Year 6

Y6 2324

 

Termly newsletters

Spring Term 23/24 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Happy New Year to you all! This term in year 6 will be a busy time. The purpose of this letter is to outline some of the planned activities for this term.

This term we will be focusing upon two topics: London and Ancient Greece.  The subjects covered include History, Geography, Literacy, ICT, Art and Music.

 

Music

We are working with specialist teachers from BYMT to provide children with some outstanding music teaching.  The children will take part in a rolling programme consisting of whole class music technology where they will learn to play the keyboard.  The objective is to provide a continuum of study, giving students the opportunity to further develop their musical skills. If children are taking part in music technology this term, please can they bring headphones that have the aux/headphone style connection, as shown to the right, in order to be compatible with school devices.

 

Children will also be learning to play the samba. They will learn to read notation through a range of musical instruments, learning basic techniques, getting a good sound from the instrument as well as maintaining the correct pitch. Each class will get an opportunity for these activities. Please see the Autumn term timetable for your child’s class below:

 

Lesson

Class

Samba

6C and 6R

Music Tech

6T and 6N

 

PE

Please can all children come in to school in their PE kits every Tuesday, Munchkin coaches will teach this. Please make sure that earrings are removed for P.E. Now the cold weather is upon us can we please ensure that children have tracksuits in school for PE.  Please also remember a spare pair of shoes so the children can change if the field is muddy.

Your child will also have an additional P.E lesson so should also come into School in their P.E kit on the following day:

 

Class

Day

6C, 6R, 6O, 6F

Wednesday

6T, 6N

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

Homework

Reading- Children are still expected to be reading at home at least 4 times a week for at least 20 minutes, and this should be signed in their reading record. This can be with an adult or independently.

Spelling- Children will be given weekly spellings.  They will be given out on Monday and tested on the following Monday. The children should write out the spelling 3 times and write the spelling into a sentence, ensuring they know the meaning of the word.

Literacy homework- This can be found on the homework sheet and is due on the following Monday.

DoodleMaths - This will be set on a Monday. We ask that they do 10 minutes, 3 times a week. Progress can be checked by teachers and parents. Children have also got their Times Table Rock Stars usernames and passwords; they can use this whenever they wish to.

 

Dates for the Diary

Ancient Greek Entry point Day- Friday 19th January

(Children to come to School dressed as Ancient Greeks)

Parents evening - Tuesday 6th February and Thursday 8th February

Half term – 12-16th February

World Book Day – 7th March

 

Extended Project

Year 6 created a Historical Enquiry question to support their Victorian topic last term. They will need to complete an extended project on their chosen enquiry question which can be found below.

  • 6C – Who were the most significant people during the Victorian times?
  • 6R – How did the Industrial Revolution change London?
  • 6O - Who was significant during the Victorian period and why?
  • 6F – What was the Industrial Revolution and what impact did it have on the Victorian era?
  • 6T – How did Victorian inventions impact today?
  • 6N -  How did Victorian inventions impact society today?

They should work to investigate this question at home in their own time. Children should use a range of secondary and primary sources, both online and in books, to help them.

This project can be completed in a variety of ways, such as:

  • a poster
  • a speech
  • a PowerPoint
  • a leaflet

or any other ways you can think of!  This is due by Monday 5th February.

 

We are keen to continue to promote high standards both in the classroom and around school. We are delighted to see that the majority of pupils are wearing the correct school uniform. Can we remind you that all school policies, including the uniform policy, are available on the school website.

 

Thank you in advance for your support this year.

 

Many thanks,

 

Mrs Beal and the Year 6 team

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