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2013-2014
Welcome to Year 6!
This is a learning zone

Our adults:
Mr C. Wells
Mr J. Davis
Mrs M. Hewitson
Mrs. H. Steele
Mrs. A. Khan 
Mrs S. Bi
Welcome to the Autumn Term!
Children in year 6 have been reading the book 'Holes' by Louis Sachar. They have been using this text to aid them in their learning across a range of subjects. So far we have written diary entries in the style of the main character, written a play script, predicted what will happen next in the story and created our very own Louis Sachar-inspired character for our own story!

We have also been learning about LIGHT: the way it moves and how it is created.
We will also be doing some shadow puppetry as part of our work on light!

HOME LEARNING
Maths and Literacy Home learning is set on Education City (which can be found at www.educationcity.co.uk) - all Year 6 children have their own log in details.
Children will have home learning much more regularly in Year 6. This is to prepare them for home learning routines they will have in secondary school. It is very important that every child reads for half an hour daily. Children will also be given word activities or spelling investigations to complete. It would be very helpful for them to have a dictionary at home. Maths home learning should be completed every day.

REAL-LIFE MATHS INVESTIGATIONS
As part of the children's learning, all the year groups will take part in REAL-LIFE MATHS INVESTIGATIONS. This is an opportunity for the children to apply their learning in a real life context so they can see the importance and relevance of maths.

This term, children in Year 6 were asked:
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO DESIGN A PAVED AREA OF 36m²?
This covered several areas of their maths learning (NO PUN INTENDED!) including area, perimeter, ratio, multiplication, division and budgeting using money. Photographs of their learning journey will soon be available to view below!

P.E.
P.E takes place on Wednesday and Friday. Indoor P.E. will be on Wednesday; outdoor P.E. is on Friday.
Children need to come prepared with appropriate P.E. kit. - without it, they will not be able to take part and will miss out on their learning in P.E.

Personal Development
This term children will consider their networks of people who are special to them, and how they are changing and developing as they get older and prepare to move on to secondary school. They will continue to develop their skills in making new friendships, and in maintaining and coping with challenges in existing friendships and other relationships. They will also consider the value of diversity within friendships, and understand that there is a wide range of different family situations in which people live. The role of groups in friendship will be considered, including both the benefits and pressures that can bring. They will explore why and how to seek support from people they trust, and how they themselves can and do support others.