Year 6

Each of us has a magic inside of us that we can use to make the world a better place. Frustration is fuel that can lead to the development of an innovative and useful idea – Marley Dias, who set up the #1000BlackGirlBooks hashtag aiming to collect 1000 books with black girls in a lead role to share with her peers.

Welcome to Year 6 with Mrs Duffy (Mon) and Mrs Bowden (Tues-Fri). We are supported by Mrs Moore.

Year 6 Spring Term – Our Current Topic

Yellowstone

Our topic this term will be based around the theme of Yellowstone National Park.  In the first half of the spring term we will be looking at the Geography of Yellowstone – in particular the position in the world, volcanoes and geysers. We will also be looking at the history of the park, in particular inhabitants and explorers. In Science we are learning about animals and habitats and will be linking this to Yellowstone. In the second half of the Spring term we will continue to look at Yellowstone but with an emphasis on Mountains and rivers. We are excited to then be able to think about a more local study of a river much closer to home!

Our class reader will be ‘Wonder’ by R. J. Palacio,  We are really looking forward to sharing this book and linking it to our PSHE topics of ‘Dreams and goals’ and ‘Healthy Me’.

Our Year 6 Gallery

Come back soon to see how the new Year 6 Class are getting on!

Y6 – Class Information

Please see below for guidance around the Y6 timetabling: 

Homework

Homework will be set on paper in the Spring Term on a weekly basis which the children will then use in class to learn from (e.g. marking it, taking concepts further, etc). A copy of the homework will be put on our virtual  google classroom page.  Each week there will be a mixture of tables, spellings, English and maths activities.

Children are expected to learn your 5 key words each week and to familiarise yourself with the weekly spelling patterns.

Times Tables Rockstar is available for everyone to consolidate times tables knowledge. Tables will be tested regularly.

Reading 

The aim is to read/share a text  3 x per week (at least) to an adult. Record these sessions this in the homework diary and hand the diary into school on a Friday to be checked.  There is a house point on offer  for all those who have completed the task!

Swimming

Swimming will start again in the Summer Term.

PE

PE will take place on Monday pm and Thursday pm.  Children will change in school. Competitive sports will continue to take place every third week.

Forest School

There will not be a weekly Forest School session for Y6. Instead we will hold Forest School days each term.

Y6 – Supporting Your Child’s Learning Journey at Home

Spelling

Please see below for a helpful guide to helping with spellings:

Spelling Guide for Parents

Please find below links to the Yr3/4 and the Yr 5/6 spelling sheets:

Year 3 4 Statutory Spelling List

Yr 5/6 Statutory Spellings

Grammar

Please find below an overview of the Y6 Grammar expectations and some helpful hints for use at home.

Grammar Year 6 Parents Guide

For The Love of Reading!

Please find below a document that can help support reading at home:

Reading Support Guide

Reading

Sometimes it can be a real struggle to find age-appropriate books that appeal to children as they reach upper KS2.

Please click on this link below for a selection of recommended reads for 9 – 12 year olds:

https://www.waterstones.com/category/childrens-teenage/ages-9-12

Click on this link below for a selection of recommended reads for young adults.  These are aimed at slightly older children so you might want to check them out first.

https://www.waterstones.com/category/childrens-teenage/teen-and-young-adult