Welcome to Year 6

6B                                                          6Y

Teacher - Mr C Sheldon                         Teacher - Miss T Roper

Teaching Assistant - Mrs M Hall             Teaching Assistant - Mrs M Jameel

 

 

To learn more about the new Y6 SATs click here.

  

Important days

Outdoor games or indoor PE is on a Monday and Wednesday. Children need to bring PE kit and trainers on both days.

We will be setting your child a transition project as homework this half term. Please look out for more information sent home about this.

Your child is expected to read a minimum of three nights per week. They are expected to write two child comments about what they have learned when reading, the third occasion of reading should be to an adult and an adult should then write a comment in the record.

A reminder that the Ghyll Head residential is from Wednesday 5th to Friday 7th July.  Children not attending will have a creative curriculum planned for them. Please watch out for any permission slips sent home to enable them to take part in all activities.

Transition

We are coming towards the end of Year 6. During this period there are lots of important transition events at high school. Please ensure you know when these are and that your child attends these. We will also be talking about your child’s feelings towards transition during circle time sessions and working towards our Leavers’ Assembly on Thursday 20th July. The children will have their Leavers’ Disco on Wednesday 19th July after school. Please look out for letters about this.

Topic

This half term we are continuing with our ‘Magnificent Mayans’ topic. The topic focuses on the mysteries of the Mayan civilisation. The children will learn about who the Mayans were, where they lived and what they believed in. We will also learn about  Central America today and compare this to a locality in  the UK.  


In science we will be learning about how different species have adapted and evolved over time through learning about the thinking of key theorists. We will also be learning about the features animals inherit. 

In RE we will be continuing to explore the big question ‘Should religion be expressed through arts and architecture or charity and generosity?’ The unit focuses on Islam and Christianity and explores religious buildings, art and the importance of charity in both faiths.

 

English

In English, we will be focussing on non-chronological reports linked to our Mayan topic before returning to a narrative genre.  .  

Maths

In maths, we will be taking part in a maths apprentice project making and selling gifts for Eid, Father’s Day and ‘Just Because’ gifts. As part of the project, the children will research products and costings, add up how much items will cost to produce and think about how much to sell items in order to make a profit.  We hope to see you at the event on Friday 16th June 2017 at 3:30 p.m.

Blackpool Illuminations

We visited Blackpool Illuminations on the final Friday that they were on. Our visit started with a walk along the illuminations near to Bispham in the daylight, looking at the tableaux style illuminations, thinking about how they were designed and looking at the intricate wiring around the back which enabled them to light up at night. Then, after a delicious chippy tea, we got back onto the coach to drive along the illuminations from end to end. We chose our three favourites and sketched them, thinking about what made them special.