Welcome to Willow Class
Our topics this year are all based on the main theme of'Chocomania'
Autumn we looked at 'The Amazing Aztecs'.
In Spring we will be focussing on 'Trading Places'.
Summer term will be based on 'Delicious Discoveries'.
We have had a super start to the year with the children working hard and already proving that they are going to be excellent members of year 6 and fantastic role models for the rest of the school. They have shown their ability to work together and have shared some well thought out ideas with the class about our KS2 topic 'The Amazing Aztecs'. Punctuality has been super so far this term so let's try and keep it up until the end of the Autumn. Continuing with our KS2 theme of 'Chocomania' we are focusing this terms topic work on 'The Amazing Aztecs', where we will be looking at the dicovery of the cacoa bean and the first people to drink chocolate.Through the topic we will look at the places which now grow the bean and their climates, we will also be making links with science and living things, along with map work in geography; locating Mexico and the tropical climates all over the world. In science we will also be learning more about evolution and inheritance and animal adaptation.
In PE this term we are really working hard on building up our stamina, so that we can be more active for longer during our PE sessions, the SHARES PE team will also deliver sessions teaching rounders and invasion games so fingers crossed for some good weather as we'll be outside as much as possible.
Remember we are now a paperless school so letters will be sent via email and text and will also be put on the website so please check emails you receive from school. We hope to book an amazing trip for the Spring term so look out for emails and texts and remember to keep reading the newsletters to find out about important dates and information.
As this is the childrens' last year at Brookfield Park Primary School we want to make this the best year ever with lots of exciting things and super learning opportunities being provided throughout each term, therefore make sure attendance is the best it can be so that they do not miss anything! With Secondary schools in mind remember the very important job of choosing and registering for your child's secondary school place before the end of October.
Children have now started to take spellings home to learn and have all been given reading books; remember to have all homework learnt and completed by Fridays and use your weekends to READ, READ and READ! Remember children in year 6 are expected to read either to someone or independently as often as possible, this has become even more important now as there is so much emphasis in this new curriculum on vocabulary development, so remember to encourage your child to ask you about any new vocabulary they come across. Don’t forget all of the children have their Bug Club accounts which are always being updated with new books, so keep reading those books and collecting the bug club rewards. In English and Mathematics children have been setting their own targets that will help each individual to achieve the next step and move their learning on.
We now have a brand new house points system and have begun giving out dojo points to each house. It has also been great to see children wearing their new PE tops which match their team colours so well done for finding the lovely coloured t-shirts. Our brand new captain and vice captain elections have now taken place and our winners will be announced shortly and then the important jobs of collecting team points will begin.
The children have been excellent so far this term showing lots of enthusiasm for learning and a real willingness to try so I'm sure this will continue throughout the year and this will be our most successful year yet! Well done Willow class, what a great start to the year! I look forward to seeing what the rest of the year brings.