Dream Team

Autumn 1 Newsletter

Welcome to the Dream Team!  It’s lovely to see everyone back and so keen to learn.

Year 6 is set to be a challenging but (hopefully) fun year for us all!  The children will be expected to Aim High all year but we’re sure they will rise to the challenge.

To help us develop our reading skills, we would like to ask you to hear your child read for at least 10 minutes, 3 times a week and sign their reading record.  This can be their class book or a book from their Lexiled reading list, which can be found by logging into Reading Pro.  We appreciate your support with this, we know how busy life can be but those extra reading sessions will help your children to achieve their highest potential.  As a reward for reading regularly, each child will be awarded a sticker each week that they read 3 times to an adult (not including this week!).  If they get 12 stickers, then they will achieve the Bronze Reading Medal!  You can do it Dream Team!



I can explain and discuss my understanding by drawing inferences and justifying these with evidence.

I can make comparisons within and across books.

I can retrieve information from different non-fiction sources.



Properties and changes in materials

I can compare and group materials based on their properties (e.g. hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity, [electrical & thermal], and response to magnets).

I can describe how a material dissolves to form a solution; explaining the process of dissolving.

I can describe and show how to recover a substance from a solution.

I can describe how some materials can be separated.

I can demonstrate how materials can be separated (e.g. through filtering, sieving and evaporating).

I know and can demonstrate that some changes are reversible and some are not.

I can explain how some changes result in the formation of a new material and that this is usually irreversible.

I can discuss reversible and irreversible changes.

I can give evidenced reasons why materials should be used for specific purposes.


Our Passport targets are 

Understand why we have rules and laws in England and always follow these

Show an understanding and commitment to democracy



Your child will receive homework every Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday. 

Weekly homework will be as follows

Week beginning



Maths – iamlearning




Maths – books




Maths – iamlearning




Maths – books




Maths – iamlearning




Maths – books




Topic based homework


Spellings will be handed out on a Wednesday to be tested the following Monday.  Children can then take their books home so that you can see their results but they must have their book in school every Monday.  As you will have seen from the Spelling letter, children are now having 6 spellings a week with the expectation that they will get 5 or 6 correct every week. 

With this letter, we are sending home a copy of the words that children need to spell correctly in Years 5 & 6.  Some of these will be send home for the spelling tests but you may want to work through them with your child as they will need to use them in their writing during Year 6.

Water Bottles
Children are encouraged to bring drinks bottles to school with water so they can have a drink in class.

PE Kit
This half term PE will be on a Thursday and Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child has appropriate kit in school on these days.  Long hair must be tied back and earrings should be removed.

If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help, please come and see one of us.

Mrs Biggin & Mrs Ferreday

Autumn 1 Topic Web

Click to download and view our topic web, with all the exciting things we'll be learning this term: