Welcome back! Firstly, we would like to welcome you and your child to Year 6 and their final year at Beechwood! We know that the children are likely to be a bit nervous about coming back to school, but we are so excited for this year and all the amazing things we’ve got planned. Year 6 is a special year where the children are granted more independence and exciting responsibilities as part of getting ready for secondary school.
We have really enjoyed our first full week back at school. One of our first jobs was creating the front covers to keep our HEART value charts and work that the children are proud of throughout the year. We cannot wait to see the children begin to add to these.
We have launched straight into all our autumn term learning. This half term, we will be studying the exciting new topic of Black and British where we look at a variety of sources to look at the significance of black people within British history. In Science, we have begun studying how to classify living things while in R.E. we are considering the concept of rules and laws. In this half term, we will also be studying great artists who have had historical and cultural significance as well as exploring different types of relationships in PSHE.
After half term, we begin our geography topic of coasts. We will also begin our first DT project looking into a range of dietary requirements and how to adapt foods for these needs. If you would like to know more about what we will be learning this term, we now have our curriculum maps on the school website.
Our P.E. days are on Wednesday and then Thursday (Goodall and Irwin class) or Friday (Attenborough class) this term. Please remember that on our PE days children need to come in wearing PE kit that consists of a plain colour t-shirt and dark coloured bottoms. If you child has long hair, please ensure it is tied back on these days.
With regards to what you can do at home, we are currently accepting applications for House Captains and School Council. Please help your children with their application to make it the best they can and explain why they would be great for these roles. We also hope that they children will complete their boom reader logs at home.
Below is the topic homework for this term. We cannot wait to see what exciting projects the children produce from it. We do not mind how this work is presented- it can be a presentation, a letter, a recorded video, sculpture, model, or a piece of artwork. If you need to send in your homework via email, please make sure your teacher is expecting to receive it so they can check all files.
If you have any questions, please contact your child’s class teacher. Thank you for your ongoing support.
The Year 6 Team
Year 6 Autumn 1 Curriculum Homework – Due in Monday 9th October
Great Artists Study
Select one of the great artists we have studied this term (Dali, Banksy, Lowry) and create a project on them.
-Recreate one of their famous pieces of art
-Create your own art in their style
-Research the artist and create a power point/ poster on them
Year 6 Autumn 2 Curriculum Homework – Due in Monday 11th December
Select a recipe that you love to make and try to adapt it for a different dietary requirement.
- Cook and take photos of your new dish after making it
- Write a recipe card for a new dish
- Write a review of your new dish