A warm welcome to Year 6 2020-2021
From 2nd November, as you are aware, each pupil was assigned to a school start and finish time, this was determined by surnames. The school day for the Spring term will continue to be as follows:
Group 1: A – E 8.40am – 3pm
Group 2: F – M 8.50am – 3.10pm
Group 3: N – Z 9am – 3.20pm
Year 6 are to still arrive via the front playground please and enter and exit school building via the main door near the office. Thank you for your continued co-operation.
For latest information please check Dojo story. For daily timetables and remote home earning please access 'Children - Remote Learning - Year 6'.
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.
For pupils to determine their own futures by getting the very best start in life.
Useful information such as school uniform, PE kit, homework and expectations and the curriculum in Year 6 can be found on this welcome Power Point below. Latest news and essential information will be posted on Dojo story as and when necessary.
What have Year 6 been up to?
When writing in role, it is always important to understand the character who you are being. To help with this, the children explored the characters in the fable and then completed lots of vocabulary and role-play before writing. This letter was made even harder to compose, due to the fact they had to imagine they were back in ancient China, living in a time when status meant prestige; therefore, they had to adopt a formal tone.
Well done 6HG for considering your audience and purpose before writing and sticking with this all the way through.
The children demonstrated great skills of perseverance and resilience with this task: sonnets are tricky poems to write.
A huge well done to all of 6HG who got there in the end.
The children thoroughly enjoyed learning some new drama techniques and all the special conventions of playscript writing. Enthusiastically, they immersed themselves into becoming playwrights and enjoyed being able to act out their scene, editing and upstaging with the actors/actresses and audience in mind.
Another writing style accomplished... fantastic!
Ransack Reading linked to The Kite Rider - 6HG
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 choosing our own line of enquiry by ransacking something from the chapters of the 'The Kite Rider'. Here are some examples of our independent non-fiction writing linked to our guided reading text.
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.
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 China?’ To support our historical and geographical knowledge and understanding about China, in our English lessons we will be exploring the Willow Tree Pattern fable identifying the themes that run throughout the story.
2) Click 'students and educators'
3) Enter the class code 'pgp3194’
4) Click on 'guest student'
5) Click on 'mailbox'
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.
Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division is 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.