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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

In year 6 this year, our teachers are Mrs Curtis, Miss Saunders and Miss Read.

Mrs Aldous, Mrs Jewers and Miss Williams are our teaching assistants and Mrs Barker is our HLTA.

Children may also be invited to work with Mr Cole within a small group.

 

Our topic for this term is 'Blue Planet'. 

 

 

This topic has a big focus on geography and science learning where we will focus on rivers and their features and classifying animals. We will also learn about plastic pollution and the impact it is having on our environment. After half term, our class book will be 'Wonder' with a PSHE focus. Where possible, our learning will link to our Blue Planet topic and our class book. 

 

Spellings

Spelling tests will be conducted on a Friday morning - this term's lists are below. You will know if you are part of the 5 spelling group. Each week, you will be tested on the set of 10 spellings, as well as two bonus spellings that you will not have practised at home. One of the bonus spellings will be from the same spelling rule/pattern/group of words that you are being tested on that week, so you will be able to apply the spelling rule from your other spellings. The other bonus spelling word will be a spelling you have previously been tested on, so you will have already had experience spelling that word.

 

To help you practise your spellings, you can use the Spelling Shed online games through your EdShed login. Your login details will be the same as last year but if you have forgotten them then please speak to your class teacher. Find the login page here:

https://www.edshed.com/en-gb 

Home Learning

The home learning grid has been sent home to pick one activity to do per week. Paper copies of each resource are also available in a resource box found in both year 6 classrooms, along with lined, squared or plain paper. Home learning is due every Friday and will be monitored each week by your child's class teacher. Please make sure your child's home learning has their name on it and is put in the home learning tray each week. 

 

 Home learning club is on a Tuesday lunch time in Miss Edwards' classroom if children would like to complete it in school or are struggling to complete it at home and need some help. As always, if your child is struggling with completing their home learning or they have any questions, they should not hesitate to speak to their class teacher. 

Times Tables Rockstars

Times tables are the foundation for a lot of maths topics that we cover in Year 6. The quicker we are at knowing our times tables and the easier we find them, the easier we will find some of our new Year 6 maths learning. Please try and have a go on Times Tables Rockstars at home when you can and look out for some year group and phase competitions! 

If you need to know your login or password for Times Tables Rockstars check the front of your yellow log book or ask your class teacher.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural understanding in Year 6

 

  • Our topic 'Blue Planet' allows us lots of opportunity to discuss geographical events and the impact of plastic pollution particularly
  • Our class book 'Wonder' after half term, has a big emphasis on inclusion and accepting people's differences
  • We will have weekly Jigsaw PSHE lessons focusing on the themes of 'Being me in my world' and 'Celebrating difference' thinking about our hopes and dreams for the future and setting suitable goals and our rights and responsibilities when treating people equally and the 'power' some people hold over others.
  • We will continue to have fortnightly class council meetings for us all to share our ideas and our school council representatives will lead this discussion and feedback to SLT.
  • In Year 6, some of us have the extra responsibility of being head boy, head girl, a prefect or a house captain. These require great leadership skills and for us to be role models for the rest of the school.
  • Our Sports Leaders and Sports Ambassadors, will also be busy ensuring physical activity is regularly happening in our class. 

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