Welcome to Year 6
Mrs. Baxter, Miss. Doyle and Mrs. Mckevitt are looking forward to a successful first half term. 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 especially as we have all missed being in school.
Our main topics this term are map work in Geography, which will be taught alongside Harry Potter (our novel for this half term) and The Civil War. Children will explore a variety of maps using grid references and contour lines to describe/ locate places. Children will explore a variety of maps and record information using: sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.
Children will then discover the lives of the Roundheads and the Cavaliers, exploring the Civil War that lead to the execution of King Charles I. There will be many opportunities for independent research, drama and writing.
Our Science topic is ‘Materials’. We will explore the properties of different materials, discover chemical reactions and investigate which changes can be reversed.
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 – P.E. kits should be in school.
- Homework menus will be given out and dojos will be updated every Friday.
- Ukuleles will take place on Monday.
- Spanish lessons will continue virtually 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. Reading books will be sent out every Monday and should be returned every Friday.