Welcome to our Year 6 page!
The children have settled in well and we are all adjusting to the new routines. Learning has begun with enthusiasm and interest, and we are all approaching Year 6 with fortitude and determination. Mrs Ireland, our Year 6 'bubble' supply teacher, has picked up the reins in 6C in Mr Clarke's absence, a tricky task at the beginning of a school year, but is maintaining our school Values and expectations.
Our topic is What a Wonderful World, and Year 6 are looking at how they can make it even better, at a personal level and as a class; thinking about their home, our school, our community and the wider world.
Learning about fossil fuels and how and why the power they generate is being replaced with renewable technology.
Some super research and work has already been completed on the Effects of Climate Change and in the coming weeks the children will learn about Climate Activist, Greta Thunberg.
The children will also be organising a fund raising event in the coming weeks, the proceeds of which will enable them to provide a loan to entrepreneurs in developing countries, through the organisation 'Lend with Care'.
In Literacy the children have been studying the legend of Robin Hood, and have written their own accounts from the viewpoint of Sir Guy of Gisborne. In the coming weeks they will be writing newspaper articles and a TV report based upon the story of Robin Hood. These skills will also be revisited and consolidated during their topic work.
Maths will, once again, be taught using White Rose Maths, a system the children are finding really accessible and engaging, and already progress is being made!
Year 6 comes with responsibility, and the posts of Head Boy and Head Girl are yet to be filled, however, letters of application have been submitted and interviews will follow shortly. Once those roles are filled, our Class Councillors will be announced. Good luck to everyone who has applied, and well done to those who gave terrific Class Council speeches!
Just a reminder, that if children need to be away from school and are not ill (i.e. if they are isolating or waiting for test results) they should access the work on Google Classroom or via their emails; missing work during such an important year is unwise, especially following the long period away from school earlier this year - we have catching up to do to ensure they are ready and prepared for Year 7, academically, personally and socially.
Although we aren't able to offer meeting at this moment, we are able to speak on the phone, so please, any problems let your child's teacher know and we will call you back when we can (obviously this not be during lesson times).
Many thanks for your continued support.