Hello and welcome to Year 6 and another exciting term at Ketton Primary School.
In our team we have 25 fantastic children, Mr Alfieri (Class Teacher), Ms Dimbleby (Teaching Assistant), Mr Aust (PE Coach) and Mrs Honerez (French Teacher). What an awesome bunch!
Barry—This term's Barry topic will be respect! Make sure that you are listening to others, that one person is talking at a time and that you respect people who are different to you in the way that they look or in their beliefs.
Homework—In Year 6 we have a few pieces of homework each week. Every week we will always have spellings and times tables to work on. Tests will be on Fridays. Remember, don't just practise for the tests! There is no point at all! A little bit of work each night will ensure that the spellings and times tables facts go into your long term memory. The score itself isn't actually important; what is important is how much you have improved.
Each week there could also be another small piece of homework. It could be a numeracy piece, a literacy piece or it might be to do with topic. The day it is due in will vary - just like in secondary school.
PE—This term your PE sessions will be on Wednesdays (Mr Aust) and Thursdays (Mr Alfieri).
PPA—I will be out of the class on a Wednesday afternoon and you will have Computing (which will be with Ms Dimbleby) and PE!
Topic - We will be having three mini-topics this term!
Topic 1 (2 weeks) - Sikhism - In our RE sessions we will be focusing on Sikhism. We will be learning all about Amrit as well as looking as comparing Christian values to the values of Sikh people. We will also be making some Sikh foods to taste in our D&T sessions!
Topic 2 (3 weeks) - Evolution - In science we will be learning all about evolution and adaptation. We will be making our own documentaries about evolution, inheritance and adaptation!
Topic 3 (2 weeks) - Christmas - In the run up to Christmas we will be writing a Christmas story with children across the whole school! Amazing! We will also be composing and performing our own Christmas songs in our music sessions.
We really have got an exciting, fast-paced term ahead of us so we'd better get started!
Let's do this!