Welcome to Year 6!
The Year 6 team:
Mr Vanstone (6V)
Miss Willington (6W)
Miss Joyce (MMU Student Teacher)
Our Autumn topic is titled A Fighting Chance.
We will theme many of our lessons around WW2.
We will also be reading and writing about the endangered animals of the world and how we can give them a fighting chance to survive our generation.
Weekly Overview for individual Self-Isolators
Useful links for home-learning
Here are a couple of useful links to help with your home-learning. You can also go back to the homepages and explore other interesting topics in other subjects if you like, too.
In the instance that your child is required to remain off school as a result of self-isolating, here is an overview of the learning taking place in class this week.
There are links to useful resources and games that can be clicked to enable children to access their learning at home.
This term Year 6 have PE on a Thursday and a Friday (with Sale Sharks).
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 track suit bottoms/leggings would be more suitable. Trainers are preferable to pumps as it is possible the children may be outdoors for some lessons.
Long Term Plan
Year 6 Weekly spellings.
These are given out on a Wednesday and the test is the following Wednesday (unless an unexpected change occurs).
Week 4: Given out 25/11/20 and test will be 2/12/20
Weekly Spelling List – Y6 Autumn 2 Week 4
New spelling pattern – -adding -ing and -ed to -fer
Statutory word list- year 5/6
Recently taught pattern – homophones
Previously taught pattern Y5 - -ment
Optional challenge word(s) based on endangered animals topic
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.
The children will be set one of the following tasks to do:
1. Answer 6 bugs from any book in their book band
2. Answer 6 bugs from a set text that has been allocated to the children by the class teacher
The specific task will be explicit in their planner labels. These labels are given out each week to each child and they are asked to stick them into their planner.
The children have been using Bug Club for over a year and are familiar with the format of Bug Club but we have done a whole class demo to make sure that everyone is savvy with the way it works.
To answer a bug, the children read the text and then click on a bug (with its eyes open) and when the child has answered the bug, its eyes will close. This means it is complete.
Some children have experienced problems with logging into Bug Club. All accounts have been checked in class and all open correctly. If there is an issue at home please check the following:
1. Make sure the login details are correct - they should be in the planner
2. Clear the cookies on the computer and try again
3. Try using a different browser (e.g. try Chrome if you are trying to log on in Internet Edge)
The children are set 50 questions. These will either be as competitions, contests, or assessments. The questions are set on the type of maths we have been learning about in school.
There does not seem to be an issue with logging on to Sumdog, but if you have any issues, try the steps above to see if they are resolved.
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.