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Year 6

Hello everyone and welcome to year 6!

Please see below for all the information you need to know about year 6 at Barnfields!

Meet the Team
Phase Leader: Laura Turton

Class Teachers: Laura Turton and Miss Anderson

Support Staff: Mrs Sutton and Mrs Staphnill

PPA Cover: Miss Hemming (P.E) and Miss Manning (Dance)
 

Key Information 

Homework is given out weekly in year 6. After the Easter holidays, we will be using the CGP books that you have been given to complete a maths, SPaG and reading task. 

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.

All children also have an individual login for TT Rock Stars.  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 Rock Stars 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 ask them to speak to their class teacher.

Our P.E. day is Friday. Children are required to come into school in their school uniforms and get changed into P.E. kits before their lesson. Kits can be left in school for the half-term.

Swimming lessons will begin for year 6 children at Stafford Leisure Centre. They'll initially be aimed at all children in order to assess all of them against the minimum requirements needed by the end of KS2. 

6T will need their swimming kits on Wednesday 27th April.

6A will need their swimming kits on Wednesday 4th May.

You'll be notified if your child will be swimming from this point on. 

 

Important Dates

9th May 2022 – Thursday 12th May 2022: SATs Week

Tuesday 7th June 2022: Visit to Warner Bros Studios: The Harry Potter Experience. This visit will support our ‘Lights, Camera, Action!’ topic. More information will be given out in due course.

Week commencing 13th June: My Money Week 

16th June: UKS2 Sports Day 

7th July: Year 6 Transition Day at Walton High School

Week commencing 11th July: Year 6 Production Performances

18th July: Year 6 Leavers Celebration (children only) 

 

Curriculum in Year 6

Autumn 2021 

The autumn term is a very exciting one in year 6! We are currently enthralled in our ‘World at War’ topic. This term, we will be reading Michael Foreman’s War Game and John Boyne’s The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas from which the children will be producing pieces of writing in a range of genres. We will explore the First World War in autumn term 1 from the causes, to life on the front line. In autumn 2, we will be learning about the devastating impact of the Holocaust during World War 2.

Spring 2022

We've hit the ground running with SATs preparations this term and the children have really risen to the challenge! Our topic this term has been all about Australia - we have learned about the geographical features of the continent and the history of the British Empire's conquests during the 1700s. In art, we have studied aboriginal symbols and have produced pieces of artwork, telling a story using these. For our Design and Technology project, we produced Anzac biscuits which saw the children researching current biscuit products and making their own. Transition with Walton has continued, and the children were invited to watch the Expressions performance which was fantastic and really inspired our year 6's. Not only that, they have also planted hundreds of trees in the Walton fields as part of their eco-awareness initiative.

Best wishes,

Mrs Turton, Miss Anderson and the year 6 team.