Year 6 – General Information
Welcome to Year 6!
There are two classes in Year 6:
The Edwardians – Mr Murray
The Victorians – Miss Caldwell
We are supported by Mrs Mackie and Mrs Wilding.
As we are in Year 6, we are acting as role models and leading by example for the rest of the school. Children in Year 6 wear black sweatshirts so that we are easily identifiable to the rest of the school. As well as exemplary behaviour, we set ourselves to believe and achieve in everything we do!
This week as writers, we will be looking at Shackleton’s Journey by William Grill.
This week, we will be looking at writing motivational speeches from the perspective of Ernest Shackleton.
Spelling tests take place every Tuesday. New spellings are handed out on the same day.
As the weather is getting colder please make sure the children bring an appropriate PE kit into school. Some of the PE sessions will take place outside so tracksuit bottoms and a PE jumper would be a good addition to the children’s PE bag. Children will take part in PE every other Thursday. If your child takes part in any lunchtime clubs please make sure they have a kit to change into.
Homework is given out on a Friday and is to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Children receive Maths and English homework.
Maths homework is currently being set on My Maths. Please remember to keep your login in a safe place so you do not lose it!
Please remember to take part in our weekly reading challenge. Reading challenges are collected by the class teacher every Monday morning. It is really easy to complete! All you need to do is read for five minutes, five times a week and record it on your reading challenge.
Remember Mrs Ashford draws a reading challenge slip every week and the winner wins a book! Let’s see if we can get 100% to complete the reading challenge in 6V and 6E.
Mr Murray’s set are learning multiplying and dividing fractions.
Mrs Lucking’s set are learning to multiple and divide by 10, 100 and 1,000.
Miss Caldwell’s set are learning to divide 4 digit number by 2 digit numbers using long division.
This term our topic is ‘Journey to the Poles’. The children will be learning about climate change and the impact it has on Earth. We will also be learning about the Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton.
This week we are looking at the different time zones and season in Antarctica.