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Welcome to 6RD 2018-2019

 

6RD is taught by Miss R Docherty. Other adults who teach and facilitate learning in Year 6 are: Miss S Whitehead, Mrs H Gledhill, Miss C Gregory and Mr M Crewe.

 

Should you ever have any questions, you are more than welcome to speak to a member of the Year 6 team in the playground at 3.15pm. Alternatively, if you ever have something to discuss in private or at greater length please arrange a meeting after school; we are here to help.

 

Helpful information/reminders:

 

School uniform:

At Fairfield we expect to see you in a school jumper, school polo t-shirt, grey trousers or skirt, white socks and black shoes. Please do not wear trainers to school - save them for your PE lessons or weekends. Take pride in your appearance, look smart and wear your Fairfield colours with pride. Also, we kindly ask that no jewellery or elaborate headbands are worn please. For further details on uniform expectations please refer to the school’s uniform policy.

 

PE kit:

PE kit is needed every Tuesday and Wednesday in Year 6 and should include; a white t-shirt, blue shorts, white socks, pumps or trainers. All items need your name in them and should be kept safely in a PE bag in the classroom. As the children are getting older and starting to perspire, we ask for your PE kit to be washed regularly.

 

Homework:

Homework is set weekly, and supports your child’s learning and is also good preparation for secondary school. Homework is due in on a Wednesday morning ready to peer and adult assessed and any misconceptions clarified. If you forget your homework then it will be noted and you will miss the golden time on a Friday afternoon. Homework club will run every Tuesday lunch time and everybody is welcome! Please develop outstanding learning behaviours, be independent and ask for help if you need it before Wednesday morning.

 

Reading:

We expect you to read for pleasure at least three times a week. If you share a text with an adult for 15 minutes they can sign your reading record. You can also read on your own for 15 minutes and if an adult has seen you do this, then they can sign your reading record too. Reading records are also looked at on a Wednesday morning and we expect to see at least three signatures in your reading record. Reading is celebrated in our school and you could win a prize if you complete one of our class bookmarks. 

 

Bug Club:

Bug club is an opportunity for you to read a range of books online. If you are having trouble accessing this site, or finding the time to read at home then please let us know.

 

Spellings/Common exception words and Math Passports

As you are aware, Year 6 is the end of Key Stage 2. This means there is an expectation that they can read and spell all the National Curriculum common exception words from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6. SATs in May will be assessing the children’s learning from Key Stage 2, not just their new learning from Year 6. Therefore, it is essential the children revisit spelling rules and lists from previous year groups to over learn.

As well as knowing key spellings, it is essential that the children also know key mathematical fluency skills which needed to aid mental recall and then application to problem solving and reasoning tasks. Please see the Passports for a list of these key skills. Any help you can provide at home to support your child/ children and school with this is greatly appreciated.

 

Dates for your diary Autumn 1 2018

Tuesday 4th September 2018 – Back to school. Autumn 1 begins.

Monday 10th September 2018 - Welcome Meetings.

Friday 21st September 2018 – Heritage Day 2018.

Thursday 27th September 2018– Year 6 Safe Squad Trip.

Friday 28th September 2018– Macmillan coffee morning.

Friday 26th October 2018 - end of Autumn 1.

To support your child’s/ children’s learning both in and outside of school. Fairfield Road have subscribed to:

 

- Bugclub

https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

- I am learning

https://iamlearning.co.uk/

 

 

Other useful websites to support learning:

BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

 

Top Marks

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/mental-maths

 

Top Marks

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/punctuation

 

Rhyme Zone

https://www.rhymezone.com/

 

 

Twitter!

Please feel free to follow us on Twitter @miss_docherty. Watch out for current updates sharing some of the exciting things we are learning in 2018-19.

What have we been up to? Enjoy!

‘Beyond the lines’ and ‘How to Die’

To celebrate and commemorate the end of WW1, in Year 6 we have watched the short animation ‘Beyond the Lines’ and read a range of war poems, including ‘How to Die’ by Siegfried Sassoon.

Our English and History learning has helped us empathise with how the soldiers may have felt during World War 1, and those who survived, how the war impacted on the rest of their lives.

