Welcome to Year 6
Welcome back to the new school year. We are looking forward to going on a fantastic learning journey together. Please find below some useful information about Year 6.
The teachers in Year 6 are: Mrs Marriott and Miss Green.
The main adults who support teaching and learning in Year 6 are: Mrs Bennett, Miss C Jackson and Mrs Bloomfield
Maths, English and spelling homework will be sent home weekly.
Homework will be set on a Friday and will be due in the following Wednesday. Spellings will be given on a Monday and tested on a Friday - the children will have chance to practice their spellings every day in school as well.
Reading: Please try to encourage/listen to your child read at least 3 times a week
Our PE day is Monday (we will do an indoor and an outdoor session on this day) and children will need to come to school in their PE kits on this day.
Our Learning Challenge topic for this term is focused on "Climate Change - can what's been done be undone?" and we are kicking off our topic by investigating Rainforests.
If you have any questions about your child's time in Year 6 then please don't hesitate to get in contact with us.
The Year 6 Team
To celebrate our return to school we explored poems linking to colour and we created our own celebratory rainbow poems.
In Art, we have been studying the work of Frieda Kahlo, who is best known for her self-portraits. We have delved into the portrait that weare imitating and discussed the colours used and the emotions they portray. We have begun our work by using tutorials to practise drawing different flowers and leaves, which will be used in their portraits.
English - Our Focus text for Reading and Writing
Our readers will be plunged, quite literally, into a wildly exciting adventure when four children crash-land hundreds of miles from civilisation after their pilot suffers a heart attack. They are alone and in absolute peril, without food or water, at the mercy of the ferocious jungle. But it’s also a place of wonder: Rundell’s rich, descriptive prose will transport our young readers to a mesmerising world where they can swim with river dolphins, eat a tarantula and discover a ruined city. The mystery deepens when the discovery of a map suggests they are not the first humans to find this place.
We can't wait to start our new text - watch this space for some what is sure to be AMAZING writing to come!
Our first few days as Year 6...
We have had a wonderful start to the new academic year and have been really busy. We have been practising our mental maths with some fun and engaging maths puzzles and also creating 'Figure Me Out' posters - with mathematical questions that have to be worked out to find out information about each other. We've made a start on our new science topic by beginning to look at animal classification. We have taken a dive in to the rainforests of the world and have been using google earth to locate them. Our self portraits are simply stunning and again, tell a story about each of us and we ended our first full week by writing some truly incredible poems about rainbows. Please enjoy taking a look through the photos below.
Please find below a document with lots of useful links to support home learning.
To develop your comprehension skills use
where you can work through texts, finding evidence and develop your answers checking as you go.
Children in Year 6 all have access to the following websites to support their home learning:
Thank you for your continued support.