Welcome to Year 6
Mrs Baxter, Mr Daniels and Mrs Mellor are really glad to see how well the year sixes have settled into their new classes and they are looking forward to a busy half term leading up to Christmas.
We would like to emphasise how important attendance is during this year. Being in school every day is vital for Year 6 children to avoid missing important topics as there is lots to learn leading to SATs at the end of this academic year.
Our main topic this half term is WWII. Throughout this topic children will discover how the war began and ended, the effect it had on people’s lives and have the chance to step into role as children in wartime to explore emotions of evacuees, writing diary entries, reports and interviews, as well as finding out all about Nicholas Winton.
Our Science topic is ‘The Human Body’. We will explore the way the body works, looking at the parts of the heart and lungs and how exercise and healthy eating are essential for our bodies. We will also complete questionnaires finding out about the pattern of exercise of children in our school and how this can contribute to mental health and wellbeing.
We hope you are ready for your final year of hard work at Leamington. Year 6 is a very challenging (but rewarding!) year.
Some important information for Year 6 is:
- PE will take place every Thursday – PE kits must be in school every day please so that active lessons can happen in other subjects whenever possible. There will also be an after-school club following the PE lesson on a Thursday.
- Homework will be given out every Friday and should be returned to school by Wednesday.
- A homework club takes place every Tuesday morning before school. Breakfast is provided!
- A further homework club will take place on a Monday lunchtime.
- Guitars will continue every Monday.
- Spanish lessons will continue every Tuesday.
Year 6 teachers would like to encourage children to bring in water bottles and a piece of fruit for snack, if they wish. Book bags should be brought in everyday so children do not miss any opportunities to read to any adult.