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LONGFORD Park
Primary School

 

 

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Welcome to Year 6

Our first topic this half term is 'Revolution' which will focus on a historical study of the Victorian Era. Areas we will cover are: 

  • Queen Victoria and her family 
  • Victorian inventions 
  • Life for working Victorian children
  • Comparisons between the rich and poor

We will begin our topic with a trip to the Black Country Musuem to experience first-hand what it was like to live during this period in time. Children will venture down into the mine, explore different types of housing, visit Victorian shops, observe skilled workers in thier jobs and travel by trolley bus. They may even be lucky enough to take part in a Victorian school lesson. 

Our English this term links heavily to our topic. We will be reading 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty which is a story based on real events during the Victorian times. A poor orphan named Jim has some horrific experiences but is eventually rescued by a man named Barnie...

We will be completing lots of reading activties around the book as well as character studies, letters, a newspaper article and an extended narrative (story) of our own. 

 

Science

This half term in Science, we will be studying 'Electricity'. This topic includes: investigations as to how volts can affect the brightness of a bulb, the ability to use electrical components and represent them as scientific symbols, research into historical electrical discoveries and work around renewable energy sources. 

Homework

A piece of topic homework should be completed each week. There is a list of activities to choose from on the 'Revolution' homework menu. This homework should come into school each Wednesday. 

Spellings are given out on a Monday and will be tested on Fridays. Children will either have a list of Years 5/6 common exception words or Years 3/4 common exception words to learn, depending on our assessments.

Maths and English homework will also be given out on a Friday. Homework needs to be completed and handed in each Wednesday. Sheets will focus on rehearsing skills taught in the lessons that week.

Link to Year 6 Homework Booklet

In addtion to written homework, children need to be reading each night to someone at home and have thier diary signed. Raffle Tickets will be given to children who are doing this daily and bringing thier book and reading record to school to have it checked.

PE

This half term, we will have PE every Tuesday afternoon and Friday afternoon. Please ensure children have a full PE kit in school including pumps and trainers as we will be outdoors depending on the weather.

PE is a statutory curriculum subject, therefore children are expected to take part in all lessons unless there is a medical reason for them not to- in which case, a note needs to be sent from home to confirm this.

Important Dates

SATs Information Meeting - Wednesday 3rd October (9am)

SATs Information Meeting - Wednesday 3rd October (3:30pm)

 

September Newsletter

 

Thank you for your support,

Mrs Farrelly and Mrs Kelly