On Friday 13th September Year 6 were visited by Children on the Edge, a charity that exists to help marginalised and forgotten children, who are living on the edge of their societies. These are children without parental care, neglected or persecuted by their governments, ignored by international media and missed by large overseas agencies.
We learned a great deal about the effects of war on Children. Did you know that there are now over 24.5 million refugees around the world seeking safety from current conflicts. Astonishingly over 75% of these refugees are children.
We learned about what it is like to have to leave your home and to live in a refugee camp, in very poor conditions and with many other families.
Our aim this term will be to raise awareness on the life of children affected by war and to raise money to support this amazing charity.
To find out more visit: https://www.childrenontheedge.org
Working in partnership with local communities, we help create safe, child friendly environments. We support children to realise their rights, and restore the ingredients of a full childhood by generating hope, life, colour and fun.
Today we were treated by Havant Academy who came to do some taster lessons for us. First we heard the magical musical talents of Year 11 as they performed "Valerie" by Amy Winehouse.
This was followed by a lot of bangs and explosions as their Science Teacher set fire to helium and ethanol!
This term we will be asking the question: What is the true cost of war?
We will be learning about World Wars 1 and 2 as well as looking at current conflicts that are happening around the world. In particular we will be focussing on the impact of conflict on society and what is it like to be a refugee.
Year 6 2019/2020
Welcome back to another school year. This year the Year 6 team are:
Mr Lushington & Mrs Horrell - Chestnut Class
Miss Rodriguez & Mrs Kettle - Sycamore Class
Mrs Garrod & Mrs Tremain as additional teaching staff.
Tuesday: PE day (please ensure your child has a PE kit that stays in school.
Fridays: VIP Assembly 9 am
Friday 6th September - Trip to Hampton Milestones - school uniform to be worn.
Tuesday 10th September - Havant Academy to visit Year 6 for Taster Lessons
Monday 16th September - Taster day at Park Community School for Year 6 children.
Each child is expected to practise their target tables each night and read for 10-20 minutes. Please sign your child's reading diary (these will be given out shortly) and ensure they bring it into school the following day where they will receive a stamp leading to a reward later on in the term.
Weekly Spellings will also be given out. Please assist your child by ensuring that they learn their spellings in time for their weekly test.
If you have any questions or would like any help with home learning then just pop in to see one of us.
The Year 6 Team.
The last week of Year 6 has finally arrived!
It will be a jammed-packed week full of laughter and a few tears thrown in.
Tuesday: Leaver's assembly at 1:45 pm - parents may sign their children out once this is finished.
Wednesday: Reports go home accompanied by the SATs results.
Thursday: Butlins - for children 100 points or more.
Friday: Shirt signing and the final VIP of the year at 2 pm.
This week's Very Important Persons were:
Chestnut Class: Leighton Trickett for applying an excellent and positive approach towards the Leaver's assembly practise.
Sycamore Class: Meme for the excellent progress made within reading and writing.
Well done - keep up the fantastic work!!!
Sex, Relationships Education
There will be a parents meeting on Tuesday 25th June 3:15 - 3:45 pm
The teaching of this will start on Wednesday 26th June.
Year 6 Leaver's Assembly
It is that time of year again when we say goodbye to our Year 6 children.
Our Year 6 Leavers assembly will on Tuesday 16th July at 1:45 pm
We look forward to seeing you then.
The Year 6 team hope that you all had a fantastic and restful half term - we welcome the children back for their last half term of Front Lawn Primary Academy. The remaining Summer Term, looks to be jam-packed with many exciting opportunities for children and parents alike. We look forward to the swimming lessons, a whole school Summer Production, Butlins and Year 6's Leavers assembly.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
We would like to thank all the children for their hard work and effort during SATs. The children showed growing maturity and resilience throughout. Additionally, we would like to thank the parents for all your support too.
As we return to school after the Spring half term, we are getting closer to SATs. SATs week is the week commencing Monday 13th May through to Thursday 16th May. Below is a short video to explain these assessments. If you have any concerns or queries then please come and see a member of the Year 6 team.
As part of our History topic, Year 6 had the opportunity to create their own timelines based on the battles of WW1. Here are some brilliant examples of timelines by Chris, Chloe and Phoebe. The children used a range of information to present this in any way they wished, ensuring it was clear, bright, colourful and eye catching. Well done!
This afternoon Sycamore class had the chance to explore all different types of glue. The children were able to evaluate which glue would be the best for making a shelter, by experimenting with super glue, PVA glue, glue sticks and even a hot glue gun! The children have made some brilliant fences ready for their shelters next week.
Welcome back, we hope you all had a good half term .
This half term we have many exciting opportunities in store for the children.
On Tuesday 13th November - Cinema visit
On Friday 16th November - Visit to Fort Purbrook for Junior Citizen workshops.
On Wednesday 21st November - anti-bullying production (parents are invited too) 9:20am.
Again we appreciate your support and expect every child to complete 10 minutes times tables practise and 10 minutes of reading (please send your child in with their reading diary signed) every day. Additionally, the children will often be sent home with practise SATs papers to work through at their own pace.
On Thursday 4th October parents and carers are invited to our Year 6 Parents meeting at 3.30 pm.
It is imperative that our Year 6 children develop their independence and responsibility so they are ready for their next journey - Secondary school. With this in mind we expect the children to complete:
Daily times tables practise.
Topic work when set.
We want children to go above and beyond and be the best they can be, therefore if they wish to complete other home learning activities then this extra effort is praised and goes towards moving onto the next band.