Year 6

Heatree 2018
 
Monday 24th September
We all arrived at Heatree safely and we were eager to start our first activities. The afternoon was full of team building and problem solving and learning about the Bronze age. Necklaces, clay pots and porridge were made in our 'trip back in time'.
 
Tuesday 25th September
Our first full day was fantastic. Some children spent the day exploring Hound Tor, scrambling through rocks and learning about some Dartmoor myths. Others spent the day on site getting thoroughly wet learning to kayak and conquering fears on the climbing wall and abseil tower before enjoying a delightful chicken pie and a game of bingo with Miss Harrison and Miss Bullen.
 
Wednesday 26th September
What a day! Mud ,mud and a bit more mud! The children have had lots of fun on the low adventure course which involved getting stuck in a bog. Others went kayaking or did a stream scramble while two groups explored Dartmoor and tested their skills scrambling over the rocks.
 
Thursday 27th September
Well, what another action packed day! We have been stream scrambling, climbing, abseiling, kayaking, bog walking and conquering the low adventure course! There are quite a few sleepy children (and sleepy teachers!) but a good time has been had by all. We look forward to seeing you back at school tomorrow with suitcases full of very muddy clothes! 

Welcome back

Happy New Year! We hope you had a great Christmas and are ready for the exciting challenges of 2019!

This term’s topics will be ‘What is Blood?’ and ‘Is it Fair?’ The children will look at the job of blood, what the heart does and how the circularity system works to answer ‘What is Blood?’ They will also look at Fair Trade, what trade is and how companies can make it fairer for all of the people involved in the production of food and other goods. In PSHE, we will be focusing on our own goals for our learning and our dreams for the future, both personally and on a wider level.

Key dates! 

Week beginning 25th February – Bikeability training

Thursday 4th March – SATs meeting

 

Remember:

Please make sure your child has a full and named PE kit including; yellow t-shirt, shorts for inside and tracksuit bottoms for outside, and plimsolls and / or trainers. As the weather is colder, you may wish to provide a tracksuit too. Each child will need to keep their PE kit on their peg in a bag.

Unless there is a specific reason, it is essential that your child’s PE kit is in school every Monday and Tuesday. Currently, there are many children who do not have them in school and, as they are getting older, it is essential that they change out of their school uniform.

 

Outdoor PE

Every Monday with Andy Bayliss

Indoor PE

Every Tuesday

Homework – please note the change of day!

Homework will now be given out on a Friday and will be due back the following Friday. Spellings will be tested on a Thursday, and new ones given every Friday. Homework is a valuable piece of learning and contributes to your child’s growth. We will go through the homework with the class on a Friday morning so it is essential that it is brought back, completed to the best of your child’s ability every Friday.

SATs

This years SATs tests are the week beginning 13th May. These will take place in the morning from the Monday to the Thursday and it is very important your child is in school on these days. There will be a Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar paper on the Monday, a Reading paper on the Tuesday and three maths papers across the Wednesday and Thursday. I will be holding a meeting on Thursday 4th March to give you more details of how the week will run and to answer any questions you may have.

 

Booster Groups

In Year 6, as well as the regular support they receive in the classroom, we run a variety of booster sessions to give children some extra time and space to develop areas of their learning that they may need extra support with or to stretch their understanding further. These may take place in school or you will have had a letter inviting your child to the after-school club. These are designed to allow your child to develop their exam skills as well as identify what they want to improve on and challenge themselves to further their learning. Please do pop in and see me if you have any questions about these groups.

Be everything you can be! - Our school motto
 
 
Please remember to pop in after school or leave a message at Reception if you have a question or worry.
 
Thank you,
Miss Cooper and Mr Perkins