Year 6 - Leopards Class
Home School Update - Term 5
Hello to my wonderful Year 6 - I'm missing you all *so* much and ABSOLUTELY can't wait until we're all back together! It's such a strange situation and while you're undoubtedly missing your fabulous friends (and wonderful teachers - hee hee!) I hope that you are making the most of things at home with your family. Without question, the most important thing I want you to focus on is making sure that you (and your family) are happy. So, if some days are spent crafting, painting, gardening and spending time doing things together then BRILLIANT! That being said, we packed you off in March with a fairly hefty folder of work and links to online resources so it would be great to see you working through some of these activities; I'm not going to add to that (just yet!) but I will pop some 'to do's' on Purple Mash which I'd love to see you having a go at if you can. Please take really good care and keep smiling - I've got everything crossed we'll have time to get a production organised - I would love to do that together, wouldn't you? Keep everything crossed too! (No promises, kids. But if we can, we will!). Mrs A x
Important Information for Year 6
As the children enter the final year at Lydd Primary School they can look forward to a variety of opportunities, responsibilities and new experiences; whether it is a starring role in a production, providing essential peer mediation or partaking in a Young Enterprise project and (maybe) making their millions! Over the course of the year we will, of course, be working hard to prepare the children for their SAT’s and their transition to the next phase of their education in their Secondary Schools.
Books play a key role this year and we complete in-depth studies of some exciting novels as a class: Letter from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll, Wild by Michael Morpurgo and Jekell and Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Maths is taught through mental, practical and written lessons, and where possible, the children are shown how it links to other areas of the curriculum, such as Science or ICT, as well as everyday life. Year 6 maths will include new work and revision of earlier topics. Children will be working on three-step problems now, using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
In class, our themes are: ‘Conflict’, ‘Natural Disasters’ and ‘Crime and Punishment’. Each unit has a degree of flexibility to allow the children to direct some of their own learning; the children are encouraged to self-assess and engage with teachers in a dialogue that puts them at the centre of their learning.
PE will include Netball, Dance and Hockey which will take place on Wednesdays. To ensure that the children always have their kit for lessons, we suggest that it is left in school; the children have lockers to safely store their belongings this year.
Homework is essential. It will be set on a Friday and must be handed in by the following Wednesday. If you find that your child needs any support with any of the activities, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Finally, a huge thank you in advance for your continued support and encouragement; we’re looking forward to a great year.
Mrs Addison, Mrs Ireland and Mrs Kirby.