Welcome back after what we hope was a relaxing and enjoyable Christmas break. Happy New Year to you all. We hope that you have had a fantastic time and that the children are looking forward to getting stuck back into their learning.

The Year 6 Team are looking forward to another exciting term, which will provide a lot of new learning experiences as we focus more on the SATs that lie ahead. There will be a continued focus on Arithmetic as the children continue to work in sets. Sets will be introduced for Writing, Maths, Reading and Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar as again, learning becomes more tailored towards SATs.

In this term, as part of our Geography topic, we will continue to focus on the continent of North America. This is a region that will provide a wide variety of exciting learning opportunities for the pupils as they begin to focus on the physical features of the continent. Within History, we will continue to research Ancient Egyptians, in order to reach a final conclusion. Art will see a focus towards the artist and designer William Morris, with children researching and replicating his well-known style.

The completion of reading books and journals are still expected at a high standard. We would encourage all children to vary the activities they are completing within their journals, but to also encourage children to read their own books as well as school books. Purple homework books will not be given out as homework this term. As a year group, it is agreed that time will be better spent revising for the upcoming SATs in May; revision books will be sold in due course. These books cover all areas of learning that are vital for SATs.
PE days are as follows:

Class 19 – Wednesday and Friday
Class 20 – Monday and Thursday
Class 21 – Wednesday and Friday

(Please remember to have a white T-shirt, black shorts and pumps or trainers in school on these days. In addition, outdoor PE kit of: jogging bottoms, outdoor trainers and a jumper. Also a reminder that jewellery must not be worn during PE lessons.)

Finally, a reminder SATs boosters will begin the week commencing 8th January (after-school) and will continue until Easter. If you wish for your child to take part, please return the slip so that they can be accommodated accordingly.

We look forward to an extremely productive 2018!