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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

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Welcome to Year 6! Thank you for visiting our class page. On this page you will find key information about our curriculum and our classroom. We will also be sharing some of our learning with you so please come back to visit to see what is new!

Staff in Year 6

 

Our class teacher is Mrs Arnold.

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Seymour and Mrs Hodson.

On Wednesday afternoons, the class is taught by Mrs Hodson for R.E. and Mrs Seymour for P.E. (Games) and on Thursday afternoons, Mrs Love teaches Year 6 Science.

Picture 1 Mrs Arnold
Picture 2 Mrs Seymour
Picture 3 Mrs Hodson
Picture 4 Mrs Love

Curriculum

 

Our 'Extraordinary Encounters' topic, based on the book 'Skellig' by David Almond, will be continued until after SATS week. This topic is providing us with plenty of opportunities to  develop our writing in different genres; collecting examples of high-quality writing is currently of particular importance, in order to provide evidence for teacher assessment of writing. Between Easter and the week of the Key Stage 2 SATS (week beginning Monday 8th May), much of our learning will focus on maths and English to ensure that the children feel well prepared, calm and confident when it comes to taking the tests. After this, we will begin a new topic as a vehicle for writing (we will continue to work very hard at this) and exciting activities in other areas of the curriculum. Towards the end of the term, Year 6 will take centre stage, preparing songs, drama and dance for the Key Stage 2 production and their Leavers' assembly. Key dates will be sent out to parents shortly and this class page will be updated accordingly. 

 

 

 

 

Key Weekly Information

 

P.E. will continue to be on Wednesday afternoons this term – outdoor games with Mrs Seymour. Please ensure that your child has a full P.E kit in line with school guidelines, including a jumper/sweatshirt additional to the one worn in class, a pair of outdoor P.E shoes, preferably trainers, and - in the colder weather -a pair of tracksuit bottoms. 

 

Pupils in Year 6 are currently expected to read an appropriate book from home or school daily - the equivalent of a minimum of ten  pages per day, seven days per week. If a day is missed, 20 pages should be read during the week to make up 70 pages in total. Reading a variety of fiction and non-fiction is encouraged, from novels to recipe books! Daily practice of spellings and unfamiliar times tables is also recommended. In addition, Maths and English homework is set weekly as follows:

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Read a minimum of 10 pages on 5 out of 7 days

Read a minimum of 10 pages on 5 out of 7 days

Read a minimum of 10 pages on 5 out of 7 days.

Weekly Maths and English activities from previous week due in.

Read a minimum of 10 pages on 5 out of 7 days

Read a minimum of 10 pages on 5 out of 7 days.

Weekly Maths and English key skills and activities set.

Read a minimum of 10 pages on 5 out of 7 days.

Read a minimum of 10 pages on 5 out of 7 days.

 

What are we learning at the moment?

 

Year 6 have written letters recounting the highlights of their Easter holiday, partly as a means of refreshing their memories about what needs to be included in their writing. One of the characters in our class book 'Skellig' is home-schooled, so we are finding out about bias and how to prepare and structure an argument either for or against a proposal, leading to a class debate about this subject; we will then learn how to write a balanced discussion text describing both pros and cons of the same subject. Alongside this, we are revising for the upcoming SPaG (spelling, grammar and punctuation) and the reading comprehension tests, with practice activities and test papers.

 

In maths, we have been learning about translations and reflections using coordinates in all four quadrants, how to read and interpret conversion graphs and line graphs and revising the properties and names of 2D and 3D shapes. We will also be looking at solving problems involving measures and the 24-hour clock. In addition, we are preparing for the upcoming maths tests with daily practice in arithmetic and reasoning skills and some practice test papers.

 

Exciting work continues with Mrs Love in Science, and with Mrs Seymour in PE. When Mrs Hodson takes the class for part of Wednesday afternoons, she will be doing some SATs preparation before resuming work in another area of the curriculum and the weekly current affairs quiz which Year 6 were enjoying doing before the Easter break.

 

Meanwhile, our after-school booster class for maths and English will resume on Tuesday 25th April to which all Year 6 pupils are very welcome to join us in the run-up top SATs week.

 

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