Mrs Scott and Miss Hinchliffe are guiding the children towards success during their final year at Ashwood. Year 6 is all about the children enjoying their last year in primary school and starting secondary school as prepared as possible.
This half term, Year 6 are learning all about the plague. We are looking at both the Black Death of the 14th century and The Great Plague of London of the 17th century. Our topic will then end with us recapping our knowledge about the Great Fire of London. We will be studying the ‘plague village’ of Eyam and how they managed to stop the spread of the plague through isolation. Our whole class novel is Children of Winter by Berlie Doherty. The story itself is set in Eyam and tells the tale of three children living alone in a barn in order to avoid the plague. Our science work will focus on life cycles and the human body.
PE – Our PE day is every Monday and Thursday. Please ensure that children have both an indoor and an outdoor PE kit. We recommend that your child has their PE kit in school all week, just in case we manage to sneak an extra session in!
Homework – homework is handed out every Tuesday (when possible) and is due in the following Tuesday. Please ensure that you do your homework at home as it ensures that you get extra practice. It’s so important!
Mrs Tomlinson is the transition teacher from RCS. She is in school every Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoon. If you wish to contact her, please nip in to class to pass a message on. Mrs Tomlinson is a key contact for Year Sixes as they make their way up to secondary school.
All of the links below are brilliant resources that can be used to support pupil’s ongoing learning and revision.
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
In Year 6, many children have access to social media accounts. The following link has some guidelines for parents regarding safety online and privacy features. There are many hidden features on social media, so it is always worth being ‘clued up’ with what your child is using and accessing.