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Davington Primary School

Faversham, Kent

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Mr Peal and Miss Jenkins would like to take this opportunity to welcome both you and your child to Year 6.  Together with the support of Mrs Marriott and Mrs Scamp they look forward to an enjoyable year.

We would like to take this opportunity to welcome both you and your child to Year 6. We will be covering the following as part of our learning in the autumn terms:

Topics

In English we will be beginning with the book ‘The Lion and the Unicorn’, by Shirley Hughes, followed by ‘Goodnight Mr Tom’ by Michelle Magorian. Areas of focus in grammar and punctuation include: forming complex sentences and using punctuation effectively. We will look at narrative story writing, journalistic writing, persuasive writing and poetry.  

During our Mathematics sessions, we will continue to focus on number and place value, particularly the four rules of calculation (+ - ÷ x). Parents can help to support their children by asking them questions involving multiplication and division and getting the children to carry out ‘real life mathematics’ e.g. weighing out ingredients. Regular practice of all times tables, ready for qualification for the T-Team/T-Team cadets is essential.

The Science topics ‘Light’ and ‘Electricity’ will be studied in some depth. In both terms 1 and 2 we will be studying ‘World War Two’, investigating the historical significance of this period of British history.

In term 1, our PSHE topic is Feelings and Relationships.  We will be discussing conflicting feelings, working collaboratively for shared goals and healthy/unhealthy relationships.  During term 2, we will learn about medicine and drugs.  We will discuss legal and illegal drugs and the risks associated with them.  We will consider the effects of peer pressure and how we can deal with it in a constructive manner. 

PE

During the term, the children will be learning skills through a range of sports including tag rugby, netball and basketball, whilst indoor PE will be focusing on team games and dance where the children will be creating various dance sequences.

Your child will have an outdoor Games lesson and a PE/Hall session each week this term.  PE will be on Monday and Wednesday afternoons for 6J and on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons for 6P.  PE kit should stay in school all term as there are occasions when our PE time has to be moved to a different day.

 
   

Please ensure children with shoulder length hair or longer have their hair tied back. If your child has pierced ears, their earrings will need to be removed in this session. Please ensure your child’s PE kit is in a suitable bag and labelled clearly with their full name and class.

Volunteers

We would love you to come and help during the year. If you would like to help in school, maybe hearing children read or escorting the children on a trip, then please let us know. You will need to be police checked before this can commence.  Please contact the office who will give you the necessary information.

Homework

During the course of each week the children will be expected to complete their homework. Homework will be handed out on a Wednesday and we expect it to be given back in on a Monday morning.

Daily reading (10 minutes, at least three days a week.)

To support your child in reading you can listen to them read or ask them questions about their book to help them with their understanding of what they have read.

Learn weekly spellings (New spelling words will be brought home every Friday for a test the following Friday)

Your child will have 10 or 15 spellings a week that they will practice daily at school. However, further parental support with spelling words out loud or written on paper will be beneficial to your child.

English sheet (Every Wednesday, hand in by Monday)

The worksheet will be either on grammar, spelling or comprehension. Please spend up to 20 minutes on the task. If your child is unable to complete it within 20 minutes please sign to say they spent the time on it. 

Mathematics sheet (Every Wednesday, hand in by the following Monday.)

The worksheet will be further reinforcement of mathematics topics covered during the week. Please spend up to 20 minutes on the task. If your child is unable to complete within the time, please sign that they have attempted their work, but were unable to complete it.

Termly topic project

Every term your child will receive a separate information sheet about a mini project to be completed at home. This will normally be a piece of research and your child will have a choice on how to present what they have found out. Please note that Faversham Library have free internet access and will help your child to find things out.

We hope the above information will enable you to support your child’s learning. We look forward to hard working and enjoyable autumn terms. Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to come and see us.

Miss Jenkins and Mr Peal

Year 6 Class Teachers