Welcome to Year 6
Mrs D White (Y6 Teacher)
Mrs R Sidwick (PPA Teacher and HLTA)
Year Six is the final year in Key Stage Two; we use cross-curricular projects in which subjects overlap to reinforce and compliment each other. Each project is planned carefully to meet the needs and capabilities of the child. We aim to develop the knowledge, concepts, skills and attitudes necessary for your child's whole development. We embrace 'Learning Without Limits' where children are not put into boxes but are given the space to grow and to surprise themselves (and us) about what they can achieve.
Children will be expected to read 5x per week and evidence this in reading logs along with having a fluent understanding of X Tables up to 12X.
Homework will consist of a weekly spelling task and a set number of sessions on Rock Stars Times Tables.
Children will also be set a task on ClassDojo to complete.
Start of the day: 8.35am
End of the day: 2.50pm
Please drop off and collect from the field gate.
Year 6 2020-2021
Terms 5 and 6
Our new topic for this term is 'Do we Live in a Fair World?. We will be exploring what 'Fairness' is and how it feels to be treated unfairly. We will also be looking at global trade, fair trade, poverty and climate change. We have started researching El Salvador to see how the lives of the children who live there are the same or different to ours. We have also tried creating artwork based on the El Salvadorian artist 'Fernando Llort.'
Terms 3 and 4
We had great fun this term learning all about 'The Circle of Life' and we were very lucky to be given lots of information from Secret World about local wildlife and how we can help. We took part in the Big Schools Birdwatch and we managed to persuade Mrs Bamford to let us hold a non school uniform day to raise money for Secret World. More details to come soon!
Here we are doing some team building activities when we first returned from lockdown.
Terms 1 and 2 Learning
Hello everyone and welcome to our Year 6 class page. This year, all messages and displays of work will be sent through our new ClassDojo system. This is where you can get in contact to ask questions, see children's learning and stay up-to-date with everything that is happening in Year 6. All School Closure Home Learning will be posted on ClassDojo.
Our first two terms will be looking at a 'recovery' based curriculum by identifying any areas of core subjects which children will benefit from reviewing and learning. Our curriculum will follow the following sequence to enable children to achieve their potential:
Activate ---> Explain ---> Practise ---> Reflect ---> Review
We will also be starting our topic of 'What did the Ancient Greeks do for us?', looking specifically at the area of Greek Mythology and displaying our learning at the end of term 2 through our class Youtube channel and a collection of exciting podcasts.
Home learning and links during school closure:
https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb (No school account but free trials are available)
https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/help-child-learn-age-10-11/ - free ebooks for reading
https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents - Resources for EVERYTHING can be found here!
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize - BBC daily lessons
Suggested timetable for home learning:
0900-0930 - Joe Wicks's daily PE workout (see above link to Joe's Youtube channel)
0930-1030 - Complete a session on TTRS or Numbots - challenge each other on TTRS!
Complete an Nrich challenge poster or a whiterose/maths factor task (links above)
1030-1100 - Have a break!
1100-1200 - Spend half an hour reading and half an hour of free writing - think about how you could write:
A daily diary / A daily story / A daily news report / Revise spellings (lists at top of page) /
30 minutes on spag.com / complete a SPaG activity sheet (listed below)
1200-1300 - Lunch!
1300-1500 - Use https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resources/parents to find a creative activity.
Make use of https://www.gonoodle.com to get active!
Complete a Science experiment or RE activity (links provided above)
Help out in the kitchen, in the garden or around the house - learn new skills!
BONUS ALTERNATIVE SATs RESOURCES:
Support Materials for Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar