Welcome to the Y6 webpage
We hope you find all the information you need about Y6 on this page. We are looking forward to working with both your child and you. If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to speak to the class teacher either in a morning before or after school.
The Y6 team are:
Mr Branigan- 6B
Miss Fawdrey- 6F
Miss Smith- 6S
Mrs Corbiere- 6C
When Stanley's bad luck unfairly lands him at Camp Green Lake, he is told that he has to dig holes in order to build character.... But what are they really digging for?
A hilarious and powerful story about crime, punishment and redemption. Not forgetting holes, lots and lots of holes.
This half term our Cornerstones topic is 'Tomorrow's World.' We will be looking at how information is transferred around the world using light, investigating the process of how humans see and working on creating our own electrical circuits.
In the latter half of the term, we will be completing a local history study; what events have our communities witnessed, and how does that compare and contrast with the community of Whitby?
Y6 Topics to be covered this year
Below are Y6's long term and medium term plans for the foundation subjects. These show the topics covered throughout the year and experiences we aim to provide for the children (visits subject to change depending on availability/cost,)
The medium term plan for our current cornerstones topic gives an overview of learning outcomes covered across the curriculum. We aim to teach as much of this as possible; however, there may be some days/weeks where time will be restricted due to other events happening in school. The activities planned aim to engage children and allow them to experience a broad and balanced curriculum alongside teaching skills linked to the foundation subjects (see wider curriculum pages for more information.)
We expect children to read at least three times a week; reading records are checked every Friday but should be brought into school everyday. The children are working towards Reading Star certificates for a commitment to reading. Reading is an essential part of the curriculum and opens up many other curriculum areas for the children.
Look out for the weekly spellings sheet that will come home on Friday – children will practise these at school and will complete a spell check on Thursday.
Children need to spend time at home to practise times tables – in Y6 children need to have rapid recall of all times table facts up to 12x12 as well as associated division facts (e.g. 5x6=30 so 30÷6=5) – children can prepare for the times table challenge and work through the maths awards. Don't forget to visit the Times Tables Rock Stars website to help them practise their tables and earn coins to promote their band! It is their challenge this year to top the leaderboard!
In Y6 we will have at least one PE session a week. They are on the following days:
There may be changes to the above days some weeks so please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school all week.
Indoor Kit = t-shirt, shorts and suitable shoes (pumps or trainers)
Outdoor Kit = tracksuit bottoms and warm jacket and shoes suitable for the outdoors (trainers)
Please be reminded that no jewellery should be worn and earrings MUST be removed by the child for any PE session. Long hair needs to be tied back. Please discourage your child from bringing football tops for their PE kits.
Bug Club is a fantastic website for reading – children have their own log in and we will assign books or games to read and play - your child’s log in details will be in their organisers. As well as a range of reading books, we will also add Grammar games that link to our learning in class.
This has a good range of games which support your child’s spelling and grammar skills.
This is a fun and competitive way for your child to learn their times tables. Look out for new competitions and challenges! All children had their log in details, again which will be in their organisers.
This is a new website introduced just before half term. There are a range of SPAG activities that will be set by teachers to build on learning in class. All children have their log in details, again which will be in their organisers.