Welcome everybody to the Year 6 section of the website.
6B Mrs Buckley
6D Mrs Davenport
6E Mr Early
LSAs: Miss Blackburn, Miss Farrar and Mrs Smith
Additional intervention teacher: Mrs Boden
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask one of the Year 6 team, or contact the school office on 0161 921 1390 and somebody will call you back at the earliest opportunity.
Reading at home
In Year 6, it is important that you read with your child at least 5 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 too 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 you know, school have provided all children with a new reading folder to protect their reading books on the journey to school and back. Please ensure that these are looked after, and treated with the respect and reverence due to a really good book!
The children have requested that they are able to access some paper based homework and revision books, to aid them in consolidating the Year 6 curriculum; to accommodate this, children can loan a Year 6 work or revision book. They are not to write in these books, but have been given an exercise book to work through the activities. They can return these and exchange them for a different book at any time.
6B is open at lunch times for children who have a question about their work, or who wish to complete some additional revision and consolidation with their friends. This is entirely voluntary, but is also a chance to ask their teacher about anything they are not sure they have understood.
All Year 6 children have 2 slots of PE a week.
6B - Tuesday and Friday
6D - Tuesday and Thursday
6E - 2 sessions on Tuesday
PE Kit is a compulsory part of our uniform and children are asked to bring their PE into school on their PE day. This comprises of a plain white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers/black pumps for inside. They may wear plain black leggings or plain black tracksuit bottoms on colder days, but not in class. Hair should be tied up for PE lessons, as well as in class.
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, and although the water fountains are switched on, most children prefer to have their own drink available from a bottle. Please label bottles and refill them each day. Water is the only drink that the children should be bringing into school to drink in class.
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 for lessons.
As part of our preparation for SATS, the children will be regularly assessed and receive targeted teaching to their gaps; this will mean the children will sometimes be taught maths by a teacher who is not their usual class teacher. This is excellent preparation for the transition to secondary school also.
Our focuses this half-term will be: Place Value and Arithmetic using the 4 formal methods. Throughout this period we will revisit learning from previous years to help consolidate learning as well as introduce new learning. The children will continue to consolidate their fluency and accuracy within the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, including decimal numbers and fractions.
Our shared reading text in class for this term is Holes by Louis Sachar. We will be reading this text regularly and completing tasks on it to improve our reading skills, as well as reading for pleasure. As inspiration for our reading this term, will be reading King Kong by Anthony Browne.
As with Mathematics, the children will be regularly assessed and will be taught in focus groups. This may mean they are not taught by their usual class teacher: again, this is excellent preparation for the transition to Year 7. The teachers discuss the children's progress as a team regularly, so your child's class teacher will be able to answer any questions you may have regarding progress, behaviour and outcomes.
Our Science focus this term will be: in Biology is Living Things including Humans, focusing on how the body works and evolution and inheritance, classification of living organisms and how significant environmental changes can impact on evolution; in Chemistry the focus will be on investigating irreversible changes and the creation of new materials through chemical reactions; and in Physics the learning will be linked to light, forces and Earth and Space.
This term in RE, we will be exploring the questions, ‘What matters most, charity and generosity or art and architecture?" and "What difference does it make to believe in Grace, Ummah and Ahimsa?" The children will come to understand what each of these means within their relative religions and reflecting on their own personal views of this.
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