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Together we Shine Academically, Personally & Socially

YEAR 6

Staff 

Class Teacher - Mr Handley

Group Support - Mr Higson-Guy

Teaching Assistant/ Cover Teacher - Miss Ganly

Teaching Assistant - Miss Jones

SENCO - Miss Milnes

Our Learning Journey This Year

year 6 Curriculum 

Please download our termly curriculum documents here for more information about what we will are learning and to see examples of our work.

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1
Spring 2  Summer 1  Summer 2
year 6 Important information

Please click on the links below to find out important information about Year 6.

Timetable Long Term Planner Welcome Leaflet

Class Information

Homework

The children will be given homework tasks each Friday. The homework will be used to consolidate the children’s knowledge of what has been covered in class and will usually consist of: a Maths task, an English task, a weekly spelling list and times table practice. There may also be tasks asking the children to find out information for a topic. It is very important that the children complete these homework tasks to the best of their ability. If they are having difficulty, please ask them to inform me and I will be happy to explain it again. The homework is due in on the following Wednesday. If homework is not completed there is the consequence of missing break times the following day until it is completed.

 

PE

Tuesday: Outdoor

Thursday: Swimming

Please could the children have a PE kit in school all week as there are times when the timetable changes and our PE lessons move to another day. We will be having outdoor PE sessions on a Tuesday afternoon and swimming will be taking place on Thursday afternoons. If a PE kit has not been brought in, there is the consequence of missing break times.

The swimming kit consists of: swim wear, towel and goggles if they wish. The P.E Kit should include black shorts and joggers, white t-shirt and pumps/trainers. Please note that jewellery, other than small ear studs, should not be worn to school and to prevent injury all earrings should be removed for P.E. Children with long hair will need a hair tie for P.E. If an incorrect PE kit has been brought in, a kit warning will be issued. Two consecutive kit warnings will result in a consequence.

The children are encouraged to keep a roll on deodorant in their locker so that they can apply it when needed. 

 

Forest School

We will be taking part in forest school sessions every Wednesday.

Children are to come into school in their Forest School kit on the day they are doing Forest along with their school black trainers in a bag to change into. Can you please make sure that your child is wearing a long sleeved top and pants that cover the whole of their legs. For footwear children can wear wellies or an old pair of trainers. Please remember that children must wear clothes that you don't mind getting dirty.

 

Class Dojo

Class Dojo is a way for teachers to encourage pupils and contact parents about their child's progress in class. It can be used online or downloaded as an app on iOS/Android. (Please ask if you require a copy of your log in). We will be using this in class alongside our Good to be Green system. We will discuss the ways in which points are gained or lost during circle times to ensure that it fits in with our behaviour policy. Children can access at home to personalise their avatars.

 

Reading

We will hear the children read as often as possible each week, however this isn’t always possible with such a busy timetable in Year 6. Any help from home with the children’s reading towards greater intonation and fluency within would be appreciated. It is the children's responsibility to complete their reading journal.

Please note: We do not have a designated "Changing Book Day". The children can change their school reading book once an adult has checked their reading record, which must show that the book has been completed.

Children will be provided with a reading book and a school library book (our designated library slot is on a Wednesday afternoon). It is very important that the children have their reading book and library book in school every day. If they fail to do so, a book warning will be issued. Two consecutive book warnings will result in a consequence.

Our Learning Journey Continued...

Autumn 2: Anti-bullying Week

The theme of Anti-bullying week 2021 was 'One Kind Word'. Throughout the week, we carried out a number of anti-bullying activities about hope and the positive and kind things we can do to halt hurtful behaviour in its tracks. Please look below to find our 'One Kind Word' pebbles, which will be displayed to spread positivity around school.

Autumn 1: Bikeability

We were lucky enough to take part in the Bikeability course this half term. We learnt the skills and gained confidence to ride our bikes on local roads. We rode a bike to National Standards while enjoying cycling as an everyday, fun, healthy activity.

Autumn 1: Forest School - Marshmallows

For our final Autumn 1 Forest School session, we were given the opportunity to toast our very own marshmallows... and even eat them! Mmmmmm :P As a team, we used our fire making skills to light and maintain a flame so that each one of us could toast our marshmallows.

Autumn 1: Football at the Etihad

A group of Year 6 children were selected to attend Manchester City's school football festival held at the Etihad Campus. The tournament was 7 a side with 8 players from our class taking part. We worked really well as a team, started to think a lot more about our positioning and tactics and played some excellent football.

Autumn 2: Anti-bullying Week

For one of the Anti-bullying week activities, we chose a motivational quote band to give to a friend in our class. We had to explain why we chose the band and the friend. As soon as we received our bands, we felt more positive and we felt responsible to spread the positivity.

Autumn 1: Forest School - Den Making

In one of our Forest School sessions, we we given the opportunity to make dens. We used our whittling skills to make pegs for our tarpaulin and we had to ensure that every member of our group could fit in our den.

Autumn 1: STEAM - Exploring Burger Buns

As part of our STEAM project this half term, we explored burger buns and their suitability. The bread samples we explored were: wholemeal, white, crusty, seeded, pita bread and bagels. We analysed the flavour, texture, appearance and shape and gave them a score out of 5. 

 

Autumn 2: WW1 - Imperial War Museum

As part of our work about World War One, we were lucky enough to go on a school trip to the Imperial War Museum North. We explored the displays on not only the First World War, but also the Second World War. We gained knowledge on a number of themes such as the Blitz, evacuation, life on the home front, rationing and trench warfare. We were also lucky enough to meet veterans and listen to their amazing, heroic stories.

Autumn 1: Music - Happy

In Autumn 1 half term, our Music sessions focused on the song Happy by Pharrell Williams. We both sang the song, and played it on glockenspiels.

Autumn 1: STEAM - Circulatory System

As part of our STEAM project, we found out how our bodies transport nutrients in our digestive system to the rest of our body. We found out about the heart, lungs and circulatory system. We them created and labelled a life-sized diagram of the circulatory system.

Autumn 1: STEAM - Burger Making

 To conclude our STEAM project, we finally designed, made and evaluated our healthy burger. While we were sampling them, we evaluated them by thinking, How pleased we were with our finished product?, What we thought we could have done to improve our product further?, Did our burger fit the particular healthy cuisine we planned? etc. As you can see, we thoroughly enjoyed learning all about burgers.