College Road, Purton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 4AR
Teacher: Miss Palmer
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Bounds
PPA Teacher: Mrs Stevens
Dear Year 6 Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to a new term!
For terms 5 and 6, our topic is ‘Amazonian Adventure’ in which we will immerse ourselves in the astounding geography and culture of South America. In practical topic sessions, we will explore the Amazon rainforest and create several pieces of art focusing on the creatures which reside there. In Geography lessons, we will learn how the Andes mountain range and the Amazon river were formed and the impact of deforestation on the rainforest. Finally, at the end of term 6, both Year 5 and 6 will hold our very own Brazilian carnival, complete with decorative headpieces and music – what a fantastic way to end the year!
We would welcome any parents or carers who have experience of South American culture, Latin American dance or carnival drumming to come in and share their knowledge with us.
Click the image below for our topic overview!
FOR MATHS SATS QUESTIONS PRACTISE, DOWNLOAD THE DOCUMENT ABOVE AND FOLLOW THE LINKS
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 Wednesdays and Fridays.
The Year 6 Team
Miss Jones and Miss Palmer