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Welcome to Year 6

 

On this page you will find out about all of the wonderful things that we have been doing in Year 6.

 

Year 6 staff

 

We have an excellent team working in Year 6 - Miss Beardsmore, Mrs Passmore and Mrs McKnight are all looking forward to getting to know you.  Other members of staff that will be working with the children this year are: Miss Turton, Mrs James, Mrs Neville, Miss Sherwood and Mrs Mclean.

We have lots of interesting and exciting lessons planned for this year as well as doing lots of hard work and preparation for our National Curriculum tests. If you do have any questions, please come and speak to any of us. 

 

How can you help your child?

 

You can help your child by:

  • Listening to them read their reading book every day .
  • Practise times tables.
  • Helping your child with their homework (see homework schedule below).
  • Signing up to Class Dojo to track their progress in school (link below).
  • Ensuring that your child has their PE kit in school on the appropriate day.

P.E

 

6A - Miss Beardsmore - Thursday am and Friday pm

 

6B - Miss Coleyshaw - Thursday am and Friday pm

 

6C - Mrs Mcknight - Tuesday am and Friday am

 

Please make sure your child's kit is in school on the appropriate day.

Homework

 

This year your child will be allocated homework and independent learning in line with the homework schedule. 

 

Reading - 10 minutes every day - Reading diary should be signed by an adult daily.

 

10 Year 6 Spellings - Given out on Friday and tested the following Friday.

 

40 Revision Spellings - Given out on Friday and tested the following Friday.

 

Learning Log - This will be given out on a Monday. Please see the homework overview for the topic for that week.

Summer 2

As SAT's are quickly approaching, this half term we will be doing lots of revision and fun activities to help the children in year 6 prepare for them. The children have worked incredibly hard over the past 9 months and we are so proud of every single one them! 

 

The revision will consist of:

- practise text papers for all tests

- how to answer 3 mark questions in both reading and maths

arithmetic skills 

- timetable knowledge/speed

- spellings practise (both Year 3/4 and 5/6 curriculum spellings)

 

 

How can you help at home? 

- Use Timetable Rockstars to help children recall their timetables quickly

- Look at past SAT's test papers online

- Read everyday at home and talk to the children about what they have read. Do they know the meanings of all of the words? Think of synonyms (words that mean the same) for that word? Can they summarise what has just happened? 

- Revise Year 3/4 and 5/6 spellings that have been sent home

 

We will keep you updated with the revision we are doing in class :) 

 

 

 

Year are doing so well and we are SO proud of all the hard work this week! Here are Year 6 enjoying their breakfast in class before SAT's :) 
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Spring 2

This half term we will be looking at lots of difference science topics! To begin with, we are learning about the circulatory system. What better way to start than dissecting lambs hearts!? 

By doing this, we were able to look at a heart up close and investigate all the different parts! 

Here are some of our line graphs showing our results from our heart rate experiment! 

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Since we have been looking at the heart in our Science lessons, we have investigated how our heart rate can change during a range of different exercises. We carried out an exercise for 3 minutes and investigated how our heart rate changed every 2 minutes after until it went back to our resting heart rate. We are going to show all our results on a line graph! 

Since we have been learning about the heart in Science, we have written explanations all about how the heart works in English!

We investigated what is in our blood! We created created our very own blood sample!

We investigated what is in our blood! We created created our very own blood sample!  1
We investigated what is in our blood! We created created our very own blood sample!  2

HEART DISSECTION!

Spring 1

This half term we will be continuing with our topic, 'The Vikings Are Coming'. We are looking forward to continuing to expand our knowledge and skills. Our Year 6 children will be visiting Plas Gwynant. The children who are staying at school will be taking part in an enjoyable 'Frozen Land's' project.

Frozen Lands - Plas Project

While some of Year 6 are at Plas Gwynant, we have been studying the Arctic and Antarctica. We have learned about the differences between them and seem some incredible images of these lands. We have used our map work skills to identify where these places are and some of the key features.

Plas Project

How do explorers know where they are? We have read about the race to the South Pole.  We then used global mapping to identify the places that explorers had reached. We have learned about the lines of latitude and longitude and how to identify locations using these. 

Autumn 2

Our topic for this half term is 'The Vikings Are Coming'. We are looking forward to exploring whether the Vikings were vicious or victorious.

We have been making Viking Longboats. We have used a range of materials and techniques to create our boats.

Remembrance Day

To commemorate the centenary of the end of World War One, we have created poppies using a variety of media. We then used our poppies to fill the silhouette of a soldier. We think it looks really effective and promotes a powerful message

During our first couple of weeks back in Year 6, we have looked at poetry! We have been focusing on improving our figurative language by writing our very own poem similar to 'The Magic Box'

During our first couple of weeks back in Year 6, we have looked at poetry! We have been focusing on improving our figurative language by writing our very own poem similar to 'The Magic Box'  1

Well done to the pupils in Year 6 who have successfully completed their Bikeability training!

Well done to the pupils in Year 6 who have successfully completed their Bikeability training! 1

Autumn 1

Our topic for this half term is 'The Magnificent and Mysterious Mayans'. We are looking forward to finding out about this ancient civilisation. 

We have been sketching some Maya temples! Can you see the illusion?

In R.E we learnt about different places of worship, made na interactive poster and presented it to the class

In R.E we learnt about different places of worship, made na interactive poster and presented it to the class 1
In R.E we learnt about different places of worship, made na interactive poster and presented it to the class 2
In R.E we learnt about different places of worship, made na interactive poster and presented it to the class 3
In R.E we learnt about different places of worship, made na interactive poster and presented it to the class 4

We have been playing the glockenspiels during our music lessons!

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Here is a video of us coping a tune, by the end of the lesson we could read some of the notes and understand what we needed to do!

Year 6 Rugby !

During our creative topic we have learnt about how the Mayans lived and how civilised they were. We have also created our very own Mayan god and wrote a character description in English.

During our creative topic we have learnt about how the Mayans lived and how civilised they were. We have also created our very own Mayan god and wrote a character description in English. 1
During our creative topic we have learnt about how the Mayans lived and how civilised they were. We have also created our very own Mayan god and wrote a character description in English. 2
During our creative topic we have learnt about how the Mayans lived and how civilised they were. We have also created our very own Mayan god and wrote a character description in English. 3

In R.E this week we have been discussing places around the school that we find friendly, thoughtful and peaceful. This is to start of our topic 'Places of Worship'.

We have started our topic by using a relay to gather information about the Mayans. We also thought about what we already know about them and what we would like to find out. 

Dates for your diary

The timetable for this year's tests are as follows:

 

Monday 13th May 2019 - SPaG paper and Spelling test

 

Tuesday 14th May 2019 - Reading paper

 

Wednesday 15th May 2019 - Arithmetic paper and Reasoning paper

 

Thursday 16th May 2019 - Reasoning paper

 

It is vital that your child is in school for all of these tests - if you require any more information please speak to your child's class teacher.

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