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Welcome to Year 6 2019-2020

 

Welcome back and welcome to Year 6. We hope you have enjoyed the summer holidays with your families and friends.

 

Meet the year 6 team…

 

6RD is taught by Miss R Docherty and 6JS by Miss J Scrivner. Mrs H Gledhill also teaches Maths and English across the year group.

 

We are also very lucky at Fairfield Road to have dedicated, experienced Teaching Assistants to further facilitate teaching and learning, in Year 6 we have: Miss Gregory, Mrs Fox and Mr Gibson.  Mr Rees, Mr Mernock and Madame Preston are specialist teachers who will also be teaching the children Music, PE and French.

School Vision

Together Everyone Achieves More

TOGETHER, as a team, we will ensure that EVERYONE in our school is safe, happy and healthy.

We will strive to make our school a place where each child ACHIEVES their potential, develops their skills and deepens their knowledge and understanding of this ever-changing world.

The MORE we work together as a community, the closer we will be to our vision of prosperous futures for every child we nurture.

School Mission

For pupils to determine their own futures by getting the very best start in life.

School Values

Friendship

Achievement

Independence

Respect

Forgiveness

Integrity

Enthusiasm

Loyalty

Determination

 

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 via the office; we are here to help.

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Helpful information…

 

School uniform:

At Fairfield Road we expect to see you in a navy school jumper, green 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.

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, navy blue shorts, white socks, pumps (indoor) or trainers (outdoor). 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 also please 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 be marked and so any misconceptions can be clarified. Homework club will run every Tuesday lunch time in 6JS 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, it is not a chore. Happy reading!

Bug Club:

Bug club is an opportunity for children 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 so we can amend things quickly.

Fairfield Road Primary Vision and Values.
Fairfield Five!

Welcome meeting presentation and newsletter.

Year 6 Weekly Timetable

Medium and long term plans

Key Stage 2 Common Exception Word Lists

Spellings/Common exception words

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.

When learning your Year 5 and 6 statutory spellings why not use one of our mats to help…

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School policies you may find useful

What have Year 6 been up to?

FR Science Week . 18th - 22nd November
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Anti-bullying Week 2019

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French Day!

Jeudi 17 octobre 2019

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National Poetry Day – Thursday 3rd October 2019

 

In 6HG English we have been looking at a very special kind of poem, a sonnet. These are usually about: love, aging, life, death and seasons of life.

 

The conventions of a sonnet, unlike a haiku (which we composed last session), is that they have:

-fourteen lines in total,

-ideally, ten syllables per line!

-Four stanzas (three quatrains and one couplet).

-No particular rhyme scheme.  However, rhyming couplets are popular following an ABAB pattern.

 

We have been reading sonnets today and identifying these conventions. Next week, we will be poets and compose our own.

Friday 27th September 2019 – Safe Squad Trip

"I thought that the actors in the main hall were hilarious because of the way they presented the role play."Akchyata (10)

"I majorly enjoyed the internet safety programme as we learnt quite a bit and when we did the quiz we got to see the opinions of others." Ibby (10)

"We learnt some important safety precautions in the fire safety section for example not to leave hot items on beds or floors." Sam (11)

National Heritage Day Friday 20th September

"I extremely loved dancing on National Heritage Day. It was an incredible event to take part in as you were able to see all your friends dance...it was hilarious, everyone stepped out of their comfort zone." Ibby (age 10).

 

"I thoroughly enjoyed the traditional South African djembe drumming session because it is something I have not done before, it was a new learning experience." Sam (age 11).

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Four operations

Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are the second mathematics unit in Year 6. The four operations mats below show some of the expectations in this area of mathematics for Year 5 and 6.

Within this unit the children will be able to use and apply their knowledge and understanding of place value when: adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.

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The Kite Rider by Geraldine McCaughrean and The Firework Makers Daughter by Philip Pullman

Read for pleasure and read to learn!

This half term, the Year 6 topic focus is: ‘What is special about Ancient China?’ To support the children’s historical and geographical knowledge and understanding about Ancient China, 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 Key Stage 2 content domain areas below.

2a Define it!

2b Find it!

2c Summarise it!

2d Infer it!

2e Predict it!

2f Relate it!

2g Explore it!

2h Compare it!

If you enjoy reading these texts, why not explore other interesting reads by these two established authors, find books lists on their websites.

www.geraldinemccaughrean.co.uk

www.philip-pullman.com

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The Willow Tree Pattern Fable

Read for pleasure and read to learn!

This half term, the Year 6 topic focus is: ‘What is special about Ancient China?’ To support our historical and geographical knowledge and understanding about Ancient China, in our English lessons we have been exploring the Willow Tree Pattern fable identifying the themes that run throughout the story.

Look below to see how we have presented our learning…

Reported by: Akchyata, Ibby, George and Sam. 

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Ransack Reading linked to The Kite Rider

The word Ransack derives via middle English and from Old Norse 'rannsaka'; the word 'rann' means house, the word 'saka' meaning to seek. You can ransack a drawer, a suitcase, or even the contents of a book!

We have been discovering our own line of enquiry by ransacking something from chapters 1 and 2 of 'The Kite Rider'.

Reported by: Akchyata, Sam, Ibby and George.

Busy presenting their independent line of enquiring in a creative way.

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Place value and number

Place value is the first mathematics unit in Year 6. The place value mats below show some of the expectations in this area of mathematics for Year 5 and 6.

It is very important the children are secure in this area of maths because having great confidence in knowing and working with whole and decimals numbers underpins lots of other areas of mathematics.

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