Year 6 Morocco
Class Teacher: Miss Wright
Supported by: Miss Davidson and Miss Samson
Welcome back! We hope you have had a wonderful Easter break and have come back refreshed and ready for the summer term. This term will be a busy one!
This half-term, we will be studying the unit Mighty Maya. In this unit, we will be learning all about the ancient Maya civilisation. As part of this topic, we will start by looking at the physical and human geography of Mesoamerica and the foundations that the Maya built upon. Throughout the topic, we will be learning about the many inventions of the Maya, their beliefs about their Gods and the afterlife, their architecture and daily lifestyle to support us in answering our key history essay question: savages or civilians, what were the Maya really like? In music, we will be learning to play the ukulele this half-term. In computing, we will be using TinkerCad to create 3D models. For DT, we will be designing and making our own bread.
If you have any questions or queries about your child's learning, do not hesitate to come and see me at the classroom door at the end of the school day. Alternatively, you can make an appointment with me after school. Thank you for your cooperation so far and for adjusting to the changes in operating procedures in school. We really appreciate your support!
Homework will be added to the student's One Note pages or given to them on paper. We are currently awaiting the launch of a new homework portal that we will be using, and we will share details of this closer to its launch. I will make the students aware of their homework each week. They must also be completing TT Rockstars and Lexia.
Reading - It is vitally important that the children are reading at home and that parents indicate that they have read at home in the student's reading record. Reading records are expected in school every day and this will be monitored so that we can support the children's reading and gain maximum outcomes for the children's reading skills and enjoyment. Each time a child reads at home, they can work as a team to fill in a whole class grid to earn a whole class reward if they complete it.
Times Tables are practised in school daily and should be practised at home as much as possible. The children have TT Rockstars logins, which they can access in school and at home via the Internet. If you need help accessing these as your child has forgotten their login, do not hesitate to contact me and I can pass these on.
PE days: Tuesday and Thursday.
Our P.E days have changed. Whilst they were previously Monday and Wednesday, they are now Tuesday and Thursday. On these days, your child will need to come dressed in their full P.E kit. If it is cold, your child might need black tracksuit bottoms, as we will be having lots of our P.E outside. If it is warm, they can wear black shorts of an appropriate length. The children can wear their purple school jumpers or cardigans in P.E. They shouldn't be wearing hooded tops.
School uniform - Please ensure the children are dressed in their full school uniform.
8.5.2023 will be the King's Coronation bank holiday Monday.
SATs week begins on the week starting 8.5.2023. This will start on the 9th until the 12th.