We hope that you had a fabulous half term!
Remember that Monday 4th November is a training day so enjoy it - read lots and rest!
News flash: PE continues to be on Mondays and Fridays.
In addition to this, please wear your PE kit on Thursday, 7th November,
so that we can perform your cheer routines during the open afternoon.
Welcome to Year 6 and we hope you enjoy reading our class page. Topic information will be updated ready for the start of each half term. Latest news will be updated fortnightly on a Thursday. Photographs will be updated after an event.
As Year 6 children, we are becoming even more responsible and independent learners. We inspire and cultivate a mature approach to taking control of our own learning, becoming ready to face the risks and challenges in our futures, whilst developing independence, resilience, teamwork and empathy.
Mrs Myers, Miss Hicks, Mrs Crabtree, Mrs Meek and Mrs Questa are all involved with teaching and learning in Year 6.
Mrs Myers will be teaching Mon, Tuesday, Wednesday morning, Thursday afternoon and alternate Wednesday afternoons.
Miss Hicks will be teaching Thursday morning and all day Friday.
Mrs Meek will be teaching alternate Wednesday afternoons.
Mrs Crabtree is our Teaching Assistant and will be supporting teaching and learning every morning.
Mrs Questa will be joining us on a Friday morning to teach small groups of children.
Our PE days are Mondays and Fridays. Please ensure that you are wearing your PE uniform, have long hair tied up and earrings either removed or coved with a plaster. Monday will be indoor PE and Friday will be outdoor PE.
Monday 4th November – Training Day
Thursday 7th November – Year 6 Topic Sharing Open Afternoon from 2.30pm
14-11-19 and 21-11-19: Parent Consultation Evening
06-01-20: Staff Training Day
05-03-20 and 12-03-20: Parent Consultation Evening
25-03-20: Year 6 Topic Afternoon
Monday 30th March - Wednesday 1st April - BikeAbility for Y6. More information will follow.
11-05-20 until 14-05-20: - KS2 SATs Week
01-06-20: Staff Training Day
10-07-20: Year 6 Topic Share Morning. 9:10 - 10.20
Parent Open afternoon on Thursday, 7th November 2019. This is from 2:30pm onwards. We hope to see you here but there will be activities for all children to do so don't worry if you can't come due to work and other commitments : )
In preparation for the children being ‘High School Ready’ homework will be planned in the following way:
In Year 6, the children will all receive a homework diary in which they will record all their homework and deadlines. These are similar to the journals most schools use in Year 7. These will need signing each week and brought into school every day.
Curriculum this half term:
Topic Ancient Benin
Children to be able to understand what they read by:
The first half term we will be writing:
Non-Fiction – The Invention of the Lightbulb.
Fiction – The Alchemist’s Letter
Diary genre to prose
Interview – Understanding character through dialogue.
Non-fiction – A piece linked with our topic – shhhhhhh…. To be confirmed
We will cover the following objectives:
The children can:
• write effectively for a range of purposes and audiences, selecting language that shows good awareness of the reader (e.g. the use of the first person in a diary; direct address in instructions and persuasive writing)
• in narratives, describe settings, characters and atmosphere
• integrate dialogue in narratives to convey character and advance the action
• use a range of devices to build cohesion (e.g. conjunctions, adverbials of time and place, pronouns, synonyms) within and across paragraphs
Year 6 will continue to follow the Read Write Inc Spelling programme. Each unit will cover a spelling pattern focus and a selection of Y5/6 Statutory Spellings. The children will have a weekly spelling test. This will either consist of selection of spellings linked to the spelling pattern which will be practised during the lessons or the Year 5/6 orange words. The children will bring their spelling log books home daily where spellings will be recorded by the children.
Unit 1: Suffixes – verb endings and superlatives
Unit 2: Suffixes – verb endings and changing verbs to nouns and nouns to adjectives
Unit 3: Suffixes – Noun to adjective
Unit 4: Suffixes – ‘Swap, double, drop!’
Unit 5: Suffixes – Dropping the ‘y’
Read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10 000 000 and including decimals down to thousandths.
Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy (Nearest whole number, ten, thousand etc)
Use negative numbers in context and calculate intervals across zero.
Mental methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
It is a statutory requirement that all children know their times tables by the end of Y4. We will continue to monitor this with weekly tests on a Wednesday (including multiplying decimals such as 9 x 6 = , 9 x 0.6 =
Formal Written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division (short and long formal methods).
Order of operations – BIDMAS / BODMAS
Reasoning and problems relating to all the above.
Our first topic will be all about Light, covering the following objectives:
The World Wide Web – Communicating, E-safety and using the internet.
The Creation Story versus Science.
Are these views conflicting or can they be complementary?
Our PE days are Mondays and Fridays. Please ensure that you are wearing your school PE uniform, have long hair tied up and earrings either removed or covered with a plaster. We will be outdoors on a Monday for our PE sessions.
Monday: Gymnastics Coach. The children will look at creating and linking sequences to specific timings as a team. Indoor PE.
Friday: Team games and ball control skills. This is about leading a team and communicating a strategy. This will be outdoors so please wear appropriate clothing.
This will be linked to our residential.
This will be taught Autumn 2
This will be taught Autumn 2
Watercolour skills linked to our topic.
This will be linked to our topic.