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Year 6 Pandas

Dear Parents/Carers,


May we start by wishing you all a happy New Year. I hope you had an enjoyable and peaceful Christmas break!  On behalf of the Year 6 Team, we would like to thank you for your generous presents, cards and well wishes; it was very thoughtful and greatly appreciated. 


Looking ahead, we have another exciting topic this term: Rivers and the Environment.

Homework will continue to be issued on Thursdays and due in the following Tuesday (unless otherwise notified).  This term, homework will be SATs style questions. English will be a reading comprehension and a short grammar revision task. Maths homework will be based on work we have completed in class or a revision task. Spelling sheets with additional grammar revision tasks, are issued on Fridays and are expected to be completed and handed in a week later. Children are expected to read at home for approximately 20 minutes on five out of seven nights in the week and recorded in record books either by your child or by the parent/carer.


Please can we remind parents that during the cold weather children should come in to school with jumpers or cardigans and a coat.  If it is too cold and they do not have jumpers and coats children will not be allowed outside – this is for their own welfare.  PE kits, which should include black shorts for indoors and tracksuit trousers (if you would like) for outdoor lessons, must be brought in to School every Monday and taken home on Fridays to be washed. Children without a PE kit will be set work during this time and will receive a reminder in their reading record books.  Earrings must be removed before PE.  


Thank you all for your continued support and, as always, please do not hesitate to contact me if there is anything you would like to discuss about your child’s progress or their learning.


Yours sincerely,


Miss Forde
Today Year 6 has enjoyed an afternoon of Victorian workshop activities. The children looked at the origins of Christmas; from the introduction of Christmas trees by Prince Albert, to the ha'penny post and Christmas cards and the differences between rich and poor Victorians. Here are some of our freeze-frames...
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This Term we have had some fun making our hand-held Victorian carousels. The objective was to design and then build a carousel which could be rotated by hand. 
Year 6 had a fabulous time at the Farnham Victorian Museum. They spent the morning experiencing school life "Victorian" style, learning about their Ps & Qs, the three Rs, discipline and Victorian life skills!  Everyone enjoyed taking part in this interesting day and looked fantastic in their costumes!

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Conscious Alley

Year 6 taking part in a 'conscious alley' to decide why their Street Child character will make the decision to leave the Workhouse.  Opposing reasons, to stay or to leave, stand on either side of the alley for the pupils to 'sell' their ideas.

Some of Year 6 enjoying the Fun Run to raise funds for BPS

Welcome to Year 6 Pandas


Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back.  I hope you all had an enjoyable and restful break over the Summer and are looking forward to an exciting Autumn Term.  The children have settled quickly back into School life!  The purpose of this newsletter is to give you information about the term ahead.

Working with me in Year 6 this year will be Mrs Cosentino and Mrs Segal.  Our topic over the Autumn term will be Victorian London, so if you have any artefacts or books which you are happy for your child to bring in and put on display in the class, they would be most welcome, but please make sure they are clearly labelled with your child’s name.

Homework in Year 6:

Homework will be distributed on Thursdays and should be handed in on the following Tuesday (unless otherwise stated).   A Homework Club will be available for Y6 children on Thursdays (a separate letter will be issued in due course). In Year 6, we ask the children to widen their reading genre by asking them to choose a wide and varied range of texts throughout the year; children can choose a book from home or from our school library, reading shed or classroom.

Reading – at least 5 times per week. Recorded in the reading record.

Multiplication facts – It is essential children are secure on these and practise them regularly.

Spellings – They will be tested weekly, based on spelling rules and the Y5/6 spelling list.

Maths- worksheet (35 minutes)

Reading comprehension or SPaG work- (35 minutes)


Outdoor Sports will be on Thursday afternoon and Indoor P.E. will take place on a Friday.  Your child should bring their named kit in on a Monday and take it home on Fridays to be cleaned. PE kits should include black shorts for indoor PE and dark joggers for outdoor sports.  They should have it in school all week to avoid missing a session due to ‘a forgotten kit’!  A reminder sticker will be sent home to parents should any part of the PE kit be forgotten.

Please ensure children are prepared for school and bring a pencil case which contains an HB pencil, a glue stick, colouring pencils and a 15cm ruler. Children are also required to wear the appropriate named school uniform at all times and have a water bottle with them in class each day. Also, please could all children bring a large old t-shirt to protect their uniform during Art lessons.


My team and I are looking forward to working with you and your child throughout the coming year.  If you have any queries or concerns or would like to discuss anything about your child, at any time, please do not hesitate to contact myself via the office in order to arrange a time suitable to meet.


I am looking forward to an exciting and successful year for all the children in our class.


Yours sincerely,


Miss C FordeMiss C Forde