Autumn Term 1 – Week 1, Friday 8.9.23

We have had a super start to the new academic year in year 6. We have began the year knowing it is a fresh start and as long as we try our best we can achieve year 6 goals. Your children have shown manners and respect to staff and their peers.

In English, we have planned our very own welcome page in our Creative Curriculum books. We have used exciting vocabulary and have set our personal targets for the year. Next week, we will publish our first piece of writing and demonstrate a high standard of presentation.

In Maths, we have begun our times tables and division facts journey by recapping the twos! We have studied numbers beyond a million and have a developed a securing understanding of place value in numeral and word form.

In Science, we have recapped the the vital organs in the human body and discussed their functions. Each week, we will have a Scientist of the Week. Look out for the certificates arriving home 🙂

We have began our first topic this week and studied some of the key events and factors which lead to WWI. Here is an overview for you. Try to ask your child about their knowledge so far.


Before the War

In the early 1900s, Britain was one of the world’s most powerful nations and had a large empire. British politicians wanted to avoid wars, there had been a period of peace in Europe. However, Germany was becoming a cause for concern, ruled by an ambitious kaiser who was envious of Britain’s military strength. 

Causes of War

The First World War started after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on 28th June 1914. However, other factors, including imperialism, nationalism, militarism and alliances between countries, also contributed towards war breaking out.

Warring Countries

The war was fought between two groups: the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire) and the Allied and Associated Powers (27 countries, including Britain and its dominions, France, Russia, Japan, Portugal and Italy). Britain’s dominions included Australia, Canada, the Indian subcontinent, New Zealand, Newfoundland, South Africa and parts of the Caribbean and Africa

Year 6 P.E is on Monday and Friday please make sure your child is wearing the correct P.E kit (white top, black shorts, red jumper, trainers and hair tied back). If you child arrives without their P.E Kit a school one will be provided.

Year 6 Welcome Meeting is Wednesday 13th September at 3.20pm; we hope you can join us to find out all about your child’s final academic year at Newham Bridge Primary School. We are aware some parents and carers may be unable to join us due to prior commitments; therefore, we have placed the presentation below if you have any questions please contact the school (email or phone).

Eden Camp Trip is Thursday 5th October forms have been handed out, please make sure both parts of the consent are completed and handed in. The Payment is to be made via the School Gateway App.

These children all received full marks on their times tables test (multiplication and division questions):

Zak, Shia, Inaya, Jacob, Faheem, Ajeet, Zach, Keira, Zarwa, Dominic, Simar, Grace, Isobelle, Layla.H, John 🙂

The Year 6 Team would like to wish Alfie.M a very happy 11th birthday. We hope you have a lovely weekend celebrating your special day.

We have been thoroughly impressed with the start all children have made to year 6 – keep it up 🙂

2KT – Mollie for a confident start to year 6 and a great effort in all lessons.

2DJ – Bethany for a calm and hardworking start to year 6.

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