Pendennis Road, Downend, South Gloucestershire, BS16 5JJ

01454 866516

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Christ Church CofE Junior School

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Year 6

Welcome to the Year 6 page. Here you'll find lots of essential information like spelling lists, links to learning websites and reminders for trips, special days and camp!

Science

This term our topic is 'Earth and Space'. We'll be learning about the Earth, Sun and Moon, our Solar System, Day and Night, Time Zones and how our understanding of space has changed over time, including some famous scientists and their discoveries.

On Wednesday 14th November, we will have a very exciting visit from the Explorer Dome and each class with a have their own show to learn more about the wonders of space.

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6RH were amazing this afternoon. With a range of materials, they worked in groups to make Anderson shelters as part of our WW2 topic. Their DT work will also feature in our class assembly on Wednesday 24th October! Well done Falcons!

Year 6 World War Two Day - Friday 19th October

We are planning a day of activities to immerse the children in life as a child during WW2. As part of this, we would love the children to dress up in 1940s style clothes. This can be as simple as school shorts/trousers, a shirt and woolly jumper/tank top for boys and school skirt, blouse and cardigan for girls. Other ideas could include flat caps or berets, traditional cotton dresses, shawls and plaited hair. You might like to work together to put together a 1940s packed lunch with food that would have been available during the war!

Please keep sending in any shoe boxes and strong small cardboard boxes (e.g. from pet food sachets or laundry tablets) for the activities we’ll be running.

On Wednesday 26th September, we had a great visit to Life Skills at the CREATE centre in Bristol. The children took part in 19 scenarios to look at potential hazards, first aid and personal safety around the home, on the street and in everyday life. They even got the chance to practise making 999 calls! You can take a virtual 360 tour of the centre and find support resources at their website http://lifeskills-bristol.org.uk/

Well done to all the children who behaved so well during the day and really impressed us with their mature attitude to safety.

Reminders

Kingfisher Class have forest schools on Friday 16th and 23rd.

Falcon Class have forest schools on Wednesday 21st and 28th.

Please remember to have correct PE kit in school at all times, including tracksuits for cold weather, outdoor trainers and a hairband to tie up long hair.

Children should be reading at home 5 times a week and having their reading record signed by an adult.

Spelling

Here is the spelling list for Term 2. Each new spelling pattern will be introduced on a Tuesday, practised throughout the week and tested on the following Monday. Don't forget the statutory words which don't always fit the patterns, but you need to know how to spell by the end of Year 6.

Here are some ideas for ways to practise your spellings at home. Think carefully about which strategies work best for you and which ones are appropriate for the spelling pattern or group you are working on.