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.
As part of our whole school welcome back support, we are helping to reduce any concerns the children may have with the change of coming back to school by focussing their attention on little characters and their positive attributes. There are seven characters; one for each day of the week and they will be repeated for the three weeks of the terms but with different activities. During the five days of the school week we have activities based around:
Here are the links to ‘Self-care Saturday’ and ‘Successful Sunday’ so you can continue the theme with your child at home should you wish. We hope you enjoy them.
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
World Book Day is Thursday 4th March 2021. You can access your book token here:
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.
w/c 15/03/2021 Maths
Video Links for this week’s maths: Spring Week 10 – Number: Ratio | White Rose Maths
Monday 15th March 2021 Sheet: Monday 15th March 2021-WO1-Using-ratio-language-2019
Tuesday 16th March 2021 Sheet: Tuesday 16th March 2021-WO2-Ratio-and-fractions-2019-1
Wednesday 17th March 2021 Sheet: Wednesday 17th March-WO3-Introducing-the-ratio-symbol-2019
Thursday 18th March 2021 Sheet:
Friday 19th March 2021 Sheet: Friday 19th March 2021-WO4-Calculating-ratio-2019
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 have been showing the journey of Ernest Shackleton in the form of a storyboard/comic strip.
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 to find the area of a triangle.
Mrs Lucking’s set are learning how to solve BODMAS calculations.
Miss Caldwell’s set are learning to simplify fractions using factors.
Please remember to practice times tables with your child at home. They will bring home Rockstars Times Tables home with them to practice.
Below are some links that you might find useful at home:
When we return in January, our topic will be ‘Travelling Through Time.’
For the first half of the term, we will be learning about the Ancient Greeks. We will begin our learning by looking at what life is like in modern Greece now and comparing it to how people lived in Ancient Greece.