Monday April 19th 2021
Dear Year 6 Parents and Carers,
Y6 curriculum, Summer 1 2021
It was wonderful welcoming the children back into school last term. We were impressed with the work they put in during lockdown to keep up with their learning and their positive attitudes and enthusiasm as they returned to the classroom. It is hard to believe they are now in their last full term of primary school! Below we have outlined some key information regarding this term that we hope you will find useful.
Our topic for Summer 1 is ‘Shocks and Scares!’ Please see the attached mindmap for detailed information on what we are covering this term. We will also be having an educational visit from Mr. History on Wednesday 21st April. If you have not already done so, please make your payment for this workshop via SIMS Pay.
There will be some changes to the PE days this term. Please see the below timetable to know which day your child has PE each week. On their PE day, children should continue to come to school wearing their kit. This should be a plain white top and plain dark bottoms – please do not wear football jerseys or clothing with large logos/images.
|W/C 19th April||Wednesday||Friday||Wednesday|
|W/C 26th April||Tuesday||Friday||Friday|
|W/C 3rd May||Wednesday||Friday||Wednesday|
|W/C 10th May||Tuesday||Friday||Friday|
|W/C 17th May||Wednesday||Friday||Wednesday|
|W/C 24th May||Tuesday||Friday||Friday|
For homework this term, we will be using a mixture of the CGP textbooks and Seesaw, and children should be familiar with both. If you need to be resent your Seesaw login details, please speak to your child’s class teacher or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Children will be set homework tasks on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday. In addition to this, all children are expected to continue to read daily (a minimum of 20 minutes each day is recommended).
As you are no doubt aware, in January the government made the decision to cancel all exams this summer due to lockdown and the resulting school closure. This means that the Year 6 SATs that would have happened in May are not taking place. Instead, schools will be providing parents with teacher assessments for all pupils in Reading, Writing and Maths. These will be given to you in their end of year reports. As such, the children will still be working hard towards Year 6 standards and we will be using past SATs papers and our ongoing daily assessments from lessons to help us inform this. There will be a Mock SATs week in June. Your children do not need to do anything additional to prepare for this. The best and only preparation they need is to be in school every day, on time, with a focussed attitude towards learning and to keep up with their homework and daily reading.
End of Year Activities
Many of you are eager to know whether the usual end of Year 6 activities will be going ahead. We are currently in the process of working out how to adapt these celebrations in line with covid regulations to ensure they are both fun and safe. While we will need to continue to monitor government guidance, we are currently planning to have a performance, a leavers’ assembly, an in-school celebration for the children (‘prom’) and a school trip. We will keep you updated as we get more detailed information.
We continue to remind you about children’s mobile phone usage. Unless children are contacting a parent/carer, all phones need to be turned off in and around school property. A number of children continue to inappropriately use their phones by the school gates. Not only is this against school rules, it is also dangerous as children are unaware of their surroundings and even putting their phones down on the ground to film videos. All incidents are logged and children who continue to misuse phones will no longer be allowed to bring them in. Officers from our local police force will also be speaking to the children this term about the appropriate use of social media and Whatsapp, and we encourage you to monitor their use at home.
Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions please feel free to contact your child’s class teacher or a member of the team.
Year 6 Team