Welcome to Year 6!
The Year 6 Team
This year in Year 6, our teachers are Miss Krawiec (Year 6 Team Leader), Mr Finklaire and Mr Harber. 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 SATS information parent meeting - March 2023
If you have specific questions about how your child will access the SATs tests and the writing assessments, your child's class teacher can discuss this with you at your parents' evening appointment. There are lots of things we can do to support children during the assessments but they will be specific to individual children.
We tend to use revision/test materials from the CGP website. Please make sure that you refer to the presentation so you know which ones not to buy! Again, class teachers would be happy to give you advice about which books etc to purchase. The children already have their 10 minute test books for homework so these are always a good place to start. There are additional 10 minute test books to purchase from the CGP site if you wish.
If you do have any further questions, please do either speak to your child's class teacher or email your questions via the school office.
Year 6 Reading Cafe Presentation - March 2023
Y6 Not at Runway's End.
It has been a really creative week for all the Year 6 children who remained in school this week. We have been problem solving and learning in many practical and ‘hands-on’ ways. On Monday we constructed towers and held a competition to see who could build the strongest bridge. These were then tested to see which could hold the heaviest weight. Later in the week we constructed light houses and added in circuitry to make the lights work. It was quite challenging thinking about where to position the wires and the switch! On Wednesday afternoon, we all watched a video about the artist Andy Goldsworthy. His art work is inspired by nature, using natural materials to construct art outside. The children enjoyed gathering materials to create artistic pieces in his style.
Runways End Information
Runway's End Parent Information Presentation
Year 6 Topic Web Spring Term
Year 6 Autumn Term Topic Web
SATS Week 2023
SATS week for this academic year is week commencing Monday 8th May 2023. When there is an update on the exact dates (due to the Coronation Bank Holiday), we will let you know.
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 5th December
Everyone has continued to work on balance skills in PE this week and applying the skills to the game of kabadi. In English we have been reading persuasive letters and writing our own to the developer of the housing estate we visited on our year group trip the other week. The children have come up with some great ideas to improve any future building and surrounding areas. Science has also been interesting as we continued our work on electrical circuits and resistance. We are all looking forward to the Christmas activities next week which will bring to to a fabulous end.
Week Beginning 28th November
PE this week has been great fun. Our focus has been balancing skills and we have been playing kabadi to help us apply these skills to a competitive game. It's been good to see the children having a lot of fun while also learning key movement skills. Our work in maths has been focused on measurement and converting between different units of measure. In English we have been writing persuasive texts to try to convince people to buy the interactive social robot JIBE. We've seen some fantastic pieces of work: everybody's persuasive skills have really moved on. We even persuade ourselves that we need a social robot too! We are looking for to seeing as many parents as possible at our outcome event next Friday.
Week Beginning 21st November
We've had a jam packed week this week and a lot of fun. In art we have carried out some printing and experimented with colour which is always good fun. As part of geography, we went on our fieldwork walk to look at land use in Hatch Warren and the new housing estate next to the A30. Class 10 narrowly missed all the rain which was great timing. Everyone completed their land use survey, carried out some sketching and completed a number of questions about the new housing estate. It was fabulous to be out in the open and exploring our local environment. As well as the geography, we noticed a lot of wildlife and had the chance to learn about the Old Down conservation area. In maths we have started work on measurement and converting units of length and mass. IN science we have continued to work on electricity and circuits.
Week Beginning 14th November
In maths this week, we have been continuing our work on fractions. Also we completed our investigation lesson on Friday during which we practised working systematically. During reading and writing lessons we have built on our work around the book Wonder which was written by R J Pallacio. The story involves many themes such as bullying and difference which has overlapped nicely with the work we are doing in PSHE. This also leads us into Cool to be Kind week which will be happening next week with some exciting activities planned for each year group. In addition to all of this, we have started preparing for our geography fieldwork trip next week. It’s been busy and we’re looking forward to another busy week next week.
Week Beginning 31st October
Everyone has worked so hard this week the half term holiday is a distant memory. We've had a good week. In maths, we have been doing division with lots of us mastering long division and tackling some tricky word problems. In English we have started working on a book called Wonder which was written by R J Palacio. There are many themes running through the book such as friendship, difference, isolation, bullying and discrimination. It was really exciting on Thursday when we started using the new outdoor learning areas to do some drama to give us an insight inot how the characters in the book were thinking and felling. We are really looking forward to using the outdoor areas for geography lessons over the coming weeks.
Week Beginning 10th October 2022
This week we have carried on with our work on the Industrial Revolution. In English we have been reading poems about child labour and workhouses and writing our own verses to reflect how we feel about the conditions that children faced. Our history lesson focused on how British politics changed during this period and how the country became more democratic. During maths lessons, we finished the unit on multiplication and carried out some investigations with an emphasis on working systematically. In PSHE, we have been discussing stereotypes and how they effect how we and others might think and respond. Some of the scenarios we looked at were quite surprising. As a year group, we are really looking forward to the next couple of weeks and not just because of half term. The new outdoor learning areas in the school grounds will be opening soon and they look really exciting. Also, next week is Art Week. In year 6, we will be focusing on the work of Andy Warhol. It's going to be a great end to the half term. Have a fabulous weekend!
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.