Year 6 class blog - Spring week 1
This week in Year Six, we have learnt how to use a fraction wall and how to see what fractions are the same. Also we had to write a hot write with our friends. Furthermore, we also put actions to Hetty's Unicorn and written character descriptions on Hetty and John. Today, we had to write a paragraph on a Gollum. - Emma-Leigh
This week in Year Six, we have learnt how to divide fractions and how to find percentages of numbers. Also I loved telling the time in monster maths. Furthermore, I liked writing character descriptions for Hetty and John. But most importantly today I enjoyed changing the the text Gollum in literacy. - Janaer
Welcome back to the spring term in Year 6 and a Happy New Year to all. We welcome Miss Aylott to the Year 6 teaching team who will be teaching alongside Miss Creed, Mrs Barrett and Mrs Goodyear. Miss Aylott is a highly experienced teacher who joins us from an outstanding primary school. She will be delivering intervention groups to enable our children to make rapid progress as well as teaching within the class in the afternoons. Please feel free to pop in and discuss your child’s progress with any of the year 6 team at any point. Miss Aylott and Miss Creed will both be available for parents evening at the end of the term but we both are available to discuss progress or concerns during the term.
MONSTER MATHS SESSIONS
Additional maths sessions after school from 3:15 - 4pm
Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
The school day
The school doors open at 8:30am and we will begin our learning from this time. Please ensure your child arrives promptly to make the most of these early sessions.
We will be continuing to writing descriptive stories this half-term - focusing on character description. We will then study report writing , persuasion and instructions. The children will also have daily spelling activities, group reading sessions and punctuation and grammar lessons. All children will have access to Spellzone, an online resource, where they follow a spelling programme tailored to their individual needs. Your child’s log-in details will be inside their Homework books.
In class, we will continue to revisit place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division in our daily arithmetic sessions which run from 8:30 – 9am. Please ensure your child arrives promptly each morning to make the most of these session. Over the next few weeks we will be looking at fractions, percentages and decimals in our main maths sessions and time, data handling and shape in our Monster Maths sessions, which run from 3:15-4pm. The children will be continuing to develop their mental maths skills and we will be continuing to learn our times tables and other mental maths strategies. All children will have access to MYMATHS, an online resource, where they can play games to further support their rapid recall of these facts. Also, children will have a Times Table Rock Stars account which builds rapid recall of multiplication and division facts. Your child’s log-in details will be inside their Homework books.
We will have PE sessions on Friday afternoons. However, please ensure your child has the correct kit in school at all times. PE kit is to include: white t-shirt, black shorts, black jogging bottoms for cooler weather and trainers or plimsolls. Long hair should be tied back and no jewellery can be worn in PE sessions. We would also recommend that the children bring a roll-on antiperspirant.
Children take part in woodland school session each week. These session aim to promote our 5 Rs of learning in a safe and stimulating environment. The children are encourage to take risks, use relationships and be resilient when faced with new problems. The children thoroughly enjoy these sessions and they have been a great success. Year 6 woodland school sessions are Wednesday PM
Please ensure you child has a warm coat, warm trousers and wellies or old waterproof shoes in school to enable them to access these sessions.
All of the children have a home reading book to share with you each evening and also a reading record for you to record the reading they do at home; these are kept in the children’s purple book bags which they should bring to school daily. I have asked the children to read to someone each evening and record this in their reading records. Children will be given the opportunity to change their books as and when needed.
Every time the children read they are rewarded with a token which is added to the class tubes. Each time Year 6 fill 3 tubes the whole class can go on a free school trip!
The school library is open each lunch time and children can call in and change their books or sit down with a friend and read a good book during this time.
Homework in Year 6 is topic themed. Children receive a task sheet for each half term (children to complete one task per week). Homework will then be collected each week. Homework club is held during Wednesday lunchtime for any children who need additional time or support with their homework.