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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.

For more information please read our curriculum newsletter below:

Year 6 Curriculum Newsletter

Our Year 6 Staff: Miss Latimer and Mrs Quill

Friday 11th January 2019

Happy New Year!

All the children came back to school this week, full of wonderful Christmas stories and eager to get back to work.

We have started a new literacy unit based around non-linear stories (stories with flashbacks) which we are linking to our class novel Private Peaceful.  The children are already sharing plenty of their own flashbacks of silly stories and incidents from their early days at Plains Farm.

Out topic for this term will remain as World War 1 as there is still so much more that the children want to learn and explore.  We will also be learning about light and electricity in science.

This week, we took part in a Zumba workshop.  Despite some co-ordination problems we had a great time!

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The children also had their first martial arts lesson today, where they were taught and practiced some basic kick-boxing moves to develop their co-ordination and strength.  All the children enjoyed the lesson and can’t wait for next weeks.

Well done to our hand writer of the week:  Eliza

This week Rosie was the ‘Star of the Week’ for persevering in maths.

Laylan was added to the Golden Book for an excellent, Monet inspired, drawing.

Hudson was also added to the Golden Book for his awesome attitude towards everything.

The attendance in Year 6 is well below the expected standard of 96%.  It is vital that children attend school everyday, more so now that they are in their final year of primary school and approaching the end of year tests which will take place in May.  Please encourage your child to make an extra effort to get in when they can.

Monday 21st January is the class visit to Safety Works in Newcastle.  Please make sure your children returns their consent slip for the visit.

All children must have a water bottle in school to use during the day.  This should be taken home every night to be cleaned and then brought back into school the next day.

Attendance: 89.2%

Minutes Late: 40 minutes

Friday 30th November 2018

A big well done to all the children in year 6 for their hard work across the curriculum this week!

On Tuesday the children knocked the socks off all the adults by applying their perimeter and area skills to calculating the land won and lost in fictional battles on the World War 1 front line.  The children formed their own war room cabinets; adding the land won to maps of the front line.

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We’ve added the maps to our classroom ‘trench’ and topic display.

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In literacy the children have further developed their skills for writing non-chronological reports, which they will apply to their own writing about animals in World War 1 next week.

Well done to our hand writer of the week:  Hudson.

This week Ava was the ‘Star of the Week’ for her outstanding maths skills.

Leighton was added to the Golden Book for making huge efforts in every part of the school day.

Daniel was also added to the Golden Book for not giving up during some pretty tricky maths lessons this week.

Next Friday is our school Christmas fayre, where the children will be selling some wonderful Christmas items, which they have created.

Attendance: 90.4%

Minutes Late: 255 minutes

Friday 16th November 2018

This week the children in year 6 took part in anti-bullying week along with the rest of the school.  Our class focus was ‘online/cyber bullying’, during which the children focused on the different kinds of online bullying and how to manage and prevent them.

They created their own ‘Online Commandments’:

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The children also created their own year 6 Anti-Bullying Charter, which we now have displayed in the classroom and which all the children will sign up to.  Please click the link below to see the children’s hard work:

Year 6 AB Charter

Well done to our hand writer of the week, Ava.

This week Jake received the ‘dip in the box’ for his much improved behaviour.

Gabriel was added to the Golden Book for his excellent spooky story writing.

Rhys was also added to the Golden Book for his outstanding fractions, decimals and percentages work in maths this week.

All the children have received their weekly homework today.  Please ensure that your child completes all their homework and returns it to school by Wednesday morning.  We now have a maths homework club every Monday and Tuesday lunchtime for any child who needs support or simply wants to complete their homework in their lunchtime.

After school study groups continue to run.  Please encourage your child to take part if they have been invited to attend.

Attendance: 95.6%

Lateness: 66 minutes

Friday 9th November 2018

This week began with a visit to Beamish where the children spent time in the pit village and town, exploring what life was like before and during World War 1.  During the visit the children were employed by the Home Office to investigate why a 14 year old boy had lied about his age to join the army.  They interviewed ‘witnesses’ around the pit village to better understand the motivations for young boys to lie about the age to join up and fight in the war.

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Of course we made time to visit the sweet shop, where the adults were just as excited as the children!

Well done to Charlie for his outstanding investigative skills at Beamish – you’ve really earned your ‘dip’ in the treat box!

A huge pat on the back for Kieran for being added to the Golden Book for his excellent recount.

Well done Jaydon for being added to the Golden book for making a huge effort in maths lessons.

All year 6 children brought a letter home tonight with information about a proposed visit to London in May of next year.  If you would like your child to join the visit, please complete the slip at the bottom of the letter and return to school with a £20 non-refundable deposit by Friday of next week (16th November).  In the case of the trip not going ahead all deposits will be returned.

Next week is national anti-bullying week which are taking part in.  Throughout the week year 6 will be writing their own anti-bullying charter and further developing their understanding of what cyber bullying is and how to deal with it.  As part of the week and as it’s Children in Need on Friday, children will be having a non-uniform day.

After School Study Groups

Monday: Handwriting

Tuesday: Spelling

Thursday: Maths

All Study Groups run between 3:15 and 3:45.  Your child will bring a letter home if they are invited to join any of the year 6 study groups.

Attendance

Minutes Late: 17 minutes