Welcome to Year 6
A huge welcome back from the team in Year 6. We are all very excited about the new term and can't wait to get to know all the children. I hope you the children have had a brilliant Summer and feel refreshed; ready to start the new school year.
The new Year 6 team
We have a few changes in Year 6 this year as we welcome Mrs Webb, who is the new teacher in Bonetta Class and who will be supported by Miss Woodhouse in the mornings.
Miss Moore will continue to teach in Bridgetower class and will be supported by Miss Whistler and Mr Marty.
Our classes are named after inspirational Victorians. The children have already researched the individuals that their classes are named after, so will probably be able to tell you lots of interesting facts.
Sara Forbes Bonetta (1843 - 1880) was a West Afri
can princess of the Yoruba people, who was orphaned during intertribal warfare. She was sold into slavery and in a remarkable twist of events was liberated and became a goddaughter of Queen Victoria.
George Bridgetower (1778 - 1860) was an Afro-European musician, who was born in Poland but spent much of his life in England. He was a classical violinist who played in concert halls all over the world.
Nottingham Past and Present
Our first topic of the year will take us back in time as the children learn about the history of Nottingham. They will study how the city grew from Anglo-Saxon times, when it was called Snotengaham, to modern day. Through a visit to Nottingham Caves they will learn how people have used the caves to live and work in and even shelter in, during World War 2.
Linking to our topic, Year 6 will be reading Michael Morpurgo's book 'The Outlaw' a new version of the tale of Robin Hood. We are hoping this will inspire some excellent writing.
Homework is very important in Year 6 as the children prepare for their transition to secondary school as well as getting ready for their SATs next year. Homework will be given once a week and expected back in the following week. It will be linked to the learning in class and therefore not only encourages independent learning but further embeds their understanding.
Spellings and times tables tests will also be given out weekly.