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Year 6

Hello and welcome back to our Year 6 classes!

 

In Year 6 we have Holly class with Mrs Hall and  Sycamore class with Miss Barritt.  We continue to be supported by Miss Quain, Miss Adams, Mrs Dempsey and Miss Daniels.

 

Our painting for this term is Bachus and Ariadne by Titan which makes links to Ancient Greece.  We will be learning about a variety of things such as the history of the Ancient Greek empire, what it was like to be a Greek citizen, the Ancient Olympics and the origins of Democracy. We will also be making links to their art and culture, which will be consolidated within art and DT lessons alongside a trip to the British Museum.

 

 

 

 

This is a very busy stage of the year for our children, and it is vital that they are consolidating and building upon their knowledge in the build up to their end of KS2 assessments.

 

In Maths we will be covering topics including: fractions involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, ratio and proportion, shape, perimeter, area, measurements, time problems and problem solving in a range of contexts.

 

In English we will be making strong links to Ancient Greece starting with looking at Greek Myths. We will then be looking at democracy, using these topics to help strengthen our writing in a variety of ways including persuasion, debates and recounts.

 

If you have any questions please speak to Mrs Hall or Miss Barritt on the playground either at the beginning or end of the day.  Alternatively you can get in touch with the school office to arrange an appointment.

 

We are so impressed at how the children have come back to school after the holidays eager to learn – we are excited to see the progress throughout the term!

 

Thank you for you continued support,

 

The Year 6 team

 

Year 6 Spring Topic Web

 

Sycamore Timetable

 

Holly Timetable

 

 

More About Year 6...

•‘Ninja Worrier’ workshops (Friday 17th , 24th and 31st January)

•British Museum visit – date TBC

•Sayers Croft Residential Monday 24th February – Wednesday 26th February

 

 

Summer Term

•End of KS2 assessments week beginning the Monday 11th May 2019 – Thursday 14th May 2019

 

 

Useful Links

Dates for Your Diary

How You Can Help

 

Here are some of the ways you can help your child at home:

 

Here are some of the ways you can help your child at home:

 

•   Reading with your child or ensuring your child reads every day for at least 20                              

   minutes. Please make sure that you sign your child’s diary at least three times a

    week.

•   Ensuring homework is completed to a high standard. If your child does not

   understand their homework, they need to come and speak to a member of the  

   Year 6 team on Monday so we can provide additional support in school.

•  Please ensure all children are practising their Times Tables and Spellings regularly

  as this has a fundamental impact upon their learning within class.

•  Encourage them to go on their Times Tables Rock Stars account at home to

  practise vital fluency skills.

 

Year Group Routines & Timetables

•Please can you ensure that your child brings their PE kit with them on a Monday and

 it stays in their lockers and brought back home on a Friday.  We occasionally have

 to change the days that we do PE.

•Children need to practice their spellings and reading on a daily basis.

•Spellings to be handed out on Fridays and tested the following Friday

•Times Tables test every Friday morning

 

Admissions Information

Below is some useful information regarding admissions into secondary school for Year 6 children.

 

We will be holding a presentation soon for parents to help explain the admissions process, open days, completing application forms and answer any other questions that you may have. Until then please familiarise yourself with the presentation below and have a look at the open days that are currently on offer for your child by following the link below.

 

Secondary School Transfer Presentation

 

http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/info/200472/secondary_school_admissions/2038/secondary_school_open_days

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