St John's Upper Holloway C.E Primary School

Jesus said: 'Love each other as I have loved you'. - John 15:12


Welcome to Year 6

Hello and welcome to the Year 6 page! This is where you will find all the information you need to know about what we will be doing in Year 6 this term.  There is so much to look forward to this year, including: being stretched and challenged, an exciting curriculum, trips, school journey and an end of year production. Your last year at St John's is going to be brilliant!

Remember: it's really important to be at school every day, on time and ready to learn.

Note to parents: Although children will take the SATS test later in the year, we try our best to prepare them through our normal curriculum. It is important that children complete their homework and read every day.  

Covid Information

In order to keep everyone as safe as possible, adults coming inside of the school grounds must be wearing a mask - this applies to picking up at the end of the day. We will have a soft start where by the back gate will be opened at 8:45am, giving everyone a chance to settle in and start the day in a great way!
Please make sure you have a waterbottle that is named and is brought in every day for keeping ourselves hydrated. Everyone will have a reading book in school and a different book or books that they are reading and writing about at home. If you would like to return a book from home, this should only be done on a Monday, and must be put in our 'Returned Books' box at the front of our classroom. Finally, on Wednesday, everyone should wear their PE kit to and from school (please make sure the PE kit is appropriate for all weather types, just in case it turns unexpectedly!)


This Terms Topics

Humanities - How did the Ancient Greek infulence the Western World?

In this unit, we will spend time looking at the progress Greece made in many areas of life to see in we can spot their influence in our modern lives. We will make sure we know where Ancient Greek was its over arching timeline.  We will explore  and research areas such as democracy and city rule, philosophy and story-telling, sports, language and sculpture and record our findings.  From this, we will make our own judgements as to whether the great had an impact on our lives.

Science - Can light go round corners?

In Year 3 we learned about sources of light, how light reflects off objects so that we can see and how different objects reflect different amounts of light and shadows. We will make sure we recognise that light travels in straight lines and explain how this idea to explain that we can see objects because they reflect light from a light source into the eye.  

As always, homework will be set on Friday and should be completed by the following Wednesday. Homework will be 'given out' via Seesaw so you must check there every Friday to see your list of tasks for the week.   Each week you will need to do three things for homework:
1. Read every day (Reading Records should be brought in for checking only on Monday)
2. Complete any extras that has been set on Doodle Maths, Tables, English and Spell
3. Keep yourself in the green zone on all of our Doodle apps.