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Welcome to Year 6!
Mrs Talbot

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 our main theme is – Disaster, who was to blame? The children will be transported back to Victorian Britain where they will investigate what life was like for children back then, the jobs they were required to work at a young age, the schooling system and how it came to be accessible for all. Lastly – they will investigate the Huskar Pit disaster and find out how that disaster changed working conditions locally and nationally. To help them imagine what life was like underground, we will be visiting the National Coal Mining Museum where they will travel underground as well as taking part in many activities in our Victorian themed trip out! Also related to the Victorian era – our guided reading and literacy texts will be focussed around Berlie Doherty’s Street child, as well as Joey Burkishaw’s story of his first day of work. DT is also linked – with the children designing and making a crane that has a pulley system incorporated to help with the removal of miners from underground with Mrs Hepp of Hepp DT. Maths will follow our new Maths No Problem syllabus and this term will focus on place value and the four operations, as well as fractions, decimals and percentages too.

Y6 Hogwarts Information

Our PE day is Monday - you will require your PE kit on this day. Please remember to bring suitable shoes and your full PE kit. Reading books should be returned to School each day. You will receive a stamp for each day you have read. Keep collecting your stamps to achieve reading miles! Homework will go home on a Friday and needs to be returned on a Monday. You will also have MyMaths homework set on a weekly basis. This can be accessed on a computer or using the Puffin Academy app on a tablet. Spellings go home on a Monday and tested on the following Monday with new ones going home on that same day. Please make sure that you practise your spellings every week!

Y6 Hogwarts Social Stream
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