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:
Mrs Dunsdon- 5/6D
Mrs Rowbotham- 6R
Mr Bradley- 6B
Mrs Corbiere- 6C (Maths and Reading)
Year 6 will be studying the book Holes this term by Louis Sachar.
Looking at the book covers and DVD Cover, what inferences can you make?
Here is the blurb of the book.
Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnats. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys' detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day, digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes.
It doesn't take long for Stanley to realise there's more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment -- and redemption.
Click on the link below to watch the trailer for the movie. Can you start to predict what the book will be about?
During Autumn 1, we will be introducing Y6 and 5/6D to the wilder side of the world by looking at the extreme elements that effect the Earth, such as volcanoes, tsunamis and earthquakes!
Year 6 Wider Curriculum 2019/2020
Below is Y6's long term plan for the foundation subjects. These show the topics covered throughout the year.
The medium term plan for the current half term for the wider curriculum 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.)
As part of our wider curriculum topic, children can also choose to complete homework from our homework menu (see below). This is optional, however, it will be enjoyable for the children and it will allow them to take their learning further and share it with you at home. Once any tasks have been completed please bring them into school and we will do our best to display as many of them as possible.
We would love to see how creative you can be and display your hard work for all to see.
We expect children to read at least three times a week; reading records are checked regularly, but should be brought into school everyday and should be dated and signed by an adult. Some children may choose to read independently, which is completely fine, but it is also helpful for adults to check children understand the vocabulary within the text and understand the content of what they are reading. The school has introduced a new reading challenge called a 'Book Bingo' where children are asked to read a range of text types or read to different people. Prizes will be awarded for completing a line and a full house. We look forward to seeing which children complete the reading challenge.
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 achieve their best times. 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 and help their band to win the Battle of the Bands.
In Y6 we will have at least one PE session a week. They are on the following days:
5/6D- Wednesday and Thursday
6R- Monday and Tuesday
6B- Tuesday and Thursday
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.
This is an interactive website that the children can use to practise their weekly spellings and words that are on the compulsory KS2 word lists. The children need to be able to spell words from the KS2 curriculum applying rules to unknown words as any spelling rule for Y3-6 can be tested during the EPGS test in May. Children will be asked to consolidate and rehearse all of these rules this year as they have to demonstrate them in their writing to achieve the Y6 expected standard.
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.