Year 6 Newsletter

Summer Newsletter


Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome back! We hope you’ve had a wonderful break and have enjoyed some sunshine.
This half term our theme for this half term is conservation (looking after our heritage and environment) and corruption (what to when faced with difficult challenges). The book which will drive our inquiry into these areas is the beautiful Land of Never Believe by Norman Messenger. This is about an imaginative island full of weird and wonderful creatures and plants. This term, as I will be teaching maths with the Year 5’s, Miss. Sparkes will be teaching the current theme work.

Our drama for this book is as conservationists, aiming to protect the island against a corruption – destroying it for financial gain!

The children will be doing P.E. on Tuesday (gym) and on Wednesday (dance). Children should wear a white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps (not trainers). Please make sure all their clothes and belongings have their names inside and come in a bag so it is easy for them to keep all of their belongings together. Their bag can they be kept in their personal locker.

Please ensure that reading books and planners are in school every day. Your child can read their books alone each night, but it is preferred that an adult reads with them at least once a week (this earns a point on the homework grid!). They can then write their own comment about what the found difficult/enjoyed etc. Guided reading will be done once a week in school and there are lots of other opportunities throughout the day for children to develop their reading skills and a love of reading/books.

This half term’s Homework Grid is linked to our theme of ‘The Land of Never Believe’.
However, the main aim will be for children to learn their lines, song lyrics and dances for the end of year production. Please write in planner each day they have spend any time doing so in order to achieve 1 point per hour spent.

This term we will be consolidating our reasoning skills and preparing for what children are expected to complete in Year 7.
Please see the theme planning (which you can access on the school website) to get an overview of which subjects will be taught this half term.

This term we will be regularly rehearsing for the end of year play (The X Factory). Children have each been given a script and are expected to practice regularly to learn their lines off by heart ASAP. The production will be performed to parents on Wednesday 24th July 2019 at 1.30pm. Tickets will be available nearer the time.

Dates for your diary :
Monday 22nd July – Year 6 Blackpool trip (for children who have earned 90%+ of their dojos)
24th July – Y6 play
25th July – Parents evening
26th July – Leavers assembly (2pm)

Many thanks for your continued support. As ever, if you have any questions please ask.
Mrs. Willett




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