Gold certificate winners this week - Albert, Cameron, Oliwia and Bayley. Well done from all the Year 6 Teachers!
Welcome to Year 6!
Mr Haynes and Mrs Jones
Miss Brading and Mrs Thwaites
Mr Treays and Miss West
Term 5 Learning Topics
Literacy - The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd
Science - Light
Topic - The Mayans
Maths - Revision in preparation for the SATs
Spanish - En el Colegio
PE - Cardio, flexibility and reactions
SATs practice and interventions will be on a Wednesday afternoon.
23rd January 2019
6th February 2019
27th March 2019
Here you can find out useful information about what your child is doing throughout the year and when they need certain things (such as PE kit):
SATs Preparation Year 6 Homework – Set Friday 5th April 2019
Due in Friday 26th April 2019
- Topic – choose a project piece you would like to complete from the topic homework sheet
- Reading comprehension exercise – 2014 past SATs paper
- Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling Book – ‘Subject and Object’ (pages 22 and 23) and ‘Passive and Active Voice (pages 24 and 25)
- Maths – 2014 past SATs paper
- Maths - Arithmetic Paper 14B
If children are really struggling with the exam papers, please encourage them to do the best they can. Each class teacher will work more closely with these children once we return from Easter.
Have a great break!
Set - Friday 5th April 2019
Test - Friday 26th April 2019
Group 1 Spellings
Group 2 Spellings
Literacy - Year 6 will look at World War Two themed literature, such as Rose Blanche written by Christophe Ga Ilaz and Roberto Innocenti, Varmints by Helen Ward. They will also draw inspiration from other mediums, including Beyond the Lines a short animation by Pierre Tarsiguel and The Piano by Aidan Gibbons. Maths - children will be split into different groups to support their progress and identify gaps in their mathematical understanding. At the beginning of the year, maths will focus on place value before moving swiftly onto mastering the use of the four operations. Rounding, data handling and problem solving are further focuses leading up to Christmas. Science - in term 1, children will learn about classification of living things, building on the knowledge they developed in years 3 and 4. In term 2, children will look into Charles Darwin's 'Theory of Evolution'. Special Events - Maplesden Noakes Taster Day - 27th September (Term 1) Science Dome - Term 2
Literature - children will look at a book called 'Pig Heart Boy' by Malorie Blackman, which will link to the heart dissection year 6's will conduct as part of Science.
Maths - children will further consolidate their understanding of the four operations and move deeper into fractions, data handling and ratio.
Science - for term 3, children will look at Animals including Humans.
Special events -
Scientific experiment - heart dissection (date TBC)
Potential visit to Hever Castle - date TBC
Muhammad Ali Class Assembly - 23rd January 2019 | Malala Yousafzi Class Assembly - 6th February 2019 | David Attenborough Class Assembly - 27th March 2019
Children are expected to read three times a week and record this in their reading records. Reading records are due in to check the progress of reading every week on a Friday. If there are any problems with reading at home please speak to your child's teacher who will be happy to help.
Year 6 complete PE on Tuesday and Friday afternoon every week. PE kit will need to be brought to school on these days in order to participate. Please ensure that children have clothes suitable for outdoor and indoor conditions and that all items are labelled with names. Could children please also be provided with a roll-on deodorant to use after the session.
Every other Tuesday, children are given the opportunity to take out books from the library that interest them. They are checked out using a computer system and library monitors are available to help children where needed. If your child has a book, please remind them to bring this into school on a Tuesday so this can be changed if necessary. Please note - any loss or damage to books will incur a cost to the child to replace them.