Year 6: Mrs Duncan

Welcome to Year 6 2020-21

Here at St Michael’s we are working hard to ensure that the transition back into school is supportive, calm and enjoyable for the children. Your child may feel anxious about returning to school or be worried about the work they have missed. To help the children return back to school, we are using Jigsaw lessons. Jigsaw in an integral part of our PHSE teaching at school and its aim is to prepare children for life, helping them really know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world. 

We have a very busy, challenging and exciting year ahead of us, with lots of great work to do, interesting topics to learn about and activities to take part in. We will begin with Protecting Planet Earth where we will learn about endangered animals from around the World, the threats they face and how we can protect those animals in the future. Other topics this year include: Peace and conflict: History and Inspiring minds: STEAM. In computing we will be focusing on online safety and how to use Scratch to create our own animated story. 

In Year 6 the children are given the opportunity to help others by taking on more duties and tasks that help the other children in the school as well as themselves. One of year 6’s favourite roles is looking after their reception buddies.

Notices

PE Days: Thursday. The children will have PE on a Thursday. Children will need to come into school in their PE kits. Please ensure the children come prepared for all weather! We will be trying to get outside as much as possible.

Homework: homework will be given out on a Thursday and due in the following Thursday. Homework includes reading, spellings, grammar and maths and times tables rockstars. 

Reading Books: the children are encouraged to bring in their library books every day. Once the book has been read, they can choose a new book from our class library.

SATs: 10th – 13th May 2021

SATs can often be a scary thought for children, especially if children are worried about topics they may have missed in year 5. However, with the maths and English lessons planned over the school year and the practice tests to help children feel more confident, they will be ready for the challenge ahead. There will be a parents information evening planned for early 2021.

Finally, if you have any questions or queries please do send me an email.

Mrs Duncan