Welcome to Year 6!
We hope you have had a lovely half term break and are refreshed and ready to go this term! With SATS approaching we will be having an emphasis on securing our knowledge around more difficult mathematical concepts, comprehension reading and SPAG to allow the children to feel ready and confident entering the assessment. SATS enrichment will be starting this half term on a Monday and a Thursday after school and a Wednesday before school: if you are not yet attending these and would like to, please let Miss Clack-Walsh know.
Our new topic for this term is ‘Hola Mexico’! Year 6 will be exploring this unique country in detail; from its towering temples and stunning geography, to its pulsing rhythms and fun-packed festivals. Have you ever wondered what a traditional fruit cocktail tastes like or a delicious Mexican meal? Well now’s your chance! Additionally, will be discovering the mysterious world of the ancient Maya civilisation, following their curious rituals and intriguing traditions…
This term we will begin our Lent unit. Within this we will be developing our knowledge and understanding of the customs and traditions of major liturgical feasts during this period. We will also be looking at ways we can ‘love thy neighbour’ in our own community; relating these to key Gospel messages and accounts.
The children will also continue with their preparation for confirmation, which will be taking place on Tuesday 3rd March at St. Peter’s.
In science we will be continuing with developing our knowledge of light and how this allows us to see, before then moving on to looking at the human circulatory system. Within this, we will be considering the impact of diet, exercise and lifestyle on our bodies.
Homework will continue to be given out every day, alternating between Maths and English. Children are also expected to read every day and have their reading diary signed by an adult.
Your Home Learning Project this half term will be given out during the first week back. We look forward to seeing which exciting projects you choose to do!
Spellings are given out every Monday and tested the following Monday.
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