Welcome to Year 6!
Miss Watson and Mrs Betton
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! Industrious Barnsley and how it changed during the 19th century. The children will be transported back to Victorian Britain where they will investigate what life was like to live in Barnsley throughout the industrial revolution, what industry Barnsley was famous for and the jobs both children and adults were required to work at. We will also learn through guided reading, how the schooling system came to be and more importantly, how it came to be accessible for all. Lastly – we 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 we 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. In DT we will discover what impact gears have on a motorised vehicle with Mr Hepp. 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. Science will see us revisit electricity where we will recap what is required to connect a circuit. To extend our knowledge, we will look at how static electricity is made.
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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 each day for maths in order to keep mathematical concepts fresh in our minds and on a Friday reading homework will come home. You will also have access to TTRS and spelling shed on a weekly basis. This can be accessed on a computer or a tablet. Spellings go home on a Monday and will be tested on Friday with new ones going home on the following Monday. Please make sure that you practise your spellings every week!

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