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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 'Moving Earth'. 

 

 

This topic has a big focus on geography learning where we will learn about different types of mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes. We will also learn about tectonic plates and how they make the Earth move and change. We will also be continuing our Make do and Mend in design technology from last term and reading our new book for this half term 'Holes'. Where possible, our learning will link to our Moving Earth topic and our class book. 

This term we will also be running Times Table Rockstar competitions between both classes and across Phase 3! How many points can you win for your class?

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. 

 

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 'Moving Earth' allows us lots of opportunity to discuss geographical events and the impact they had on people around the world then and now. 
  • This term is also an important time for Year 6, where they will be completing transition sessions and activities in preparation for high school. 
  • We will have weekly Jigsaw PSHE lessons focusing on the themes of 'Relationships' and 'Changing Me' thinking about how we may feel with changes in things that happen to me (moving to high school) and changes in our bodies. There will be more information regarding the 'Changing Me' sessions later in the term.
  • 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 and the Sports Leaders will be creating challenge videos for the rest of the school. 

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