Welcome to Year 6!
The staff in Year 6 are Mr Cusick and Mrs Belfield.
The Autumn term is upon us and we have settled well into our new learning environment.
The first half of the Autumn term is our opportunity to go swimming at Medlock Sports Centre. We will be attending the sessions on a Thursday afternoon. You will be receiving a letter shortly setting out your options for how your child will be collected or make their way home from the pool - please return this ASAP.
Boys - Swimming trunks or swimming shorts (not below the knee)
Girls - Swimming costume (one piece) and a swimming cap that cover the hair.
Our indoor and outdoor P.E. sessions for the first half term are Monday afternoons and will be taught between both Mr Cusick and Mr Quinn. Therefore, your child will need both pumps and trainers with them each week along with BOTH their kits. Even though the weather might be chilly, we WILL still try to get outside whenever possible.
In science, we are studying 'Light' where we will look at the properties of light, it's sources and how it is used practically in the real world.
Homework: Mixed spellings will be given out each week to allow the children to practice the whole range of rules and sounds studied over KS2. They will be tested on each weeks spellings on a TUESDAY.
Each child will also receive homework in English and Maths that will need to be returned on the date printed on the piece of homework.
Safe Squad 2019
We will be taking part in a series of safety sessions on Monday 23rd September. During these sessions we will discuss what the children already know about keeping safe in the community as well as online. They will take part in a variety of scenarios where experts will be on hand to suggest suitable approaches for a variety of situations.
This is usually an excellent learning experience for the children and I am sure that they will benefit from the opportunities to take part.
There are many things about year six that are different than earlier year groups your child has worked in. You will be aware that now is the time to be researching, considering and choosing the high schools that you wish to apply for ready for September 2020. I would encourage you to look around any schools you are interested in to help you make the most informed choice possible. Remember the online form MUST be submitted by 31st of October.
Another of the major events in Year six is SATs week which begins on Monday 13th May 2020. Your child will continue their journey of preparation over the coming months by practicing what they already know, learning new skills and improving the ones they already have. I would encourage you to support your child by making sure they attend school every day, complete homework on time and talk about how they are feeling during this build up period.