Welcome to Year 6!
The Year 6 Team
This year in Year 6, our teachers are Mrs Manton (Year 6 Team Leader), Mr Finklaire, Miss Krawiec, Mr Harber and Mrs Walton-Jones. We are also supported by our dedicated Learning Support Assistants (LSAs): Mr Norgrove, Mrs Friar, Mrs Kundi and Mrs Venner. They support us throughout the day in and out of the classroom.
Year 6 Autumn Term Topic Web
Our PE days this term are Mondays and Fridays.
As usual, children should wear correct PE kit (plain red or white t shirt, black shorts for inside with black or dark blue tracksuit trousers for outside). Please ensure all PE kit is named - it is incredibly hard for us to reunite lost items with their owners when clothing is not named!
Children should make sure they bring their PE kit into school and they will change during the day ready for their PE sessions. They will be changing back into their school uniform at the end of the day. PE kit can be left in lockers during the week but must be taken home at the weekend for washing.
Please note - long hair must be tied back for PE and earrings must be removed.
Homework is usually set on Thursdays and is due in the following Tuesday. All work is set on Google Classroom.
If your child is having problems completing the homework, please speak to their class teacher.
What have we been up to?
Week Beginning 3rd October 2022
We've continued our work on workhouses this week. On Tuesday we had great fun replicating the jobs that children would have carried out while the lived in the workhouses. Picking oakum seemed to be the favourite. In maths we started our unit on multiplication so we are ready to apply it to the area of shapes next week. On Thursday we really enjoyed the Reading Cafe. It was lovely to have some time dedicated to reading for pleasure. Science has also been interesting this week as we have been investigating how vibrations create sound and how to vary pitch and volume.
Week Beginning 26th September 2022
We've had another great week. What a start to term it has been.
In English we have continued to read and write about life in workhouses with particular focus on non-chronological reports. We discovered some of the really tough conditions people had to cope with. History has also given us the opportunity to learn more about Victorian Britain and some of the fascinating inventions that helped industry grow and develop.
Maths has seen us working on perimeter of 2D shapes and associated problems and investigations.
DT has also been very exciting as we started to build our electric vehicles. We're really looking forward to finishing and racing them in the playground.
To end the week on a high note we have announced who will be prefects and librarians. Congratulations to those who were successful!
Week Beginning 19th September 2022
Well, it's been another very busy week where the children have been getting stuck into their topics.
In English, we have continued to look at the book 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty which is set in Victorian Britain. The children have been exploring the main characters and havewritten a letter entry as on of the characters. Some great emotive writing and really getting into the London accent!
In Maths, we have worked on rounding numbers and the children have made excellent progress with this.
In history, we continued to look at what life was like in Victorian Britain during the Industrial Revolution. We focused on what housing was like, health, crime and pollution.
In our DT sessions, we have been investigating how to cut wood safely. We will be making wooden-framed moving vehicles which will use gears and be powered by electricity.
One of the big events this week has been the announcements of who has been chosen as our chair, vice chair and secretary of the school council as well as class councillors, house captains and prefects. Well done to everyone who was successful this year! We still have the librarian roles and prefects to fill next week.
Week Beginning 12th September 2022
An excellent second week here in school where the children have been getting stuck into their topics. In English, we have started to look at the book 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty which is set in Victorian Britain. The children have been exploring the main characters and have been writing a diary entry as the main character, Jim. Some great emotive writing and really getting into the London accent!
In Maths, we have worked on place value, identifying the value of different digits including numbers with decimals.
In history, we continued to look at what life was like in Victorian Britain during the Industrial Revolution.
Our science topic has taught us how sound travels and how this is different to light.
The children are busy completing their applications for the different roles. Announcements for some of these roles will be made next week.