Year 6

 

Welcome to Year 6’s Class Page

You are warmly welcomed by Mrs Clark-Allan and Miss Bingham.

 

Year 6 have a passion for reading. We enjoyed some fabulous books last year and this year will be no different. Some of you have started to read our new class book Kensuke’s Kingdom. If you have made a start – shhhhh! No spoilers for the rest of the class! This complements our Man Vs Nature Topic. We’ll be looking at what it takes to survive, alongside learning about rivers and evolution.  I’ve found some great survival stories that I think you will really enjoy – all of them true!

 

 

Through the year we will continue to build onto our developing knowledge of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The children enjoyed spotting links between these and their learning and reading last year – a great way to apply what they are learning and to become global citizens of the future.

sdg goals

We will continue to take our registration in French and look forward to enhancing our music skills and applying them to Samba later in the year.  

Well done to all those keeping up with Doodlemaths over the holidays. We are still called year 5 on Doodlemaths – look…

 

Links to Maths games to help with learning.

http://www.transum.org/Software/

Transum is great for games and problem solving.

Using online maths games is a great way to get your child to improve their accuracy and their speed whilst having fun.

Topmarks times table games

maths games times tables games

mathplayground.com games 2

mathplayground.com PartPartWhole this game becomes increasingly challenging combining accuracy and fluency.

We are always keen to apply our math skills to problem solving.  The transum website has some great games that you might enjoy tackling together.

Transum maths problems solving and games

BBC Online Radio Stories

This free website has free stories – including Viking Stories. Children can listen to many other stories including Michael Morpurgo novels and Shakespeare. It is well worth a look. BBC School Radio

PE

Slots for PE will be added here shortly.

 All children require the correct kit to do PE, which consists of a plain white t-shirt, blue or black shorts and a change of footwear. It is vital that children have appropriate footwear to support their feet correctly when doing PE, otherwise this could result in injury. Any earrings must be removed or taped over and long hair must be tied back.

 

 

Homework

All homework will be given out every Wednesday and will need to be returned by the following Monday. The accompanying sheet will need to be signed by an adult at home and returned with the homework. Homework with consist of reading at home 5 times per week, times table practice, spellings  and a separate task. The separate task will be either maths, English, EGPaS or topic work and will be based on what the children have been, or will be, learning. If you ever have any questions regarding homework set then please do come and ask.  It is important that your child is supported with their homework.  Last year children frequently commented that completing their homework helped their learning in class.

Homework may use the following websites, which can be accessed using the links below:

Spag.com for spelling and grammar practise

Read theory

Doodlemaths – a separate app needs to be installed.

Children’s log ins and password are glued into the back of their homework books.

For both spag.com and read  theory will need a log in and password for your child, please do ask if you need th