Parent/s and Guardian/s,
warm welcome to Year 6 from Sarah and Millie. We
are both looking forward to this year and journey ahead.
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.
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 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
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 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.
coincide with our World War II topic we will be exploring the practises of
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
and I are looking forward to the year ahead and I hope the children are too.
forward to meeting you all in the playground soon.