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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

 

We will regularly update the class page with important information for Year 6 children this year. Below you can find the team in Year 6, PE days, Homework and a Overview of what is to be taught this half term. 

Teaching Assistant - Miss Munro

Our class novels for this half term are:

 

Cogheart 

by Peter Bunzl

 

and 

 

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief 

by Rick Riordan

 

Half Term 4 Overview

In this half term, Year 6 shall be:

Maths - exploring units of measurement, ratio and properties of shapes.

English - creating non-chronological reports;, exploring story openers; writing instruction and explanation texts; and narratives. 

Science - investigating light. 

WC Reading - using fiction texts such as 'Cogheart' by Peter Bunzl and extracts from non-fiction texts. 

Geography - Studying the impacts of a geographical feature (volcanoes) on people. 

History - Investigative how crime and punishment have changed over time. 

PE - developing net and ball skills. 

French - following instructions in a classroom.

ICT -  using data to create spreadsheets.

D&T - Creating a steady hand game.

 

PE Days

PE shall take place on a Tuesday and a Friday. 

Maths - Homework will be assigned in class on Friday in paper form. Homework is to be returned by the following Friday. 

Pupils are expected to regularly use Times Table Rockstars to improve fluency of times tables. 

Spellings - Spelling are handed out at the end of each week also and tested on the Friday the week after. Spellings homework is also assigned on Spelling Shed. Log ins will be handed out at the beginning of the year for both TTRS and Spelling Shed.  

Reading- every day for 15 mins. This can be independent or with an adult. Reading with an adult is highly encouraged.

Reading Books   

Regular reading at home is a key component to learning. Children will be given a reading book to take home at the start of the half term. When they read with an adult, they are expected to record this in their reading journal and have it signed.  For every three reads that the children complete and log with an adult, they shall receive a golden ticket to be entered for a prize draw at the end of the term. 

Please ensure you comment and sign reading record books. If your child is struggling with their book or do not enjoy it after attempts at reading it then let us know.

 

Year 6 have SAT tests at the end of year (May), below are a variety of links that may help with preparation and revision.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/sats/page1.htm

http://www.compare4kids.co.uk/maths.php

http://uk.ixl.com/math/year-6

PE days for Year 6 

PE will be on a Tuesday and a Friday.

Please ensure your child comes to school in their PE kit on those days. 

PE Kit = black pumps, white T-shirt or school T-shirt and black shorts. 

 

Remember earrings cannot be worn for PE and must be taped if unable to remove BEFORE school.

 

 

 

 

Look what we have been up to so far this year...

updates throughout school year.

 

 

Gymnastics - We tried a range of different counter-balances and group balances.

National Library Week

 

During National Library Week, Year 6 visited the local Frankley library where the librarian, David, shared his wealth of knowledge with the class. The children even recommended some books that David should request for the library!

Children can have fun and really improve their French by playing games and activities on-line.  Try these great sites, and let us know if you find any more:

 www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/french  - a brilliant site with videos, games and teaching.

www.french-games.net  - a site with many fun, interactive games.

www.digitaldialects.com/French.htm  - also has some good games on a variety of topics.

We would love to hear any comments you may have on the photos of activities we share with you.

Awards

Awards we have received so far.

  • Primary Science
  • Healthy Schools
  • Health for Life
  • Artsmark Award
  • EEF
  • Big Lottery Fund
  • Music Mark