Year 6

Hello and thank you for visiting our Year 6 web page.  We have an exciting year ahead of us and we look forward to you returning to this page regularly to enjoy our journey too.

Homework

Your child should be completing 3 hours/week on homework. This includes spellings and reading.

Homework is handed out on Thursdays and collected in on Tuesdays. This homework will mainly focus on English and Maths skills but may also be Enquiry based. Spellings will go out on a Thursday as well and the children will be tested on them the following Friday.  Children may also be given additional work to support them in preparation for their SATs in the week commencing 14/05/18.  Please help your child to complete their homework, if they need it. Please do not do it for them!

We are always in need to adult helpers in and around school.  If you would like to hear readers or help in another way, please speak to Mr Hunt or Mrs Lloyd.

Mr Hunt, Mrs Lloyd and Miss Gorton (on a Monday PM and Wednesday AM)

Core Learning

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Term 2 – It’s up to you

This terms core skills is about developing the children’s skills when working in a team. Our I can statements are:

  • I can show different ways of caring for those around me.
  • I can share my ideas when planning an activity and can do my part independently.
  • I can recognise when I need to be a helpful member of the school community.

Dates for the Diary

Our PE days are Monday and Friday. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school and that it is suitable for both inside and outside PE.

03/11/17—KS2 helmet making 1PM
06/11/17—Science week
10/11/17—Astronaut dress up day
22/11/17 & 28/11/17—Parents evening
04/12/17—E-safety workshop
07/12/17—Christmas Fair
15/12/17—End of term
02/01/18—INSET day

Term 2 Enquiry

This term we are investigatng castles and how they came to be. Part of this will involve us looking at the Bayeux Tapestry and reconstructing the Battle of Hastings.  

Learner input— These are some questions that the children have highlighted that they would like to find out during this term about castles.
I wonder how ‐ how castles were built as they wouldn’t have the equipment we have today?
I wonder what would happen if ‐ the Battle of Hastings had a different ending?
I wonder why ‐ they decided to give castles the name ‘castles’?

Year 6 competing science experiment in science week

Term 1 Enquiry 

What is it made of?  This term our topic will be science based looking at materials.

Learner input— These are some questions that the children have highlighted that they would like to find out during this term about materials.

I wonder how – It was made? How long it takes to make?

I wonder what would happen if – We didn’t have that material?  People stopped using it?

I wonder why – It is shaped like it is? It is made with that material?

Enquiry—All of the children in Year 6 are now scientists at the Academy of mysterious Materials!  Over this term we will be investigating different materials and completing a number of experiments. Please ask them what they have investigated each week and what they found out.

Gallery

Displays and Children’s Work
Take a look at some of our work and sometimes us in the classroom. You are always welcome to come into school and take a closer look. You can see from the displays in our classrooms the variety of topics we cover. As the year progresses, the displays change. By July, you will be able to see the whole range of subjects we have covered. Our Working walls help us learn – the content builds as the term progresses.