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Chalgrove Community Primary School

Working Together for Excellence

Year 6


The autumn term will see us learning more about our amazing planet – from how animals have evolved and adapted to their habitat and conditions to the role that we can play as global citizens.
Our first half term will focus more on physical geography and what gives the Earth its unique life – water. This will see us learning more about rivers, how they are formed and their features and will culminate in a field trip to a local river. We will also look at evolution and how life on our planet has adapted to survive in certain conditions.
Our second half term will focus more on the impact that human life has had on planet Earth and the subsequent responsibility that we all have to help save the environment by using renewable energy resources and altering our lifestyles to reduce our carbon footprint. November 2015 is 'Energy Month' and will see us incorporating a 'Switch-Off Fortnight' into our work.



PE will take place on Tuesdays, with swimming in Term 1 until the end of October, and Fridays.



Each Tuesday, pupils will be given an English, maths or topic homework to complete for the following Monday. There may be additional research homeworks given out on an ad hoc basis.Every Monday will see children receive a new set of weekly spellings which they will then be tested on each Thursday morning. Spellings also need to be written out neatly in handwriting books; these should be completed by Thursday before the test. There will also be big spellings tests in terms 2, 4 and 5 to test spellings from the statutory Year 6 word list. These should be revised throughout the year.


If children or parents have any concerns about homework, please come in and see me at the end of the school day and I will do my utmost to help.