Year 6

Dear parents(s)/carers(s),

Welcome to Autumn Term 1 of Year 6! We do hope you’ve all had a wonderful summer and are looking forward to the exciting year ahead of us. The whole team, here in Year 6, are very much looking forward to helping your child excel and reach their full potential and welcome any communication from you. 

Our first term involves lots of learning in relation to ‘World War II’! We are also incorporating this theme within our reading journey – which will surround diving deeper into The Machine Gunners (Robert Westall) and The Missing (Michael Rosen). Children are more than welcome to bring in any books or resources from home based around the topic… but please make sure these are clearly named or labelled.

Week to week a few things will be the same within our class. Here is a breakdown of the important things parents/carers need to know on a day to day basis:

  • Year 6 homework will be set on a Wednesday. This all needs to be completed and handed back in on the following Monday. (Please see the ‘Homework Expectations’ on the inside cover of your child’s homework book)
  • PE will take place on a Friday afternoon, please ensure your child(ren) come dressed in their PE uniform on this day.
  • Reading at home is a real passion of ours. We would love all of the children within Year 6 to read 5 times per week to an adult outside of school. You are able to document this in the children’s yellow reading records, whereby we will keep a close eye (Monday-Monday) and any children fulfilling this task will be rewarded with a point towards their reading awards. 

Please do not hesitate to contact us throughout the year. As always, we will be available on the playground every day after school, or you can email (SLT@hardwicke.gloucs.sch.uk) if needed. We are looking forward to another exciting school year and cannot wait to share this with all of the children!

Kindest regards,
Miss Crisp, Miss Cook, Miss Shapland, Mrs. Ferrris, Mrs. Barr and Mrs. Thomas.

Schoolbeat
 
PC Murphy will soon be visiting us in school and will be helping us to understand how to stay safe online! PC Murphy has kindly shared with us her “Schoolbeat” leaflets based upon the topics of 'Online Relationships', 'Internet Safety' and 'Drugs and Peer Pressure' which we hope will given an overview of the sessions we are due to be taught. In addition to this, she has also provided us with an Instagram and other apps guide, detailing how to set privacy and safety settings.
 
You will also see two videos below, which the children have watched in school, relating to drug awareness and peer pressure.