Year 6 Newsletter

Term 1 - 14th October, 2016

Hope you are enjoying your holiday!

Dear Parents,


Thank you for supporting the Year 6 team over the previous few weeks. A special thank you to all the parents who volunteered to come into school to talk about leadership. We would now love to hear from anyone with a scientific background. Please let your child's class teacher know if you can be of any help.


It was great to meet so many of you at the parent/teacher conferences.


We hope you have all had a happy and restful half term holiday!

Unit of Inquiry;

Central Idea: Understanding of Scientific knowledge is constantly evolving and has an impact on people's lives.


Lines of Inquiry:

  • Advances in scientific knowledge and understanding (causation)

  • Application of scientific knowledge in our lives (connection)

  • Protocols associated with scientific research. (responsibility)


We have started to break down the central idea and there have been interesting discussions in each classroom about the impact certain inventions have had on society. The children have been introduced to the 'The Scientific Method' and have been trying to use appropriate vocabulary when reviewing experiments.

They are all very excited about the practical element of carrying out experiments which will start after the half term break.

English: Explanation Writing

Students have looked at the purpose and language features of explanation texts. They will be learning to write up a science experiment and will be delving deeper into writing valid conclusions and procedures.

Maths:

Children have spent the last three weeks looking at multiplication. Please ask your child what their preferred strategy is. We will now be moving onto revising division strategies and looking at the relationship between the two.

'Swim Safety in Year 6

Well done to all the children and swimming teachers that took part in the swim safety sessions.

Important Dates:

10-17 October - HALF TERM HOLIDAY

19th October - Year 6 Games lessons start

20th October - Year 6 Swim Gala

24th October - Visiting author Jacqueline Harvey

28th October - PTA Family Barbeque

22-25 November - Year 6, APA Camp

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