Classteacher: Mrs. Buck.
Teaching Assistant: Mrs. Gledhill.
I'd like to say a great big hello to the new Year 6!
We've had a brilliant start to the year and everyone has settled down very quickly - we're all ready for a really exciting year.
Here's a quick guide to what we're doing at the moment.
In Year 6 Literacy sessions are based around books. We read, read, read and then once the vocabulary, grammar aspects, plot and characters have been thoroughly discussed and understood the writing that is produced is of a very high quality. This year we've started with The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne as it is so fabulous (it also ties in nicely with our topic work on War).
The World War 2 story is very sensitively written and the children create some brilliant writing based upon it. Our first piece of writing is a letter written by Bruno to his father persuading him to let the family return to Berlin.
We've started the year working on calculations so that we are all confident doing an arithmetic paper. Click on the document icon below to see an example of an arithmetic paper - see how you do the answers are included.
We're working with electrical circuits first. We need to know how circuits work and what all of the electrical symbols mean. Have some fun and explore the Blobz Guide to Electrical Circuits by clicking on the link below.
War is our first topic - specifically WW1. We have researched the possible causes of the Great War; located the countries that were involved on a map; and we're about to write a newspaper report on the assassination of Franz Ferdinand.
Other things you need to know about Year 6...
Homework is handed out on Thursdays and is expected to be returned completed by the following Tuesday (Wednesday at the latest). Those children that do not meet the deadline can complete their homework in ‘homework catch-up sessions’.
All of the children know that if they have any problems with their homework they can just ask for help.
Every child will now be doing at least 15 minutes cardio fitness at school every day. This does not include play times or lunch times. These sessions are part of the school day and are whole class activities. For these sessions, the children are not expected to change into a full PE kit but shoes that children can run around in are a must. It's a good idea to have a pair of trainers at school at all times.
If you are a member of a sports team you may still need to wear your PE kit.
The correct school kit is:
Black sweatshirt (can be zipped)
Black jogging bottoms (in winter)
Children have the opportunity to go swimming once a week in Year 6. This will be an early morning swim session each Monday before school. Please make sure you have the right kit for the session and that you are not wearing any jewellery.
Children who are part of the swimming squad will be invited to extra sessions during the year.
We are reintroducing Enrichment sessions into the weekly timetable which means we will spend time outside learning in our amazing school grounds. For this reason, it would be ideal to have an outdoor kit here at school at all times. This can be a warm change of clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. We have wellies for children to borrow at school, however, you are always welcome to bring your own.
As part of our curriculum Year 6 children continue to develop their kayaking, canoeing, hill walking and orienteering skills throughout the year. Whatever the weather – we’re out there!!
Year 6 children have the opportunity to go long distance walking – both for pleasure and fitness purposes. The school offers every child a set of waterproofs, thermals, fleeces, walking boots and even a rucksack!
Kayaking and Canoeing:
On Wednesday afternoons you will find a small group of Year 6 “messing about on the water”. Of course, we have fully trained staff to oversee every session.
We have our own outdoor orienteering course in our very own wild area.