Welcome to Class 6
Mr Tristan Parkin
Mrs Rachel Street
I hope you have all had a wonderful summer break; you all deserved it after working so hard in Class 5.
In year 6 we are going to be learning about Vikings. Within our topic we will be embracing the array of skills and knowledge that the foundation subjects offer us to teach you about the different aspects of Viking life.
Our novel study this term is based on the book ‘Viking Boy’, written by Tony Bradman – an English writer of children’s books. In topic work we will be learning about the time that Vikings ruled the waves; discover the places that they chose to settle; learn about the different roles of men and women; research Viking beliefs and behaviours; study Viking inventions; gain an understanding of Viking invasions and how they traded; and look at the different weapons they used for hunting and fighting. In Science, we are going to be learning about forces and how to measure them. Within PE we are going to look at fitness and how people become fitter.
In maths we will look at directions, navigation and how symmetrical patterns links to Vikings.
Visits and Visitors this half term.
Crucial Crew – 10th September 2018
Residential & visit to Rother Valley Country Park – 13th & 14th September 2018
Visit to Danelaw - 9th October 2018
Could children please bring their full PE kit on a Monday and leave it in school until Friday (including trainers suitable for PE – not school trainers. These can be white or black).
Fridays – Spellings, Numeracy, Literacy and/or Reading comprehension activities (to be returned the following Wednesday).
Reading- 10 minutes each night. This is to be signed by an adult. Every Friday raffle tickets will be handed out to children who have read and recorded their reading five times or more. The raffle will be read out at the end of the half term and the two winners will receive a brand new book from Waterstones.
Some important advice:
Listen, concentrate and work hard.
Complete homework promptly and return it on time.
Be organised at home; prepare for the next school day.
Bring a water bottle for a drink every day.
Remember ALL your PE kit, EVERY day of the week.
Get plenty of sleep on school nights.
Keep practising multiplication tables well.
Class 6 adopts a team approach. I look forward to you earning my trust and respect as I will endeavour to earn yours.
Thank you for your continued support,
Mr Parkin (Class Teacher)