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:
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.
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.
This half term our topic is: A Child's War.
This will focus upon World War 2.
During this week, we have been looking at electricity by making our own circuits in class. We have been investigating how a circuit can be changed and still work correctly. We have also been instigating light and how light travels.
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 :)
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!
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.
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.
Our topic for this half term is 'The Vikings Are Coming'. We are looking forward to exploring whether the Vikings were vicious or victorious.
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.
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 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.