Your child’s journey through Year 6
Spring Term 2020
We are looking forward to the new term of learning in Year 6. Our new topic is Explorers and has geography and science focus. We will begin by learning about polar exploration, particularly expeditions to the Antarctic. Our Literacy learning will be based around ‘ICE TRAP!’ which is the story of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s incredible expedition to this continent. In Geography, we will be developing map skills, using atlases and interpreting aerial photographs and satellite images to understand the polar regions and particular aspects of environmental change.
In Science, we will look at how animals have adapted to their environment and how this has led to evolution. We will be going on two curriculum-linked trips this term to support this learning. Please see our curriculum document here: Year 6 – Spring Curriculum 2020
Please note: in Maths, our learning will focus on fractions, decimals and percentages this half term. It is important that your child knows their multiplication tables and the related division facts. Please talk to us if you need ideas for supporting your child with this.
We are all excited about the term ahead. We have got off to a great start with the children impressing us with their enthusiasm for and engagement with the learning opportunities so far. We are all committed to making sure our learning environment is happy and fulfilling for everyone by following our rules of being Ready, Respectful and Safe. Please see our curriculum document here: Year 6 Curriculum Overview – Autumn 2019 In Maths, our learning will focus on number. It is imperative that your child knows their multiplication tables and the related division facts. This is essential for children to be able to move onto fractions, decimals and percentages. Please talk to us if you need ideas for supporting your child with this.
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat
Year 6 children took time out from rehearsals to produce some wonderful posters for their upcoming performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
Careers Fair – Urban Synergy
Year 6 were lucky enough to have a visit from Urban Synergy, an award winning early intervention mentoring charity. The children enjoyed listening to professionals talking about their journey to success and any obstacles they had overcome. Year 6 children were also given a chance to meet a group of eleven role models in small groups in speed mentoring sessions.
After all their fantastic hard work this year, year six enjoyed a trip to Chessington. We had a fantastic day on the rides in the sunshine! Well done year six for all your efforts!