Welcome to Year 6

 

INTRODUCTION

In Year 6 our teachers are Mrs Link - Phase Leader for Years 5 and 6 (Eagles); Miss Bowden (Ospreys); Mr Hill (Hawks).  We also have Mrs Hunt working in Year 6 teaching maths. We are supported by Mrs Wilcox, Mrs Hicks and Mrs Bruce.

Goodbye Videos

Goodbye from Mr Hill (Hawks) - click here

Goodbye from Mrs Link (Eagles) - click here

Goodbye from Miss Bowden (Ospreys) - click here

Transition to High School 

While we have focused on issues around transition to High School in the last few weeks on our newsletter and in school, we are conscious that you and your child may want to seek further support and advice in the weeks running up to their first day at school in September. The following links are suggested by Worcester and Hereford NHS Trust. The first is a presentation created by their team which talks through some practical strategies to support young people who are worrying about transition. Click here

The second is a link to a presentation by Kooth which is a free, web based, confidential support service funded by the Worcester and Hereford NHS Trust and is available to all young people aged 11-18 years. Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and well-being support designed specifically for young people. Click here

 

New Class Videos - a "hello" from your new teachers!

Welcome to Ospreys from Miss Bowden

Welcome to Eagles from Mrs Link

Welcome to Hawks from Mr Hill

 

WELL DONE AWARD   

 2020

This weeks Awards go to:

Hawks - 

Eagles - 

Ospreys - 

FOR IMPORTANT DATES PLEASE CHECK THE WEBSITE CALENDAR 

CURRICULUM

Please click here to view the Curriculum Overview for Year 6.

ENGLISH

Autumn 

We have a very exciting term of English planned. We will kick start with a science theme which is part of our ‘All About Me’ topic. After this, we begin our topic of conflict and peace, starting with a focus on the Second World War, using Carrie’s War and the Diary of Anne Frank. We will then be inspired by a visit from the Young Shakespeare Company in November to perform Romeo and Juliet. In writing, the genres we will explore will be: narrative, description, poetry, biographies, and scientific writing.

This year we will be continuing with the Read Write Inc. spelling scheme which involves the children practicing a set of spelling rules in a range of activities. There will also be a focus on the year 3, 4, 5 and 6 common exception words.

Spring

This term we will use a range of exciting texts such as Harry Potter, Holes and the short film 'Alma' to cover further aspects the National Curriculum through topics including Crime & Punishment and Environments. In reading, we will continue develop skills of inference and deduction and develop full answers for comprehension questions. In writing, we will focus on teaching punctuation and grammar concepts and ways to apply them in our own writing.  We will be writing a newspaper recount, short story, diary entry and a non-chronological report.

We will continue to follow the Read Write Inc. spelling scheme which involves the children practicing a set spelling rule in a range of activities. In addition, we will continue to focus on the years 3, 4, 5 and 6 common exception words.

Please click here for a copy of the Year 3/4 word list.

Please click here for a copy of the Year 5/6 word list.

 

Spelling competition 

In KS2 we hold a spelling competition between the classes to see who can get their hands on the spelling trophy. During certain weeks of the year, the children will be tested on words from the Year 3/4 word list. Their class teacher will then collect in the scores and work out a class percentage for the amount they get correct. The winning class will receive the spelling trophy! Please support your child by reviewing these spellings at home in time for the test. 

To see the timetable and words to learn click here. 

 

How you can help at home:

* Regular reading – at least three times per week. This could be your child reading to you or to themselves. Discussing what your child has read, making connections with similar texts, discussing preferences and predictions will all support your child in preparation for reading comprehension tests. Please sign regularly in the reading diary that your child is reading and recording this at home. Reading diaries should be brought into school every day.

* Spellings – take opportunities to discuss spelling patterns, common errors and definitions of words they come across in their reading or in daily life. Please see the spelling home learning sheet for further support.

 

Recommended reading 

To access the BookTrust recommended reading for 9-11 years olds click the icon. 

To access another useful Year 6 reading list click here. 

 

MATHS

Autumn 

 In maths this term we will be focusing on the following areas:

We will continue to concentrate on the children’s mental calculation agility.  We hope that you will be able to support the children in every day mathematical opportunities. In addition, it is crucial that the children continue to learn and revise their multiplication and division tables to 12 x 12.  These will be tested on a regular basis through Times Table Rockstars quizzes.

The children will continue to practise the skills required for the mental arithemtic paper. This will require the children to have a solid understanding of the written methods for all four operations. In order to feel confident with the four formal operations, it is vital that the children are fluent with their times tables and addition and subtraction facts such as bonds to 100 and decimal complements to make one.

Spring 

 In maths this term we will be focusing on the following areas:

We will continue to focus on the ability to calculate mentally and at speed, including times tables. We hope that you will be able to support your child in every day mathematical opportunities and by learning and revising their multiplication and division tables to 12 x 12.

 

How you can help at home:

 

                                                         

 

 

TOPIC

To see our curriculum overview for Year 6, please click here. 

Autumn 

 

Spring 

Crime and Punishment

Children consolodate their knowledge of historical events chronologically, specifically focusing on crime and punishment and how this has changed over time. 

 

Environments                           

The geography of climates and biomes of the world; using and making maps for different purposes. We will explore the link between biomes and the theories of evolution and adaptation. 

 

HOME LEARNING TASKS:

 

PRESENTATIONS

Please click here for the year 5 and 6 currriculum evening presentation.