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Year 6

 Townsend CLASS AND Clarke CLASS

 Miss Saville (Townsend), Miss Graham (ClarkE), MRS Godfrey

TAs - Mrs Patrick, Miss Smith, Miss gregory, Mrs hunt,  Mr Gibson

  

Welcome back Townsend and Clarke Class as our new Year 6's.

As you are aware, Miss Saville is not in school at present but is very much involved in the planning and decision making of Year 6 learning.  Townsend class are currently being taught by Mrs Godfrey, Mrs Cope and Mrs Patrick -  all established school staff who are working well together to minimise the impact on your children.

Year 6 children have made a really positive start back and have settled into new routines and learning expectations, showing lots of examples of PRIDE.

We have lots to look forward to this term so please regularly check the school website for any updates.

 

Clarke class – Miss Graham

Children will come into school through the side school gates.

8.40am children can wait in the area outside the door once the Year 4s have gone into school.

8.50am the children will be met and taken through to wash their hands

9.00am Register.

Townsend class – Miss Saville

8.40am the children can come into school through the two pedestrian gates at the front of school and wait in the area outside of the pupil gate.

8.50am the children will be met and taken through to wash their hands

9.00am Register.

Year 6 will finish school at 3.30pm leaving by the same route as they entered after handwashing. If any parents intend to collect their children then please wait outside of school given the congestion at the exits and to allow Year 3 and their parents a little more space. 

 

It's really important that Y6s consolidate their school-based learning with focussed and regular home learning. This means reading regularly and quizzing; completing English and Maths Weekly Workouts; spending time on Lexia, TT Rockstars, Numbots and Spelling Frame; and dipping back into previous homelearning where they know they need further practice.

Links to all our apps are at the bottom of the page.

The 3 'R's

Reading, Writing and Maths will continue to be strong priorities throughout Year 6 as we ready the children for transition to secondary school. Becoming fluent, competent, enthusiastic readers is the key to learning and we will seek to expose the children to a wide variety of texts, authors, styles and knowledge. Writing opportunities will link to our units of learning as well as to other inspirations which encourage the children to communicate clearly whilst developing their own voice.

 

Maths

In Maths, we will ensure that children's arithmetic methods are accurate and efficient and that they are able to use them to reason and problem solve. Place Value and the 4 Operations. 

 

Units of Learning

Our first stand alone writing unit of learning will be based around The City of Silence where we will be getting our creative juices flowing completing a variety of activities such as short poems and descriptive writing.

This term in Science we will be learning about the Circulatory System, including the skeletal, muscular and digestive systems, as well as how to live a healthy lifestyle. 

 

Book Study

Our book study this term is Holes by Louis Sachar - a powerful story about crime, punishment and redemption.  And holes.  Lots and lots of holes...

 

 

PE

PE will be outdoors every Tuesday and Wednesday so make sure you have your outdoor kit. It will get chilly and wet if we're not prepared.  Children will come to school in PE kits on Tuesday mornings with their uniform to change into later.  Children will leave school on Wednesday afternoons in their PE kit.

 

A reminder of PE kit:

Plain white round neck or polo shirt

Plain black PE shorts

White socks

Trainers or pumps

Plain black sweatshirt or hoodie (for cold weather)

Plain black jogging bottoms or leggings (for cold weather)

 

PE lessons will focus on fitness.

 

 Learning at home

Don't forget the links to the apps you should be using at least three times per week at home are below - don't let those vital skills get (or stay) rusty!

 

 

 

  

 

Reading of ZPD books and books of choice.  Please complete BLUE SHEET ACTIVITIES regularly and always complete one after finishing a book.

Accelerated Reading Quizzing

TTRockstars - sound check, studio and whatever else you want to do (not just jamming on easy tables though!) for between 10 - 30 minutes.

Spelling Frame - complete a quiz and play the games for between 10-30 minutes. As well as this week's list, you can always go back and redo the games and activities for a spelling pattern you find tricky.

Plus Top Marks Speed Challenge - How fast can you get?

Lexia - complete your next session. If you are logging on to a new device for the first time, follow the instruction guide here.

GET PHYSICAL! - A selection of activities to get you (and your family) up and moving : )

Homework Grid - activities linked to this term's Units of Learning

Free eBooks from the Oak Academy online library:

The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson

The Girl Who Stole an Elephant by Nizrana Farook

Mr Tiger, Betsy and the Blue Moon by Sally Gardner

Cookie by Konnie Huq

Romans on the Rampage by Jeremy Strong

Starfell by Dominique Valente

@TownsendRJS1

@ClarkeRjs

 

Below you can find full details of the curriculum in year 6. Click on the link to find. 

Year 6 whole year curriculum map  (may WILL be subject to change!)