College Road, Purton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 4AR
Teacher: Miss Palmer
Teaching Assistant: Ms Duffy
Dear Year 6 Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to a new term!
For terms 1 and 2, our topic is 'Biomes and Beyond’ in which we will immerse ourselves in the astounding geography and culture of the world's continents. In practical topic sessions, we will explore the scientific theory of evolution, learn to read a variety of maps and create several pieces of animal-based art .
Our topic will kick off with a 'WOW day' in which children in Year 5 and 6 will swap between classes to explore 4 of the world's main biomes and complete an artistic challenge in each.
Please click the image below to view our topic overview.
As we draw closer to SATS, please read with your child daily and encourage them to play on Times Tables Rockstars as much as possible.
Please read the instructions for homework carefully, particularly when it states how long we expect you to be doing it for and when it is due in.
1) 5-10 minutes of shared reading with an adult at home per day - record in reading diary.
2) 15 minutes of spelling or grammar homework a week.
3) 15 minutes of either Abacus online or a paper copy of maths.
4) A termly project style homework where there will be a choice of 4 activities to choose from.
Whilst we encourage our older pupils to become increasingly more independent in their final year at school, we still encourage a close relationship with parents and carers, so please feel free to contact us and we can then arrange a mutually convenient time to discuss any queries or concerns in a timely manner.
Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school at all times, that it meets uniform expectations and that it fits! PE for Year 6 takes place on Monday and Fridays.
The Year 6 Team
Miss Jones and Miss Palmer