Autumn Term 2022
Welcome to Year 6!
Mrs Follen, Mrs Goodwin, Miss Dobson, Mrs Chamberlain, Mrs Bowes and Mrs Adcock 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 National Justice Museum in Nottingham and a residential visit to PGL in the Spring Term. You will also be 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 learning about the circulation and digestion system in our bodies, and thinking about how animals and plants are adapted to their environments. 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.
In the second half term, we will then think about the question ‘Innocent until proven guilty?’, looking at aspects of crime and punishment and visiting the National Justice Museum in Nottingham and learning about changes to crime and punishments throughout history. We will read Louis Sachar’s book ‘Holes’ and link some DT work to this. e hope s. We will study the art of Frida Kahlo and Andy Warhol and try our hand at some art in their 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.
There will be homework set for you each week, including learning spellings, and we expect you to be reading regularly at home as well as keeping your times tables skills fresh using TTRS. There will be some longer topic homework projects too. In preparation for secondary school, we expect you to produce good quality homework and hand it in on time.
Outdoor PE lessons will be on Tuesdays (you can come to school in your PE kit all day) and we will continue with regular ‘walk and talk’ sessions as well as some indoor PE. In the first half term, this will be dance, so you will only need to remove your shoes and socks. We hope to start baking again, so will be asking for contributions towards the ingredients – we all like to sample the treats at the end of the day! It’s £2 per term or£6 for the whole year – thank you. If there are any family members who could volunteer to help with baking, we would be very grateful – just drop us an email and let us know.