Year 6

Welcome to the Year 6 Class Page

 

Summer 2019 

Please click on this link to access the current 2019 timetable

Summer term is finally here! Fingers crossed for plenty of sunny days and opportunities to get outside to enjoy the weather. Of course, the first part of this term is very important for Year 6 with the week beginning 13th May being SATs week. A letter will come home beforehand explaining the process and the expectations of the week. I’d like to take the opportunity to say that I appreciate the help you are giving with regards to revision and arranging for children to attend SATs club; all of these things will help the children to be best equipped for the exams.

Can I please remind all children that, being at the top of the school, it is as important as ever to ensure the correct uniform is worn. Appropriate school shoes are a must and the correct PE kit needs to come in to school every Monday and Thursday. Mrs Carr will continue to teach on a Wednesday afternoon and the class will receive music lessons from Mrs Morton and sports coaching from Mr Cassidy.

If you need to speak to me, leave a message and I will call you back. Failing that, please contact the office who will be happy to arrange a meeting.

English

In our English lessons this term, we will be studying Michelle Magorian’s “Goodnight Mr Tom”. The children will be exploring the themes within the book and will use inference and deduction to help understand the motives of the characters within the text. We will continue to look at different genres of writing I other areas of the curriculum, including persuasive writing, journalistic writing, biographical writing and recounts.

As well as this, we will revise key vocabulary in our punctuation and grammar lessons with a focus on editing and self-evaluation of our own writing.

Maths

This term in Maths the children will:

  • Continue to practice formal written methods in arithmetic lessons
  • Ratio and proportion
  • Learn new vocabulary linked to circles
  • Work on maths investigations applying their learning.
  • Solve problem including problems with a “real life context”.
  • Solve “missing term” calculations – algebra.
  • Understand and applying their knowledge of the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Understand and interpret data in charts and graphs.
  • Solving problems involving geometry and use appropriate shape terminology.
  • Calculate with and use suitable units of measure (including imperial units).

Topic

Our next topic this term is World Wart Two  The children will be finding out about:

  • Why war broke out
  • Who the key leaders were in WWII
  • What it was like to be a child in the war
  • What role women played in the war
  • The home front – rationing and land army

Science

In science, the children will be learning about light. We will find out how shadows are made, how to identify sources of light, how we see and the anatomy of a human eye, and the difference between absorption, refraction and reflection. Children will undertake scientific experiments to explore these concepts and will have the chance to carry out observational experiments and fair tests.

PE

This term your child will continue to have PE on a Monday and a Wednesday. They will need the correct PE kit which is a red t shirt, black shorts-not skorts-and a black track suit for colder days. Trainers are essential, plimsolls are not.

Initially, both PE lessons will be outside unless the weather changes. The children will be doing P.E. on a Monday with Mrs Hall and games with Mr Cassidy on a Wednesday.

RE

The children will be studying “Right and Wrong” and “Belief in God”.

Music

As well as continuing with their external lessons, learning to play the keyboard, this term Mrs Morton will continue to teach the children music on a Wednesday morning. Across the classes, it will be a mixture of keyboards and singing; as well as developing compositions with percussion instruments. This promises to be an exciting opportunity to be taught be a specialist using a range of different instruments.

 Trips

TBC

 Homework

As explained in the letter before the holidays, the children will be bringing home English and Maths homework weekly. The children will be set English homework and Maths (including Mathletics) homework at different points throughout the week. Likewise, the work will be due back on varying days.  Hopefully the children are now used to not having a set day! Children will no longer have one day’s grace to bring late homework in, if not brought in, they will be asked to complete it during their lunchtime. It is expected that the children spend about 40mins on each homework task. If your child is struggling with the management, time taken to complete or anything else, please ask the children to come in and speak to me to help develop their sense of independence. The children will have a homework diary to help manage their time.

 Spelling

Your child will be given 15 words to practise weekly. These will be tested on a Thursday and will be a mixture of spelling rules learnt, “Monster Spellings” (which are the mostly commonly misspelt words) and topic-themed vocabulary.

Mental Maths

The children will be expected to continue working on their times tables throughout the year. The school website offers many games to help consolidate tables and we can give sheets to support rehearsal of tables if useful.

Reading

The children will also be expected to continue reading and we would ask that they write in their homework diary when they have done so. If they read 3x weekly or more, they will be given house points-the more you read-the more points you earn. The reading records will be checked on a Monday.

Website

Remember to read the school’s weekly newsletter and check the school’s website regularly to find out what is happening in school.

Behaviour & Rewards

In Year 6 we will continue to have rewards for the children to earn through good behaviour. Since the children are “at the top of the school” they will be expected to demonstrate the school values and behaviour expectations to the rest of the pupils at Roundwood at all times.  They can earn: House points, Golden Book recognition, Mon thly Marvel and the class will decide on their own rewards for when they work together well as a class. These will then build towards a class treat as and when the rewards are accrued.

 Volunteers

We are always looking for parents to come in and listen to readers each week or support the learning of individuals.  Also please let us know if you have any hidden talents which you can share with us, such as: cooking, art or maths.

Equipment

Please send your child in each day with a named water bottle. Please also encourage children to bring in bags which are a suitable size as the cloakrooms are quite tight. Their pegs only need to have their PE kit, lunch and coats on.  Please make sure all items of clothing are named. It would also be beneficial if pencil cases could be small enough to fit in children’s trays!

