WELCOME TO YEAR 6
Class Teacher - Mr Handley
Group Support - Mr Guy
Teaching Assistant - Miss Slater & Miss Reid
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 be learning and to see examples of our work.
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 Friday. If homework is not completed there is the consequence of missing break times the following day until it is completed.
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 indoor PE sessions on a Tuesday afternoon and outdoor PE sessions Thursday afternoons. If a PE kit has not been brought in, there is the consequence of missing break times.
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.
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 PSHE times to ensure that it fits in with our behaviour policy. Children can access at home to personalise their avatars.
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 the reading journal on BOOM Read. However, feel free to add comments.
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. 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 1: STEAM Project
Task - Create a dish for the soldiers returning home from the trenches.
We used Chromebooks to research what food people ate during World War 1 and some of the main ingredients available. We then shared our information with each other using Jamboard. We used our research and knowledge about WW1 and healthy bodies to plan a meal that we would make for the soldiers. We created our meals using the ingredients available during World War 1 and were creative to ensure that our meals were as tasty as possible. Following on from our research, we made our meals involving WW1 rations. First, we gathered all of our ingredients to be prepared. It was important to ensure our workplace, utensils and ingredients were clean. After this, we diced and sliced the vegetables to a uniform size for a similar cooking time. We added the vegetables to the slow cooker with our vegetable stock. However, we didn’t add the beef at this point due to diet requirements of the class. For those who eat Halal, we used suitable alternatives and added the “bully beef” for the children who are able to eat non-Halal food. We then reviewed how successful our meals were by eating and sharing our dish with other classes to find out their opinions.
Autumn 1: World War One - 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 events that have followed. We gained knowledge on a number of themes such as the life on the home front, rationing, trench warfare, blitz, evacuation, and much more. We were also lucky enough to meet veterans and listen to their amazing, heroic stories.