Monday, 3 September 2012

Welcome to Year 6

Dear Parents and Year 6 children,

First and foremost, we would like to welcome you in Year 6. Your first few days back are going to be jam packed! We will be starting our curriculum straight away and celebrate our first topic’s Big Bang with our visit to Hendon. Don’t forget that we will be leaving around 9am on Friday and coming back around 4 – 4.30 pm. Any traffic delays should be communicated to you by text on the day. And please don’t forget a packed lunch. You will have the opportunity to visit the shop at Hendon and may bring a maximum of £5.00 in a named purse or wallet. Hopefully, you’ve started gathering your evacuee's costume! J

We would also like to kindly remind all children that their first piece of homework set last term is due on Wednesday. We’ve already been told that some of you have been doing lots of research and interviewing over the summer! We can’t wait to see the end result.

Below is Year 6’s first piece of homework. Although we will have a “Meet the Teacher” meeting on Friday 15th, when aspects of academic life in Year 6 will be explained in details, please note that homework in the 1st couple of weeks may not strictly follow the usual Year 6 time table.

Year 6’s first homework due on Tuesday 11th September:

As part of our Literacy work, in the next two week you will be writing your ‘autobiography’. We want you to gather together items that are significant in describing your life so far e.g. first blanket, photographs of you walking for the first time, medals (achievements), something you have collected that is important to you, things from when you were a baby etc.

Use a shoe box to put these items in.

You will need your box in school next week on Tuesday 11th September.

In preparation for writing your autobiography, you will be asked to describe your collection to others. Your items (a maximum of 8) MUST be carefully chosen and help you make a helpful time line of your life. Again, the reason why you are given an extended period of time to complete this is because you are required to take a lot of time over selecting these objects. You will need to use them in order to plan your auto-biography.

Thank you and look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday,

The Year 6 team