Miss Carey, Miss Holland, Miss Fenton and Mr Carey would like to welcome you to Year 6's wonderful web page!
Our classroom is a warm, welcoming and happy environment with opportunities for all children to learn and grow. We respect and care for each other, encouraging everyone to be the best that they can be. We try our best to embody the school's Christian values in all that we do.
In Year 6 we strive to have high standards and expect all children to be wearing the correct uniform, complete all homework that is set and read at least three times a week, at home, to an adult.
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Welcome to the planet’s coldest lands. Vast wilds and hostile territories; incredibly beautiful, yet often deadly. Take shelter from the elements or fall prey to icy winds and the deepest chill. Trek bravely and valiantly across treacherous terrain to the ends of the Earth, treading deep in snow or being pulled by a team of mighty sled dogs. Be alert, for magnificent mammals roam these lands, sometimes hungry or fresh for a fight. Perhaps a hungry polar bear or an Arctic fox is hunting rodents, as swift as the wind. Research facts and figures of climate, temperature, habitats and ecosystems, and compose evocative poems about the Northern Lights. Become part of an Antarctic rescue team, braving the elements to rescue terrified passengers from a ship struck by a deadly iceberg that hides deep beneath the Southern Ocean. Wrap up well and settle by the fire. I’m just going outside and may be some time.
As part of our Frozen Kingdom topic, we will be reading the beautiful book Sky Song by Abi Elphinstone. Sky Song tells the story of the snowy kingdom of Erkenwald, where whales glide between icebergs, wolves hunt on the tundra and polar bears roam the glaciers. But the people of this land aren’t so easy to find. Because Erkenwald is ruled by a cruel Ice Queen and you must stay hidden or risk becoming another of her prisoners.
In English we will be writing in a cross curricular manner, creating recounts, narratives and letters linked to our topic, Frozen Kingdom. We will be writing chronological reports, formal and informal letters and narratives linked to myths and legends.
In year 6 we will also be focusing closely on our SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) and applying this knowledge consistently in our writing along with our amazing Alan Peat sentence structures.
In Year 6, we constantly strive to be ambitious and effective writers, creating texts with purpose which entertain and inform our readers and using our best vocabulary, spelling, handwriting, punctuation and grammar.
Year 6's ambitious mathematicians will be tackling lots of different areas of maths this half term, including place value, numbers up to 10 million, the four key operations and lots of reasoning work. This year we will be continuing our Power Maths scheme which focuses on reasoning and looking at questions in different ways. So far we have really enjoyed challenging ourselves with the new material and have loved the discussion and partner work elements of the scheme.
We will continue to work on our arithmetic skills and timestables as these underpin the basis of everything we do in maths. It would be fantastic if these skills could be practiced at home. We expect the children to use Times Table Rockstars at least twice weekly but please see Miss Carey if you would like any further help.
Spellings are given out on Monday, to be tested on a Friday.
Learning Log tasks are set on a Friday and you will have 2 weeks to complete them, returning them on a Friday.
Maths homework is Timestable Rockstars which should be accessed at least twice a week. Please speak to a member of the team if you have problems logging on.
Children are expected to read every day in Year 6, in order to best prepare them for their SATs tests. Reading books should be in school every day and they can be changed on Monday and Thursdays.
As the year progresses, we will expect children to begin to complete revision exercises at home, which will be given out on days TBC. Please speak to Miss Carey if you would like any support before this time.
P.E. kits should be brought into school every Monday and may return home on Friday to be washed. This is to ensure that kits are available every day in school, so that children do not miss out when opportunities arise for extra P.E.