Year 6 2018 to 2019
AUTUMN 2 NEWSLETTER
I can’t believe it is Autumn 2 already. Year 6 have had a very busy 8 weeks learning new concepts ready for their SATs. In week 7 we had an assessment week - the children definitely impressed with their results!
In week 8 we spent Monday—Wednesday at High Adventure in Skipton. This is what some children in Year 6 had to say about the residential.
“We did lots of fun activities such as canoeing, problem solving and archery. In canoeing, we all played fun games on the lake like dipping our heads in and switching seats while trying not to fall in. Whilst we were there, we also did problem solving and pretended to be in space. There were seven crates and you had to get the keys that were floating so you had to put the crates on the rope. If we fell off, one of the crates would be taken from us and start again. Archery was a fun activity because our leaders set us different challenges to beat. On the last night, we did labyrinth which was an underground maze and you had the option whether you had lights off or on. We were a lot braver than we thought!
The best part of the trip was jumping into the reservoir. Miss Watson’s least favourite part was us getting up at 5:30am! Sorry Miss Watson.”
Autumn 2 is going to be just as busy as Autumn 1; we have lots of exciting learning and we will be looking for the children to demonstrate their very best behaviour, effort and attitude throughout their final year at primary school.
Our topic this half term continues to be ‘Blood Heart’. Throughout the year we will be focusing on the basic skills across the curriculum. We will be encouraging the children to continue developing skills such as handwriting, reading, spelling and mathematics. In English this half term the children will be producing a narrative linked closely to our novels ’Pig Heart Boy’ and ’The Bubble Boy’ . In maths the focus will be on fractions, decimals and percentages ready for another practice SATs week at the beginning of December.
The children will have a double session of PE the following week. The children will also complete the daily mile each afternoon. Please note the PE day has changed from a Monday to a Friday.
In Year 6 home learning will be issued on a Friday and expected back into school the following Friday. It is important that the children complete their reading sheet as each class is in competition with each other. (Y6 have won a number of times!) Children are also expected to practice their spellings (spelling shed) and their times tables (Times table rock stars). At the bottom of the reading sheet is a section for them to now complete how many times they have practiced these.
We look forward to working with you and your child this year. Thank you for your support.
Miss Watson and the UKS2 team.
High Adventure Day One