Year 6

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Teaching Staff:

Mr Tomas Hall

Mr Tomas Hall

Mrs Paula Prichard

Mrs Paula Prichard

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Mrs Eve Johns

Mrs Pauline Briscoe

Mrs Pauline Briscoe

 


Class Author

Anthony-Horowitz-colour.jpg_595Anthony Horowitz is our class author.  Best-selling creator of the tough teenage spy hero Alex Rider, he has been thrilling his readers for years and his books have been made into successful films.


Online resources to support learning

BBC Bitesize – Key Stage 2

Primary Homework Help – A website with a whole range of games and activities to help with Literacy, Maths and a lot more.

IXL – Maths Practice Activities

Letters and Sounds – phonics resources

Online children’s word lists

Be safe online

Love Reading for year 6 – recommended reading lists

Year 7 – for those who like a challenge! Spelling list

Teaching measures: length, mass and capacity

Spelling and Grammar: BBC Bitesize

Y6 Science topics on the BBC website.

Biology: Micro-Organisms

Physics: Changing Circuits

Scientific Investigation: Enquiry in Environmental and Technological Contexts

History – British Pathe Collection

Art: Famous Artists

 


Homework

Supporting your child at home with maths (Year 6)

Ready to Learn – Family Action leaflet 1

Ready to Learn – Family Action leaflet 2

Ready to Learn – Family Action leaflet 3


Places to visit

The Ragged School Museum

Museum of Childhood

Museum of London Docklands

Museum of London

Mudchute City Farm


Newsletter Autumn 2 2016

Welcome back after the half term break. We have a lot planned before Christmas including an exciting topic but this time no dissections! Our core reading in English this half-term is Holes, a book linked to our main topic Hola Mexico. The book will provide us with opportunities to explore many different genres in English including; myths and legends, instructions and poetry. Our grammar work, which will support our writing, will include; differences between spoken and written word, conjunctions, punctuation and modal verbs. Please remember it is important to still listen to your child read on a regular basis. For Maths we will initially focus our learning on angles, learning different properties and how to use a protractor to measure. The children will also learn to calculate fractions, including multiplying and dividing as well as percentages, ration and proportion. We shall also be focusing on different measurements including length, perimeter, area and mass. Finally we will learn how to create our own pie charts using our knowledge of angles and properties of a circle.

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Newsletter Autumn 1 2016

Our core reading in English this half-term is Pig Heart Boy, a book linked to our main topic Blood heart. The book will provide us with opportunities to explore many different genres in English including; non-chronological reports, biographies, poetry and persuasive writing. Our grammar work, which will support our writing, will include; word classes, punctuation, plurals, verb tenses and spelling. Please remember it is important to still listen to your child read on a regular basis.

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Newsletter Summer 2016

We hope you all had a wonderful Easter, and we welcome you back to what is a busy and important last term for the children. We don’t have to remind you that the SATs are only 3 weeks away now, and important as they are, we do not wish any child to become stressed by them; the only pressure we give them is to do their best. Early nights in the lead up and during that week is essential and we would encourage all children, if possible to arrive at school by 8:15 to enjoy breakfast club together.

After SATs week, the class can then enjoy a week in school followed by a week away at Kingswood. There will be another letter sent to you regarding emergency numbers, kit lists etc. Those children not going will be catered for in school.

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Newsletter Spring 2016

saAnother busy term has seen Year 6 not only prepare for this year’s new style SAT’s but also continue to move forward and challenge our learning.

We have been lucky enough to have made visits to both the Barbican in order to listen to the LSO, who took us on a journey through Shakespeare’s plays, as well as visit Two Temple Place to take part in a creative writing workshop, (the museum here is open until the end of April if you would like to visit, the building is stunningly beautiful and has been used to film both Downtown Abbey and the Three Musketeers). This term we also took part in the Town Hall Tales extravaganza (as well as taking part in an impromptu ‘Graffiti of East London walk which was especially enjoyed by Miss Prichard and Mr. Hall)  Our class author this year is Catherine Johnston, and she talked to us about her book and what inspired her to write. We had a return visit from her on Tuesday 22nd March, this time we got to write our own story introductions from a stimulus she brought in. We have also been lucky to have the opportunity to be taught some fun and extra science by an expert teacher in Physics from the East London Science  School.


