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Year 6

Welcome to our class page. Here you will find all of the exciting things that we are getting up to in Year 6. Whether you are a child or a parent, this section will have information to help you maximise learning and find out about what is going on, including homework, curriculum details for each year group and wider learning opportunities.

 

Mr Cox and Miss Fitzpatrick

 

This year our P.E. lessons are on Tuesday and Friday. 

Please remember to sign reading diaries daily - if a diary is left at school a signed note is fine. 

This week in Year 

5th of November - Hope for the world and mankind week

All week year 6 will be looking closely at the topic of remembrance. We have many activities, trips out and guest visits this week so be sure to check the dates to remember.

Dates to remember: This Monday is the first day of hope for mankind week, year 6 will be looking closely at the WW1 Christmas truce.

Tuesday - Make sure you remember your pink or purple T-Shirts year 6 as we will need them ready for our whole school 'Rainbow of Hope' photograph. We also are lucky enough to have a special guest visitor from John Kyrle High School who will be leading our assembly.

Wednesday - Today the children will be treated to a very special music concert-assembly with the musical stylings of our guest singer - April Shipton. This will be a singalong assembly with songs on the topic of hope.

Thursday (due to a later lunch could all children have a slightly larger snack today)- A very big day for year 6. Year 6 parents are invited to watch our year 6 assembly which will be on the topic of remembrance. If all parents could be ready and in the hall for 9:10 we should be able to start promptly. 

Shortly after, year 6 will be visiting the Korean Veterans Memorial and later the prospect to take part in an act of remembrance. We will also be singing for the gathered dignitaries. The children will then have an opportunity to meet various members of the Royal British Legion and other service members at the Royal for squash and biscuits.

Finishing up our very busy day we are delighted to welcome an ex-prisoner of war who spent WWII in a Japanese Prisoner of War camp. We will have a short talk followed by an opportunity to ask some questions. 

Friday - On Friday the Year 6s have the opportunity to visit St Marys for an afternoon hands-on remembrance 'experience'. 

 

15th of October

Dates to remember: This Wednesday is the social, emotional and behavioral parents evening. For more details please see the office. 

Firstly, a massive congratulations to the year 6 Hi-Fives netball team who confidently won their pool! Excellent displays of sporting prowess from all involved.

Year 6s have now received their parts for the year 6 class assembly on the topic of remembrance. They have been given small slips with their lines on. The full script is also available in the documents section of our class page, alongside lyrics of songs should you want to rehearse further. 

Those who have volunteered for the civic service this coming Sunday have been busy rehearsing. They are also heading to St Mary's church to try out the acoustics this Tuesday afternoon. 

Digital leaders will be busy all Wednesday assisting Ashfield Park host a local area Digital leaders conference

In sporting news, good luck to our quicksticks team who will be representing Ashfield Park at a tournament this Wednesday. 

Rounding up another busy week at Ashfield Park we are very fortunate to have the Ogden Trust visiting year 6 for a very special hands-on practical afternoon of science experiments and displays.

10th of October 

Today in Year 6, we had a special assembly led by Mrs Jones and Miss Stephens, which linked to World Mental Health Day. We continued to think about our mental health and our feelings. During circle time activities, we discussed what makes us happy and strategies for coping with different emotions. In Year 6 we thoroughly enjoy participating in a range of mindfulness activities. Today Miss Fitzpatrick read the story of Inside Out to us all whilst we performed a range of traditional yoga positions. We learned that yoga is a great relaxation tool. 

 

Next week, selected Year 6 children have been chosen to participate in the Quick sticks School Games tournament at John Kyrle High School. 

 

2nd of October

A busy week for our year 6s, I am sure they are all very excited about their upcoming taster day at John Kyrle High School this Thursday.

All children will be taken to John Kyrle by bus from Ashfield - it is important that all children come to Ashfield as normal and do not walk to John Kyrle.

On the taster day, the children will get to experience some exciting secondary school lessons and even have a free lunch (apparently there is such a thing!).

Year 6s must wear their normal Ashfield uniforms and must also bring something to write with as John Kyrle will not be providing pens or pencils.

In sporting news we wish our netballers good luck at the high fives tournament this Wednesday.

 

26th September 

We have had a fantastic day celebrating National Health and Fitness Day. An incredibly refreshing start to the day, with the introduction of our 'Mile-a-Day'. Thank you to all of our parents who joined in with the walk or run. 

We continued the theme of Health and Fitness Day through activities which taught us what it meant to be healthy. 

Across the country, many schools and businesses participated in the plank challenge. We gave it our best shot to see who could hold the plank position for the longest in Year 6. 

As part of being healthy we understand that it is not just about being physical but we need to relax and have time to be mindful. Throughout the morning, we listened to mindfulness music and guided meditation. 

 

 

19th September

Reading: In order to continue our drive on reading your children should have brought their lovely new reading diaries home.

Reading is a core part of homework at Ashfield Park and it is expected that your child reads for 15 minutes per day at home. In order to make sure this is happening we are asking for diaries to be signed by an adult daily. If the diary is not around e.g left at school it is fine to write pages read and sign a scrap of paper to be brought in. Additionally, If your child attends after-school club or breakfast club and reads an adult there is more than happy to sign. 

 

 

 Bikeability continues... There have been some large changes to Bikeablity this year. Please view the 'Bikeability 2019' letter as listed below.

 

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