Year 6 - Eagles

Welcome to Year 6 (Eagles).

Here you will find information about current topics, important class routines and a glimpse of how we learn together.

Year 6 parents and children,

Welcome back to Newton Poppleford Primary School and to Year 6! This is an important year for the children, especially in the current circumstances, in which they get ready to make the transition to Secondary school.

Staff in Year 6 this year: Mr. Morison, Mrs. Wood, Mrs. Hunt and Mrs. Brook; Mrs. Tollerfield will be teaching Maths and Science on Tuesday mornings. WOW Wednesdays will continue with lessons covering PE, P.S.H.E, RE, French, Music and Computing. These will begin the week after next.

Year 6 topic work this year will major on the following subjects:

Autumn Term 1: Geography – South America

Autumn Term 2: History – World Wars 1 & 2

Spring Term 1: Art – Take One Picture – Study of a painting

Spring Term 2: Design & Technology – Using pulleys and gears

Summer Term 1: History – The Mayans

Summer Term 2: Geography – Rain-forests

As we will be outside as much as possible for e.g. break time, lunchtime, PE lessons and Far Field, all children must have a waterproof coat in school every day. They must also bring their own water bottle in, as they will be unable to use school cups.

All children must also have a pencil case with stationery, which must be left in school (please see email from Mr. Vaughan) and no toys, cards or games are to be brought in at present. 

Unfortunately, Year 6 will not be running a Fruit Stall this year, due to the circumstances, and as the morning (in Year 6) will be slightly longer, children should bring in a healthy snack for break time.

I would like children to record home reading in their home/school diaries on a regular basis (every day reading for pleasure makes such a difference). If reluctant, I would very much appreciate parents encouraging them to do so.

School uniform is to be worn on Monday and Tuesday only. On Wednesday and Thursday, children can come to school and stay in PE kit all day (sports shoes, shorts and T-shirt + jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt). On Friday, children can come to school and stay in Far Field kit (comfortable clothes so they can get messy and wellies would be great). We will aim to be outside doing PE and Far Field sessions in most weathers, so the appropriate clothing is essential please.

Please provide and old shirt or baggy T-shirt to be used as an art overall.

If you agree to your child walking or travelling home on their own or with friends, I must have a letter of permission or/and email sent to admin@newton-poppleford.devon.sch.uk .

If you have any other questions, please write in home/school books and ask your children to tell me you have done so, when they come into school. If you would like to talk to me, I am available at the end of the school day or you can book an appointment through the office.

Many thanks,

Mr. Morison 

 

Class JM e-safety rules

  • Be careful not to open any suspicious emails
  • Don't tell anyone your passwords or codes
  • If anyone you don't know asks you to meet them, tell your parents
  • Don't give any of your friends' details away, when online
  • You're not supposed to have a facebook account until you're 14
  • Set your computer to the highest safety setting, using parental controls
  • Don't chat to strangers online
 
The teachers in all the classes have put together a document with lots of ideas and suggestions that will help you to support your child with their punctuation and grammar.