We have learned the poem: ‘How to Die’ off by heart and recited this with gestures and actions, thinking about using volume, intonation and pace for effect on the audience.

We will be using all our knowledge from reading to write our own emotive poems about war soon… watch this space.

     
 
 
 

 

 

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Departing and Arriving!

Here are some photographs of the writing we have composed throughout our two units on: The Arrival and Boy Overboard.

We thoroughly enjoyed reading and reflecting upon the two texts and writing in a range of genres such as: informal letters, narrative extracts, poems, setting descriptions and recounts.

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French bus. Bus français

To support our learning in Modern Foreign Languages, a bus filled with French literature (like a mobile library) came to Fairfield Road. We were able to listen to a story told in French as well as browse the books.

TIME CAPSULE drama performance!

On Wednesday (17th October), a drama company came to Fairfield Road to perform a play all about life during World War 1 and 2. Interestingly, the ‘Time Capsule’ transported the children back to 1914, after the war against Germany had begun, sharing lots of interesting historical facts about this period of time.

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D I S C O !

 

This evening (Thursday 11thOctober), Year 6 children enjoyed meeting up with their friends at the school KS2 disco. They enjoyed getting dressed up and dancing the evening away to their favourite tracks. It was fun! Thank-you to everyone who helped organise this social event.

Fairfield Road Book Fair Autumn 2018

This week the children have been able to browse and purchase books from our mobile book fair.

Thank-you to everyone who has supported this event and also to the Year 6 children who have helped run it. The children behaved responsibly and were amazing ambassadors to our school.

Happy reading!

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Safe Squad Year 6

Thursday 27th September, Year 6 participated in the ‘Safe Squad’ workshops. During the afternoon the children were engaged in a range of interesting, informative educational experiences which taught them many important life skills such as: staying safe on line, preventing fires at home, anti-social behavior and first aid.

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National Heritage Day 2018. South Africa!

} National Heritage Day is a public holiday in South Africa.

} It is celebrated every year on September 24th.

} Heritage Day is a day when people concentrate on the importance of the diverse cultural heritage in South Africa.

} South African’s refer to themselves as “The Rainbow Nation”.

} It has also become known as Braai Day.

On Friday 21st September the whole school participated in a range of exciting, creative learning activities such as: African drumming, dancing, BBQ and artwork to celebrate National Heritage Day.

Here are some photos of the fun learning experiences which took place in Year 6.

Fairfield Road Primary School Council! Pupil voice.

 

Fairfield Road Primary school council is group of students who are elected to represent the views of all pupils and to help further improve our wonderful school.

At Fairfield, our motto is: Together Everyone Achieves More’ TEAMWORK COUNTS!

 

Well done to all the Year 6 children who spent their free time writing persuasive speeches stating the qualities and skills they have to be a super councillor. Thank-you to all Year 6 children for being a fantastic audience and listening well, but more importantly for voting and electing one of your peers to represent the class.

 

Remember, a good school council is one that represents the views of all students and gets things done. Good luck!

Guided Reading Autumn 2018

 

Archie’s War and My War Diary by Marcia Williams

 

 

Read for pleasure and read to learn!

This term, the Year 6 topic focus is: ‘WAR – what is it good for?’ To support the children’s historical knowledge and understanding about World War 1 and 2, in our daily guided reading sessions we will be reading and discussing these two books. As the children contribute to quality text discussions they will have the opportunity to further develop and improve their reading skills focusing on the seven context domain areas.

 

 

 

 

 

Shared Reading Autumn 2018

 

Boy Overboard by Morris Gleitzman

 

 

Jamal's stubborn little sister Bibi is even better at football than Jamal. But girls playing football is against the law in Afghanistan. When it is discovered that Jamal's mother has been secretly running a school, the family must leave their home immediately and begin a long and dangerous journey to Australia.

 

This is our driver text in English, which also further supports our learning topic: ‘WAR – what is it good for?’ Share a story. Tell a friend. Why not listen to Morris himself read chapter 1? Visit…

 

https://www.morrisgleitzman.com/boy-overboard-chapter-1.htm

Maths Day 27th February 2018 Year 5 and 6

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