we will be focusing on The Huskar Pit Disaster. We are linking this to the Victorians and the coal mining industry to help the children understand the context of our class text 'Street Child'. In geography, we will be looking at contour lines to read and understand OS maps. We will be looking at the OS maps to explore the structure of the land in Silkstone. In maths, we are focusing on place value and the four operations. We will be working exceptionally hard to develop our arithmetic, reasoning and problem solving skills. In literacy, we will be basing our writing around the text 'Street Child'. We will be exploring themes throughout the book and considering the point of view of different characters.