Welcome to Year 6

6B                                                                 6Y

Teacher - Mr C Sheldon                                Teacher - Miss F Fulton

Y5/6 Teaching Assistants - Miss E Jones, Miss A Maguire, Miss S Moghaddam

 

Important days

  • Homework is given on Friday and expected to be handed in by Thursday the following week.

  • Your child is expected to read a minimum of five times per week. They are expected to write three child comments about what they have learned when reading or 5 words they have used their breakdown strategies with. They should read two times per week to an adult and an adult should then write a comment in the record.

  • Outdoor games or indoor PE:
    • 6B – Outdoor games: Monday, Indoor PE: Wednesday
    • 6Y – Outdoor games: Wednesday, Indoor PE: Monday

Please ensure your child has the correct kit in school on both days.

 

 

 

Reading

We love reading in Year 6!
Every day before lunch we have our Class Story Time and read a book together that the children have voted for as a class.

Our current class reads:
6B are reading: Holes by Louis Sachar.                                          
6Y are reading: Amari and the Night Brothers by B.B. Alston


Here are 50 Recommende
d Reads for Year 6:

https://www.booksfortopics.com/year-6

 

 

Check out the 100 recommended books all children should have read before they leave Acacias!

 

 

 

 

Black History Month Project

 
During Black History Month (October) this year, Year 6 have been looking at the work and
achievements of the British Turner Prize-winning artist Chris Ofili. 
Chris Ofili was born in Manchester in 1968. He was very successful at a young age.
At just 30 he became the first Black artist to win the prestigious Turner Prize.
In 2017 he was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for his services to art.

We focused on his famous piece 'No Woman, No Cry' and the children created their own versions of the piece using similar techniques such as repeating patterns and stippling (close dots).

The children researched Black people who inspired them to be the portrait focus of their piece, including artists, singers, scientists and sporting men and women. 
We think the finished pieces of artwork are very inspiring!

 

 

 

 

 

MADE IN MANCHESTER

This jigsaw puzzle is linked to our work on our current Topic:  'Made in Manchester'. The children learned about the main factors that contributed to the Industrial Revolution and designed Jigsaw puzzles to show how each factor fit into the overall cause of the Industrial Revolution.

 

 

DIGITAL FOOTPRINTS

 The children learned about how big their digital footprint was. How big is your 'Digital Footprint?'

 

 

LEONID AFREMOV

These paintings are our study of the artist Leonid Afremov. The children practised blending colours and created sunset scenes with a silhouette of Industrial Manchester (factories etc) to link with our Topic also.