Welcome to Year 6!
The Year 6 team:
Mr Vanstone (6V)
Miss Willington (6W - Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
Mrs Watson (6W - Thursday, Friday)
Our Spring term topic is titled Abandon Ship!
This half-term we will study the book The Selfish Giant in our writing sessions.
We will be looking at the following vocabulary and skills in English.
The children will transfer this knowledge to other relevant areas of the curriculum.
In our Pathways to Read lessons, we will be looking at 'The Happy Prince and other tales' to look at making predictions and drawing inferences.
London Trip Information
Here is the powepoint from 6th December with some key information for the London trip:
Y6 Remote Learning
While you are away from school, please access the following work in order to stay up to speed with the class. You don't need to print everything, as there is a lot. Some of it is there as a guide but you can make notes or just follow the powerpoint if you like.
Computing- Open 2Calculate on Purple Mash and follow the Teacher slides here Unit-6.3-lesson-2.pptx
Reading- See lesson 2 from Monday's powerpoint
PE- If you have a netball or other round ball, practise passing the ball using chest passes or bounce passes. If you have nobody to help, you can use a wall.
Reading- Lesson 3 from Monday's powerpoint
Reading- Lesson 4 from Monday's powerpoint
Reading- Read 10 pages of your book or complete a detailed book review of a book you have just finished
Long Term Plan
This term (Nov-Dec 2021) the Year 6 children will have PE on a Thursday with Sports Coaching Group.
They will also have a tag rugby session with Sale Sharks on a Friday. This will usually be outdoors, so expect dirty washing!
On these days we ask that children come to school in their PE clothes rather than their school uniform.
Weather dependant they can wear their shorts and school coloured PE T- shirt and House PE sweatshirt. If the weather is cold, then tracksuit bottoms/leggings would be more suitable. Trainers are preferable to pumps as it is possible the children may be outdoors for some lessons.
Year 6 Weekly spellings.
These are given out on a Wednesday and the test is the following Wednesday (unless an unexpected change occurs).
Spring 1 Spellings: Week 3
Test will be on Wednesday 26th January
On Spelling Shed there has been an assignment set for prefix semi- and tri- words.
It is live from 3:30pm 20/1/22 to 8am 26/1/22.
New spelling pattern – Prefix semi- and tri-
Statutory word list- year 5/6 - words suggested by Pathways to Write
Recently taught pattern – - Words with a long /e/ sound spelt ‘ie’ or ‘ei’ after c (and exceptions)
Previously taught pattern Y4 - prefix ir-
Optional challenge word(s) based on The Selfish Giant text
Year 6 Homework
At the moment, the Year 6 homework is very similar each week. It is always set on a Friday and is completed by 8am on the following Wednesday. Children will be asked to write/stick their homework into their planners. If the child is off on a Friday, the expectation is that the child ask a friend or a teacher for the homework before the Wednesday deadline.
Children in Year 6 are expected to read with an adult 3 times a week to ensure comprehension and decoding skills are in-line with the books they are reading. A signature in the planner will let us know that this has been done and house points will be awarded each week for meeting the expectations.
Bug Club is in the process of being replaced by a new platform - Accelerated Reader. Children will be able to read well-known, recognised fiction and non-fiction books now and answer questions based on these books in order to determine their reading level.
Accelerated Reader accurately tracks the child's ability to understand the books within their range and will let the children know when they are able to move on to the next level in their reading. This no longer requires children to read on a screen in order to complete books, although questions will still be completed on the online platform. This will be done in school time.
The children are set a minimum of 50 questions. These will either be as competitions, challenges, or assessments. The questions are set on the type of maths we have been learning about in school.
Spellings are given out on a Wednesday and the children are tested the following Wednesday. The spellings we use are mapped in the school spelling curriculum and we may revisit some of them over the year to embed them.
Completing the work
To prepare the children for the demands of high school, homework is monitored by the class teachers each week.
To reward children for completing homework and learning spellings, there are lots of positive reinforcements in place to encourage them to make positive choices.
We will also let you know if your child has not completed their homework so that you are kept in the loop.
Thank you for your support.