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Beckford Primary School

"Together, we achieve."

welcome to year 6

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Welcome to year 6! We hope you all had a good summer and are well rested for the busy, but exciting year ahead.

 

Learning

In English we are reading Kindlekrax and will be working on formal and informal language, extending our range of sentence structures and understanding writing for different purposes. In Maths we will continue learning our timestables, the four operations (+ - x ÷) and working with decimals. Our Science topic for this half term is the Human Body. We will study the heart, the circulatory system, the digestive system and how to keep fit and healthy. There are lots of fun experiments in this topic (including a sheep heart dissection!). Our History, Geography and Art topic for the half term is Mayan Civilisations. The children will learn about the rise and fall of the Mayan empire, significant Mayan inventions and how the Mayans lived.

 

Homework

We will be sending Maths homework on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. These will be very short pieces of homework (usually 5 question) to consolidate our learning from that day. We will also be sending English homework on a Friday.

 

Information Session

On the 13th September at 3:40pm and 5:45pm, there will be an opportunity for you to meet with the Year 6 teaching team to discuss the curriculum and your child’s learning for the year ahead.

 

We will also be handing out information about our upcoming trip to Kingswood (26.09.18 – 28.09.18). If you are not yet signed up to attend the Kingswood trip, but would like to, please speak to your class teacher as soon as possible. 

 

Uniform and PE Lessons

 

Make-up and jewellery, with the exception of stud ear-rings and a watch are not allowed. All children are expected to wear full school uniform at all times. PE for Year 6 will be on a Thursday afternoon. Children will need to bring a PE kit to change into and a pair of trainers. If there is a medical reason that your child is unable to do PE please send in a signed note or contact the office.

 

Music

This year, Camden Music Service are providing Year 6 children with a fantastic opportunity. They will be sending specialist music tutors each week to teach every child either the trumpet or the trombone for free as part of a class band. Each child will be given their own instrument to look after and practise with at home for the year. We will hand out further information soon.

 

We would like to remind you that school starts at 9 o’clock and children can come up to the classroom from 8:50. The Maths lesson starts at 9am. This is an important session and children who are late miss key skills and information.

 

We look forward to continuing working with both you and your children. If you should have any questions or concerns regarding your child, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Matthew Tranter, Flora Harris and Hannah Bones

 

Year 6

Welcome back to school; we hope you had a great Christmas and New Year. 

This term, we will continue to work on key arithmetic skills and mathematical fluency in preparation for the children's SATs and transition to secondary school. In English, we are reading Shakespeare's Macbeth. We will perform scenes from this iconic play and write in character as Macbeth. In Science, our topic is light. We will conduct experiments to investigate how light travels, how shadows are formed and how we see. 

Our topic in Spring is London. We will be exploring London as a city throughout time, examining what living in London has been like in different time periods.