Year 6

Class Page for Year 6

We have settled in extremely well and have taken on many new responsibilities around the school, including meeting and looking after our buddies in Reception.  Many of our monitors have been elected by the class:

  • Our class ambassadors are Toby and Macy.
  • Year 6 student council representatives are Shaan and Harvey.
  • Eco-rangers are Amelia and Charlie.
  • E-safety representatives are Jake and Alex.
  • Sports leaders are Harvey and Lexi.
  • The school Junior Road Safety Officers are Eli and Marty.

In class, we have started many new exciting topics, in which the children are listening well and showing a great deal of enthusiasm, including asking lots of questions to develop their knowledge further.

In English this term we are writing recounts, including personal recounts and a recount based on the character from the book 'Eric' by Shaun Tan.  We are also writing our own spy thrillers, based on novels written by Anthony Horowitz, as well as focussing on historical fiction novels such as War Game.  After half term, we will be focussing on instructional texts and poetry.  We will also be revising grammar, spelling and punctuation rules.

Our Maths focus is on place value, calculations, measures, fractions, decimals & percentages.  The children are applying their rapid recall of times tables to these areas and using their knowledge of calculation strategies to carry out data handling and problem solving tasks. 

 ** Remember to continue to practise your times tables Year 6, so that you can beat your time! **

In Geography, we are finding out about rivers in the UK and around the world.  We have been using atlases, books and the internet to carry out research and have been learning to use OS maps, which we used in our fieldwork and river study when we visited Shropshire.  We have used our skills to locate the source of the river and different landmarks around the local area.  We also found out how U-shaped and V-shaped valleys are formed and climbed a hill that was 560m above sea level (ask a Year 6 child why it is not classed as a mountain).

Click HERE to learn more about using maps, including map symbols, contour lines and 4-figure grid references.

Our History topic after half term will be based on the Vikings. Try clicking on the links below to find out more at home.  See if you can research Viking beliefs and stories.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/vikings/

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/vikings.html

Our Science unit focusses on how light behaves, where we will be carrying out a range of activities and investigations.

You can find lots more information using the link below.

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/10_11/see_things.shtml

Our spinney and orchard in the school grounds are looking beautiful.  We recently enjoyed a visit during our 'Golden time' harvesting and eating some of the apples and plums we have grown there.

We have so much to look forward to this term, although one of the highlights at the moment has to be our recent residential visit! We will upload photos and stories very soon!

If you need to contact the Year 6 class teachers, please use the email addresses below (although if it is an urgent matter, please contact via the main school office) :

Mrs Pepin pepin.c@welearn365.com

Mrs Boak boak.a@welearn365.com