Happy New Year to you all!
We hope you had a wonderful Christmas holiday. We have a busy term ahead with lots of exciting events as well as getting ready for SATs in May.
This term we are learning about the 'The Anglo-Saxons and the Vikings'. We have already launched our learning theme with the children creating spectacular large scale male and female paintings of Vikings and Saxons. These are now up on display in our classroom. The children have been involved in helping to determine what we learn about for this topic area and they are keen to find out more about daily life then and of course the battles.
P.E - Please ensure your child's correct P.E kit is in school every day.
Year 6 are lucky to have an external coach this term who is teaching them all about working as a team in their games lessons. To also help with the children's fitness levels we are completing an active start to each morning – this may be running, team games or fun dance routines. It has been proven that exercise not only helps to energise us physically but also has enormous benefits for our mental and emotional well-being and of course intellectual development.
Science - Our science this term is ‘Properties and changes of materials’
Art – Developing our sketching skills and looking at the work of the German artist Albrecht Durer.
Design Technology – Learning different stitches and using our sewing skills to create fabric banners depicting an aspect of Saxon or Viking times.
R.E – We will be studying Christianity
PSHE – We will continue to explore online safety. We will also be learning about finance.
Homework - In Year 6 the children will be issued with English and maths homework on a Monday and both sets of homework will need to be completed by the Friday and handed in so they can be marked. If you need any further help or explanation please come and discuss this with us.
We are also hosting after school revision sessions for identified children in the year group; these will be held on a Monday or Wednesday. In school, we will be leading intervention with individual children and focusing on developing the key skills they will need to prepare the children for the SATs in May.
We will host a parents’ meeting in the spring term to give you helpful advice and tips.
We are available on the playground in the morning and after school for you to come and talk to us, if you wish to discuss something of a more confidential matter or you need a longer length to discuss matters then please make an appointment through the school office.
Mrs Ashby & Miss Barrett