ST PAUL'S YEAR 6Welcome to year 6


LOOKING AFTER YOUR CHILD'S SAFETY & WELLBEINGGiving them the best preparation possible

Our main aim, as well as looking after your child’s safety and wellbeing, will be to give them the best preparation possible so they can move on to secondary school with confidence.

In the first half of the Autumn Term we will obviously be dealing with the situation caused by the Covid 19 pandemic. We both know that children will arrive at school with many different experiences of lockdown, home learning, etc … and we would ask that you inform us of anything which may have affected your child, so that we are aware of possible anxieties. Hopefully being back in school with their friends and classmates will be a positive step back on the road to normality. We will be providing PSHE sessions to allow the children time to discuss and evaluate the mixture of feelings they may have and to help them re-adjust back into school life and the curriculum.

We will be looking at extremes in nature, including desert and arctic climate regions
We will be reading a novel called “Floodland” by Marcus Sedgwick
We will be covering French, Art, DT, Music, RE, PE and Computing

YEAR 6Autumn term

With regards English and Maths, we know that the children have missed out on some learning and therefore will be ensuring that they will be taught anything not covered from the year five curriculum before building on that knowledge with the year six curriculum.

Our first exciting topic for September is “Could you survive?” In it we will be looking at extremes in nature, including desert and arctic climate regions, as well as floods, earthquakes and volcanoes. The topic is a mix of geographical knowledge and skills, sprinkled with some major historical events. To tie things together, we will be reading a novel called “Floodland” by Marcus Sedgwick. Our Science this half time is part 2 of the “Living Things and Their Habitats” topic, which looks at classifying plants and animals and the work of the scientist Carl Linnaeus. During the Autumn term, we will be continuing with a broad curriculum by covering French, Art, DT, Music, RE, PE and Computing, either within our topic or as stand-alone lessons.

Yes, we will have to negotiate those dreaded SATs, but we hope the children will come to see them as a challenge to rise to. Both of us have had many successful years of experience in guiding children through what can be a daunting time, however the key is to remain positive and determined …and, most importantly to keep a smile your face! The best way of taking away any worries about the tests is practice. We will have regular practices, so that by the time the children reach May 10th, there will be no mysteries and they will be well used to all the procedures and the style and content of the papers. This, we have found, is the best way to help your child feel relaxed and confident, and to enable them to perform at their best.

We are really looking forward to a wonderful and successful Year 6 and hope you and your children are feeling just as excited as we are to get cracking.

YAER 6 TRIPBeamanor Hall Experience

On Tuesday 3rd November, Alder Class went to Beaumanor Hall for a World War 2 experience day.

Our favourite part of the day was going into the cellars, which were used as an air raid shelter during the war. It was dark and cold, as well as a little bit scary. We listened to a recording of an air raid and there were lighting effects that made us feel as though it was a real air raid – it was very loud.

We had great fun finding the clues and working out who was the Beaumanor spy. We enjoyed pretending to be evacuees from the 1940’s and it made us feel like we were really there. Getting our own identity card and learning about rationing was also good fun.

Practising how to decode ciphers and learning about how the ladies in this top secret Y Station had to listen and write down German messages for 8 hours in one shift was very interesting and made us think about what life would have been like back then. It made us feel lucky that we live in a time of peace. Overall, it was a fantastic experience.

by Sienna C and Erin S

WELLBEINGChildren's Mental Health Week

Now more than ever we need to be looking after our mental health! 1st -7th February was Children's Mental Health Week. We got involved to mark the occasion and to raise money for the charity Place2Be who focus on improving children's mental health.

The theme of this year's Children’s Mental Health Week was Express Yourself.
Expressing yourself is about finding ways to share feelings, thoughts, or ideas, through creativity. This could be through art, music, writing and poetry, dance and drama, photography and film, and doing activities that make you feel good.

Check out how we have expressed ourselves this week!

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