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 'The Moving Earth'.
This topic has a big focus on geography learning where will look at the formation of mountains and the features of earthquakes and volcanoes while identifying these around the world on different maps.
During our English lessons, we will be reading Louis Sachar's 'Holes' which is an action-packed story with lots of themes. Where possible, our learning will link to our Moving Earth topic and our class book, including problem solving questions in maths, evolution and the world around us in science and pop art translated into melodies in music.
Time to Talk
This term your child will also be completing their own Time to Talk. This means they will need to plan and deliver a presentation to the rest of their class based on any aspect of WW2. We expect the presentation to last around 3-5 minutes and is a great way for children to practice their speaking and listening skills as well as learning more about their exciting topic. Children can present their information in any way they wish, from bringing props to using PowerPoint.
If they have any documents to share on the computer, please ensure their USB sticks are clearly named or you can email documents to the office by 9am on the day they are presenting (these will always be on a Tuesday). Your child will not be expected to complete any other home learning the week they are presenting. A letter and a sticker with the date that your child will be presenting went home at the beginning of the term. Please contact your child's class teacher if you or your child are unsure when this is.
Photographs will be taken during their presentation and uploaded to the website (see below) for grown ups to be able to see.
For this half term there will be no formal spelling test on a Friday, however we still expect that children practise the common exception words for KS2. Throughout the term we will be recapping key spelling rules and informally testing these words. Please use the sheet below with both sets of common exception word lists to help your child practise at home. Your child may wish to use any of their strategies to help them such as: rainbow writing, silly sentences, pyramid writing and look, cover, write and check.
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:
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.
This year due to the pandemic we have decided to keep our JRSOs from last year, they will be taking part in our half termly meetings to assist our new JRSOs in the role. This will also enable them to help promote road safety awareness around our school, in the local community and give them the experience that they missed out on last year.