Downfield Primary School

Downfield Road, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross, Herts, EN8 8SS

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Year 6P

Welcome back to school and welcome to your new class.

This half term we will be focusing on The tudors in topic and will end our topic with a trip to Hatfield House on the 23rd October.

 

As a reminder:

  • Homework is due in on a Wednesday.
  • Reading records will be checked on a Tuesday.
  • PE is on a thursday afternoon.
  • We are swimming on a Friday afternoon, please make sure children bring their kit in. 

 

Applications to secondary schools are due in by the end October, information has been sent home. Information about open evenings should be available on each secondary school's website. 

 

 

 

On 23rd October, we visited Hatfield House. Henry VIII owned Hatfield House and used it as a nursery for his three children (Mary, Elizabeth and Edward). We were able to find out about life their in Tudor times and meet Henry VIII himself! Enter text...

Spelling and Grammar.

As a key aspect of the Year 6 curriculum, it is very important that your children are practising both in school as well as at home.

Below is access to Espresso Learning, a website which has in depth focus on many aspects of your child's curriculum.  

We are including the spelling and grammar resources from years 2-5 as this will help build and establish a strong understanding required for the year 6 text. 

Although not a year 6 requirement , we highly recommend that all children read through this website regularly and take part in the games. 

By re visiting and practising the information from all year groups your children will be in a better position when learning new year 6 grammar goals. 

 

 

Literacy. 

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The last two weeks we have been studying the book "Mirror-Jeanie Baker". The children have used drama as well as discussion to explore the graphic novel before starting to write a diary entry from the perspective of the characters. 

The children have enjoyed using this book as it has allowed them to discover countries that they may have not encountered before. 

 

Team Building. 

To introduce ourselves to becoming a year 6 team, rather than separate classes, we took part in three team building activities. 

The children were mixed into groups from both classes and required to use communication skills to complete each task. 

 

 

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