Welcome to Year 6
Our homework in Year 5 continues to be reading, spellings and times tables.
Even if your child is a Free Reader, reading at home is vital for a child’s development. It is clear from hearing your child read in class that they love reading to an adult, so please support them with this. It only needs to be for 10 minutes and should be recorded in the Home-School Contact Book. Raffle Tickets are given out for children who record their reading at least 4 times a week.
The spellings are given out each Thursday to be learnt for the following Tuesday. Please support your child by encouraging them to practice regularly.
- I can adapt the way I speak to reflect the purpose of my speech and the audience.
- I can maintain appropriate listening behaviour during a presentation.
- I can listen to and tolerate views of others.
Dates for the Diary
Bikeability continues on Tuesdays until July 2nd
June 13th – Sponsored Walk
June 17th – Celebration of Work
June 26th – Father’s Day Lunch
July 2nd – Sports Day
July 3rd – Summer Fayre
July 5th – Sea Mills 100 Afternoon Tea Party
Termly Curriculum Letters
Please download and print as required.
We have been investigating which material out of card, paper and tracing-paper would make a good water container. We made our containers:
Then we put water in them and observed. The results after 18 hours:
We decided that card lasted the longest but we needed to do further investigation linked to manufacture and how they were fastened.
A reminder to parents that the full balance for camp is due no later than the 15th February. Without this payment your child’s place is not guaranteed.
There will be a meeting on the 4th April 3.15 – 3.45 for all parents and children to discuss camp and questions/concerns you may have. A reminder will be sent out about this nearer to the time.
Term 3 Enquiry
Why Do Some Creatures No Longer Exist?
During Term 3, our Enquiry will have a science focus. We will be learning about variation amongst species and adaptation of animals for survival. We will also be classifying animals and plants based on their characteristics as well as planning and conducting a scientific investigation.
Term 2 Enquiry
Has there ever been a better time to live?
As it is the centenary of the end of the First World War, we will be learning in depth about WWI. Our class text, ‘Poppy Field’ explores the role of Flanders field in the war. However, we will also be learning about other significant historical events that have taken place in and around Bristol.
Term 1 Enquiry
What’s Really Out There?
We are going to start the year learning about the Solar System. The children have already excitedly researched the planets in order to create their own fact files. We’ve also discussed what we already know about our Solar System and we’ve thought about what we’d like to learn. As the term progresses, we might even get to experiment with rocket making.
Displays and Children’s Work
Take a look at some of our work and sometimes us in the classroom. You are always welcome to come into school and take a closer look. You can see from the displays in our classrooms the variety of topics we cover. As the year progresses, the displays change. By July, you will be able to see the whole range of subjects we have covered. Our Working walls help us learn – the content builds as the term progresses.