After half term, year 6 will be beginning a new unit of work in Literacy, and they will be writing persuasive letters. In maths, the children will be exploring the skill of reflection and translation in Maths, as well as looking at the properties of shape. We will be starting our new topic, ‘Fitness and Food Frenzie’, which will explore the importance of a healthy diet in maintaining our personal fitness.
Our topic this half term is called ‘Preserving the Land of Neverbelieve,’ which is based on a text which we will be studying in Literacy. The children will be creating their own descriptive pieces of writing as well as their own narratives based on the ‘Land of Neverbelieve’, and we hope it will be a real source of inspiration for the children. We will be studying different ecosystems and classification models in Science, looking at how different species have adapted to their natural environments. In Geography, the children will learn how to read maps and study the formation of mountains. In ICT, the children will be using Kodu to create their own computer game, again drawing inspiration from our core text. We have also set a very ambitious home learning project, based on preserving their natural environment. We are asking the children to design their own environmental project (in small groups), which the children will be able to present to the year group. There is an opportunity for the children to present their ideas to the general public later on in the term, and we will of course be providing them with some extra support for this.
In the second week of this half term, the children will sit their mock SATs, which will help prepare them and us for the actual SATs in May. I am sure the children will feel a little nervous about these, but this will help them in the long-run to understand the kind of questions they may face. To help with the SATs, reading 5 times a week is as important as ever, and we would really encourage the children to read as widely and frequently as possible. We will continue to use the Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars app in school, and it would be really beneficial if the children could continue to access these apps at home also. As per normal, if your child has any concerns, we would really encourage them to come and see us.
Thanks, the Year 6 team.
Click on the link for our current topic newsletters Neverbelieve
Click on the link for Year 6 Facebook page
Staff INSET Day (no children in school)
World Book Day & Bedtime Story for Kingsleigh (more details will follow)
World Book Day – Dress up day (more details to follow)
Parents Evening 1.30-6.30pm
Comic Relief – Kingsleigh Got Talent Competition
PUBLIC CONSULTATION – School Admission Arrangement for 2020/21
Results Letter 2018
Reception Class Sep 2019 – applying for a school place (closing date Jan 2019)
Kingsleigh Primary School Consultation Letter
Kingsleigh Primary Consultation Response Form
Mrs F Watson
14th February 2019
11th February 2019
4th February 2019