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01/07/22

Retweetd From NellieToast 💙

Thank you to all who made this experience possible, I have one very happy but tired boy who’d do it all again!

01/07/22

Goodbye Kingswood, it's been a pleasure!💚 We are on our way back to school now- see you soon 👋 https://t.co/lBzLKBl56F

01/07/22

Our final activity is buggy building! Some serious teamwork going on here! 🌟 https://t.co/FfouF1OSVz

01/07/22

Ten... Can we reach eleven? https://t.co/as7TVAmxrJ

01/07/22

We've got up to nine crates! https://t.co/GhqHNrbeDL

01/07/22

We're up to 11 now! https://t.co/yuSQWcAomL

01/07/22

Crate Stacking - how high can we go? Eight is our current record! https://t.co/b6RdBbpVJ9

01/07/22

Good Morning from sunny Kingswood☀️ Ready for our penultimate activity of crate stack! https://t.co/DLIoeUlOV0

30/06/22

For our final evening of our trip, we are having a camp fire 🔥 https://t.co/Vr1U5it8jx

30/06/22

D-I-S-C-O 🪩 We've had great fun this afternoon at our roller disco! https://t.co/Iw9OZC21Is

30/06/22

Afternoon shelter building - one even has an en-suite bedroom! https://t.co/gb2WJfbVEc

30/06/22

Our second activity of the morning was initiative problems! The hardest was having to solve how to flip the sheet over without stepping off of it! https://t.co/2C0cWJL2fA

30/06/22

Our first activity of the morning is an obstacle challenge! We are completing different challenges on a range of obstacles including a climbing wall and a zip wire 🏆 https://t.co/p9DBGocyuN

29/06/22

This evening's activity... Bottle rockets! 🚀 Which team will get their rocket the furthest? https://t.co/LgiJgruKTI

29/06/22

It's time for some dodgeball before dinner! https://t.co/MtZ3VVarQ1

29/06/22

Our future Robin Hood's and Katniss Everdeen's have been enjoying archery this afternoon! We even had a couple of bullseye's 🏹 https://t.co/TCOiSjqyku

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Year 6

Summer 2
Welcome to Year 6: 
Loire Class, Yukon Class and Parana Class 

Miss Simmons is teaching Loire Class this year, Mr Griffin is teaching Yukon Class and Miss Field is the class teacher in Parana Class. 

Welcome 

Welcome to year 6! We hope you find the information below useful. This information will help you support your child at home with the organisation of their week and their learning at home. 

Key Times 

Homework 

Each week, children will be given maths, reading and English homework on a Friday. This will be due on the following Wednesday. 

PE  

For all year 6 classes, PE is now on Monday’s and Friday’s. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit on these days. The children may sometimes do PE outside, so please make sure they have a warm PE kit and appropriate shoes for these sessions.  

Trips 

On 9th June, Year 6 will be having a First Aid workshop run by the Red Cross. In addition to this, the residential is from Monday 27th June to Friday 1st July. On the 8th July, we will also have our end of year disco!  

Key Times 

For Year 6, the school day will begin at 8.50, and end at 3.35. Please stick to these timings as each year group has their own start and end time to ensure social distancing where possible. 

Other 

To ensure we are being as safe as possible in the current climate, we consistently have windows open in our classrooms. Please ensure your children are in full uniform, with a jumper or cardigan, with extra layers underneath if they wish to.  

  

 

What are we learning? 

Literacy 

In Literacy, we will be reading The Odyssey. It is a fiction story based on the adventures of Odysseus, the King of Ithaca, who journeys through Greece for ten years. Our writing focus will be narratives and playscripts.      

Maths 

In maths, we will be preparing for secondary school covering key concepts including algebra and ratio. We will also be revisiting our previous units of statistics and geometry.   

Science 

Secondary transition will be our focus in science. We will be exploring how to stay safe in the lab and begin looking at key symbols and scientific drawings.       

Geography 

We will be looking at micro-climates focusing on different types of micro-climates such as those found within a city and in a desert. Following on from this, we will exploring the micro-climates in our school and local area.  

History 

In History, we will be learning about how London has changed over the years. Each week we will look at London during a different period of history including: The Victorians, The Suffragette Movement and The Black Power Movement.   

RE 

In RE, we will be exploring the question ‘Is anything ever eternal?’ 

Computing 

We will be focusing on text adventures in computing, planning, and creating our own text-based adventures on Purple Mash.     

Art 

In Art, we will be learning about textiles. To begin with, we will be researching key artists including James Fox and Bisa Butler. We will then use Batik technique to create a resist in fabric. Following this, we will use a variety of stitches to create patterns before pulling together everything we have learnt for a final piece.        

French 

In French, we will be using key vocabulary to talk about our holidays. We will also have a focus on conversational French and will prepare and perform a conversation in partners.     

PSHE 

In PSHE we will be exploring mental health and growing and changing. We will begin by looking at gender identity before identifying where we can go for help. We will then be looking at the stages of reproduction in humans (a letter will follow about this). The rest of the unit will focus on managing change, including the change of secondary school.    

PE 

In PE we will be doing rounders and athletics.  

Music 

For our music lessons, we will be focusing on our end of year 6 production! More details to follow about this.   

DT 

In DT we will start to research mechanical toys before designing, making and evaluating our own prototype for one.   

 

How can I help at home? 

One of the key ways every parent can help is to ensure that your child is at school every day and on time. Other than this, the main way you can help is by ensuring that your child reads every day, for at least 30 minutes – this can be with you, or on their own, but it is the most effective way of ensuring that your child progresses and learns outside of school. Practising times tables frequently is vital. 

Children have logins for Times Table Rock Stars and Purple Mash– please encourage them to use this frequently, as it will really help with their quick recall of mathematical facts. 

If you have any questions, please talk to Miss Simmons, Mr Griffin, or Miss Field, or you can arrange a meeting via Zoom. 

Thanks, 

Miss Simmons, Mr Griffin and Miss Field