Welcome back to the new school year. We hope that the children have had an enjoyable summer break. Year 6 is an important year for the children and we know that your children will be looking forward to the challenges after being away from school for the summer.

Our PE session will be on the Thursday afternoon taught by Soccer 2000.

We will also have swimming lessons on Thursday mornings so your child will need to bring in swimming kit on this day. A healthy snack can also be brought in.

Please be aware that these sessions may be flexible, therefore children need a PE kit (consisting of green/black shorts, a white top and pumps) in school at all times. Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions. It is advisable to clearly label all of your child’s uniform with their name to prevent lost property confusion. If your child cannot participate in PE sessions, a written letter explaining the reasons why need to be shown to the class teacher. Spare kit is available for children who forget their kit.

Children in Year 6 receive homework, which is expected to be completed on time and to a high standard. Spellings will be given out and tested weekly in your child’s phonics group. Your child will also receive a further 10 spellings on a Friday by their class teacher to be tested on a Friday. We encourage you to help your child learn the spellings and talk to them about the meaning of the words. Children will also have access to Reading eggs, My Maths and Times tables Rockstars to improve their learning. These programmes have proved very successful across England in helping children achieve the expected standard in reading, writing and maths at the end of Year 6. If you have any problems with accessing these, please come and see us.

We look forward to working with you over the next year to ensure your children have a pleasurable and valuable year. Year 6 is a very important year and we look forward to excellent progress being made.

If you have any concerns or worries, please arrange a time to speak to one of us, as you play a vital role in your child’s education.

Mr Rawlinson (Class 14)               Mr Pryce (Class 13)               Mrs Jones (TA)

March 2020

Year 6 focussed their learning during Science Day on taste. Our first investigation aimed to prove a scientific theory that children prefer sweet foods and dislike bitter tasting foods.
 Are you a supertaster? Well...Year 6 aimed to find out if they were by counting the number of fungiform papillae on their tongues. We painted our tongues with blue food colouring and repeated the counting 4 times and took an average to determine the total number. Our observations found that the majority of children were classed as tasters which backed up the scientific evidence.