Welcome to Year 6!
Welcome everybody to the Year 6 section of the website.
Class Teachers: 6B Mrs Buckley / Miss Blackburn
6D Miss Deighan
Focus groups: Miss Blackburn
LSAs: Mrs Bell and Ms Young
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask one of the Year 6 team.
Reading at home
In Year 6, it is important that you read with your child at least 3 times a week and sign their reading record. The children are expected to have their reading book in school everyday, so please make sure they are brought in for reading time in class. All children will now have read to an adult and been given a book which is the correct level for their reading. If your child seems to be finding their book to easy, or too hard, please make a note in the reading record so we know. Children can also take a book from the class library at any level, to read for pleasure.
As well as regularly reading at home, children will be bringing spellings home to learn. They will be tested on this each week, so please make sure that they have learnt them. All children should have access to ttrockstars.co.uk so please make sure they are regularly practising to keep their speed up.
Year 6 have dance on a Tuesday.
Year 6 have PE on a Thursday.
PE Kit is a compulsory part of our uniform and children are asked to come to school in their PE kits on their PE day - Plain white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers/black pumps for inside. They may wear leggings or tracksuit bottoms on colder days. Please ensure that all children have their names written on each item of clothing (including coats) so that they can be easily returned if misplaced.
Water bottles and snacks
Don't forget to bring a water bottle to school each day - it is important for children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please label bottles and refill them each day.
Children are welcome to bring a healthy snack such as fruit and vegetables to school each day for snack time. Milk can be purchased at the start of each term (please speak to the school office about this). Breadsticks can be purchased through parentpay. These are given to the children at morning break as a snack and money raised is used to fund additional learning opportunities like school visits and materials.
Our focus this half term is fractions and decimals. We will be revisiting and refining our procedural understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will be developing our understanding of efficient strategies, including mental calculations, jottings and the formal written strategies. This will be embedded through problem solving and reasoning to ensure a full mastery understanding.
Our shared reading text in class for this half term is The Time Travelling Cat and the Tudor Treasure by R.J. Palacio.
We will exploring this text through daily reading practise and will answer comprehension questions each week to ensure we have fully understood what has been read. Why don't you ask me to keep you up to date with what is happening to the characters in the story each week?
As the term progresses, we will be using the text as a stimulus for our writing. We will be revising all the writing skills we have learnt since Year 2, and independently applying them to a range of contexts and genres.
Our science focus this half term is Animals and their Habitats. We will be learning about how animals are categorised according to their different features, how ecosystems work together to support the life within, and how animals are specially adapted to suit their environment. We will learn about the ideas of natural selection and evolution.
This term in RE, we will be exploring the question, ‘Is it better to express your faith in arts and architecture, or charity and generosity?’ We will explore what this means in different faiths, and share our own experiences.
With the support of Salford Youth Service and Salford Educational Psychology Service, we use the Second Step programme to teach P.S.H.E in Year 6. We are also following the Jigsaw curriculum to deliver the National Curriculum. These lessons will be delivered by Year 6 staff team, with the support and help from Salford Youth Service. You can find out more information about Second Step here https://www.secondstep.org. More information about our Jigsaw curriculum can be found on the website at https://www.jigsawpshe.com/primary-pshe-scheme-of-work-including-statutory-relationships-and-health-education/