WELCOME BACK YEAR 6!
We are so happy to see everyone return back to school and settle back into our daily school routine so well. As the weather starts to improve, we are hoping to be able to continue our learning outside as much as possible. Please make sure that your child(ren) bring in suitable clothing, especially if it is windy. Even though it is starting to get warmer, please remember to send your child in with a coat just in case it rains.
Please ensure that you are regularly checking your Parent Mail. Any important information regarding what is happening in school will be sent via Parent Mail. Please remember if you need to contact you class teacher, please do so using our class email addresses:
Mr Murray – email@example.com
Miss Caldwell – firstname.lastname@example.org
If you or a family member have to self-isolate, resulting in your child(ren) also having to self-isolate, we will be setting work for them to complete at home. English and a topic-based task will be set on Purple Mash. Maths will be set on the Year group page and needs to be completed and then uploaded to Seesaw.
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 inspired by a film linking to our topic ‘Journey to the Americas.’
6V are looking at a clip called ‘Day of the Dead.’ We have watched a short film clip that has taught us about this festival celebrated in Mexico. This week, we are going to write a persuasive leaflet trying to persuade tourists to visit the festival.
6E have been looking at ‘The Lego Story.’ We have watched a short film clip that has taught us the history behind the famous toy company. We will be basing all of our writing from this film clip.
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 about angles.
Mrs Lucking’s set are learning to find missing angles in triangles.
Miss Caldwell’s set are learning about fractions (specifically improper fractions and mixed numbers).
Please remember to practice times tables with your child at home. It is important to practise these for at least 5 minutes each day.
Below are some links that you might find useful at home:
For the summer term, our topic will be ‘Journey to the Americas.’
In this topic, we will be looking in depth at a range of countries that make up South and North America. We will look at comparisons between the two continents such as their climate, populations, way of life etc.
This week in Creative Curriculum, we have been looking at the continent North America. We have been using terminology associated with an eight-point compass to help us find states in the United States of America.