Children in this class are aged between 10 and 11 years old.
Teacher: Miss Goulden
Teaching assistant: Mr Pitman & Mr Crewe
Year 6 is an important year for learning; it is the year when children should become competent and confident in all areas, but particularly in reading, writing and maths. We will be working hard learning new skills, practicing these skills and applying them across all lessons and subjects.
We have finished our first two topics, which were ‘Hola Mexico’ and 'Frozen Kingdoms', where the children had the opportunity to learn all about Mexico, Mexican fesitvals, the Mayan Civilization and Mexican cuisine. In their second topic, they reasearched the Arctic and Antarctica and the animals that live there; explorers from the past; the amazing Titanic and the spectacular Northern Lights. Our current topic is 'Revolution' which is all about the Victorian Era. Children will learn what it was like in a Victorian school room, they will find out about invenetions that changed the world and about the life of Queen Victoria and her family. Keep looking in the topic section of the class page and in our gallery for updates on our progress throughout this exciting topic
Homework: Homework goes home on a Friday and needs to be back in school by the following Wednesday. Homework not completed on time will be completed during break times.
Forest School: Forest School will be on a Thursday this half term. Please ensure that your child has their Forest School kit in school. As the weather gets colder, we will continue to work outside so track suit bottoms and a jumper are advisable along with a hat, gloves and a scarf. Please also wear wellies or old trainers. Also please remember no earrings
Author of the half term: Our author of the half term is Berlie Doherty. We will be reading her award-winning book- 'Street Child' as this links to our topic Revolution'. This is a wonderfull book based on a true story.
Reading books: All children need to bring their reading book to school every day. Please listen to your child read and encourage them to summarise their reading and to make predictions. It is also really important to discuss the meanings of words in order to develop childrens vocabulary. Children in year 6 are encouraged to write in their own reading records to show their understanding of the book they are reading through writing a summary or a prediciton. These reading records will be checked regularly and children will be asked to fill in these records during break time if they are not being completed at home. it expected that there are 3 comments each week from children.
Monday 26th February 2018 - Return to school
Friday 23rd March 2018 - Class 12 trip to Portland Basin
Thursday 29th March 2018 - Finish for Easter