Year 6 – Purple

Our class teachers for the 2016-17 academic year are Mrs Lyndsey Martin and Mrs Jayne Marshall.

Our Higher Level Teaching Assistant is Mrs Angela Wilkinson.

Our class mission statement will be completed by the children on their return in September, and will incorporate our ‘Golden Promises’ and ‘Learning Line’. We have chosen the theme of WW1 as it ties in well with our first topic and our class book.

Our First Half Term: Autumn 2016

As the children start the year we will be focusing on securing strategies that will enable them to channel their learning and become more independent in preparation for the challenges of Y6 and be ready for secondary school.

We are excited about our new topics and will be focusing on the theme  ‘Who were the founding fathers of St Anne’s and is their vision for our school still alive today ?’. We will be incorporating all areas of the curriculum and using our English focus, which for our first half term will be the literacy classic ‘ Private Peaceful by –Michael Morpurgo.

We will be using our computing skills to look at online safety. This is a particularly important part of the computing curriculum and will enable the children to understand the need to be safe online. The areas we will be addressing include :

Can they amend their own privacy settings to keep themselves safe on social networking sites?

Can they understand that some malicious adults may use varies techniques to make contact and elicit personal information?

Can they understand the dangers of chatting or meeting up with an online friend?

Can they share their own knowledge of e-safety with others?

Can they understand the term peer pressure and how powerful an emotion of feeling left out can be?

Can they explain why people may publish content on the internet that is not accurate?

Can they identify and recognise the potential risks of scamming and phishing?

We will be completing an in-depth weekly newsletter to inform you about how the week has gone and what we will be covering the following week. Homework will be given weekly, although there may also be on occasion a necessity to provide extension work to consolidate learning.

PE

PE will take place on Friday afternoons. PE kits consist of black shorts, red polo shirt and black pumps. Please can you provide these in a PE bag and label all items clearly with your child’s name. Our first term we will be swimming. Please ensure your child does not wear any jewellery and has appropriate swimwear.

We look forward to what promises to be another exciting year.