Miss Carey, Mrs Walker 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.
Keep revisiting our page to see our fabulous work!
A CHILD'S WAR
Our topic this half term is A Child's War. We will be finding out lots more about the causes of World War Two, it's impact on the Home Front and how it would have affected us if we were alive in 1940s Britain. We will be going on a very exciting trip to Eden Camp for a real life experience, making our own war-time recipes and even writing letters to our MP about the need to remember the war! Keep an eye on this web page to see what we produce!
To support our topic, we will be reading two absolutely wonderful books in class. In whole class reading we will begin "Letters from the Lighthouse" (by Emma Caroll) which is an exhilerating tale of the adventures of an evacuee during WW2. We will also be supporting our learning with the beautifully illustrated book "The Lion and the Unicorn" by Shirley Hughes. Please speak to a member of the team if you would like any more information about these books.
In English we will be writing in a cross curricular manner, creating recounts, narratives and letters linked to our topic, A Child's War. We will be writing newspaper reports about the outbreak of war, intrsructions for real war-time bomb shelters and extended narrative pieces which will demonstrate our amazing non-fiction skills.
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 have started working on the 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 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 given out on a Friday, to be completed by Monday.
Children are expected to read every day in Year 6, in order to best prepare them for their SATs tests.
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.