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.
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.
We will be sending homework each Friday and this should be returned by Wednesday. It will then be marked and returned home.
In addition to weekly homework, we expect all children to read for at least 15-20 minutes each day. Reading is a fundamental part of the children’s development and it has a positive impact on comprehension skills, writing, maths and many other subjects. Children should complete their reading records to evidence the reading they have done and bring these to school every day where they will be checked by your child’s teacher.
On the 18th September at 3:45pm, 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 (16.10.19 – 18.10.19). 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 Wednesday 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.
This year, Camden Music Service will continue providing Year 6 children with specialist music lessons each week teaching every child either the trumpet or the trombone for free. Each child will continue to have their own instrument to look after and practise with at home for the year.
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.
Hannah Bones, Claire Dinata and Flora Harris