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

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Bloomfield

Mrs Bennett

 

Novel Study

'Trash' by Andy Mulligan

The tale of 3 dumpsite boys, Raphael, Gardo and Rat, who live on the trash heaps of Behala and sort through it, hoping to find anything they can sell or recycle. Their lives are rugged, poverty stricken, unadventurous. However this changes when the boys find something in the trash: a bag, with a key and a wallet. When the police show up to question them, even offer them money, the boys decide to evade the authorities to figure things out for themselves.

Please find below our English planning for the half term, which outlines what genres and grammar objectives that will be studied.

 

Cornerstones Topic

Welcome to the Americas!

Get ready to explore the continents of North and South America with their towering temples, stunning geography and fun-filled festivals. 

Discover the interesting world of the Maya: study their temples, learn about their Gods and their unusual religious rituals.  

 

Take part in the Día de los Muertos celebrations and learn first-hand why day of the dead is so important to people of the Americas and exactly how they celebrate. 

 

 

 Y6 Topics to be covered this year

Below is Y6's long term plan 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.)

 

 

Here is the recent SATs meeting presentation for parents/Carers.

 

HOMEWORK:

 

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, as evidenced by 15 reading entries signed by an adult. Reading is an essential part of the curriculum and opens up many other curriculum areas for the children. 

Children also have access to the Bedrock Learning Portal, which helps them to develop and embed their vocabulary skills. They access this system once in school and should access it again at home - lessons typically run to 20 minutes long. 


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 also have access to SpellingShed which allows them to practise their assigned weekly spellings and also the KS2 Compulsory spelling lists.

 

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!

 

 

PE TIMES:

 

In Y6 we will have at least one PE session a week. They are on the following days:

6B- Tuesday and Wednesday

6F- Monday and Tuesday

6S- Tuesday and Friday 

 

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.

USEFUL WEBSITES:

http://www.portal.bedrocklearning.org

This is the access point for Bedrock Vocabulary Learning

 

http://www.sentenceplay.co.uk/

This has a good range of games which support your child’s spelling and grammar skills.

 

https://ttrockstars.com/

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.

 

https://www.spag.com/ - This will be implemented from February half term.

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.