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Year 6 - Mrs Dewey, Mrs. Harrison & Mrs. Brayshaw

Meet the Teacher - Powerpoint

Open Evening - SImon Langton Grammar School for Girls

OVERVIEW OF TERMS 1 & 2 - 2019

YEAR 6 - TERMS 1 and 2

Well, can you believe that those tiny little four year olds that you left nervously in reception class six years ago are now entering their final year in primary school!!! This year, we will be working hard to ensure that your child is ready to make the transition to secondary school as smoothly as possible. This doesn’t only include being ready academically (which of course is important) but ready in many other ways. They need to become independent learners who are able to organise themselves in order to achieve their best; they need to be able to work collaboratively (yes, even with people they don’t like) and they need to have strategies for dealing with difficult situations.

We shall have literacy lessons each day which will cover spelling, punctuation and grammar and writing in different genres for different audiences.

Our first theme is called, “Who’s Taking Control?” in which pupils explore the idea of control through electricity and robotic machines.  We look to the future when machines may begin to take control! In science, we shall be looking at different ways of changing electrical circuits. In art and design, we shall be looking at giant sculptures and attempting to make sculptures of our own!

Our second theme is based on Norman Rockwell’s painting, “The problem we all live with”, which portrays the young Ruby Bridges being escorted to school – she was the first black child to be educated at a previously all-white school in the United States of America. We shall explore Black History and how this has shaped modern thinking.

Our third theme, ‘Who’s the Mummy?’ explores aspects of life in Ancient Egypt and hopefully will involve a trip. Our science topic will look at the process of mummification (always a favourite!)

Throughout the term, there will be a daily maths lesson based on the demands of the National Curriculum. As well as this, P.E., French, geography, instrumental music (either recorder or clarinet) and R.E. will be taught. I.T. will be used wherever appropriate.

This year, the emphasis for homework is on reading and times tables – which form the basis of learning in all subjects. There may be occasions where we ask the children to do other tasks at home to support the work done in class. Please read the homework letter for year 6 on the website each Friday. P.E. kits should be in school at all times and ALL uniform must be labelled with your child’s name. (We cannot guarantee that we can re-unite children with un-marked pieces of uniform!)

We have asked the children to bring reading packets to school (as opposed to bags and ruck-sacks) as there is simply not enough room in the cloakroom for them. The children are also being asked to bring their own named water bottle to school – please could these have an appropriate lid so that if they are knocked over the table isn’t flooded! Thank you for your co-operation.

We look forward to seeing you at the ‘Get to know the teacher’ meeting on Wednesday 11th September at 3:15p.m. when we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

                               Geraldine Harrison, Clare Dewey and Dominique Brayshaw

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