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Welcome to our Year 6 page.

Here you will find important information about our class routines, curriculum and general information.

Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

Our Year 6 Staff:

Miss Latimer

Friday 16th October

I must start by sharing a project a group of our year 6 girls have been working on all week.   As a class (including me), the children have developed a love of sharing unusual and weird facts, so the children thought a display to share this was in order.  They have created a fabulous area on one of the classroom display boards to share new and wonderful facts – did you know that Elvis was actually blonde and that sharks can’t blink!  Keep them coming year 6!

Congratulations to Ava and Eve for receiving the first Reading Plus awards in the class.  All the children have access to the Reading Plus programme in school throughout the week and can also access it from home.

As part of the class topic about North America the children created fun weather forecasts for contrasting locations in North America – barrow in Alaska and Las Vegas in Nevada – with some funny, but very accurate outcomes.

 

Next week, is our last week in school before half term.  As Halloween takes place over the holidays, we have decided to have Halloween afternoon on Friday.   Children can bring a £1 donation towards snacks and drinks and will join in with some Halloween activities.  Children do not need to get dressed up and should still come into school wearing their school uniform.

Miss Latimer 

Friday 9th October

This week the children completed their Maya inspired masks – take a look at a few examples by Leila, Tomasz, Grace and Macie.

   

 

This week, Ava was our champion writer, I am sure you will agree that it is amazing. . .

This week all the children should have brought home letters with login details for Times Tables Rock Stars and Reading Plus.  We will be using Reading Plus daily, in school, to develop fluency, speed of reading and comprehension skills.  Children are free to login any time at home and get in a bit more practice.

New homework has been set on Education City this week – if your child does not complete their homework, either at home or in one of our homework clubs, they will have to stay in later in the week to complete it.

Some children have received letters for interventions, which will start next week.  These interventions are to target individual areas of need for identified children – please do sign the consent form and encourage your child to take part if they have brought a letter home.

You should have also received a letter for a parent phone meeting for later in the term – please make a note of the date and time.

We have a lot of year 6 children coming to school without water bottles and of course still needing a drink during the day.  It is vital that children bring their own water bottle to school and take it home regularly for a wash.

Friday 2nd October

Well none of us can believe that September is over already!

Once again, all the children in Year 6 have worked exceptionally hard and produced some amazing work.

As part of of Maya topic the children have started a design and technology project to design and make their own Maya inspired masks.  They chose a style of mask to make; battle, celebration or death mask and then created their designs.  Take a look at the designs created by Grace, Harry, Eve and Lewis.  We cant wait to see the finished masks next week.

 

This week, the children finally go to write their own versions of the open scenes of Macbeth – with a particular focus on the witches.  Take a look at the version Eve created.

Please remind children to wear warm PE kit on Friday – we had some very cold arms and legs today.

All Year 6 homework is available on Education City – please encourage your child to complete this each week.

Enjoy a well-earned weekend.  Miss Latimer

Friday 25th September 2020

It’s been another busy week in Year 6.

In maths the class have been learning how to compare, add and subtract fractions.

In English, the children have got one step closer to writing their own version of the opening of Macbeth, by writing an opening, with plenty of grim details.  Next week, they will write their full narrative and hopefully we’ll have some to share.

Eve was our Champion Writer this week, with her gross, yet excellent, description of the witches from Macbeth.

On Thursday afternoon, the children took part in some well being activities.  They we encouraged to recognise all their own wonderful qualities, before thinking about how to be kind to themselves.  They also tried out some mindful breathing, with bubbles to help.

Today the children had their own ‘coffee afternoon’ in the classroom in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.  Thank you to all the parents that made donations to such a worthwhile cause.

I’m pleased to say that most of the children completed their online homework last week – thank you!  There is new homework set for this week on Education City.  Please encourage your child to complete this week, as it is based on work they have been completing in class and provides a chance to practise it further.

Fingers crossed for some better weather over the weekend.  Miss Latimer.

Friday 18th September 2020

This week the children have been getting to grips with some Shakespeare!  They’ve thoroughly enjoyed exploring the plot of Macbeth, and now really understand why it is labelled one of Shakespeare’s tragedies.  They have especially enjoyed getting to know the three witches and have begun to create their own descriptions and interpretations of the characters in the build up to writing their own narrative, based on a section of the play.

Equally, all the children have worked their socks off in maths lesson – showing off their translating shapes knowledge and addition and subtraction skills.

They have continued to get to know the Mayan civilisation, by mapping where the civilisation inhabited, exploring some of the Mayan gods and posing questions to lead their learning over the coming weeks.

Along with the Mayans, here’s what we will be learning in the coming half term:

Year 6 Autumn Term 2020 Curriculum Newsletter

Next week, there will be a new dinner menu, which will be displayed in the classroom and is also available on the website.  Each day the children will be able to choose between a hot or cold meal and dessert.

New homework has been added to Education City for your child to access.  Please ensure your child completes this before Wednesday.

Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school every day.

Have a great weekend.  Miss Latimer.

Friday 11th September 2020

This week, I want to start by saying a great big WELL DONE and THANK YOU to all the children in year 6, for working so hard and bringing plenty of laughter and smiles to the classroom!

Throughout the week, the children have been refreshing plenty of their learning and skills from Year 5, making huge steps of progress.

As you’ll already know, our homework is now set online, using Education City.  All the children have brought home reminders of their login details and will find their homework tasks within the ‘My World’ or ‘Homework’ sections.  If children do not have access to online tasks at home, they are welcome to use in school facilities during Monday or Tuesday play times.

Year 6 PE day is Friday – we use all afternoon.  It is important that all children come to school on Friday dressed in their outdoor PE kit (plain jogging bottoms/leggings, plain white t-shirt, plain hoodie and trainers), to ensure the whole class can go outside and take part.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact school and I’ll get in touch as soon as I can.

Miss Latimer

Friday 4th September 2020

We were over the moon to welcome the children into year 6 on Thursday and had a unique, but wonderful first two days back.  All the children took to the ‘new normal’ with ease, settled back in and are already embracing the new challenges of year 6. 

All the children have brought home a new reading book and reading diary, with a specific reading day identified on the first page.  This will usually be the day your child reads with an adult and changes their book, if they need to.  Please encourage your child to remember their books on this day.

Next week, we will move towards a more regular school timetable, starting with English, maths and topic lessons.  The class will have PE every Friday and should come to school already dressed in their PE kit (not football strips), with appropriate footwear.

Please make sure, you child has a clearly labelled water bottle in school every day which is well washed every night.

Well done to all the grown-ups who have worked with us to implement our new drop-off and pick-up procedures.  Timings for school will remain the same for the foreseeable future – 8:30am to 8:50am to enter school and 3:20pm for collection.  Please try to avoid arriving early to collect your child and build in time for travelling around our one way system.  If you do happen to arrive early for pick- up, please remember to maintain social distancing and do not enter the gardens of neighbouring houses for more space.

We look forward to seeing everyone back in school next week, for our first full week of school.

Miss Latimer and Miss Hodgson