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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:

 

A Monster Calls

by Patrick Ness

 

and 

 

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief 

by Rick Riordan

 

Half Term 6 Overview

In this half term, Year 6 shall be:

conducting their Year 6 Leavers Assembly - Friday 19th July at 2pm. 

Sports Day - 2nd July (weather permitting). 

Maths - investigating Maths in the real world.

English - writing suspense stories using the Nowhere Emporium, a non-chronological report on famous Outlaws.

Science - investigating light and the body of humans and animals. 

WC Reading - using fiction texts such as 'A Monster Calls' by Patrick Ness and extracts from non-fiction texts. 

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

PE - developing orienteering abilities and life skills through swimming.

French - learning about animals and life cycles.

ICT -  using data to create spreadsheets.

D&T - Designing and coding a tool for exploring and a three-course meal in Food.

 

PE Days

PE shall take place on a Tuesday and a Wednesday (Swimming)

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 Wednesday.

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!

As part of Careers Week, Year 6 were visited by soldiers from the army. During the visit, the children learnt about different roles in the army from medics to musicians. They also took part in team building and problem solving activities. 

Inspire Workshop - Forestopoly

Year 6 wowed their parents with their maths knowledge as they accumulated merits and collected parts of the school!

World Book Day 2024

Year Six celebrated World Book Day with some impressive costumes of their favourite characters! Some even forgot to get changed out of their pyjamas!

They created some excellent stories based on 'Return' by Aaron Becker and portals to others world in their art pieces.

Trip to Bell Heath

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