Welcome to Year 6!
Miss Ratcliffe, Miss Kirk, Mrs Bibi, Miss Kockiri and Mrs Hollingsworth are so proud of how well the pupils have been demonstrating our Edgewick Values - Be Kind, Be Ready and Be Respectful.
In Year 6 we focus, work hard, and support one another to achieve our very best. Our main aim is for each child to achieve their full potential, both academically, and in the development of their character and personal attributes.
Please find below some Year 6 expectations:
The more you read the more you know, the more you know the more places you'll go!
The children know how important reading is and we ask that they read each day for a minimum of 20 minutes. The children will need to record this in their reading journals which should be brought to school every day.
Homework is set on a Friday to be returned the following Thursday. Marked Arithmatic papers go home weekly, please go through them with your child and practise any questions they get wrong.
The children will have PE on Wednesday and Positive Impact on Fridays.
So far this year...
The children have loved our Crime and Punishment' topic, with suspense is hanging in the air as we will travel back in time. In English, mystery hangs in the air as we decided the fate of beloved traditional tale characters – were they guilty of their crimes or were they innocent? Whilst maintaining the high standards of grammar (looking at sentence structure, multi-clause sentences, persuasive language and higher-level punctuation), we will compose and write our own balanced argument. Maths meanwhile focused on the building blocks of place value and the four operations. Our science was all about how light travels (though magnifying glasses in particular!), while in topic we will travelled further back in time to analyse how punishment for crime has evolved through the ages, comparing the Viking rule of Wergild, the heinous acts of witch trails, and how the Stuarts delt with the gunpowder plot with more modern-day court sentences. Our trip to the West Midlands Police Museum where we developed our understanding of how policing has evolved over time.
To be or not to be…excited about our Shakespeare topic will not be a dilemma this term. Our local history topic will follow in the footsteps of the bard around Stratford, understanding how much the works of a playwright 400 years ago still impact and speak to us today. Each class will form an acting company and learn to perform a Shakespeare play (this year they will be A Mid Summers Nights Dream and Twelfth Night). With live workshop training from established Shakespearean actors, after learning and much practise, each class will perform their play live on stage at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry to a live audience as part of the schools Shakespeare Festival, in what is one of the highlights of the year!
Don't forget to buy your tickets for the show!