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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

Dear Families,


I hope you have a wonderful Christmas break and I look forward to seeing all of the children refreshed and ready to learn for what promises to be an exciting New Year ahead. We will return to school on Wednesday 4th January 2023 at the usual time of 08:45am. 


The new curriculum map can be found below and will outline the topics and content that will be taught throughout the Spring term. Our focus this term in class will be on taking on responsibility for our own learning through goal setting and making good choices. 


We are planning a trip to the Science Museum in London in the second half of the Spring Term, more details will follow once we have returned to school after the holidays. 



Please note PE will continue to be taught on a Tuesday and Thursday so please make sure the correct PE kit is worn into school on these days. If possible, please make sure that the hoody/jumper worn is not a branded one but plain in colour and with no logos on (either red or black). We will be working in the hall on a Tuesday for Dance and on Thursday we will be learning Hockey skills outside with the RHS Sports Leaders. Please also don't forget to send a water bottle in with your child for school day, learning can be thirsty work. 


Dates for the diary

Term Dates - Wednesday 4th January - Friday 10th February

Half Term - Monday 13th February - Friday 17th February

Return to School - Monday 20th February - Friday 31st March


Homework is important to consolidate the children’s learning and also to prepare them for secondary school. 
Homework always follows the same routine each week for ease. Spellings are issued on a Monday and tested on the following Monday along with an extra English and maths task. These will be sent home in a homework book on a Tuesday. Children are expected to read aloud four times per week and if possible, to an adult to also help with their reading fluency and understanding of a text. All homework is sent in a homework book with the spellings listed each week. If for any reason the book is 'lost' then extra copies of the homework are available in class.


ROK Homework

The ROK homework this term is based on our class topic the rise and fall of the British Rule. We will be learning about the growth of an empire, Indian mutiny, the British Raj, the scramble for Africa and the Boer War. RoK homework will be shared with the children on their return to school in January 2023. 


Games & activities plea

If you have any unwanted board games or activities at home after Christmas that you wish to donate, please feel free to send into school. I would like to build up a bank of wet play activities for the Spring Term and any donations would be gratefully received. Please only send in games with all of the pieces intact.


With kind regards

Mrs Cooper & Mrs Coombes