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Crickhowell Community Primary School

Crickhowell Community Primary School

Year 6



Topic for this term:

Mad Scientists & Alchemy Island

Any further details about this term’s topic:

Mad Scientists

We will be finding out about Mad Scientists for the first half term. The topic will be reading focussed, with plenty of opportunities to carry out science investigations. We will be making animations on the iPads too. We will be preparing and presenting to the rest of the class, using HWB to support our presenting skills!


Alchemy Island

Dim the lights and play some eerie music to create a magical atmosphere as you welcome the Chief Alchemist’s apprentice into your classroom. Under his arm, he carries a golden box containing a map, a key for the map, a riddle and a range of scientific samples from a magical place called Alchemy Island. Wait for the Chief Alchemist’s apprentice to read the riddle and give the children their first task. Can they work out where their journey begins?

We will be writing fantasy stores and focussing on how to be persuasive! We will be carry out investigations in the Alchemy Lab and using coding programmes on the Chrome Books.


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 & Friday, however, this may change depending on the weather. Could indoor and outdoor kit please be in school every day

Days homework will be set:


Days homework is to be handed in:


Any other ways parents can help

We would appreciate your support this term with listening to your child read regularly and practising the multiplication tables. Please could you encourage your child to complete homework tasks set- if there are any problems please contact the class teacher.

Please can you encourage your child to tell the time regularly.

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.