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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 tag rugby this half term, as well as warmer clothes as the weather cools down. Girls will not be allowed to wear tights to do PE, so please ensure they have some socks in their PE bag. Earrings should be removed and long hair tied back.

Some children will be swimming on Wednesday morning and will require swimming kit, swimming hats goggles and a towel.

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This half term our topic is the rebels of the art world – a study of those artists who rebelled against the accepted norms of their day to create a new movement.  We will study Impressionists such as Monet and Seurat, and Post-Impressionists such as Van Gogh. Expressionist artist Edvard Munch is followed by the Cubism of Picasso, then the Surrealism of Salvador Dali. We will finish with the beautiful flowers of Post-Modernist Georgia O’Keefe. The children will produce art in a variety of media including paint and oil pastel.


The National Gallery Visit Autumn 2021

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Topic Maps


Our Class Book

The Van Gogh Deception by Deron Hicks 

When a young boy is discovered in Washington DC's National Gallery without any recollection of who he is, so begins a high-stakes race to unravel the greatest mystery of all: his identity.

As the stakes continue to rise, the boy must piece together the disjointed clues of his origins while using his limited knowledge to stop one of the greatest art frauds ever attempted. Digitally interactive, this breath-taking museum mystery offers QR codes woven throughout the book that bring renowned paintings to the children's fingertips.


A Few Reminders

The children should arrive in the classroom from 8.45am and they will be set quiet activities while before school begins at 8.50am with the register. Please ensure your child is in by this time. They will also need a water bottle in school, particularly on PE days.

Mobile phones are a potential safeguarding risk and therefore children may not bring mobile phones to school. If there is a specific reason for a Year 6 child to bring a phone to school, the phone must then be taken to the office in the morning and collected at the end of the school day. Phones may not be used on school premises.

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