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Year 6

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Mrs Rimmer, Mrs Slatter, Mrs Stansfield and Mrs Way would like to warmly welcome you to the year 6 class page. We hope that you will be regular visitors so we can keep you up to date with what we have been learning, any class news and other key activities or events that may be taking place. 

Please look through the site below for our most recent learning, achievements and useful information such as letters and curriculum overviews.

If you have any questions or queries that you'd like to discuss, please don't hesitate to contact us via the school office.

Who's who

Michaelmas Term A

Excitement rippled through year 6 this week as we finally got the opportunity to meet our reception buddies. It was an absolute pleasure to see the Year 6 children chatting to their buddies in their playtime today, kneeling down to their level and enticing them out their shells. Well done Year 6! After twenty minutes of ice breaking, the reception children had covered the 6s in fairy dust, played numerous games of hide and seek and told them all about themselves. As we we walking back to our classroom, the quote of the day was, 'We have to wait a whole 7 days before we get to see them again!'

We will be spending our break time with our reception buddies every Friday morning, where we will participate in a range of activities.

Photos to follow - we are just awaiting consent for our reception children.

Buddy Time

This is definitely the highlight of the week!

Children in year 6 played a game with their buddies this week to create their very own little monsters! A great time was had by all as our year 6 children once again supported children in recognised the three school values of being inquisitive, inspired and inclusive. Well done year 6.

What have we been Learning?

Each week, I will upload some photos of our classroom working walls so you are able to discuss/ chat with your children on the different areas we have been learning about. Hopefully the children will be able to fill you in further! 

Learning Week Beginning 12th October 2020

This week was have started a new theme in English. We are using the visual literacy unit of 'Alma' to explore mystery and suspense writing. Today we started by writing a blurb for the story, and I would love to share a few examples of what the children came up with! 

One day, a young girl took her curiosity level to the extreme. This girl, called Alma, showed temptation, rebellion and consequence which leads for disaster... On a mid-winter's day, in an empty street, Alma didn't realise what lay ahead of her. As she becomes lured into an abandoned shop, a doll sits waiting for her...             Tom, Y6

This story is about consequence and selfishness. It begins with a young girl called Alma, who is wandering in an empty street on a winter's day. When Alma gets drawn in to an abandoned doll shop, it feels like someone, or something, is watching her. Is it abandoned? Is it empty? Alma is about to find out...                   Felix, Y6

Whilst walking down an empty street, not knowing the danger of her own temptation, Alma is soon to find out. When she write her name on a chalkboard next to others, a mysterious object appears on a window. Alma finally realises that curiosity will sometimes lead to danger, but it appears to be too late...                 George, Y6

In reading, we are now exploring the picture book, The Journey' by Francesca Sanna. This is a story which details the journey of a young family whose lives are ripped apart by war. Having to flee their homes, the family find themselves desperately trying to cross the border and find their way to freedom.

Learning Week Beginning 21.09.20

In Maths we have been learning how to add and subtract using a formal written strategy

In English, we began to explore techniques for dramatic tension!

Learning week beginning: 14th September 2020

Maths: Place value and negative numbers
English: Romeo and Juliet- Setting Description
Reading: Exploring the characters in The Girl of Ink and Stars

Useful Information

Curriculum Overviews

Home Learning

Times Table Rock Star tasks will be set weekly. All children have their login details stuck on the inside cover of their Reading Records and it will match the multiplication facts we are rehearsing that week. Children also have access to mathletics to practise any areas of maths.

Spelling Shed Assignments are set weekly on Mondays. Children have a week to complete the assignments and they match to the spelling pattern we are learning in school. Login details are stuck on the inside cover of the Reading Records. 

Children are expected to read daily where possible, this recorded in their Reading Record and signed by a parent/carer. Please ensure that the Reading Record is in school on Fridays as this is when it is checked by an adult in the class.