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Heymann Primary & Nursery School

Inspiring and motivating our children
to be the best they can be

Welcome to Year 6!

We hope that you have had a fantastic Christmas break. What a successful first term we had with our visit to PGL, Cadbury’s World and our Mayan Day! Ms Nash (6P), Miss Bussey (6L), Mr Arch (6T) and Mrs Hardman (Thursday 6L / Friday 6P) are all really looking forward to the term ahead and continuing our great start in year 6.

Our team also includes: Mrs Bielecka, Mr Hill, Mrs Williams and Mrs Bonsaei.

Spring Term 2020

This term, our topic is geography-based and focuses on Extreme Earth. We will be looking at: earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis, and various weather phenomena. The RNLI will be visiting to talk to us about water safety and we also learn how to stay safe in the event of an earthquake.

There is always so much for the children to look forward to and this term is no different. We will be taking part in the Equals Trust Storytelling Project and look forward to some of the year group performing their stories. Also, we will be starting our Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) and this year we have received funding for this to be run by an outside provider.

Our PE sessions will take place on a Thursday, but please make sure that PE kits are always in school as we sometimes have to alter our PE timetable. We will also be doing our school grounds cross-country run on Friday afternoons.

We will continue our big focus on reading this year and encouraging the children to learn and use lots of interesting vocabulary. As well as our 'class reading book', every child will also have a school reading book that they read for 10 minutes in school every day. In addition, we also encourage the children to read a variety of text types at home.

Maths homework will be given out every week (one week paper-based and one week on MyMaths); Spelling tests will be given each week, with a specific spelling focus and activity to complete and Science homework will be given out every two weeks. In addition, we will occasionally give out extra opportunities for a home-based topic.

Useful Websites

We highly recommend the website http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk as it has a constantly updated recommended reads list, including synopsis and book extracts to see if you like it! There are age-appropriate book recommendations on the left-hand side.

MyMaths https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

Letterjoin https://www.letterjoin.co.uk/

Timestable Rockstars https://ttrockstars.com/login

Touchtyping https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z3c6tfr

Spelling Shed https://play.edshed.com/login