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.
For more information please read our curriculum newsletter below:
Our Year 6 Staff: Miss Wilkinson, Mr Thompson, Mrs Quill
Friday 17th November 2017
We have had a fantastic week in Year 6. We have had anti-bullying week and the children have created their own anti-bullying superheroes. We have also researched the four types of bullying and have created an information text. We have also conducted some research about bullying and represented this data in different graphs.
Today was Children in Need. Thank you to all the parents who came this afternoon. It was lovely to see you all. Take a look at some of our amazing pictures from today!
This week Maddison receives the dip in the box for her growing confidence to join in and voice her opinions during class and group discussions. Well done Maddison.
Attendance: 97% (well done Year 6, let’s keep this up)
Lateness: 5 children were late this week resulting in 101 minutes of lost learning.
We will be visiting the Locomotion Museum in Durham on 6th December. Remember to bring in your slips and money (£5). On 5th December, we will be having our Christmas Fair where the children will be selling some school made crafts and you can even visit Santa in his grotto!
Friday 10th November 2017
We have had another busy week in Year 6. We have completed tests this week and we are so impressed at how hard the children have been working. We have also started to practise our Christmas production and more information about this will follow.
We have also been getting ready for our Readathon starting next week. We have asked that children complete an extreme read and send it to the school on the following email address if they have not already done so.
Winners will be announced next Friday for the best extreme read photos.
Attendance: This week our attendance has been 97% (This is above our target. Well done Year 6!)
Lateness: 5 children have been late this week resulting in 69 minutes of lost learning.
Next week we will starting our Readathon challenge to read 150 books (chapters in Year 6) within 25 days. All children have been given a sponsor form and all money raised will go towards new books for the school.
Friday 3rd November 2017
This week has been an extremely busy week. On Monday we thoroughly enjoyed our family learning afternoon. Thank you to all the parents who came into school.
On Tuesday we visited the new bridge. We learned how much it is costing (£117 million) and what we hope the bridge will mean for the city of Sunderland as well as how it was built.
Take a look at some of the pictures we took during our visit.
We also enjoyed our Halloween disco on Tuesday.
In Literacy we have been looking at personification and have written some amazing poems using personification about the Blitz.
Attendance: 96% (Well done Year 6, we hit our target this week. Keep this up!)
Lateness: 4 children were late this week which resulted in 34 minutes of lost learning.
We will be visiting the Locomotion Museum in Durham to learn more about electricity on 6th December. Letters will be sent out next week with more details about this.
Friday 20th October 2017
We have survived our first half term!
This week we have thoroughly enjoyed our work. We were asked by the code breakers at Bletchley Park (WW2 code breaking centre in London) to solve a range of calculations to crack the four codes within one hour. Thankfully we solved all four and knew what the German’s plans were. We have also imagined ourselves as 1940s children and what it would have been liked if we were not evacuated. The children wrote some amazing descriptive passages using lots of emotive language.
This week Jasmine was in the gold book for always giving 100% with everything she does. Faye was also in the book for trying her best in every lesson. Charley received the dip in the box this week for her amazing maths work. Well done girls!
Attendance: 94% (just below our target of 96%)
Lateness: 4 children were late which resulted in 34 minutes of lost learning.
Children break up today for half term and we will be back on Monday 30th October 2017. There is a Halloween disco for Year 6 on Tuesday 31st October 3pm-4pm. Please ensure you have completed the letter which went home yesterday stating whether your child can walk home alone or if they will be getting picked up. On that Tuesday morning we will also be visiting the new bridge.
Friday 13th October 2017
This week we have completed our persuasive texts to get our readers to go to Eden Camp. We have also been learning about the illnesses that soldiers suffered from, everything from influenza to trench foot and fever. In maths we have been completing multiplication questions and we are very impressed at how the children are working to complete all of their work. In art we have been developing our shading skills and we have created our own artwork based on World War Two. Take a look at some of them.
This week Ellie has been our Hand Writer of the Week for her beautiful handwriting and presentation.
Attendance: 98.3% (We achieved the highest percentage- well done!!)
Lateness: 3 children were late resulting in 125 minutes of lost learning. We need to bring this down.
On Tuesday we have the photographer in school. Please ensure you have completed the letter sent home if you are wanting a family portrait completed or are wanting to bring pre-school children on Tuesday to be part of the photos. We also break up for half term next week (Friday 20th October).
Friday 6th October 2017
This week we have been looking at persuasive texts and the children have been working hard writing their own persuasive texts to get people to go to Eden Camp. We have also been learning about rationing and the children cannot believe how different their diets are now compared to the 1940s.
