Year 6 - Eagles

Welcome to Year 6 (Eagles)

Dear Year 6 parents and children,

Welcome to a new school year!

This is an important year for the children in which they get ready to make the transition to Secondary school.

Staff in Year 6 this year: Mr. Morison & Mrs. Gaudian. Mrs. Tollerfield will be teaching Maths and Science on Thursday mornings; Mr Long will be taking the children to Adventure Island as well as teaching PE on Tuesday afternoons. 

WOW Wednesdays will continue with lessons covering PE, RE, French, Music and Computing, starting in the second week of term.

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

Autumn Term 1: Geography – South America

Autumn Term 2: History – The Blitz & World War 2

Spring Term 1: Art – Art and activism

Spring Term 2: Design & Technology – Digital World - Navigating the World

Summer Term 1: Geography – Exploring Scandinavia

Summer Term 2: History – The Mayans

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

All children must also have a pencil case with their own stationery. We will provide writing pens and pencils. 

School uniform is to be worn on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. On Tuesdays children can come to school in PE kit (sports shoes, shorts and T-shirt + jogging bottoms and a sweatshirt) and also bring a sweatshirt / hoodie and jogging bottoms / old jeans or trousers / wellies for Adventure Island . On Wednesdays, children can come to school and stay in PE kit. We will aim to be outside for Adventure Island sessions in most weathers, so the appropriate clothing is essential please.

Please also 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 email admin@newton-poppleford.devon.sch.uk or write me a quick note. 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 

Please be aware that no nuts, seeds or hummus should be brought in for snacks or packed lunches. Thank you.

 

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
 
Wellbeing resources
 
Please find below some wellbeing resources we use in school.