Welcome to Year 6
Y6 SATS PREP Genius Sats
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Further home learning activities can be accessed using the link below
Learning Projects from RobinhoodMAT
Let’s Think English (LTE)
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Access Active Fusion through Social Media
Twinkl offer one months free access and have provided lesson packs for all year groups. Click the link below or go to www.twinkl.co.uk, sign up and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS for a collection of Interactive Go!
Promoting a love of learning is an essential part of Year 6. Whilst this year is designed to be challenging, we endeavour to have fun while we learn.
We enjoy outdoor, immersive and active learning. We try, whenever we can, to link our learning to our topics to develop our understanding through cross curricular links.
Meet the Team:
Y6A – Mr Armstrong Class Teacher
Y6L – Mr Lodge, Class Teacher
Mrs Cousins – Class Teacher
Mrs Bouttell – Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs Jefferies – Teaching Assistant
This half – term, our Cornerstones topic is called ‘War Child!’ This is primarily based around history and geography and focuses on aspects of life – particularly from a child’s perspective – during World War 2. We are learning about the politics and leaders of the time, exploring the lead up to the war and its impact at the time and following its end. We will cover a range of curriculum areas including history, geography, art, P.E, PSHE, music and British Values. We are also currently producing cross – curricular writing based around biographies of Ann Frank and recounts of an evacuee from a first person point of view
In English, we follow Novel Study. Our current novel is a Goodnight Mr Tom, which our pupils are loving and are developing understanding and empathy for how the characters lived and felt. We have a weekly ‘carousel lesson’ which covers a rich variety of texts linking into our theme including poetry, information texts, biographies and narratives. We are currently writing a piece based around our interactive book launch day – recounting child evacuee’s “experiences” of being evacuated and living with a family in the countryside. We will also shortly be studying Ann Frank’s diary to help immerse ourselves in what it was really like to be a child in the war.
This half – term, we have already covered place value, fractions decimals and percentages, long and short multiplication / division. Maths Meetings are used where necessary to revisit and consolidate our prior knowledge of mathematical concepts which have been taught previously. During these sessions, we enjoy working collaboratively using different ‘Kagan’ strategies and hands on experiences to reinforce mathematical understanding and develop deeper thinking.
A typical day in Year 6:
8:50 – 9:05 – Registration (quick fire independent arithmetic activity
9:05 – 9:30 – Arithmetic
9:30 – 10:30 – Reasoning
10:30 – 10:40 – Small guided reading groups
10:40 – 11:00 – Assembly
11:00 – 11:15 – Break
11:15 – 12:15 – Reading Comprehension
12:15 – 1:15 – Dinner (Year 6 are second sittings)
1:15 – 1:45 – Grammar / Spellings
1:45 – 3:00 – Foundation subjects
3:00 – 3:20 – Class reader/guided reading
Year 6 weekly diary
Monday – Spelling test, new spellings given out, homework in. P.E
Wednesday – Re-take, if needed, of spelling
Friday – Diaries checked for Reading Raffle
In Year 6, we strongly encourage independent thinking and learning and provide a choice of homework. These encompass not only learning and creativity, but also life skills and interactivity such as cooking, crafts, building and planning. Pupils are expected to bring their diaries as they are checked each day. Homework is to be completed by set deadlines and there is an expectation that pupils begin to take responsibility for bringing their P.E kits, packed lunches etc.
As we get closer to May and SATs, we provide revision books for maths, reading and Grammar.
We are currently trialling a new, online facility called ‘Eedi,’ details of which will be sent out to parents in due course.
Spellings are given out weekly each Monday, then tested the following Monday. These also link in with our novel study.
Pupils are expected to read 5 times a week at home. Diaries are checked each Friday for ‘Reading Raffle.’ Those pupils achieving this receive tokens and treats!