Welcome back after what we hope was a relaxing and enjoyable Christmas break. Happy New Year to you all. We hope that you have had a fantastic time and that the children are looking forward to getting stuck into their learning.
The Year 6 Team are looking forward to another exciting term, which will provide a lot of new learning experiences as we focus more on the SATs that lie ahead. Bespoke groupings will be introduced for Writing and Maths as learning becomes more tailored towards SATs. In addition, some of your children will receive an invitation to participate in after school tuition booster classes. Children are expected to attend these classes which will run from 3.15 to 4.15.
The daily completion of reading diaries are still expected at a high standard. We also need to continue to use the ‘Reading Eggs’ online resource on a consistent basis to improve our reading and comprehension skills.
RMeasimaths is also expected to be used for at least 20 minutes each day. If you are having problems accessing this at home, please inform your class teacher.
We would encourage you to listen to your child read and ask them questions based on what they have read to ensure understanding. Children are expected to complete a task in their reading journals at least once weekly.
As a year group, it is agreed that time will be better spent revising for the upcoming SATs in May; revision books will be made available to your child for a £10 charge. This will include 6 revision books, 3 for English and 3 for Maths and your child will be told which pages to complete each week. Lost books must be replaced. These books cover all areas of learning that are vital for SATs and must be completed and brought into school daily. Failure to do so will result in your child completing the work during break times or lunch times. A separate letter will be sent out to you in due course about buying these revision guides.
PE days are as follows:
Monday – Soccer 2000 – Games Outdoor kit required
(Please remember to have your outdoor PE kit consisting of: jogging bottoms, outdoor trainers and a jumper/jacket. Also a reminder that jewellery must not be worn during PE lessons.)
We look forward to an extremely productive 2020!
Mrs Sanghera Mr Rawlinson Mrs Cronin (Year 6 Team)
What a fantastic time we had on our visit to St Peter’s church, Wolverhampton, for the Open Door Project! Learning all about the church was fascinating and we learnt many interesting facts about the church and its history during our tour. During the event, we had opportunity to make our very own stained glass windows, chalices, brass rubbings and stoles. These were lots of fun to make and we were all proud of the objects we made. Have a look at what we got up to by looking at the picture gallery below. We hope you enjoy!
In science, Year 6 have all enjoyed learning many facts about light and how we see things.
Year 6 have been working scientifically by investigating how shadows behave. We made some predictions and then we collected data in a table to see how shadows changed depending on the distance of the light source from the opaque object. In another fascinating investigation, we explored how we can bend light using mirrors. This was a fun activity where we had to hit a hidden object with a beam of light using mirrors to reflect the light. This has been a great topic where we have learnt, through hands-on investigations, facts about light.
The Challenge is on!
Through orienteering, Year 6 have solved mathematical problems, riddles and a series of brain tasking challenges. They worked effectively in teams to complete the tasks set and gain points for their team. Well done to Group 4 - the winners!
Today Year 6 have been learning about a very important topic which could save a life! They have put their friends into the recovery position, bandaged an arm, treated bleeding and shock and familiarised themselves with DR ABC - wow they are so talented!