Newsletter Autumn 2015

Please note that we have P.E. every Friday. Also Swimming will continue to be on a Tuesday. Please ensure that children have the appropriate kit on these days.

Finally please don’t hesitate to arrange a meeting to talk to any of us to raise any further questions or queries. Teachers are in the playground at least 5 minutes before the bell in the morning, but if you would like a longer conversation then do come and see teachers at the end of the day or arrange an appointment.

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Newsletter Spring Term 2015

Our project work this term will be based around Fair Trade and we will be presenting the whole school assembly on Wednesday 28th January at 3.00 to which you are all welcome.

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Newsletter Autumn Term 2015

Our Learning

Our Topic this term is Grand Designs.

As historians we will be studying Ancient Greece and the influence of their civilisation on the world today. We     will be looking at factual evidence of what life in the past was like. We will learn how the Ancient Greeks have helped us to design some of our buildings, our sporting events (particularly the Olympics), our theatres and the way our government and our jury system works. We have a trip to the British Museum planned for September 24th, but please feel free to take a visit there with your child if you get the time. There are many very interesting displays on Ancient Greece and it is a brilliant free day out.  The class will be presenting their topic work in a Year 6 assembly on Wednesday 1st.

In English this term we will be studying Myths and Legends, and writing about the Greek Gods. Children will be creating their own Myths, writing persuasively and also learning to write a newspaper report.  Grammar will be a focus throughout the year and will constitute part of their homework – Please encourage your child to complete their homework

For Maths we will be calculating fractions, decimals, percentages and numbers into the thousands. We shall also be focusing on measures and conversions. There are many opportunities to help your child in some of these areas particularly when shopping or cooking. Looking at food labels is a good place to start. Times tables are also vital to your child if they are to make real progress in Year 6 so please, periodically help your child to learn these – little and often is the key.

As Scientists will be learning why it is important to keep ourselves healthy and looking at how different organs are affected by our life choices. We will also be learning about light and how it can travel.

For Design & Technology we will be designing and making our own Grecian pots. As artists we will be sketching our own patterns and develop our drawings of movement.

Homework: Your child will be set homework every Thursday on ‘I am Learning’ this will need to be completed by the following Wednesday.

Suggestions for home project learning:

Visit the British museum (website or actual visit)

Challenge children to a times table competition.

Find out about Greek mathematicians.

Visit the local library or surf the web to find out more about the Ancient Greeks.

Design an Olympic stadium.

Create your own mythical beast and hero, in a story or as a picture.

Write and act out your own Greek drama.

Important Reminders

Please note that we have P.E. every Friday. Also Swimming will continue to be on a Tuesday. Please ensure that children have the appropriate kit on these days.

Finally please don’t hesitate to arrange a meeting to talk to any of us to raise any further questions or queries. Teachers are in the playground at least 5 minutes before the bell in the morning, but if you would like a longer conversation then do come and see teachers at the end of the day or arrange an appointment.

Yours sincerely

Year Six Team


Newsletter Spring 2014

Welcome back to an exciting new term.  Please note that P.E. is on Fridays and swimming continues on Tuesdays. Please ensure that children have the appropriate kit on these days.  P.E. kit is white T shirt; black/navy shorts both with no designer logos. During the winter months long track suit bottoms (either black or dark blue) are acceptable.

If you wish to talk to either myself or Mrs Woods to discuss any points or queries please feel free to do so. We would normally be in the playground in the mornings at least 5 minutes before the bell, but if you would like a longer conversation please arrange to come and see one of us at the end of the day.

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