Summer term is finally here and it starts off one of the busiest times for Year 6!!
In just over a week we will taking part in our SATs tests, the children have been preparing for these all year and I know that they will all do amazingly. I am so proud of them each and every day.
We we then move onto our summer production, I know all the children are looking forward to finding out what we will be performing this year!!!
We also have some exciting trips planned, keep checking back for more information!!!
Happy New Year everyone, Mrs Powell and I hope that you all had an amazing Christmas and New Year and are now back at school raring to go!!!
This term is a very important term for Year 6 as we start our build up to Sat's in May. Please could you make sure that you encourage your child to complete every piece of home-work that they have.
As well as preparing for our tests, we will be fitting in lots of fun topics, including WW2, Circuits, Extreme weather and a hands on DT project.
Yesterday we had lots of fun taking part in our real life maths day. We were given lots of challenges throughout the day, where we had to use different maths skills to solve problems based on real life situations, from building and packing a suitcase, working out a holiday budget, making rainbow cakes using ratio and designing rooms and gardens using our knowledge of shape, area and perimeter.
We will begin this term looking at stories which include flash backs. We have already read our first one and all the children were shocked by the twist!!! The children will be using these stories as inspiration to write their own flash back text. I look forward to finding what shocks they have in store for me!
In year 6 we are now tackling percentages, moving on to relating these to fractions and decimals. As always it is important that your child is confident with their times tables. Please practise these with them at home!
Now that we are all confident with all aspects of arithmetic, we will continue to concentrate on applying this knowledge to reasoning problems, especially asking the children to explain 'how' they know.
WW2 will dominate our history topic this term, looking at all aspects of the event, from how it started to what it would have been like as a child to be evacuated. We will be taking part in lots of drama activities to help the children immerse themselves in the history.
In Geography, we are continuing our work on extreme earth, looking at natural events that cause huge impacts on the earth.
In RE we have moved onto looking at the Christian religion, thinking about signs and symbols, religious buildings and whether they define the church and the philosophy behind it. I am sure that interesting discussions will occur as the children explore more deeply this faith.
Mrs Johnson and Mrs Powell would like to welcome you to the Year 6 web page.
What a start to our exciting journey this year! Already the children have been immersed in our English topic with our trip to Sherwood Forest, we have definitely hit the ground running and are loving every second of it!
There are lots more fantastic things happening in Year 6, from plays to trips and plenty of exciting learning experiences! Watch this space for all the fun the children will be having!
Some important information...
As you are already aware, this term Year 6 have PE on a Friday afternoon and swimming on a Tuesday. Please make sure that they are sent in with a full kit so that they are able to take part.
Homework will be sent home on a Friday and this is expected back the following Wednesday. Please encourage your child to complete the homework and remember, we are always here to help if they get stuck.
Planners will also be sent home on a Friday, this will include your child's menu choice as well as any information that needs to be passed on, we would appreciate it if you filled these in and sent them back into school by Thursday.
Literacy and Language
This exciting term starts with us exploring the legends that surround Robin Hood, we look at stories involving him, then write our own story from a very different point of view! We then move onto looking at newspaper and TV reports, ending with the children recording their own! Hopefully the recent visit to Sherwood will have given the children a real insight into the life of Robin Hood and his Merry Men leading to some spectacular writing! Keep an eye out for those TV reports - coming soon on Sherwood news!!!
This term we will be consolidating our place value and number knowledge. We will ensure that we are confident with our mental and written strategies and will begin to apply these to reasoning and SAT style questions. It is really important that the children learn their times tables and can recall these instantly. Times tables rock stars is a fantastic tool for any children that are struggling with this skill. All children will have a log in and password. We will be practising this in school, please also encourage your child to have a go at home!!
Our first topic in Science this year is investigating how circuits work and applying this to real life! We will be creating circuits and designing our our experiments looking at the factors that can affect the results - can you get past their burglar alarm??
The title of our first topic in History is Crime and Punishment, the children have already researched the different types of crimes and punishments from Roman Britain up to present day and uncovered some gruesome consequences!!!! We will continue to look at these and think about the justice system and the part that it has to play in today's society!!