Brazil – Year 6

Welcome to Brazil Class!

I am Mrs Palmer your class teacher and Mrs Denton and Mrs Kovacs will be our teaching assistants.  We are fast approaching Christmas and have had an excellent, fun packed term so far.
Here is some useful information to help you settle into Year 6.

Class List

Caden, Jake, Alfie, Oliver, Nicole, Logan, Jack, Benjamin, Ali, Kristian-Lee, Martina, Mary-Anne, Joseph, Ben, Tatenda, Leah, Harvey, Callum, Hardik, Thomas, Robert, Lachlan and Beth.

What We Will Be Doing This Half Term

This half term Year 6 will be learning about the ancient Shang Dynasty of China. This topic will take us back thousands of years to a time that was almost forgotten. We will see what we can uncover from the fascinating artefacts left behind by the people who lived so long ago and learn about the important discoveries the people of Shang Dynasty China made.

Information

This year we will be learning about the Tudors (Heads will Roll), The Shang Dynasty (Dynasty) and the Mayans (Mayan Mayhem). We follow a creative curriculum and have lots of fun whilst learning.

All Children should learn their timetables.  We will be looking at ways during lesson time to help with this.

All Children should read for at least 20 minutes every day and at least once during the weekend. Children are encouraged to read a book of their own choice.

You will be issued with a new locker and locker key at the beginning of the school year. It is your responsibility to keep your key safe as there is a £5.00 charge for lost keys.

If you walk to school on your own or with friends you can bring a mobile phone with you. This must be turned off at the beginning of the school day and left in your locker until 3:30 pm.

You may bring a snack for morning break. This should be either plain biscuits or fruit. And don’t forget your named water bottle.

You may bring stationery to school in a named pencil case, not too large though as it must fit into your drawer.  In Year 6 we write in black ball point pen.

Homework and Diaries

You will all be given a homework diary at the start of the year – look after it!

You need to make sure that your homework diary is in school EVERY DAY.

Maths and English homework will be given weekly and there will be a half termly topic project too. As you are now in Year 6 it is up to you to record your homework and plan your time carefully to make sure it is completed on time.

Useful links for Maths:  MyMaths

Useful Links for English:  EducationCity

P.E. and Swimming Kit

Your kit remains the same; black shorts, white t-shirt, suitable footwear and an Ardley Hill tracksuit. We will have PE on a Thursday and Friday, though this may sometimes change so it will be important that you have your kit in school with you.

We are swimming this half term on FRIDAY afternoons.

For swimming you will need a one piece swimming costume or trunks, towel, flip flops or other suitable footwear, a swimming cap for long hair and a carrier bag for wet clothes.