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Year 6

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Welcome to Year 6!

In year 6 this year, our teachers are Mrs Curtis, Mrs Flory and Miss Read.

Mrs Manser and Mrs Jewers 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, the features of the different parts and their uses. 

 

During our English lessons, we will be reading a range of non-fiction texts linked to Blue Planet about some weird and wonderful sea creatures. Alongside these, we will read our class novel 'The boy who met a whale' - a thrilling adventure story set in a fictional Sri Lanka. This will then be followed by 'Wonder' - an inspirational book full of different themes that we explore together.  Where possible, our learning will link to our Blue Planet topic and our class books, including problem solving questions in maths and classifying plants and animals in science. 

 

 

Hilltop

We thoroughly enjoyed our days away at Hilltop. Please see a selection of our photos below.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural understanding in Year 6

 

  • Our topic 'Blue Planet' allows us lots of opportunity to discuss plastic pollution and the impact it has on plants, animals and the environment and consider ways in which we can contribute to the reduction of single-use plastics.
  • Our class book 'Wonder' has a big emphasis on inclusion, celebrating difference and friendship allowing us to empathise with different characters and take life lessons from this.
  • We will have weekly Jigsaw PSHE lessons focusing on the themes of 'Being me in my world' and 'Celebrating difference' thinking about our goals for now and the future and considering what may make someone 'different' and the impact this could have on their lives.
  • We will continue to have fortnightly class council meetings for us all to share our ideas and our school council and rights respecting schools 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 choosing who will take home the class PE bag based on the sports values they have observed in PE lessons. 
  • Our School Council and Rights Respecting Schools representatives will continue to look out for children displaying and noticing the rights of children around school and in our classrooms and will award them with the UNICEF stickers.
  • Lots of us will have the opportunity to be great role models by working with the younger children in the school either as a reading buddy (listening to and helping the younger children to read) or as a play leader (running active lunch time clubs for the younger children). These roles allow us to have a high level of responsibility and develop a range of leadership skills. 

Spellings

There will be a formal spelling test on a Friday for the spelling rule we have practised in school that week. 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 practise these at home too. 

 

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. 

 

 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.

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