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Crickhowell Community Primary School

Crickhowell Community Primary School

Year 6


Information for Parents – Autumn Term 2017

Topic for this term:

Stargazers & Hola Mexico

Any further details about this term’s topic:


Journey through space, the final frontier…. Navigate beyond the Sun, the magnificent, blazing star at the centre of the solar system!

We will be investigating the eight planets and taking a look at the moon. Then its 3…2…1…. BLAST OFF! We will be building and launching a rocket for an important test mission. Our topic has a science focus but we will be developing our information writing skills and poetry skills. We will be visiting Cardiff Museum and taking a look inside a Planetarium.

Hola Mexico

Welcome to Mexico! We will explore this magnificent country, from its towering temples and stunning geography to its pulsing rhythms and fun packed festivals. We will be concocting cocktails and Mexican meals and having a feast!

We will be writing myths and legends and instructions during this topic and exploring Mexican dance and celebrations.


The children have all been given HWB usernames and passwords. They have a copy in their reading records. This account gives them access to Office 365 and a wide range of learning tools.

Days which PE kit will be needed:

Tuesday and Friday

Please could kit be in school every day as we will be outdoors so days with be weather dependent.  

Days homework will be set:


Days homework is to be handed in:


Any other ways parents can help

If you have any information or knowledge that you could offer on space and the planets, and are happy to share this with the children please get in touch.

Do you have a telescope we could borrow? Please let us know if you do.

We would appreciate your support this term with listening to your child read regularly and practising the multiplication tables.

Any other general reminders

 Your child will need a healthy snack at break time.

Please ensure that the appropriate school uniform and footwear is worn.

Cloakroom doors get locked shortly after 9am. Children arriving after that must use the main front door.