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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

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

Mrs Aldous, Mrs Jewers and Miss Bensley 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 learning where we will look at rivers including where they are in the world and the features of the different parts. We will also be classifying animals in science and looking at some weird and wonderful sea creatures in English. Where possible, our learning will link to our Blue Planet topic through rivers, coasts, seas, sea creatures and plastic pollution. 

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 and can be viewed below, as well as the home learning resources which can be downloaded and printed. 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. 

 

As clubs are currently unable to run throughout the school, there is no home learning club available. However, if your child is struggling with completing their home learning or needs some help or guidance 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

 

  • For the first two weeks of the term, we will be doing additional Jigsaw PSHE lessons around reconnecting with our friends, being positive and managing our worries as a positive start to our new year.
  • Every class has our new class charters that we all agreed to and discussed on our first day back at school. These are displayed in our classrooms to remind us if we need them. 
  • Our topic 'The Blue Planet' allows us lots of opportunity to discuss our world and the way we treat it, especially with regards to rivers and oceans. We will be looking in detail at plastic pollution and the effects it has.
  • We will talk a lot about weird and wonderful sea creatures from around the world and we have been been 'wowed' by their features
  • We will have weekly Jigsaw PSHE lessons focusing on the themes of 'Being me in my world' thinking about our own and others rights and responsibilities and 'Celebrating difference' thinking about how difference can be cause for celebration and conflict.
  • 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.

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