Autumn Term 2017
Year 6 is a very important year for our children as it’s their last year before moving on to secondary school. Our aim is to ensure that they leave us as independent, responsible young people with a lot to offer the world. In year 6 we continue to offer a broad and balanced curriculum and don’t narrow it down; however we will be focussing closely on what the children need to do in both literacy and numeracy in order to maximise their full potential. This is the third year that year 6 will be following the updated literacy and numeracy curriculum so please come in to school to see me if you have any questions about it. Children will receive regular numeracy and literacy homework during the week.
In the autumn term we will be learning about The Mayan Civilisation in our history work with our science topic being about electricity and light. We will be working in an interesting and open-ended manner, which will allow the children to follow their own interests whilst still meeting the needs of the national curriculum. In the second half of term we will be making bridges in Design technology before the run up to Christmas.
Our Year 6 children will also be offered the opportunity to become buddies for children with additional needs. This is a great responsibility for the children and encourages a caring and mature attitude – The children love it too!