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From 5th January the school will only be open to pupils whose parents are critical workers or vulnerable pupils (those invited or with a social worker)

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 'World War Two'. 

 

This topic has a big focus on history learning where we will look at how the second world war started, key events and life in Britain at this time. We will also be learning about Make do and Mend in design technology and reading our new book for this half term 'Letters from the Lighthouse'. Where possible, our learning will link to our World War Two 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 and been set up on Google Classroom for you 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 you submit your home learning through Google classroom by filling in the google document, scanning in your learning or taking a photo of your learning to send to your 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

 

  • Our topic 'World War Two' allows us lots of opportunity to discuss events of the past and the impact they had on people around the world then and now. We will be looking at how people in Britain lived to make these connections as well as looking at the Holocaust. 
  • We will talk a lot about how the people of Britain came together as a team to support one another through this difficult time
  • We will have weekly Jigsaw PSHE lessons focusing on the themes of 'Dreams and goals' thinking about setting realistic and achievable goals in and out of school and 'Healthy Me' thinking about making the right choices for our physical and mental wellbeing.
  • We will be taking it in turns to create and share with our class a 'time to talk' presentation about an aspect of World War Two that interests us 
  • 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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