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Year 6

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Mrs Lewis / Mrs King

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Mr Clifford

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Teacher Profiles

Welcome to Year 6!

We are so excited for the start of a new academic year and we plan to spend lots of time having fun and settling the children back in to the school routine. Our Harry Potter topic, “The Boy Who Lived” will be launched on the first day back and the children will enjoy two house point challenges: The Neville Longbottom Egg Drop Challenge and Duelling Club. The children will also enjoy “The Sorting Ceremony” and will sorted into one of the four Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry Houses: Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Gryffindor and Slytherin. Before this ceremony, pupils will even have the opportunity to write to the Sorting Hat to persuade him to sort them in their preferred house. The children will then be encouraged to earn as many house points as possible during the first half of the autumn half term, ready for the awarding of the House Cup at Dumbledore’s Feast (details to be confirmed depending on government guidance).

The Year 6 team would now like to draw your attention to some of the other highlights planned for this first half term. Your children will be immersed in the world of Harry Potter as they learn about chemistry and biology through the respective “Hogwarts” subjects of Potions and Herbology. In English, pupils will be learning about magical creatures, and will be writing a discussion text which asserts the advantages and disadvantages of keeping a magical creature as a pet. Our class reader this half term is Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and, in guided reading, we will be studying David Almond’s novel, “Skellig”, which deals with magic in a subtler way. In PE, students will have the opportunity to develop their dance skills for a performance at Dumbledore’s Feast, and will have the chance to play and adapt Muggle Quidditch. Finally, the children are all greatly enjoying designing and making a familiar (pet) that can keep them company throughout the academic year ahead.

It truly is an exciting curriculum this half term, and we look forward to showcasing it to you at Dumbledore’s Feast (subject to government guidance enabling parents and carers to attend). We will also see you at the autumn term parents’ evening (dates and details to be confirmed).

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