Year 6 Newsletter

Term 2 - 15th January, 2016

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Unit of Inquiry;

Central Idea: Exploration leads to discoveries, new understandings and has numerous consequences.

Lines of Inquiry:

  • What are the reasons for exploration? (CAUSATION)

  • How do explorations help us understand the world around us? (CONNECTION)

  • Is there a need to continue with exploration? (REFLECTION)

Coming up: Individual presentations of each child's chosen explorer. This will incorporate sharing a diary entry with the class and a question and answer session.


During this unit we will be revisiting the essential elements of diary writing, The children will write several diary entries from the perspectives of different people and explorers.


The children will be working on the following objectives linked to fractions, decimals and percentages:

  • Understand the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Find percentages of numbers with and without a calculator
  • Simplify fractions in mental and written form
  • Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of common fractions with the same or related denominators
  • Convert improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa
  • Read, write and solve problems involving ratio

Book Week

Year 6 have enjoyed a number of exciting activities during book week. These included a character parade, a book swap, book mark making in the library, and the opportunity to listen to different teachers reading during various play-times. We saw some wonderful costumes today. A big thank you to all who dressed up!

General Notices;

  • 6R, 6S and 6P have a bake sale this Thursday coming!
  • Please remember to fill out the Ark Eden form. This has been shared with you. We would love 3 parent volunteers for each class. Please fill in the online form on the letter, if you can help.

  • Remember to check the VLE homework page every Wednesday please.

Important Dates:

19th January - Maths Workshop for parents.

21st January - Visiting author Sarah Brennan in school.

6R/6S/6P Bake sale - please bring in your cakes.

26th January - 6R Ark Eden

27th January - 6M Ark Eden

28th January - Year 5/6 Sports Day

1st February- 6P Ark Eden

3rd February - 6S Ark Eden

4th February - Chinese New Year Assembly

5th February - Kennedy School CPD Day