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Welcome to Year 6!

 

Welcome back Year 6! I hope that you had a great break and that you are looking forward to a very busy term! Our topic this term will be ‘Keen to be Green’. Below is a little bit about the things that we are going to learn.

 

English

In English, we will be studying playscripts and persuasive writing before half term. After the half term break, we will move on to stories with historical settings and formal writing. We will also be doing lots of topic based writing, including persuasion (adverts) and instructions.

 

In addition, we will be focusing on reading comprehension, spelling, punctuation and grammar.

 

Maths

In Maths, we will be converting weights linked to recycling. We will also carry out surveys about recycling and present our results in tables and graphs. We will be applying our understanding of the four operations in order to solve real life problems. Finally, we will study fractions and algebra.

 

Science

In Science, we will learn about electricity and how circuits work. We will then move on to describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common, observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals.

 

Keen to be Green

Our new topic is ‘Keen to be Green’. In geography lessons, we will learn about Global Warming, the ozone layer and how weather and climate are measured. We will study and evaluate different methods of recycling and create maps of our own eco-garden areas. In art, we will learn about the WEEE Man sculpture and create our own 3D collages. We will learn about Clare Graham and how recycled materials can be used in art. Finally, we will create ozone layer pictures. In music, we will create Stomp style compositions, make recycled instruments and write our own eco-inspired songs. We will perform together, as a class, during our class assembly this term. In design and technology lessons, we will design recycling containers and make WEEE Man sculptures. In textiles, we will up-cycle old items including bags, clothes, etc.

 

Homework

As of January, homework will now be set on a Monday and returned on a Thursday. On a Thursday, you will receive your next piece of homework and this should be returned on a Monday. Homework will be linked to the work that we are covering in class and will help you to prepare for your SATs. Remember that you can always upload your homework to Showbie. Your blue Homework Diaries should be in school every day. Please continue to read daily at home and record this in your blue dairy for extra dojos!

 

PE

Year 6 will have PE on a Friday. PE kits should be brought to school on a Monday and remain here until Friday each week.

 

Forest School

Year 6 will have Forest School sessions with Miss Bates on Tuesday afternoons until February half term. A sample of the activities include learning a variety of knots and lashings, using hand tools, making items from natural materials, games, treasure hunts and fire lighting skills. Children will be going outside whatever the weather, so please ensure your child has suitable clothing:

 

- Long sleeve top and trousers.

- Waterproof coat.

- Wellies or old trainers/sturdy shoes.

- Spare pairs of socks.

(Layers are recommended)

 

Please only send in old clothes/footwear that you are happy for your child to get dirty. In addition, any donations of logs, twigs, branches, scrap wood or plants would be greatly appreciated.

 

Stackpole

We are all very excited about our trip to Stackpole this term (21st- 25thJanuary 2019).

 

THERE WILL BE AN INFORMATIVE MEETING FOR PARENTS IN THE YEAR 6 CLASSROOM AT 4.30pm ON FRIDAY 11th JANUARY 2019.All final arrangements for the trip will be discussed at this meeting.

 

Whilst we are in Stackpole, we will update Twitter daily with news about what we have been doing.

 

 

To support your learning at home, you will be able to find lots of English and Maths activities on Education City. Follow this link to find out how to access Education City on your iPad:

http://staffroom.educationcity.com/uk/blog/primary-schools/2013-oct/educationcitycom-whitelisted-puffin-academy

 

You can practise your multiplication tables on Times Tables Rockstars

https://ttrockstars.com/login

 

You should also encourage your child to explore

www.bbc.co.uk/ks2bitesize.

 

Remember to look in the ‘Gallery’ to see our latest photographs.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

11thJanuary 2019: Year 6 SATs Meeting at 4:00pm

11thJanuary 2019: Year 5 & 6 Stackpole Meeting at 4:30pm

21st– 25thJanuary 2019: Year 5 & 6 Stackpole Residential

5thFebruary 2019: Safer Internet Day

14thFebruary 2019: KS2 Disco 6:15pm-7:30pm

15thFebruary 2019: Year 5 and Year 6 Class Assembly at 2:15pm

18th– 22ndFebruary 2019: Half Term holiday

4th– 8thMarch 2019: Parents’ Evening Week

15thMarch 2019: Comic Relief Wear What You Like

27thMarch 2019: Forensic Science Workshop

28thMarch 2019: Walford Oscars at 5:30pm

12thApril 2019: Last day of Spring Term

 

My door is always open and I am happy to chat with parents about our topics and any work that we are covering in class. Please don’t hesitate to come and find me if you wish to discuss anything!

 

Many thanks!

 

Mrs Nicholls

                                                 


 

 

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