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Dear Parents/Carers,

We would like to welcome all our new Year 6 children back to school. We hope that they, and you, are looking forward to regaining a sense of normality and routine after such a difficult few months. We understand that many children will be feeling anxious about returning to school and we will do everything possible to support the children emotionally as well as academically.

We have a year full of exciting challenges ahead and we are sure that, with your help and support and the hard work of the children, it will be a successful one. As you are already aware, Year 6 is a very important year in your child’s education. While we do not yet know whether the end of Key Stage 2 SATs tests will happen this year,  it is still vitally important to manage the transition to secondary school. We urge you now to begin to apply for a secondary school place. Many local secondary schools are holding open days in the Autumn term.

For the time being, it will be impossible to arrange school visits any further  than the local area. However, we will endeavour to make the most of any opportunities that arise for taking the children out of school for educational purposes.

Our PE day is Wednesday and children are to arrive at school wearing the correct kit.

Literacy:

We will begin the year by reading The Girl Who Stole An Elephant, which tells the tale of a Sri Lankan girl and her brush with the law. We will practise writing setting and character descriptions as well as how to write from a character’s viewpoint.

Reading & Spelling

There will be daily guided reading sessions which cover a range of genres. We will also have a daily focus on spellings or a particular aspect of grammar, e.g. vocabulary, connectives, openers or punctuation. In order to reduce anxiety, there will be no formal spelling tests until the next half-term, however the children will be assessed through games and other exercises. Please ensure your child is confident with their new spellings each week.

Maths:

We will be following the White Rose scheme of Maths which includes: place value; calculating; word problems; algebra; angles; fractions; measurement; and geometry.

Science:

Our science topic this term is ‘Evolution’. We will be learning about the work of Charles Darwin and how different species have adapted to their environments and evolved over time. We will then learn about ‘Animals and Their Habitats’, focussing on the threat to wildlife due to climate change and deforestation.

ICT:

This term, we will focus on using Google Classroom, as well as the other Google resources that can be used for online learning.

PSHCE/SEAL:

The term will begin with an emphasis on mindfulness, including activities such as measured breathing and yoga. This will encourage the children to better understand their moods and emotions.

Music/RE:

Religious Education will be taught on a weekly basis for the first half term and music for the second half. Our first RE topic will be  Judaism.

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