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 is still warm some days, we are hoping to still teach some lessons outside. Please make sure that your child(ren) bring in suitable clothing, especially if it is windy. Also, please remember to send your child in with a coat as the weather starts to get colder.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Caldwell – email@example.com
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 Wilding, Mrs Adams and Ms Moon.
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 half term, we will be focussing our writing on ‘The Journey’ by Francesca Sanna.
This week, we will be looking at writing a descriptive setting based on ‘The Journey.’ We will be looking at how to improve our sentences so that we can create a vivid image in the readers’ head.
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.
In Year 6, we will be going swimming every Friday morning. Please remember to bring your swimming kit with your costume, towel and swimming hat in.
If your child has their ears pierced, please remember your child needs to be able to take them out by themselves before we go swimming. If your child is unable to remove their earrings, please help them take them out before they come to school in the morning. We cannot take out your children’s earrings for them.
Mr Murray’s set are learning about order operations and multiplication.
Mrs Lucking’s set are learning about negative numbers and multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1,000.
Miss Caldwell’s set are learning to round to the nearest 10, 100 and 1,000.
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 Autumn term, our topic will be ‘Natural Disasters.’
In this topic, we will be looking at different natural disasters like volcanoes, tsunamis, earthquakes, hurricanes and tornadoes. We will be looking at the layers of the Earth, comparing and contrasting rocks and looking at weather patterns around the world.
This week, we will be learning about tectonic plates and the rock cycle.