Welcome to the Year 6 Class Page
Autumn 2018 – please find the timetable for Year 6 via this link.

I hope you had a wonderful Summer break and enjoyed the few days of sunshine we did get! This term is always an exciting term with plenty of new topics and themes to explore.

I’m Mrs Hall and am about to start my third year at Roundwood Primary. I am looking forward to meeting new parents and saying hello to parents of children I have taught in previous years. Please feel free to introduce yourselves to me and say hello – hopefully I’ll begin to recognise your faces and we will get to know one another as the term progresses.

I will be teaching in Year 6 full time with the exception of Thursday afternoons. Mrs Collier will be supporting in class, Monday to Thursday and Mrs Carr will be supporting teaching in Year 6 on a Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon. Mr Cassidy will be teaching P.E. on a Thursday afternoon and the class will receive music lessons from Mrs Morton on a Wednesday.

English

In our English lessons this term, we will be exploring the novel “Street Child” by Berlie Doherty. The story tells the tale of Jim Jarvis, an orphan living on the streets of Victorian London. We will explore a variety of text types as we progress through the book and the children will have the chance to respond to the novel through the use of journalistic writing, diary entries, biographical writing and writing in narrative style. Closer to Christmas, we will be looking at “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens and will focus on non-fiction writing and drama in response to this.

Maths

This term in Maths the children will:

  • Read, write and order large numbers and decimal numbers and determine the value of each digit.
  • Add/subtract larger numbers using formal written methods.
  • Multiply and divide numbers using formal written methods.
  • Work on maths investigations applying their learning.
  • Solve problem including problems with a “real life context”.
  • Understand the relationship between fractions, decimals and percentages.
  • Understand and interpret data in charts and graphs.
  • Classify shapes and use appropriate shape terminology.
  • Calculate with and use suitable units of measure.

 

Topic

Our first topic this term is ‘The Victorians’.  The children will be finding out about:

 

  • Queen Victoria and her reign
  • What is was like to be rich or poor in Victorian Britain
  • What it was like to be a Victorian child
  • Victorian inventions
  • Crime and punishment in Victorian Britain

Science

In science the children will be learning about Animals including Humans. We will look at how animals have adapted to meet the needs of their environment and the battle between predators and their prey. We will investigate the habitats of different animals and how that influences their behaviour. We will also look at the work of Charles Darwin and investigate the theory of evolution.

PE

This term your child will be having PE on a Monday and a Thursday. They will need the correct PE kit which is a red t shirt, black shorts-not skorts-and a black track suit for colder days. Trainers are essential, plimsolls are not.

Initially, both PE lessons will be outside until the weather changes. The children will be doing P.E. on a Monday and games with Mr Cassidy on a Thursday.

 

RE

The children will be starting with the topic of Pilgrimage.

 

Trips

Autumn – Manor Adventure

Christmas cinema trip (This will be subsidised)

 

 

Homework

The children will be bringing home English and Maths homework weekly. The children will be set English homework and Maths homework at different points throughout the week. Likewise, the work will be due back on varying days.  While it might prove challenging initially not having a set day, it is intended to make it easier for the children to learn to manage their own time and increase their responsibility in sitting down to get it done; ready for secondary school.  Children will have one day’s grace to bring late homework in, after that they will be asked to complete it during their lunchtime. It is expected that the children spend about 40mins on each homework task. If your child is struggling with the management, time taken to complete or anything else, please ask the children to come in and speak to me to help develop their sense of independence. The children will have a homework diary to help manage their time.

 

Spelling

Your child will be given 10 words to practise weekly. These will be tested on a Friday and will be a mixture of spelling rules learnt and high frequency words.

 

Mental Maths

The children will be expected to continue working on their times tables throughout the year. The school website offers many games to help consolidate tables and we can give sheets to support rehearsal of tables if useful.

 

Reading

The children will also be expected to continue reading and we would ask that they write in their homework diary when they have done so. If they read 3x weekly or more, they will be given house points-the more you read-the more points you earn. The reading records will be checked on a Monday.

 

Website

Remember to read the school’s weekly newsletter and check the school’s website regularly to find out what is happening in school.

 

Messages

We are available in the morning for short messages such as if somebody else will be collecting your child.

If there is anything else you would like to discuss we are around after school.

Please email/ call the office if there are any messages throughout the day. 01280 813066

 

Behaviour & Rewards

In Year 6 we will continue to have rewards for the children to earn through good behaviour. Since the children are “at the top of the school” they will be expected to demonstrate the school values and behaviour expectations to the rest of the pupils at Roundwood at all times.  The class will decide on their own rewards for when they work together well as a class. These will then build towards a class treat as and when the rewards are accrued.

 

Volunteers

We are always looking for parents to come in and listen to readers each week or support the learning of individuals.  Also please let us know if you have any hidden talents which you can share with us, such as: cooking, art or maths.

 

Equipment

Please send your child in each day with a named water bottle. Please also encourage children to bring in bags which are a suitable size as the lockers are quite tight. Please make sure all items of clothing are named. It would also be beneficial if pencil cases could be small enough to fit in children’s trays!

Important dates
21st September – Royal Latin E-Safety visit

5th November – Manor Adventure

17th December  – Cinema Trip

E-Safety 
Please find useful information about staying safe on-line here
https://ceop.police.uk/
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Useful Websites
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/
https://mathsframe.co.uk/

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