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A warm welcome to Year 6 2020-2021

 

A very, very warm welcome back to school: we hope you have enjoyed the festive holidays with your families and friends.

 

Meet the Year 6 team…

 

6RD is taught by Miss R Docherty, Mr Constantine will take over as she leaves us to start her maternity leave 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, we have: Miss Gregory (6RD) and Mrs  Smith (6JS).  Mr Rees, Mr Mernock and Madame Preston are specialist teachers who will also be teaching the children Music, PE and French.

 

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'. 

 

 

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

Helpful information…

 

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.

 

 

 

Welcome to Year 6 - Information Presentation

Fairfield Road Primary School - Vision and Values

The Fairfield Five!

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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.

Typical Weekly Timetable in Year 6

What have Year 6 been up to?

6HG English. Setting and character descriptions linked to the Willow Tree Pattern fable.

6HG English. Fond love letters in role with a three line Haiku PS.

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. 

6HG English. Sonnets composed to form a prologue. Inspired by the famous playwright himself - Shakespeare.

The children demonstrated great skills of perseverance and resilience with this task: sonnets are tricky poems to write. 

  • 14 lines altogether, consisting of three quatrains and a two line couplet.
  • A restriction of only 10 syllables per line and 
  • Ideally an AB, CD, EF etc rhyming pattern. 

A huge well done to all of 6HG who got there in the end. 

 

6HG English. The Willow Tree Pattern fable converted to a playscript. Scene by scene, including transitionals, extensions and parentheticals. WOW!

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!

Budding actors and actresses and a very festive enthralled audience.

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.

www.geraldinemccaughrean.co.uk

www.philip-pullman.com

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.

 

We have updated 'Epic online Reading' for the autumn term. There are now reading folders for Ancient China (our autumn history and geography topic) and Living Things and their Habitats (our first science topic). There are approximately eight books in each folder for you to enjoy. Below are a list of instructions on to how to access them. Happy reading Year 6! 

 

https://www.getepic.com/sign-in 

 

1) Click 'log in'

2) Click 'students and educators'
3) Enter the class code 'pgp3194
4) Click on 'guest student'
5) Click on 'mailbox'

 

Welcome back ... One Adventure

Welcome back... One Adventure... on TARGET!

Welcome back... One Adventure... aim high!

Welcome back...One Adventure...camp fire treats!

Welcome back... happy birthday... P A R T Y!

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.

Four operations

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.

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