Welcome to Year 6!
Mrs Follen, Mrs Goodwin and Miss Bramley would like to welcome you to Year 6. We hope that your last year at Chuter Ede will be a very special one. We are really excited about the year ahead and have lots of fantastic things in store. There's a trip to the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham and, of course, PGL in the Spring Term. You will also be out visiting Secondary schools in preparation for the big move next September!
So, what are we going to be learning about in the first term of Year 6? Well, there’s lots of English and Maths to get you ready for SATS. In science, we will be studying properties and changes of materials, Our work will link to Michael Morpurgo’s book ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ with the learning challenge question ‘What would it be like to be stranded on a desert island?’ We will link geography and history work to this, exploring different places in the world, focusing on South America and learning about the Mayan civilisation. We will then think about the question ‘Innocent until proven guilty?’, looking at aspects of crime and punishment and visiting the Galleries of Justice in Nottingham. We hope this will inspire you to create some brilliant technology masterpieces. As part of this topic we will also be solving mysteries and reading ghost stories. We will study the work of the artist Andy Warhol and try our hand at some art in his style. There’s ICT, music, PE, RE, and French too. Phew.. and that’s all in the first term!!
Obviously in Year 6 we have very high expectations in terms of your behaviour, as it is such an important year. We will be relying on you to set an excellent example to the younger children in the school. Lots of you will have extra responsibilities as we know you are ready to be treated as young adults in this final year at primary school.
We will be expecting you to be as independent as possible and be responsible for having the right equipment at the right time. We would still like you to read regularly at home and have your diary signed by an adult. There are reading tokens on offer for every time you collect an adult's signature which will give you more chance to win a prize in the half term lucky draw..so get reading!
You will be given homework tasks for English, Maths and Topic - we expect you to produce interesting and creative work of a high standard. English and Maths will be given out on alternate Wednesdays, due in the following Monday and you will be given longer topic projects for each half term. In preparation for secondary school, we expect you to hand your homework in on time.
Outdoor PE lessons will be on a Monday and indoor PE lessons on Fridays. Please remember the correct kit for these lessons.
At Balderton, each class will take it in turns to bake on a Friday, so please bring in some baking money to cover the costs of the ingredients - we all like to sample the treats! It’s £2 per term, £6 for the whole year. At Fernwood, the children will have opportunities to bake across the year.