Welcome to Year 6
Mrs McKevitt and Mr Owen would like to welcome you to Year 6. We hope you’ve had a lovely summer. We have enjoyed welcoming the children back to school this week and are ready for a great half term.
As you are aware this year is particularly exciting as it’s the children’s final year at Leamington. We have a residential booked, daytrips and visitors planned to enhance our learning and extra-curricular activities to look forward to. And of course, we have SAT’s to prepare for. On top of all of this, we will be preparing children for their transition to secondary school and hosting our end of year celebrations. We would like to emphasise how important attendance is this year. Being in school every day is vital for the children’s wellbeing and confidence and to avoid missing important learning.
Our Narrative text this half term is Kaspar Prince of Cats. Children will be transported to 1912 and meet characters working at the Savoy Hotel and travelling on the White Starline’s Titanic.
Our Geography topic this half term is, ‘Our Local Area: Norris Green. Throughout this topic, children will find out about the local area and explore OS map symbols and compass points. They will look at locating places on different maps.
Our Science topic is ‘Electricity’. We will explore the way that electricity travels, how it has impacted our lives and the different components of a circuit. We will be investigating how different components affect the flow of electricity.
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:
- Swimming will take place every Wednesday – swimming kits and swimming caps must be in school every week please.
- Children have logins to TTRockstars, Mathletics and Maths Whizz and should try to access these daily at home.
- Year 6 teachers would like to encourage children to bring in water bottles and a piece of fruit for snack, if they wish.
Golden Reading Challenge!
- From 12th September, we will be starting a new ‘Golden Reading Challenge’ in year 6. We expect all children to read at least 3 times a week. If children read 3 times a week (reading record must be signed by a parent or guardian), they will receive a prize at the end of the week and their name will be entered into a draw for a ‘golden’ prize at the end of each half term. Good luck and happy reading!
Please bring reading books in everyday so that teachers can read with children in school at least once a week.