Year six information

Year 6
'Day for Change'


WWII day!


Lee Valley River trip


Children in need Superhero day!


Celebrating our diversity






















The School Day

School day begins at 8:50 and teachers will close classroom doors at 8:55 Any children arriving after this time will have to enter  the school via the main office and be signed in late.


Contacting your class teacher:

Your class teacher will be available to answer any queries or questions as the children are dropped off  in the morning or picked up in the evening, and should be the first point of contact with parent.


Physical Education

Cherry and Maple Class have PE on Tuesday  while Elm Class have theirs on Friday. Please make sure children have the right PE kit otherwise they will not be able to participate.


P.E. Kit:

P.E. bag clearly labelled

Plimsolls or trainers

T-shirt or vest

Shorts or leggings


In the Spring term, Year 6 will be going swimming as part of their PE curriculum. Swimming lessons will take place at Leyton Leisure Lagoon on Monday afternoons. Please make sure children have the right swimwear otherwise they will not be able to participate. This includes a swimming hat.


Behaviour

Behaviour and learning is based around the five core values, which we expect the children to live up to.

  • Respect

  • Aspiration

  • Honesty

  • Kindness

  • Responsibility


Rewards

In Y6, we award Bazooka points to reward and promote good  behaviour. At the end of each term, the children with the most Bazooka points will go on a special trip, such as to the cinema, with a teacher.  Those who don’t go on the trip get other rewards based in school.


Sanctions

If a pupil fails to follow one of the classroom rules, he or she moves on to Step 1, which is a warning.

If the disruptive behaviour continues, the pupil moves on to Step 2, resulting in a period of time out in the class.

Then, they move on to Step 3, which involves time out in a different class.

If a pupil moves on to Step 4, the behaviour incident will be recorded electronically. In addition, parents will be notified and the pupil will receive a consequence for the behaviour, for example loss of playtime.


Topics

In the Autumn term, our topic is ‘Splash’. As the name implies, much of the children’s learning is based around the theme of water. As well as conducting research into the world’s major rivers and oceans we will also be looking at environmental issues related to water, particularly in the developing world.

In the Spring term, we have a history based topic, ‘Battle of the Brits’, which focuses on the Second World War and how it shaped the lives of millions of people in this country. We will also be learning about the causes of the war, some of its key events as well as the contribution of some of its famous personalities such as Churchill.

In the Summer term, we have another history based topic, although for this one we travel way back in time to the Stone Age. We will learn about the late Neolithic hunter-gatherers and the important skills they developed to help them survive. We will also look at life in the Bronze and Iron Age and how society started to change with the development of new technologies.

Literacy, Art, DT, Music, History and Geography will all be taught through these topics.

Alongside these topics, children will be taking a course based on the Global Partners Junior curriculum based in New York.  Students from 22 international cities will collaborate on the same curriculum, sharing insights through blogs, video chats, and online discussions.  This year’s theme, Living Cities, will focus on environmental sustainability in cities around the world.  Students will explore issues unique to cities by looking at sustainable buildings, urban gardens, and city parks.  


Educational visits

In the Autumn Term, we will be visiting the River Lee Country Park where children will be learning about the River Lee. The afternoon session will involve an orienteering exercise along the river. The trip will take place on September 23rd and we will be asking for a voluntary contribution of £8.00

Further trips are planned for the Spring and Summer term.

There will also be a residential visit to Stubbers’ Activity Centre for three days in the summer term (June29 – July 1). Places for this trip will be allocated at the end of the Autumn Term.


Homework

In Year 6 we expect children to complete homework tasks each evening, lasting approximately 30 minutes. These will be based on children’s learning in Literacy, Numeracy and topic lessons.

Children can also access additional maths homework online through MyMaths.

There is an expectation that children do 15-20 minutes reading each evening and record comments in a home reading diary. Each child also has access to a range of ebooks on Bug Club which they can also read.

Children have weekly spellings and times tables to learn and they are tested each week on a Friday.