Autumn Term 2015
All the children have made a super start to Year 6! They have settled well into the hard-working ethos that is needed for the final year in Junior School. Already, many of the children have already been given important positions such as – Head Boy, Head Girl, House Captains and Sports Captains. However, there are also children who have filled the roles of reading buddies and peer mentors.
In Year 6, all children are given the responsibility of being monitors for the school. This means that they are expected to be role models for the younger children.
The topic for the term is World War 1, in line with the centenary celebrations, which will then lead into learning about World War 2. Within our topic the children will be learning how the war started, what life was like in the trenches as well as many other aspects of the war. We will be promoting our use of English and Maths skills through this topic.
As part of the school’s celebration of European Day of Languages, the Year 6 classes will be looking at three different European countries. Additionally, some of our Year 6 pupils will be responsible for leading activities for children from other year groups.
The majority of children are completing homework tasks and completing reading tasks. May we take this opportunity to remind you that we would like the children to read 5 times a week for approximately 15 minutes each time. Please continue to sign the reading record.
It is also very important that children complete homework activities. Do feel free to write a comment on the homework if you would like to leave a message for the teacher. For example, if you have given a lot of support throughout the activity then a note can be made on the bottom of the task.
Thank you for your continued support. If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.