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Year Six

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 - Mrs Walker, Miss Coleyshaw 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, Mrs Woodhams, Miss Sherwood, Mrs Mclean and Mr Miah.

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/swimming kit in school on the appropriate day.

 

 

 

P.E

 

6A - Mrs Walker - Friday pm

 

6B - Miss Coleyshaw - Friday pm

 

6C - Mrs Mcknight - 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.

 

Maths - Given out on Thursday and handed in on Tuesday.

 

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.

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

 

Monday 14th May - SPaG paper and Spelling test

 

Tuesday 15th May - Reading paper

 

Wednesday 16th May - Arithmetic paper and Reasoning paper

 

Thursday 17th May - 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.

Dates for your diary

 

Wednesday 25th April - Teachers from Q3 coming into school to talk to all pupils going to Q3 in September

 

Wednesday 4th July - Wodensborough transition day

                                    - Wodensborough transition evening 4pm-6pm

 

Thursday 5th July - Wodenborough transition day

                                - Phoenix Collegiate transition day

 

Friday 6th July - Phoenix Collegiate transition day

 

Wednesday 11th July - Year 6 afternoon performance (time to be confirmed)

 

Thursday 12th July - Year 6 evening performance (time to be confirmed)

 

Tuesday 17th July - Year 6 Summer Festival

 

Wednesday 18th July - Year 6 Leavers assembly (9:15am-10:15am)

Summer 1

For most of this half term we will be preparing for our SATs. We will also be doing a lot of mini Science investigations for the topic:

 

'How do Scientists do it?'

This week we have been looking at:

 

  What do we know about our Solar System?

 

We have been learning about the planets; how we get night and day and how we get seasons.

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Prof. Brian Cox (a famous scientist) set us the challenge to produce our own episodes of 'Stargazing Live'.

 

Here they are:

As we have been learning about night and day, we took advantage of the beautiful weather today to investigate.

We drew around our shadows at 3 different times of the day to see what happened.......

This week our question is:

 

'What is a liquid?'

 

We have been investigating the density of liquids. We predicted which liquid was the most dense and which was the least dense. Then we tested it to see if we were correct.

Summer Term Overviews

Spring 2

 

This half term we will be continuing our topic of: 

'Why is the human body a living miracle?'

 

We did a really interesting investigation about our pulse rate.

We measured our resting pulse rate, did 3 minutes of exercise and then measured what happened to our pulse rate over the next 10 minutes. We repeated this with 3 different types of exercise.

 

 

 

Also this half term, we have done 2 mini Science topics on 'Electricity' and 'Light'

Electricity

 

We have been looking at how an electrical circuit works. We made our own simple circuits and then investigated what would happen if we changed the components in the circuit.

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Spring 1

 

Our topic this half term is:

 

'Why is the human body a living miracle?'

Residential Visit to Plas Gwynant 2018

 

In January 2018, 44 year 6 pupils visited Sandwell's residential centre which is based in Snowdonia. During our week we went canoeing, climbed a mountain, completed orienteering courses, explored beaches as well as developing our independent skills.

 

Here are a few of our photos showing what we got up to.

Autumn 2

 

Our topic this half term is:

 

'Why is Africa amazing and astounding?'

 

 

African Drumming workshop

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We made our own adverts to persuade people to help Africa.

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Charity video 2

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Autumn 1

 

Our topic this half term is:

 

'Who were the Mayans and what have we learnt from them?'

We tested the permeability of our Mayan houses

Autumn Term Overviews

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