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Cookham Dean CE Primary School

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You make known to me the path of life.
Psalm 16 verse 11

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

 

A huge welcome to the class of 2023!  Welcome back to normality, whole class lessons and seeing all of your classmates. We still need to be  Covid-aware and  follow certain hygiene rules and procedures;  myself and Mrs Presant (AKA The Dream Team!) are looking forward to a fabulous year: exploring the globe from the frozen North to the deserts of Africa; from the Ancient Benins to the most up to date techniques in forensic  science and crime fighting.  Fitting in Rhos Y Gwaliau, performances  and those little things called SATs along the way.

Our Topic Web for this year looks like this:

 

 

Topic

Focus

Science

Book we will be Studying

( It would be really helpful if your child had their own copy)

Trips/ enhancement

British/ Christian Values

Autumn 1

Maafa

History Focus

Light

Freedom by Catherine Johnson

Journey to Jo'burg

 

Britishness,

Rule of law

Forgiveness

Community

Endurance

Joy

Autumn 2

Maafa (2)

Music/ History Focus

Living Things & their Habitats

No Ballet shoes in Syria

British museum? 18th Nov

Community Joy

Democracy – Mayan Voting

Rule of law Mayan

Spring 1

Frozen Kingdom

Geography

Classifying living thing

Shackleton's Journey By William Grill

 

Endurance

Resilience

 

Spring 2

Frozen Kingdom (2)

Science & Computing focus

Evolution & Inheritance

 

Natural History Museum

Rule of law

Democracy

Individualism

 

Summer1

War

Biology

Humans and other animals

Goodnight Mr Tom Michelle Magorian

RYG

 

 

Summer 2

War

History- Britain at War

Electricity

When Hitler stole Pink Rabbit

IWM

 Classroom

Legoland

 

HOW EXCITING... The Countdown has begun... Rhos Y Gwaliau 2023

Rhos y Gwaliau Outdoor Education Centre

Cookham Dean has a valued and long-standing relationship with the Rhos y Gwaliau Outdoor Education Centre: it is situated in stunning open countryside on the eastern side of the Snowdonia National Park. They have easy access to scenic mountains, tranquil lakes, awe-inspiring coastlines and breath-taking rivers and pride themselves on their outstanding ability to deliver a wide range of high quality outdoor education programmes with a variety of activities to suit all ages and abilities, including those of our Year 6 children.

Their inspirational, highly qualified team are passionate about the benefits of outdoor education for young people and adults; the skills, knowledge and memories that can be gained on one of their residential courses will stay with your child for life.

Groups at Rhos y Gwaliau have sole use of the accommodation and facilities. Combined with their small and dedicated staff team this means we get maximum flexibility in their programme and instruction delivered by staff who can really get to know the Year 6 pupils they work with. 

Here you will find all the information needed for the residential trip for our Year 6 pupils in May.

Included on this page:

  • Recording of the parent briefing  (on Classdojo)
  • Medical consent form
  • Medication form
  • Statement of risk
  • Kit list

In this 12 week project the children  will learn about the characteristics and features of polar regions, including the North and South Poles, and includes a detailed exploration of the environmental factors that shape and influence them. 

The people who discovered them and the current occupants as well as ice based adventures.

We are loving the new library.

Year 6 Welcome Handouts for Parents/ Carers

Please find below a useful list of resources for Year 6 including spelling lists and websites.

 

Homework

We will give Maths and Literacy homework every Thursday for return on Tuesday.

  It is vital your child  reads nightly and reads aloud at least three times a week. ( Even Free Readers.) They must be able to discuss the text and more importantly their opinion of the text and author. 

Here  is a guide you could use

 

Thank you to all those who made the Meet & Greet today. Here are the slides I showed:

 

Our first topic of the term is A Child's War. We will be researching life both  on the home front  and that of the Germans through the eyes of a child. We shall read Anne Frank's Diary,  Letters from the lighthouse and Goodnight Mister Tom. Here is the PICK AND MIX HOMEWORK:

 

USEFUL HOMEWORK SITES

Here are a few of the homework websites we currently use:

SATS PRACTICE PAPERS

SATs papers are available from the website below. You should be practicing answering this type of question.

https://www.satspapers.org.uk/

 

Follow the links below for different revision activities.

BBC BITESIZE REVISION ACTIVITIES

TOP MARKS MATHS GAMES

TOP MARKS ENGLISH AND GRAMMAR REVISION GAMES

ENGLISH QUIZZES

MATHS QUIZZES

SPELLING GAMES

 

Mindfulness

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A spot of Mindfulness from LR
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