Y6 – Blackman Class
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Welcome to Year 6!
This academic year, Miss Buckley and Mr Campbell will be your class teachers.
Our class’ namesake is Malorie Blackman, who was born in Clapham! She has written many fantastic stories including Cloud Busting, Hacker and Noughts and Crosses. We will be dipping into these texts this year and would love for children and parents to let us know the ones they enjoyed reading together at home too.
The children in Year 6 have reached the top of John Burns and this is the time when pupils begin to prepare for life after leaving us. Moving from primary to secondary school means that they will be expected take a greater responsibility for their own learning and to become independent thinkers in their lives beyond the classroom. As their teachers, it is our intention to make sure that they develop the skills required so as to support their transition into secondary school, through increasing their independence, leadership opportunities and academic success. Learning expectations are very high as we prepare to send them off in July, ‘secondary ready’. All of our Year 6 team want the students to embrace their learning whilst having fun, but we expect all children to demonstrate the school values at all times whilst doing this, with expectations set high.
This term will start with our brand-new curriculum topic XX. We will be delving deep into our three curriculum focus areas which are made up of the 3 Ps: person, place and point. The 3 Ps will enable your child to learn new things and spark curiosity in their minds. The three curriculum focus points for year 6 include:
· Person: Krystyna Skarbek (the life a female WW2 spy)
· Place: Bletchley Park (once the top-secret location of WW2 code breakers)
· Point: 1939 (a key point in time for Britain, focusing on the Blitz)
If you have any expertise or resources that may enrich our children’s’ learning and bring the past to life, please let us know. We would love to hear from you.
Our timetable includes Music on Tuesday afternoons, Italian on Wednesday afternoons, and PE on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. We are lucky enough to have a Wandsworth Music Specialist, helping the children to read musical notation and develop their own music and much more!
If you have any questions or concerns, we are always out on the playground after school every day, or you can make an appointment with the school office to see us.
Thank you for all your help and support throughout this important year.
Miss Buckley and Mr Campbell