Looking forward to seeing you all back in school on Thursday 2nd September
o Year 6 - we can't wait to get started on our learning journey with you all. There are lots of exciting things to look forward to in this, your final year at primary school. So fasten your seat belts and get ready for lift off!!Enter text...
Our topic this half term is... Darwin's Discoveries
All aboard HMS Beagle! Following in the footsteps of Charles Darwin the children will be using atlases to locate the countries he visited . Can you trace his route across the vast ocean? Stop at the magical Galápagos Islands to see the amazing species that helped Darwin develop his theory of evolution by natural selection. Do you know what’s so special about a lava lizard, or why the blue-footed booby has blue feet? See how animals adapt to their environment over time and meet some of the world’s greatest explorers and naturalists! Imagine how humans will evolve in millions of years. It’s a scary thought! Ready to trace the origin of species? Let’s set sail!
In RE this term we will be focusing on Buddhism.
Whole Class Text
Our main text that we will be sharing as a year group is Darwin's Dragons by Lindsey Galvin. Much of our reading will focus on the HMS Beagle's voyage to Galapagos. There's a whole series of related books to read, just ask your teacher and they will point you in the right direction!
Other Recommended Reads for our Topic
Head over to these excellent websites to find more books related to Darwin and his voyage....
How can you help at home?
There are lots of ways in which you can support children's learning outside of school. All Fairholme children have access to Purple Mash, MyMaths (online maths homework), Times Tables Rock Stars and Bug Club (online books and comics) for free! Please ask your class teacher if you do not have log-in details for any of these sites.
Year 6 Mathematics Arithmetic Teaching Videos
It is possible to find several links to online lessons and videos at the Oak National Academy. Please find below a selection of videos, which will support the children’s learning in mathematics and particularly arithmetic. Many of these videos are found on youtube. Please can we ask and remind parents to monitor your child while they are working online.
We have two classes in Year 6:
Saffron Class and Sapphire Class
The children will be supported and guided through this important year by:-
all working together to help the children to achieve their full potential and to make good progress.
Miss Spencer is our Year Group Leader.
If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to discuss with us, then please contact the office to make an appointment to see us. We are more than happy to meet with you to discuss any issues.
We have been very happy to see so many of the children wearing their full correct school uniform and setting such a brilliant example for the rest of the school, thank you.
We would like to remind you that all children should have a school PE kit to change into as we will have regular lessons each week.
We encourage all children to bring a water bottle to class, which they can refill at regular intervals during the day in order to keep themselves well-hydrated and to keep their brains working to the best of their ability.
In Year 6 homework is vitally important for the children, as it helps to reinforce the learning that has gone on during the week.
We urge you to support and encourage your children with their homework.
We will provide your child with a folder and Home Learning Journal for the adult to initial to show they have been practising their reading, maths and spelling skills. We encourage the children to keep their homework folders in pristine condition, taking pride in, and celebrating, their home learning.
Homework will be given out on a Friday and will be checked the following Friday.
It is really important the children get into good habits with homework in Year 6 to help them get ready for secondary school.
Children should have their homework folders and reading books in school every day.