Welcome to Year 6
In Year 6 we have three classes.
- Mrs Kernan teaches 6K
- Mr Lawrence teaches 6L
- Mr Thomas teaches 6T
- Ms Jenner: Teaching and Learning Assistant
- Mrs Newman: Teaching and Learning Assistant
- Mrs Ward: Teaching and Learning Assistant
Throughout the year, the classes will also be taught by Mrs Bennett,
Mr Plyman and Mrs Kempson.
|Mrs Kempson||Mrs Bennett||Mr Plyman|
We kick off the Autumn Term by all getting to know each other in our Establishment phase. This is where will be doing lots of Welcome Back activities as some of won’t have seen each other for a long time due to the Lockdown! We will be using these first two weeks to do lots of team building and revision. We then move on to reading 2 FANTASTIC books "Wonder" and "The Boy at the Back of the Class" in our English sessions and learning all about Rivers in Geography. We will be taking a walk along the River Arun, carrying out some field research too! November sees Bikeability where we learn how to ride our bikes safely on the road- it usually rains, so get your waterproofs ready! Our bikes will become the inspiration for our art unit and we will be sketching, painting and printing parts of the bike to create some wonderful pieces. We finish the term with a Christmas Carol concert held in our school families and hope to invite you along, depending on Government guidance at the time.
To begin the Spring Term, we will be studying the poem "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll and writing our own dramatic Quest stories. After this, our focus moves on to "War Horse" by Michael Morpurgo. We will be using this text to inspire our writing during literacy. We will also be doing some historical enquiry and finding out about what life was like as a soldier in the trenches in WW1. In DT (cooking) we will be harvesting the vegetables we have grown (hopefully) and using them to design, make and evaluate our own soup!
In other areas of the curriculum we will be creating our own horse art based on the artist Franz Marc and designing, making and evaluating our own periscopes as part of our science topic on light. Please see the link below to our Curriculum Overview for more details.
To end of their time at Edward Bryant, we have a fantastic Summer Term planned for the children. We will start by continuing our literacy topic, focusing on "War Horse" and life in the trenches.
Alongside this we will be continuing our preparation for the National Curriculum Assessments (SATS). Please continue to support your child with the homework set each week.
The highlight of the term will be our 5 day residential to Devon. This trip will give the children the chance to experience a number of different activities designed to develop their confidence and skills, both as individuals and as part of a team.
Our grand finale will be a production of a well-known musical, which you will all be invited to see. We then say goodbye to children with transition visits to secondary schools, a leavers service and the Leavers BBQ.
The children’s PE lessons are on Tuesdays (6T), Thursdays (all) and Fridays (6K and 6L). However, we ask that the children have their kits in school all week. Please help us by labelling every piece of clothing your child brings to school.
It is, of course, vital that you hear your child read as often as possible and discuss the books they are reading with them; especially any vocabulary they are unsure of. We ask the children to get at least three signatures in their reading diaries a week to ensure the reading at home continues. We will be monitoring how often children are quizzing on Accelerated Reader and encourage children to now take vocabulary quizzes as well as comprehension ones.
We would also really welcome any volunteers to read with the children so please come and see us if you would be able to help us with this.
The children also receive spellings and maths homework every week.
There will be an informal spelling test every Friday and maths homework will be set online every Thursday and completed by the following Thursday.
We hope the children really enjoy Year 6. Please book an appointment to talk to your child’s teacher if you have any concerns.