Welcome to Year 6
Hello I am Mrs Kerrigan, Year 6 teacher and Deputy Headteacher.
Last half term we were reading The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Unfortunately due to our new way of working we were unable to finish the book. If you have a copy at home or
can access online books, please do finish the story.
It's great to see you all keeping up to date with your home learning, please do keep posting on Portfolio. Also, keep practising your timestables, reading and spellings as they are
vital skills which will help you make a great start to Year 7.
Some snippets from our inspiring curriculum in Year 6
During Autumn Term 1 the children have been exploring Ancient Egypt. The children have enjoyed using their History skills to examine different sources to gain a greater understanding of the Ancient Egyptians.
Children have also been undertaking research skills to explore Black History Month. They chose inspirational people who made a difference to our World. The children explored many different people including Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, Ray Charles and Pele.
Pupil comments from our children in Year 6:
'The newspaper extract examining the finding of Tutankhamen's tomb really inspired me. I was then able to use my art skills to create a death mask which helped me to explore and understand life and death in Egyptian times.'
'I love TT Rockstars this helps me become confident in my using my times tables which helps improve my work in
'I was really inspired when I was asked to find out about inspirational Black People. I chose Pele who used his gifts to
lead and inspire children and adults.'
Other useful information to help you be effective in Year 6:
Homework will be given out regularly this year. Usually, homework will be sent out on Friday and will be due back in the following Wednesday.
PE will take place on Monday however, we are partial to some spontaneous PE to reward extra hard work.
We will continue to follow our RE scheme, 'The Way, The Truth and The Life'.
Your child’s reading book will still continue to be changed when they’ve read it; please remember to sign your child’s journal after reading at home with them. It is expected that children will read to an adult for 5-10 minutes each night. The children will also have lots of opportunities to read and enjoy books throughout the week at school and reading is supported by daily reading sessions. Your child should read regularly at home, encourage them to explore all genres, this does not have to be your child’s school reading book.