Welcome to Year 6
An overview of Year 6’s curriculum:
To find out more about Year 6’s curriculum, please click on the current newsletter below or speak to your child’s class teacher / Year Leader (Mrs Bell / Miss Hooper).
Year 6 - Latest News
Year 6 – Latest News
Week beginning 11/09/17
Guest blogger Mrs James (Lancaster class teacher)
Welcome back to a new school year! The Year 6 team hope you have had a safe and relaxing summer holiday and are now ready for another school year.
Last week was a great first week back. Even after the long summer break, the children quickly got back into the school routine and showed their willingness and desire to learn – well done year 6! I think I speak for all of the year 6 teaching team when I say that I am excited for the year ahead.
Let’s hear what the children have to say…
Literacy – we have started reading `The Boy in The Striped Pyjamas` by John Boyne. It’s such a great book. We are hooked and can’t wait to continue reading next week.
Arithmetic sets are in full swing – we are working hard to master problems involving all four operations. Feel free to have a look at our parenting arithmetic guide to see what types of questions we are solving.
Topic – this term we will be studying WWII. Take a look at our blitz art work. This was a fun activity which really got us thinking about what it would be like to live during 1939 – 1945.
Reading – Fireweed has been a great hit in our reading sessions this week. We have loved sitting back and listening to the class teacher read. We have also started the Year 6 reading challenge which we are determined to complete.
Games – Mr Matthews has been working us hard during circuit training. We are glad PE is at the end of the day as we are exhausted by the end of the session (thanks Mr Matthews).
- Science – ‘May the FORCE be with you’- yes, you’ve guessed it, we are studying forces. This is what we had to investigate.
How can we find out if the different ideas change the time it takes for an object to reach the floor using paper cake cases, plasticine, a hole punch and a timer?
We will keep you updated with our results and pictures from the experiment.
Forthcoming Year Group Events
Young Enterprise is a project that the children take part in for the last half term. It enables them to make a link between school and the world of work, allowing them to develop the knowledge and attitudes they need to succeed. The children also learn and develop other skills, such as communication, finance, organisation, problem-solving and teamwork.
The children work as a team to come up with a product that they think will sell well at school. They then work out the costs of the product, using a budget, and produce a stall. Each child has a role within the group and activities to follow.
The children will also learn about profit. When they sell for the first time, their challenge will be to make a profit on what they started with. With their earnings, they can then assess whether the product will be good to sell at the Summer Fete.
So, I am sure that your child will tell you when they are selling, but look out for the advertising posters! Please come along, and support year 6 with their business adventures!
Big Maths Beat That!
In Year 6 we have started using Beat That! maths challenges. These challenges are aimed to assess progress of children on a weekly basis. The challenges consist of a CLIC Challenge, which is a mixture of quick arithmetic questions, and a Learn Its Challenge, which is a mixture of simple multiplication and addition recall questions. The children have 90 seconds to do as many of the Learn Its questions as possible.
The challenge scores are recorded, and the sheets are then sent home. The children then have new challenge sheets the following week (with similar questions) and the aim is for them to try and beat their scores.
Parents and guardians can then see on a weekly basis what their child is getting in the challenges, and whether anything in particular needs to be revised.
Click HERE to see some examples
Archived News from Year 6
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