Welcome all Year 6 parents and pupils.
This is just a little bit of information about what's going on in Tower Bridge. I am Miss Handley, the Year 6 class teacher and our TAs are Mrs Thambiayah and Mrs Ancel.
- Monday-Comprehension homework
- Tuesday-Swimming, writing journal homework
- Thursday-Mathletics homework
- Friday-Fiction express
This week is assessment week. Throughout the week, the children will be given opportunities for assessment in reading, writing and maths. These results of these tests will only act as part of the ongoing assessment of our Year 6 children.
What are we learning in our foundation subjects?
History – Our learning objective for the next couple of lessons is:
- To investigate and interpret the past.
Our Key Questions are:
- What can we learn about Benin society from images and artefacts that have survived?
- What was life like in The Benin Kingdom hundreds of years ago?
PE – This week, our children will receive Sports Leaders training from the Croydon Schools Partnership to help them learn how to plan, and run, events for KS1 Sports Day.
RE – We shall be continuing our Spirited Arts Competition project. This year, our theme is ‘Inspiring’.
Key dates –
29th June – Spanish Day
What are we learning this week?
English – We shall be writing in role, creating good luck charms, taking part in role play as our ship sets sail.
Maths – We shall be looking at the volume of cuboids and nets.
Science – We shall be looking at inheritance, specifically which features offspring may inherit from their parents.
History – We shall be investigating and interpreting the past. In addition, our learning questions is: What can we learn about Benin society from images and artefacts that have survived?
RE – We shall be continuing to take part in the Spiritual Arts competition. Our theme, which we have chosen, is ‘inspiring’.
PE – Tower will have PE on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. QE2 will have PE on Tuesday and Thursday.
What is our class read?
Excitingly, we will be starting our new class read this week! It is called ‘Can you see me?’ by Libby Scott. Here is the blurb:
With diary entries written by 11-year-old Libby Scott, based on her own experiences of autism, this pioneering book, written in collaboration with esteemed author Rebecca Westcott, has been widely praised for its realistic portrayal of autism.
Tally is 11 years old, and she’s just like her friends. Well, sometimes she is. If she tries really hard to be. Because there’s something that makes Tally not the same as her friends. Something she can’t cover up, no matter how hard she tries: Tally is autistic.
Tally’s autism means there are things that bother her even though she wishes they didn’t. It means that some people misunderstand her and feel frustrated by her.
People think that because Tally’s autistic, she doesn’t realise what they’re thinking, but Tally sees and hears – and notices – all of it. And, honestly? That’s not the easiest thing to live with.
Endearing, insightful and warmly uplifting, Can You See Me? is a story of autism, empathy and kindness that will touch listeners of all ages.
Should children wish to buy a copy to read alongside us, here is a link to the book on Amazon (Can You See Me?: A powerful story of autism, empathy and kindness: Amazon.co.uk: Scott, Libby, Westcott, Rebecca: 9781407195674: Books)
Virtual author visit
To wrap up our previous class text, the lovely author – Tina Athaide- will be answering some of our questions that have been written by the Year 6 children.
Provisional – 16th July – Year 6 Leavers Disco (More information will be sent out in due course).