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Welcome to Year 6!

In Year 6, our teachers are Mrs Thomas (Year 6 Team Leader), Mrs Hagger and Miss Krawiec. We are also supported by our dedicated Learning Support Assistants (LSAs): Mr Norgrove and Mrs Friar.  They support us most mornings in and out of the classroom.

Arts Week in Year 6

We have been very busy this week!  On Monday, Mr Jones brought in some very expensive Japanese drums and we made a LOT of noise in the hall!

We looked at the work of a Japanese artist, Tsuyoshi Maekawa.  Following our RADE discussions about deforestation in the rainforests, we created our own canvas art work using card, hessian, a lot of glue, sand, salt and paint.  We enjoyed creating our own abstract pieces.
We also created our own class canvas based on images of the rainforest.  This will be displayed around the school.
Kate from Southampton Art Gallery ran a workshop for each class.  We worked with wire to create rain forest trees.  It was intricate work but we were very impressed with the results!

Think Safe Visit

This week we went on our Think Safe visit.  This is an event that is organised by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and all schools in the area attend at some point in June.  The visit focuses on staying safe which is especially important as children are becoming more important.

This year, the event focused around several different scenarios:

- fire safety (arson, responsibility, calling the Fire Brigade, smoke alarms)

- road safety (safety around large vehicles, blind spots, stopping distances)

- railway safety (speed of trains, dangers on the line, level crossings)

- online behaviour and cyber bullying (how to keep yourself safe, indecent images, what to do if you are concerned, how to treat people online)

- mental wellbeing (how unkind words can hurt, what to do to keep yourself calm)

- online safety (keeping passwords and personal information safe)

- first aid (stopping bleeding, dealing with emergencies, the recovery position, calling the Ambulance Service).

The children really enjoyed their visit and we hope that they take the messages forward with them as they move to their new schools and greater independence.

Writing in Year 6

In year 6, the children have been working very hard on their writing.  They have recently evaluated their year's work and have been very proud of the progress they have made.  Here are some examples of some of the fabulous writing they have produced!

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General Information:

PE days:  this half term, outdoor PE will be on Mondays and Thursdays.  Please make sure you have appropriate kit for the weather and that all kit is named.

Summer homework has changed for Year 6 - the children will be working on a more secondary-style basis with tasks set and due in at different times. Homework tasks can be found in the 'Homework' section of the website.

PE

Each week the children will have two sessions of PE - one indoor session and one outdoor session. As ever, we ask that children have their PE kits in school on Monday and take them home on a Friday. This is because our PE days can change depending on the weather or to fit around other events in school. Please ensure all items are named and that the children have a full change of clothes. For more information about PE kits, please see our school uniform section.  As the children in Year 6 are growing up, we do encourage them to bring in and wear deodorant.  However, due to changing areas and children with asthma, we do not allow spray deodorants in school.

Y6 Topic Webs 2018-2019

Year 6 Homework Guide 2017/2018

Please find below a document which outlines the expectations for Year 6.

Year 6 SATs Meeting 15th January 2019

Please find below the PowerPoint from the SATs meeting.  If you have any questions, please talk to your child's teacher.

PGL

In October last year, the year 6 children went to Osmington Bay PGL for their residential.  To find out more, look on the 'Residentials' tab in the 'Children' section - this will give parents and children a flavour of the sorts of things that we will be doing on our week away.

 

Pre-Visit Information:

Please find below a link to the kit list for the trip as well as the medical consent form and the medicines form.  If you were unable to attend the parent meeting, the PowerPoint from the meeting can also be found below.

 

The children will be outside for virtually all of the activities.  They may also be getting rather wet and muddy.  Please do not go out and buy lots of new clothes!  They will need plenty of old clothes that they can get active and mucky in.  Evening activities are also likely to be outside - there will be no need for the children to bring any smart evening or party clothes!

 

There is no need to bring bedding.  All bedding is provided at the centre.  Children will however need towels (2 would be ideal as they may need one if they get wet during activities!).

 

If you have any further questions, please speak to Mrs Thomas or Mr Dawson

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