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Year 6

Hello everyone and welcome to the Year 6 page! We hope that you all had fantastic summers and have really enjoyed our first half term back thus far. We have been incredibly impressed by the effort and attitudes of the children in these first few weeks back and we’ve thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them better in this time.

We have already had one of our WOW experiences in this brief period of time.  ‘Bikeability’ was great to be involved in as it gave the children an opportunity to develop their cycling skills, including their on-road ability. 

 

Year 6 team:

Mrs Turton (Phase Leader/Year 6 Teacher)

Mr Hardwick (Year 6 Teacher)

Mrs Sutton (Teaching Assistant)

Mr Law (Teaching Assistant/PPA Cover)

Miss Hemming (Sports Coach/ PPA cover

 

Key Information:

Spellings will be sent home on a Friday and will be tested the following Friday.All children will be receiving the same spellings, unless otherwise agreed with individual families.  

Please encourage your child to read as much as possible outside of school. It would be useful for all children to read a range of genres and authors over the course of the year as this will develop their knowledge and understanding substantially. Additionally, their comprehension of a text can be tested via our Accelerated Reader programme used in school.

Homework will be given out on a Friday and will be due in the following week (written homework on a Wednesday, all others on a Friday unless otherwise stated). 

Homework could be either English, Maths or Creative related. The English will directly influence the following week’s learning, whereas the maths generally consolidates work already completed in curriculum time.

All children also have an individual login for TT Rockstars.  It is imperative in Year 6 that children have a secure and quick recall of their times tables as it underpins many mathematical concepts.  TT Rockstars can be accessed via the app, which is free to download or via their website: https://www.ttrockstars.com/  If your child has any issues regarding logins or passwords, please contact Mrs Turton.

 

As you will be aware, your child will be taking their End of Key Stage 2 tests towards the end of Year 6.  These tests are scheduled to take place during the week commencing Monday 11th May 2020.

 

PE is on a Monday with Miss Hemming. It is essential for all children to have their PE kit in school at all times. Please can all children bring a named PE kit and suitable footwear.

 

Please don’t hesitate to come to speak to any of us at either the start of the day or at pick up. If you would like a longer conversation we can always book one in.

Thank you for your support.             

                                                                    

Mrs Turton, Mr Hardwick, Mrs Sutton and Mr Law

 

Autumn Term 2

We hope the children have thoroughly enjoyed our learning in the Autumn term, which has revolved around World Wars 1 and 2, whilst answering the question, 'What would you be prepared to do for the good of your country?'

 

We produced some great Anderson Shelters at the end of the term (although the classrooms were nearly unrecognisable at the end of the day due to the mess created!!).  The children thoroughly enjoyed creating these from their designs and we are very appreciative to the support from home in sending children in with the equipment required to create their masterpieces!

 

Finally, I'm sure you'll agree the Year 5 and 6 Christmas performance at the Holy Trinity Church this year was wonderful and we were so proud of the children for learning the lyrics so well and performing so beautifully.  Well done to all who attended!

 

 

Spring Term:

 

Since Christmas, we have turned our attention to Australia and investigating the question of, 'Would you prefer to live in Australia or England?' This has seen the children undertake a wide variety of learning tasks aimed at analysing life in Australia and comparing it to their lives back home in England.

 

The children have particularly enjoyed our recent focus on the city of Sydney and produced some great, informative leaflets on the wealth of things to see and do.  They also enjoyed discovering more about the Great Barrier Reef and the wildlife enthusiasts among us were especially engaged in finding out more about the array of marine life discovered amongst the coral.  We produced some VERY persuasive letters to family members encouraging you to visit!

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KEY DATES:

  • Inset Day: Monday 6th January 2019 (pupils not in)
  • Pupils return to school: Tuesday 7th January 2019
  • Parents Evening Tuesday 11th and Wednesday 12th February 2020
  • Half term Monday 17th February - Friday 21st February 2020