Willow Tree Primary School

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Year 6

Welcome back to your final year in primary education for our Year 6 pupils! What an amazing start you have all made! This is the part of the website dedicated to YOU -  our wonderful new Year 6 pupils; it is here to support you (and your parents and carers) with your learning.We are really excited to meet you all and we have lots of fun activities ready for you! 

IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR YEAR 6 PARENTS!

Dear parents/carers,

The closing date for high school applications is 31st October 2020. If you have not already done so, please follow the link below to the council application form.

Apply for a Secondary School Place

If the link is not working, please copy the below:

https://www.sthelens.gov.uk/schools-education/school-admissions/secondary-schools/

 

Reading

Year 6 - History: War

Class Reader

We have just started to read 'Secrets of a Sun King' by Emma Carroll, a fabulous book that links into our history work about Pharaohs. Within the story, a mysterious package holds the key to a story... about a king whose tomb archaeologists are desperately hunting for. Lil and her friends must embark on an incredible journey - to return the package to its resting place, to protect those they love, and to break the deadly pharaoh's curse.

 

Science

Our first topic is all about blood. Children learn what is in blood and how it carries oxygen, water, nutrients and waste products around the body. We will observe ‘blood’ flowing through tubes to see how the diameter of the tubes affects flow rate. They relate this to the flow of blood through real blood vessels and plan their own second investigation about circulatory system health.

What's in blood?

History/Geography

Our topic this term is Pharoah. Let’s travel back 5000 years, to the dusty realms of ancient Egypt. Cruise along the Nile, entering a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings. Find out about powerful pharaohs and grandiose gods and unravel the secrets of ancient tombs, using historical sources and artefacts. If you want to have a sneak peek at what we will be covering, click on the knowledge organiser below. If you or anyone you know has any interesting information about Ancient Egypt, we would love to hear about it.

Pharaohs

PE

PE will be on a Wednesday and Friday each week. On these days, children have the option to come to school dressed in PE Kits (or not). Tracksuits and plain black leggings are fine, but please ensure that your child is wearing the correct PE top.

Strength & Conditioning for Basketball, Volleyball, Netball & Olympic  Handball Diploma

The first half term we will be developing our skills in Handball and Netball.

 

Maths

Times tables are the heart of most things mathematical and in Year 6 it is crucial that your child can recall multiplication and division facts quickly. TT Rockstars is brilliant for developing these key skills in a fun and competitive environment. Pupils should aim to practise for 5 minutes at least 3 x per week for maximum benefit!

Our priority is your child's happiness and well-being. Parents and carers, if you have any questions or concerns throughout the year, please don't hesitate to contact the class teacher. Looking forward to the year head!

 

Miss Haslam and Mrs Johns