A warm welcome to Year 6 2020-2021
The school day for Year 6 is - 8.55am-3.15pm. All Key Stage 2 children to arrive to the front playground please, and Year 5 and 6 line up in their classes. Year 6 will be entering and exiting school via the main door near the office.
During our first week, we will be using the time to adjust to being back at school and getting used to new learning and safety routines. We want everyone to feel happy and content during our first week together so we hope to achieve this by taking part in lots of fun activities and just generally getting to know each other and re-connecting with all our friends.
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.
What have Year 6 been up to?
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.
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.
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 will be discovering our own line of enquiry by ransacking something from chapters 1 and 2 of 'The Kite Rider'.