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Time Traveller(1)

Time stops for no man – not even us!

In the second half of the Summer Term, we’ll meet people from different generations to find out what life was like in the past and we’ll predict how things might change in the future. Using real portraits from the past for inspiration, we’ll write character descriptions about the people in them. We’ll create a timeline of our lives and watch a time-lapse of human development. By taking close-up photographs, we’ll be able to create our own Andy Warhol style prints and experiment to see how photographs can be changed and enhanced. Smile, please! We’ll write adventure stories about the fascinating subject of time travel. Our science work will focus on puberty and why hygiene is important. We’ll also create clock artwork based on the style of Salvador Dali. We will also make collages to represent our hopes and dreams and create an electronic time capsule that represents life in the present day.

Help your child prepare for their project
There’s a wealth of knowledge about history in your own home. Why not look back at photo albums to see what your parents and grandparents looked like at your age? What clothes did they wear and what toys did they play with? You could also ask family members about their favourite memories and what school was like when they were a child. Alternatively, you could visit your local museum to look at toys, packaging and other objects from the past.

Tom's Midnight Garden

Our new class book for this half term is the classic novel 'Tom's Midnight Garden' by Philipppa Pearce. Set during the school summer holidays in the 1950s, Tom Long is sent to stay with his Aunt Gwen and Uncle Alan who live in a cramped flat in a converted old house without a garden, while his brother, Peter, recovers from measles. His aunt and uncle, although well meaning, have little idea how to relate to or entertain a young boy. Tom, during his period of quarantine, is bored, lonely and resentful, so much so that he cannot sleep at night. One restless night he hears the grandfather clock strangely strike thirteen, so he decides to investigate. Opening the back door of the house, he enters a beautiful, sunlit garden instead of the cluttered and ugly back yard. The magical midnight garden becomes his playground, his release from the stifling realities of the daytime. There is something strange and unnerving about the garden though. People cannot see him; he cannot grab things; he walks through doors - it is like he is a ghost in another reality. It is only Hatty, another lonely child, who is capable of seeing him and together they form a firm friendship.

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P.E.

We will be doing PE on a Tuesday and Friday.

Could you please ensure that the children have correct PE kit in school at all times to enable them to take part in every session. This includes appropriate footwear, which is especially important as we will be playing athletics and rounders this half term, so please ensure the children have water bottles and suncream. Earrings should be removed and long hair tied back.

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A Few Reminders

Year 6 Librarians

We have asked the librarians to come up with at least 1 book review or recommendation to put in our reading area.

I have uploaded a template which they children can use, or they can create their own. Please email it to the school who will then forward it to Miss Dowson.

Template for book reviews

Parent helpers

If any of you are able to offer help on a regular basis, or even if you have a particular skill that you could offer on the odd occasion e.g cooking or reading, please let us know.

If you ever have any questions or concerns (or would just like an informal chat) please come and see any of us either before or after school, or contact us through the school office.

We look forward to working with your children this term.

 Many thanks