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Mitton Manor Primary School

Mitton Manor Primary School

Year 6

Year 6 is a huge year for children at Mitton Manor.  This year children learn to be independent and responsible as they begin their move towards secondary school.  They have their SATs but more than that they benefit from an enriched and widespread curriculum.  They will learn a great deal about the world around them as well as about themselves and will make great strides in their preparation for the next big step.  It is also a difficult year with lots of change and some big moments, the year 6 team work hard with all colleagues to ensure children enjoy a happy and progressive year which should be full of fun, laughter and responsibility.  They will all receive jobs to ensure that they develop confidence and empathy with others and their surroundings.

 

Year 6 Staff

 

Class Teacher: Mrs K Wilson / Mr A. Sallis

Teaching Assistants: Mrs R. Mills

We have had some very exciting post this week! Last term, our class text was 'Cogheart' by the author Peter Bunzl. We used this as a stimulus for lots of our writing such as, persuasive letters to the Prime Minister to get equal rights for mechanicals and exciting, suspense filled penny dreadful stories. We sent copies of our work to Peter Bunzl and this week we received a personal reply! We were very excited that he has taken the time to read our work and sent us a reply.

Spring Term in Year 6

Welcome back! We hope you have all had a restful break over the holidays .

Our topic for the Spring Term is ‘Where in the World?’ where we will be thinking a lot about our world, the different countries that are in it and the changes that are happening to it. We have already discussed major issues that are affecting us globally and with the bush fires still raging in Australia and plastic pollution at an all time high, we need to develop an understanding of how these issues are going to impact our future. 

In English, we will be looking at biographies. Through this we will find out about people who have had an impact on life as we know it, what changes they created and how life has changed because of it. We will also compare a range of stories from other countries to see what they can tell us about the culture and write our own. In geography, we will be finding out about different countries around the world, what human and physical features they have and compare them to Britain. We will be applying our mapping skills to locate countries and their features. Please read our topic overview for further details

Year 6 have a busy term coming up with visits from the Life Education bus, our local PCSO, the Young Voices concert and hopefully another trip for us to Marina Court to complete some Easter tasks with the residents. We will be working with the children to help build their confidence as we get closer to the summer term, the SAT’s tests and our residential trip.

*Please make sure that your child reads regularly to an adult and that a comment is written in their reading record. Please ensure that a comment is written  by them or you, as this will assist us when changing books.

*Please continue to support your child with learning their spellings. They will continue to get a new list of spellings following a test each Monday.

*Times Tables are an important and essential skill for the children. These are continuously referred to and built upon at school. Please encourage your child to rehearse these at home, through their Times Tables Rock Stars login.

*PE lessons will continue to be on a Friday. Please ensure that the children have the appropriate kit (please see the school policy), including warmer clothes for outdoor sessions.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Wilson and Mr Sallis

 

PCSO Visit

Recently our class was visited by our local PCSO. She came to talk to the children in Year 6 about how to stay safe when on-line and when using social media. There were some valuable pieces of information shared, such as recommended age ratings for games and social media apps. We know that this is a concern for parents as we discussed this at our tea party in September. Please find below the documents that have been provided for us by our PCSO which include some useful links.

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