Children in these classes are aged between 10 and 11 years old.
Teacher: Class 11 - Miss Hague & Class 12 - Miss Goulden
Teaching Assistants: Miss Jacques, Mr Ball, Mr Crewe & Mr Pitman
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 have already learned what it was like in a Victorian school room, and found out about invenetions that changed the world and about the life of Queen Victoria and her family. We have done some research on William Morris, the artist, and will soon be recreating work in his style. 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.
PE: PE this term will be on a Thursday. Please ensure that your child has their full PE kit in school. Also please remember no earrings. Class 11 are doing Forest school and Class 12 are doing PE.
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 wonderful 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.
Monday 7th May 2018 - Bank Holiday
Monday 14th May - KS2 SATs
Friday 18th May - Non-uniform day
Thursday 24th May 2018 - Finish for half-term holidays
Monday 11th June - Return to school for the final half-term.