Welcome to year 6.
This year is a very important year for children as they come to the end of their time at primary school. We have two main focuses in year six:
- to prepare each child for secondary school as best we can
- to get the children ready for their SATs tests in May.
Year 6 is hard but we try to make it as interesting as possible.
You can help us by making sure your child reads at home regularly. We cannot stress how important this is. The ability to read fluently and quickly is probably the most important skill your child needs.
Mr Vowles and Mr Crowley
Year 6 week guide
Things you need to know:
Homework will be given out on Fridays and is usually due back in the following Wednesday. Whenever possible, the homework will be posted on the class page.
Weekly swimming lessons will begin on Friday September 15th and be every Friday thereafter. Please make sure your child has a swimming kit at school on Fridays.
PE will be on Monday. Again, please make sure your child has a PE kit in school on these days.
Maths and literacy homework to be handed in on Wednesday 28th February.
Please note: For the next few weeks, we will be focusing on spelling as homework in year 6. The uploaded pdf contains all the spellings we will be focusing on at the rate of 10 a week. Each child has been given a list of the spellings for this week.
They need to learn spellings 1 to 10 on test 3. It is useful if children also write each spelling in a sentence to demonstrate their understanding of the word as well as the ability to spell them.
Maths homework this week is arithmetic practice. Children should attempt to complete the questions in 30 minutes.
Complete a design for Trafalgar Square's 'Fourth Plinth'. Have a look at the document below for more information and to see designs by famous artists that have been displayed there in the past. We have had a prize winner in this competition in the past: will you be next.
As part of the our celebration of the diversity of languages spoken by children in the school, each class will make a poster saying 'welcome' in all the languages spoken by its children. Write the word using an attractive design - large enough to be read at a distance - and bring it back to school so we can make a poster.
Both pieces of work to be brought in on 23rd February with your other homework.
This term's IPC topic is about World War II. The children are learning about the causes of the war, when it took place, the countries who took part, the major events of the war and how the lives of children were affected by it.
IPC: Making Things Go.
We tried to use the potential energy stored in an inflated balloon to make it travel in a straight line across the class.