Miss Carey, Mrs Corke, Mr Carey and Miss Holland would like to welcome you to Year 6's 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 (TTRS and Spelling Shed) and read at least three times a week, at home, to an adult.
A Child's War
A siren sounds, a building crumbles, a Spitfire zooms overhead. Take cover. It’s 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson shelter, learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory. Read the diary of Anne Frank, written whilst hiding from the terrifying stormtroopers in a secret annex, and try to empathise with her hopes and fears. Make do and mend. Cook up a family meal from meagre rations. Delve deep into a bygone era, when loose lips sunk ships. And, as peace is declared, let’s get ready to celebrate. Mr Churchill says ‘It’s an unconditional surrender.’
As part of our topic, we have been reading the amazing book Letters From the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll. We are continuing with this wonderful text for the rest of this term. What will Sukie's note mean? Will Oliver ever find her big sister? Who is going to be arriving at the beach? All of the questions will be answered!
In English we write in a cross curricular manner. During the Spring term, we will focus on creating diaries, narratives and non-chronological reports linked to our topic, A Child's war. We will also write descriptive narratives about the Dunkirk Evacuation and a biography about Winston Churchill.
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. Below are the year 5/6 statutory spellings.
Year 6's ambitious mathematicians will be tackling lots of different areas of maths this half term, including metric and imperial measures, area and perimeter and ratio and proportion. At the start of each lesson we undertake an arithmetic challenge (Fluent in Five) and each morning we do a mental maths challenge on our New Wave challenge sheets. 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.
Science and Computing
This half term we are taking a pause on our science and computings lessons as we will be doing a double block of both during the summer term (after SATs). Our next science topic will be Animals including Humans with a focus on the circulatory system. This will be followed by an unit on electricity. In computing, we will be looking at coding, programming and using microbits! We will be doing lots of scientific investigations and working scientifically. Watch this space!
Spellings are given out on Monday, to be tested on a Friday. Children's spellings are handed out on paper in order to practice spellings and handwriting at the same time. Each week, the weekly spellings will be uploaded onto Spelling Shed. The Year 5/6 Statutory Spelling List (please see above) will be on Spelling Shed throughout the
Learning Log tasks are set on a Friday and you will have 2 weeks to complete them, returning them on a Friday. Information will be handed out on paper and posted on Class Dojo.
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.
The children now have English and Maths revision guides. These should be worked through slowly, as per the letter sent home last half term. Please contact a member of the team if you have any questions about revision or the SATs tests.
OUR PE DAY IS MONDAY. CHILDREN SHOULD COME INTO SCHOOL IN THIER KIT:
- PLAIN BLACK TRACKSUIT TROUSERS
- WHITE TOP
- PLAIN BLACK JACKET
- Please ensure that your child is in the correct kit. If you have any questions or queries, please make sure that you speak to a member of the team.
- Each Thursday, half of the class will take part in a karate session. This will swap each half-term. Please come into school in your normal uniform on this day.