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Year 6: Honey Buzzards

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Teacher: Mr Gook


Hola Mexico 

This half term,  we will be learning about Mexico in our Learning Project entitled 'Hola Mexico.'
Within this, we will be researching the Ancient Maya and their lifestyle. We will be comparing their way of life with those of other ancient civilizations, along with our own and will be producing fact files to demonstrate our knowledge. As well as this, we will be exploring the major cities of the Maya and discussing potential reasons for their location.


We have already started our Learning Project by finding out about the different countries that make up Central America and finding out which countries the Mayans came from. We have used an atlas to find out what the terrain is like in these countries and have used our inference skills to think about why the Mayans might have settled in these locations. 


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Home Learning.


Home learning of spelling and English or Maths will be given out on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday. This home learning will take a variety of forms and will include some learning being completed online. Children have been provided with login details for MyMaths ( and IXL ( which will be used to set home learning. 


We would appreciate your support in helping your child to complete these activities as they are critical to their academic development and will promote our Learning Value of responsibility. 


Timestables are an important part of the children's mathematical knowledge and form the foundations to many other aspects with in maths. Therefore, it is vital that timestables are practiced daily to ensure a fluid and rapid recall of these facts. To support the learning of these facts, children have been provided with login details to access the Pixl timestable app( )  


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Daily reading of 15 minutes should be completed and recorded in the Home/School Reading Logs.

PE and Forest Schools 

Children will have P.E sessions on Fridays. For children to participate fully in these sessions, it is essential that they have their P.E kit with them on a daily basis.


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In addition, children will partake in Forest School sessions on Fridays. Please ensure that they have welly boots or other appropriate shoes available in school for these sessions. It would also be advisable for children to have a coat or waterproof clothing on these days. 


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Important dates 


24th September 2018 - Art Week 

25th September 2018 - Sparkling Start

25th September 2018 - Opening Evening at Ormiston Denes (5:30pm - 8:00pm)

3rd October 2018 - No Pens Wednesday

19th October - Be bright, Be seen dress up day

22nd - 26th October 2018 - Half Term 

If you have any questions, please come and speak to me or another member of the Year 6 team.

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