Welcome to Year 6!
We really hope that you and your family are well and have been keeping healthy, happy and staying safe during lockdown. In September we are looking forward to getting the new academic year under way and hopefully we will be able to return to some form of normality.
I know many of you already. Some of you have had older brothers or sisters who’ve been in my class, and, of course, you’ve all seen me lots in assemblies and on Tuesday afternoons for the carousel when I taught you maths.
Usually, we’d have a transition morning in school, so that we could get to know each other. This year though, because of the situation, we’re not able to do that. However, that doesn’t mean that we won’t be getting to know each other. We want you ALL to know that all of the teachers at school are working so hard in school to make sure that when you do return, you have a wonderful transition experience which allows you to get to know me, your teacher – and all of the other adults who will be working in Year 6!
Being in year 6 is amazing! You will develop more independence, a huge amount of resilience and, most importantly, you should become very aware of who you are as both a learner and as young adults in preparation of moving onto secondary school next summer. You will also be given the opportunity to take on additional roles and responsibilities. You will be given more information about these roles in September but you may wish to begin thinking about what responsibilities you wish to strive for.
We are going to learn so many new and exciting things next year. I hope you like reading because we have some VERY exciting texts in Year 6! We will begin the Autumn Term with our Conflict and Struggle. In this topic we will begin by exploring World War II and then study the time period from 1939-1945, looking specifically at world leaders during WWII and identifying how the lives of women changed during WWII. Throughout the year, there will of course be lots of opportunities for creative writing, TTRS battles, sustained reading and chances to carry out research tasks both independently and as part of a group as well as much more! Year 6 is a very busy year but there will be nothing that you won’t be able to do because we will all be there to help you every step of the way! You have lots of friendly adults working in Year 6 next year and they are all there to look after you and support you!
So, although you might feel a little nervous for Year 6, we really hope this helps you to feel a bit better about it and to know that you are going to have so much fun next year! All of the adults are here to make sure you have the best year that you possibly can and it is our job to look after you all! Although we might not be able to have our transition morning this year, as we usually would, we will certainly make sure we have this time together when school reopens! So please do NOT worry!
In the meantime, please continue to stay safe and look after yourselves, family and friends. Make sure that, over the summer, you get plenty of rest so that when school reopens you are ready to learn. See you soon, have a brilliant Summer!
Miss Grace and Mrs Foote x