Year 6

Teachers

Mrs Pook

Mr Stubbings

Miss Keech

Teaching Assistants

Mr Amphlett


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 Wesley Chapel, camp and of course our leavers show! Keep checking this page to see our news.


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EASTER HOLIDAY HOMEWORK PROJECT

You have been given a revision booklet to keep you busy over the Easter break! These cost the school a lot of money to produce and we do not ask for payment so please look after them. Begin to work your way through these and don’t forget to ask your teacher if you come across anything that you find too difficult. There are lots of online materials and games to support your revision too – just search ‘Year 6 SATs’.


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 questions.

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!

This term our topic is ‘Optical Illusions’

The focus of our topic work this term is art. We will explore this theme using use curved lines, colour and shading to create here dimensional effects..

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

Dates for your diary:

23rd April – First day back at school (Easter Monday is a holiday)

26th April – Hand-in date for Easter Revision Booklet

6th May – May Bank Holiday

13th – 16th May – SATs exams (it is crucial your child is in school on time every day)

20th - 24th May – Camp Week! (medical forms must be returned ASAP)


Term 4

Year 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 and learning about the fascinating life and work of Thomas Edison.

It’s going to be an exciting term!


Term 3

y6_t3(2)What a busy end to 2018! We hope you have a super Christmas and we look forward to welcoming you back in the New Year!

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. 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.

Keep going with the UKLA Book nominations; our first vote will take place at the beginning of Term 4! y6_t3

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

 


Term 2

Mathematics

This term we will be continuing to work very hard!  The children need to be really confident with mental calculation skills so we will be looking at whole number and decimal number facts and fractions. Don’t forget to practise your tables every week and to complete the homework which is handed out every Friday!

English

This term we will be reading ‘Way Home’ which explores the topic of homelessness and ‘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?

We will use these texts, alongside others, to create writing on a wide range of different genres. 

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

breadThis term our topic is ‘Material Madness’

The focus this term is Science. We will exploring how materials change and identifying reversible and irreversible changes. As part of our topic we will use a range of ingredients to design and make delicious breads! We will also be studying famous chemists that have made important contributions to our lives.

 

 


Term 1

Welcome back to a new school year! We hope you all enjoyed the summer holiday and are looking forward to the exciting, busy year of learning ahead.  If you have any questions about any aspect of the year to come then please come and ask.

We will be reading ‘Floodland’ by Marcus Sedgwick. It’s an exciting thriller about surviving in a sinking world.

This term our topic is ‘Our Island Nation’ - the focus of this is the Trans-Atlantic slave trade. 

Don’t forget that every child gets homework every week.

Please remember to bring a PE kit to school every Friday.