On Monday we had a celebration assembly where all the children in Year 6 were celebrated for their fantastic behaviour during our Eden Camp trip. Leo received the dip in the box for his ability to identify the historical inaccuracies in Goodnight Mister Tom. We were very impressed!!
Today we had another celebration assembly where Maddison and Bobby were in the golden book. Maddison was in because she is becoming more confident to join in discussions about our topics and ask questions. Bobby was in the book for his fantastic maths work. Both Mrs Quill and Miss Wilkinson know how much Bobby has tried hard this week. Jasmine received the dip in the box for her amazing sketching and shading picture of Winston Churchill.
We would also like to thank all the parents who came to parents evening. It was lovely to meet and speak to you.
Attendance: 95% (this is slightly below our target of 96%)
Lateness: 10 children were late with 354 minutes of learning lost.
A letter for Derwent Hill will be sent home soon explaining to parents when money needs to be in for. The non-refundable deposit of £30 will need to be paid by Monday 30th October 2017. The school photographer will also be in school on Tuesday 17th October and a letter about this will be sent out today.
Friday 29th September 2017
We have had another fantastic week in Year. The children have produced some amazing work in all of our subjects. On Tuesday we all thoroughly enjoyed visiting Eden Camp (even better no one was sick on the coach going there or coming back- FANTASTIC) to learn more about our Second World War topic. Take a look at some of the photos.
This week we have also been developing our baking skills for the MacMillan Coffee Afternoon and we have baked some delicious cakes.
This week Bobby was our hand writer of the week for his high quality presentation and handwriting. Well done Bobby, we know you will keep this up.
Attendance: 95.3% (this is slightly below our target of 96%)
Lateness: 3 children were late with 68 minutes of learning lost.
Parents evening will be taking place on Wednesday 4th October and Thursday 5th October. We look forward to seeing you there!
Friday 22nd September 2017
We have had a great week this week in Year 6. The children have been continuing their topic of World War 2 and we have ordered the events leading up to World War 2 on a timeline. We have also been working hard with our literacy skills. Today we completed our diary entry as an evacuee and we are so impressed with the high quality of work all the children have produced.
This week Jasmine was our hand writer of the week for her beautiful handwriting. Macey was in the gold book for her great attitude to learning and Shaun was put in the book for his improved attitude this week. Millie also received the dip in the box for her fantastic maths work this week on rounding. Well done to everyone!!
Attendance: 97.7% (Well done Year 6– Let’s keep this up!)
Lateness: This week 2 children were late leading to a loss of 120 minutes which is 2 hours of lost learning. Let’s improve this next week.
On Tuesday we will be visiting Eden Camp in York. Children need to be dressed appropriately and wear their red school jumpers. Children must be in school no later than 7.50am as we will be leaving at 8am and we will return for between 4 and 4.30pm. Children can also take spending money, however, this should not be any more than £10.
Next Friday we also have our MacMillan Coffee Afternoon in the hall from 1.30pm. If you would like to donate any cakes, biscuits they can be brought into school by Thursday morning. Children can be collected on Friday for the coffee afternoon by the Year 5/6 exit doors from 1.20pm.
Friday 15th September 2017
All the children have made a fantastic start to Year 6. We are so impressed at their attitudes and behaviour.
This week we have started reading Goodnight Mr Tom and made predictions about what the novel was going to be about. We have identified what we would like to find out about World War 2 for the start of our new topic. We have also been looking at safety and all of the children have written an explanation text about how they keep safe.
This afternoon we also had a visit from Mrs Scott from Sandhill Academy. She has invited all year 6 children to an open evening on Monday 18th September 6pm-8pm for children and parents to have a look around. There will be ice cream and sweets!
In assembly this week Bobby had the dip out of the box for his fantastic attitude in school. We are very proud of this. Megan was in the gold box for her amazing explanation text about safety and Elisha for her fantastic presentation.
Attendance: 93.7% (This is below our target of 96%. Let’s see if we can get this higher next week)
Lateness: 4 children were late with 66 minutes of learning time lost.
We will be visiting Eden Camp on Tuesday 26th September to experience what life was like during World War 2. Please ensure you have signed the consent form and brought this into school with the contribution of £10.
We are also organising Derwent Hill for July 2018. The cost is £121 per child. If your child would like a place, they need to have the letter signed and brought into school by Monday 18th September. A non-refundable deposit will be required at a later date and a letter will go out explaining this.