Welcome to the Year 6 class page! 

Welcome to the Year 6 class page. This year the Year 6 class will be taught by Mrs West and Mrs Gabe. Mrs Addison will support the class at times throughout the week. 

 What are we studying this term? 

Our Autumn Term title is: Lights, Camera, Action! 
History and Geography 
This half term we will studying the Vikings. Building on the pupils work in Year 5 on the Anglo-Saxons. We will look at the Geography of where the Vikings came from and what happened to those that decided to try and settle in the United Kingdom. 
Art and Design Technology 
Our focus this term will be on sketching and observation. This will link with our Science unit on light - we will sketch a human eye. We will also use sketching and painting to create a Viking Longship scene. 
Our topics this term are light and electricity. We will be hoping to solve 'big questions' such as why is the sky blue? How are rainbows made? Who invented electricity? How do birds manage to sit on power lines without becoming injured? 
This half of term we will be thinking about e-safety. We will explore how Internet search engines work and how to keep ourselves safe on-line. 
PE this term will consist of Tag Rugby (Monday pm) and dance (Friday am). Therefore both indoor and outdoor kit will be required this term. 
This term we will be going on two R.E based trips. One to Bedford for a faith tour - we will visit a Sikh Gurdwara, Muslim Mosque and a Christian church and learn how all these faiths within one community live in harmony. We will also visit Ely Cathedral for an annual school celebration. 

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5R awards will be given out in a celebration assembly every Friday. What could you do to challenge yourself and achieve one of the awards? 
Thomas Edison is one of the scientists we will be researching this term. He is a very interesting character, we hope you will enjoy writing a biography for him. Before writing one about your own chosen celebrity or sports personality. 

A quick reminder that PE kit should consist of the following:  Indoor PE kit: White t-shirt and blue shorts. Outdoor PE kit: White t shirt, navy/black jogging bottoms and jumper, suitable trainers 

This Year 6 Autumn term newsletter will be given out to pupils during the first week back at school. If for some reason it does not make it home in your child's bag please let us know or feel free to click on the link below. 
Reading and Spelling 
A polite reminder that we request you to read with your child at least once per week and sign their 'Reading Record'. 
Your child will receive weekly spellings these will usually be handed out on a Friday and tested the following week although the day of the test may change at times. 
Regular short periods of practise of spellings will ensure the spelling rules and patterns are embedded. A variety of methods including Spellodrome will assist with this Spelling learning. Please be aware if your child is playing on Spellodrome live it may not be their current spelling list. 
Look at our new sofa - a great place to come and read!
Please ensure your reading record is in school everyday. Books can be borrowed from the school library or the class library. Or you could always take a trip to St Neots library. 

School Childcare and Clubs 


Why not explore our School Calendar Page for more dates? 
PTA Xmas Pop-Up Shop Friday 24th 3.15pm 
Christmas lunch reply slips due November 30th! 
SATs 2018 
Week beginning: Monday 14th May 
Selected schools will be required to undertake a Science sampling SAT Monday 4th June - Monday 11th June.  
Details of admission arrangements, selection criteria, appeals procedure and application process. All school admissions are managed by the County's admission team. 
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