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Dear Parent/s and Guardian/s,

A warm welcome to Year 6 from Sarah and Millie.

We are both looking forward to this year and journey ahead.

School journey - This term we will be venturing to Hindleap Warren on our residential trip. The trip is an unforgettable experience and one of the highlights of year 6 for me and the children. If you would like to find out more about Hindleap Warren and what it has to offer please visit the school’ s website for or Hindleap’s website for more information about the activities provided: http://www.londonyouth.org.uk/inspiring-young-people/hindleap-warren-outdoor-education-centre.

Literacy

Our class book this term is  ‘Once’ by Morris Gleitzman; a fictional story set in Poland in WWII this book provides great inspiration for writing and generates great class discussion. Throughout the year we will be covering all genres of writing. SATs assessments for writing are made from the children’s literacy and topic books throughout the year. It is important they remember this and produce their best work (which I’m sure they will).

Maths

Children will be taught formal and mental strategies in school and will need to practise these strategies at home. We are fortunate enough to have a great team supporting us in maths this year: Taryn (Lead Maths Co-ordinator), Sarah McDonald (Wandsworth Council support team) and Miranda Churchill (school governor).

 Science

Our topic in Science is light, shadows and the eye; a fascinating topic, there are lots of practical elements that the children will really enjoy.

History

Our history topic this term is World War Two. WWII provides so many authentic links to the rest of the curriculum.  If any one has any relatives who had any experiences in WWII and wouldn’t mind coming in to talk to the class that would be great, first hand experiences are often the best to learn from.  If you know anybody please do let me know and we can arrange an appropriate date and time for a visit.

 R.E

To coincide with our World War II topic we will be exploring the practises of Judaism together.  

 

D.T

Last, but by no means least is our Make do and Mend project in D.T. The children will be recycling items to create their own designs. If you have any: bottle tops, newspapers, juice cartoons (with the screw lid) or old clothes please start collecting them and bringing them to school so we have a good selection for the children.

 Millie and I are looking forward to the year ahead and I hope the children are too.

Looking forward to meeting you all in the playground soon.

 Sarah and Millie

Year 6 timetable 2014-15
Year 6 timetable

If you would like to print the timetable, here is an A4 sized PDF version
Hindleap warren two 2013

Hindleap Warren School Journey
 
In  November, Year 6 have the fantastic opportunity to go on a five day residential trip to Hindleap Warren.
This trip allows us to partake in some amazing outdoor adventurous activities, such as abseiling, orienteering, high rise adventure, archery and team challenge tasks. Not to mention crawling through pitch black, muddy, wet tunnels and going on night walks with torches looking for animals.
 
Not only are our days action packed but we are also kept very busy in the evenings too - diary writing, swimming, arts and crafts and story telling in our pyjamas with hot chocolate before bedtime.
 
It is an amazing experience and will give you  some special memories which you we will treasure for ever!

2013 Hindleap warren one
radiowaves
Year 6 and many of key stage 2 are all reporters on our award winning Radiowaves website.
 Please pop over and see our amazing work!
London Trip 2013 smilebox

In Year 6 we have many exciting adventures. This is a Smilebox of a trip that a year 6 class took around London in 2013. They enjoyed a wonderful coach trip around London and visited all the famous landmarks, including an exciting visit to 10 Downing Street!

Cllick here to view our Smilebox.

O2 concert year 6 page

You can have a look at some of the great newspapers Year 6 produced all about the Young Voices O2 concert - click here!.

hindleap

We go on exciting trips including a one weeks residential trip to Hindleap Warren....  This is an amazing experience, where we cover aspects of the curriculum that can't be covered in a city school - such as rock climbing, watching the star, night walks, orienteering, and much more!

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