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 'World War Two'.
This topic has a big focus on history learning where we will identify the significant people and events associated with World War Two and what life was like for all that lived through it. For the first half term, we will be reading Emma Carroll's 'Letters from the Lighthouse' which is a historical mystery book set in World War Two times. Where possible, our learning will link to our World War Two topic and our class book, including problem solving questions in maths, a make do and mend project in DT, songs from the war in music and considering how the light house works in our science electricity learning.
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:
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.
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 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 anything 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 Tuesdays). Your child will not be expected to complete any other home learning the week they are presenting. Please see the letter below for further details and the date of your child's Time to Talk.
Photographs will be taken during their presentation and uploaded to the website (see below) for grown ups to see
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.