Year 6 – Welcome Back to Frozen Kingdoms!
Happy New Year to all of our Year 6 parents!
The children have come back full of enthusiasm and ready for another fantastic term of learning. They clearly had a well-deserved rest over Christmas.
This half term, our topic is Frozen Kingdoms, where we will learn about life and conditions in the Arctic and Antarctica. Knowledge organisers will be coming home with the children by the end of this week. We can’t wait to share lots of our learning with you.
We start this topic properly this week as last week, we completed our RE unit for this half term: The Kingdom of God. It is amazing to hear the children’s thoughts in RE; they always show such curiosity, open-mindedness and deep-thinking.
This week, we are starting a new reward system to encourage the children to read more at home. For every day they read at home AND record it in their logs, they will earn one raffle ticket. If they read with/to a parent and the parent records a brief comment, they will earn double! We understand there is not always enough time to hear your child read every day; please therefore encourage them to read independently as much as possible and hear them read with you whenever possible. On a Friday, the children will put the raffle tickets they have earned into a jar and later that day, teachers will choose 3 winning raffle tickets. Those children who have won will earn a prize of some sort! The raffle tickets will stay in the jar for the entire half term, meaning the more the children read, the more chance they have of winning. We hope you will support our new reading system! Please ask if you have any questions.
New dates for your diaries!
Week beginning 2nd March – Bikeability. This is a training programme to help children know how to look after a bike, cycle carefully, and also be safe on the roads. It is a free training scheme which many schools provide. Whatever a child’s experience is, the training will support them to become more confident. Children are encouraged to bring their own bikes, but a bike can also be borrowed if needed. We’ll be in touch nearer the time with more details.
Friday 19th June – Winchester Cathedral. This is a special leavers’ service for Year 6 children from many church schools across the county. It will be an all-day school trip. We will require parent helpers if you are interested! More details will follow nearer the time.
Thursday 25th June – Think Safe. This is an important half-day trip where the children take part in short sessions from a variety of professionals around safety and well-being,