Year 6

Teachers

Mrs Pook (to see Mrs Pook's new teacher letter please click here)

Mr Stubbings (to see Mr Stubbings' new teacher letter please click here)

Miss Keech (to see Miss Keech's new teacher letter please click here)

Teaching Assistants

Mr Ramsay


Welcome to Year 6!

Y6 is a great year group – we are the oldest (and hopefully the wisest) classes in the school. This last year at Little Mead is a very important one where we have to prove ourselves in our SATs and prepare for our transition to secondary school. We are now mature enough to take on extra responsibilities around the school and to set a good example for the younger children. This is why you will be able to spot us looking smart in our ties. Y6 is also jam packed with fabulous experiences; such as our trip to London, camp and of course our leavers show! Keep checking this page to see our news.


Year 6 Downloads and Resources:


Term 6

We have now reached our very last term at Little Mead! We have survived SATs and enjoyed camp – now it’s time to prepare for secondary school! We will be working on our ‘Treasure Island’ performance – designing, dancing, singing and acting - and getting to grips with plastic in Maths and Science week.

Of course, we will still be working hard on lessons too! In mathematics, where we will be improving our problem solving skills with lots of investigations and in English we are going to be working on a rather unsettling graphic novel ‘Wolves In The Wall’ by Neil Gaiman.  One topic focus will be on art, looking at sculptures by Harriet Mead.y6_t6

By the end of the term we will be sad to leave but also excited for our next step in life. Wish us luck!

 

 

Dates for your diary:

Thur 14th June               Art Exhibition, 3:30-4:30pm       

Friday 22nd June            Summer Fair    

Tue 17th July                 Y6 Treasure Island performance

Wed 18th July                Y6 Treasure Island performance

Thurs 19th July              Leavers’ Disco


Term 5

Mathematics

We will be revisiting some of the ‘tricky’ areas of maths in preparation for SATs, including measurement, shape, volume and ratio. Don’t forget to practise your tables every week and to complete the homework which is given out every Friday!

English

This term we will be writing a range of texts including discussions, narratives and we will also develop our fiction writing in the form of quest stories. We will continue to complete daily comprehension.

You can help at home by practising spellings every week. Also don’t forget that we will continue to have SPAG and Maths homework every Friday!

Topic: ‘Nature’

The focus of our topic work this term is art. We will explore this theme using clay and sculpture taking inspiration from artist Harriet Mead.

We will have lots of opportunities to revise all of our learning from across the year in our afternoon sessions.

There are lots of online materials and games to support your revision too – just search ‘Year 6 SATs’.

 


Term 4

Y5_t4Year 6 are getting ready for another jam-packed term full of great learning opportunities. SATs are just around the corner so it’s full steam ahead

We will be getting our teeth in to a brilliant book by Louis Sachar ‘There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom’ for some of our English lessons. We will be spending one afternoon per week playing and applying our skills in Maths games. The main focus of this term is our science topic – Electricity. We will be finding out about circuits and the precautions needed when working with electricity. As part of this topic, we will have the exciting opportunity of designing and making a fantastic electrically powered car.

It’s going to be an exciting term!


Term 3

y6_t3What a busy end to 2017! The children sang brilliantly in the school carol service – we were all very proud of them!

Term 3 will be packed with exciting learning and opportunities for all the children to enjoy. We are looking forward to our topic all about Ghana, which is our focus country for the new Global Connections theme. We will study the beautiful artwork produced by Musah Swallah, which is inspired by the village life and abundant colours of Africa. y6_t3(2)Don’t forget to come and join in with our ‘International Day’ celebrations at the end of term!

In addition, we will be working extremely hard in lots of other subjects too! As well as Maths & English, we will be exploring the science behind how we see things.

It will be a busy term; we can’t wait to get started!


Term 2

This term we will be reading ‘Skellig’ which is a book which opens with a young boy finding a strange creature in his garage. Who could it be? Why is he there?

This term is a science focus term and we will be exploring changes in materials. We will also be taking part in fun science investigations, workshops and engineering challenges!

Using our knowledge of chemical reactions we will also be honing our cookery skills and creating artisan bread!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/materials/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/food/bread


Term 1

This term we will be reading ‘Floodland’ by Marcus Sedgwick. It’s an exciting thriller about surviving in a devastated world. What will Zoe do in order to survive? In Maths, we will be working on our place value and building strong foundations in number to prepare us for our SATs. We will continue with our Maths Wizards challenges and we are looking forward to getting into our new reading challenge too!

As this term has a history focus, we will also be looking at the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and those who opposed it. We are very much looking forward to our trip to Wesley Chapel and Bristol Cathedral to explore this in more detail. In Science will be studying the human body in more detail and finding out what’s inside us all! We will also be looking at how the heart works.

Websites exploring slavery::

http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/ism/slavery/triangle.aspx

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks3/history/industrial_era/the_slave_trade/revision/2/

Websites exploring the human body:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zcyycdm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/clips/zncg9j6