Welcome to Year 6
We wish you a warm welcome to Year 6, where our focus is on preparing our children for their future learning journey. We strongly believe in equipping our students with a ‘growth mind-set’, encouraging them to face all new challenges with an open mind and perseverance.
Year 6 is a special year for many reasons. We have a busy and exciting programme of events throughout the year, including our residential trip; some science lessons with a nearby secondary school; leading roles in our Harvest Festival and Christmas service and a performance worthy of a West-End stage in July. We develop our learning through a range of exciting topics, and we thrive on challenges and work hard to develop our reasoning skills. We embrace all learning opportunities and prepare diligently for the Year 6 assessments in May.
The teaching team of Mrs Farr and Mrs Haffenden welcome any questions or inquiries that you may have; please feel free to contact Suzanne Farr via email or the school office.
We continue to focus on World War II in Kent this term, with a greater focus on some specific events or battles and the impact felt locally. We will be exploring fractions in maths, developing our writing skills through some war poetry and explanation texts, and experimenting with silhouettes and backgrounds in art. There is also a focus on Anti-Bullying nationally and we will be exploring that further with some online safety.
This term is generally a busy one, culminating in our Christmas events, below is some more detail for your information:
Children in Need - the children will be organising and running a 'Pudsey Challenge Area' which is accessed by the other children who have made a donation for a token.
11th December Tea Dance afternoon - family and friends are invited to listen to some wartime songs, watch and join in with a Jitterbug and have a chat about our work over a cup of tea.
17th December - Christmas lunch (Don't forget your Christmas Jumper)
19th December - KS 2 Christmas Party
The Christmas Carol Concert will be held at school this year to include all year groups.
We are also embarking on an exciting project with the local girls school Kent College this year. We are asking if Scientists can help with the plastic problem. This will involve some research, investigations, experiments and some presentations at the end of the year.
We experimented with recipes restricted by rationing and gave them a try! Yum!
Thank you so much to everyone that attended our special wartime Tea Dance on 11th December. We were so excited to share our learning with you all. The children have enjoyed learning the Jitterbug and some classic wartime songs, and I know they enjoyed performing for you.
Year 6 Information: