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Year 6

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

Class Teachers: 

Mrs Gigg (Monday - Wednesday);

Mrs Bleasdale (Thursday & Friday)

LSA:

Mrs Harrison and Mrs Bancroft

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Year 6 team.

Spring

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

Mark 12:29-31

 

Collective Worship and Christian Value focus - Compassion

Compassion - is all about putting yourself in someone else's shoes, especially when they are having a hard time.
It's about trying to understand how they are feeling and then being pro-active in wanting to help and actually doing something about making their life or situation better.

We can show compassion by doing acts of kindness for anyone, friends, family or even people we don’t know. We show random acts of kindness such as donating to charities. We try to be kind to everyone even if we are not friends or we don’t always get along.

In the Bible Jesus shows compassion in many stories such as: Feeding the 5000 (Matthew 14:13-21), The Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29-37) and when Jesus spoke to the Pharisees about 'The Golden Rule' (Luke 6: 27-31).

 

Key Messages 

 

KS2 SATs

Year 6 is a particularly important year as all children will be sitting their SATs in May; many children and parents coming into Year 6 can often feel apprehensive about these - please don't, we're here to help. SATs will be taking place 13th - 17th May 2024; we will share more information with you throughout the year and will be holding a parent information session early in March. 

Booster sessions will be starting after February half term - we will let you know which groups and days your session will be taking place.

 

Parent Information Session Wednesday 6th March at 2:30pm

 

Reading at home

In Year 6, we ask your child to bring their reading record and reading book into school every day. 
We appreciate that it is not always possible to read every night with your child, but do ask that you make every effort to read at least 5 times per week with them, and make a comment in their reading records. Each time a child reads and gets their book signed, they will receive a raffle ticket to be entered into our reading draw, where they have the opportunity to win a wonderful prize at the end of the term.

Reading at home doesn't always mean their school reading books, it could be anything from a newspaper, magazine, kindle books to instructions of a board game.

Follow the link to access the Oxford Owl Ebooks library for a wide range of reading choices - you will need your login details.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/ 

You can also access EPIC which is an online book library. 

https://www.getepic.com/?utm_channel=search&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI8sbB2PPo6wIVy-vtCh3y8QevEAAYASAAEgLkYfD_BwE 

 

Homework

In line with our school policy, children in Year 6 will be expected to complete the the following homework each week:

  • Read 5 times a week and bring their reading book into school every day.
  • Weekly spellings and timetables which will be quizzed in class the following week.
  • Play TTRockstars twice a week. (see note below)
  • A weekly Seesaw task relating to any area of the curriculum as a pre or post teaching activity. For example, an activity relating to learning in Arts, Humanities, R.E, Spanish, Science, Maths, English and Wellbeing. The tasks will vary each week.


TTRS - To support children’s fluency in recalling their times tables, every week children will be asked to complete 10 minutes to play on TTRS at home. We ask that you encourage your child to play a few 2/3 minute games throughout the week rather than completing this in one go.

Year 6 staff will monitor who is regularly completing this homework and enter these children’s names into our exciting prize draw where one lucky child will receive a prize each half term. 

 

P.E Days

Our P.E days this half term are Wednesday and Friday

PE kits should be brought into school in a small PE bag and it can stay in school for the duration of the week before taking home for washing.  Children will get changed in school ready for the start of their session - children must come to school in their full school uniform on  PE day.  

PE kit consists of:

*a plain white t-shirt;       *black shorts;       *black PE pumps.

Children may also bring in roll-on / cream stick deodorant for their personal hygiene - no aerosols will be allowed.

 

Bags, Water bottles & snacks

Due to the limited space we have in the cloakroom, please can children refrain from bringing in large rucksacks/handbags. They are too big for the pegs and children cannot hang their coats up properly.  Instead children will only be permitted to bring the green school reading book bags to put their belongings in. Thank you for your co-operation with this.

Please remember to bring a water bottle in every day - it is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please clearly label your child's water bottle. These are to go home every night to be cleaned, re-filled and brought back to school the next day.  Water bottles should be carried to avoid leakages in their book bags.

Children can purchase bread sticks at the start of each half term, this is payable through Parent Pay or children can bring a healthy snack for break time.

 

Curriculum

 

English

Our novel this half term will be 'Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' by John Boyne.  We will be using this book as a stimulus for our writing.  The book is based during WW2, which we will be studying in History. Although some parts of the story are true, this story is fictional.  We are using this book to read, reflect on and use in English. We are not using this book to learn about the war.  We will discuss some parts of the book as they happen and some historical information will be addressed during our reading sessions so that you are aware of the true historical events which took place.

Maths

We will be focusing on Fractions, Decimals and Percentages the links that they share and how to convert and find equivalents between each.

It is essential that children continue to rehearse their multiplication facts to improve accuracy and speed.

Science

In Biology, we will look at the Circulatory System. In Physics, we will be learning about the forces of gravity, air and water resistance including effects on objects. Physics learning will focus on electricity.

R.E. 

We will be exploring the question What do Hindus believe that God is like?

We will explore the Hindu belief that the supreme god has many aspects, that there is a cycle of life, death and rebirth and the gods closely linked to this concept.

We will also be doing project work based on 'The Big Frieze' by Emma Yarlett and Holy Week.

History

World War 2 - Why did Britain have to go to war in 1932 and what impact did it have?

Geography

Why does population change?

 D.T.

Funky Furnishings - Textiles

Art

Surrealism - Kim Yun-jae and Salvador Dali