Welcome to Class 6B’s Webpage
Mrs Berry and Mrs Haslehurst cannot believe Year 6 have now sat their End of Year tests and we only have half a term left. We will support you all with your transitions to secondary school and answer any questions you may have.
Please bring your PE kit in daily in the summer term, when the weather is good we may do lots of the curriculum out side.
Even though the tests are over, it is still important to read daily and bring in your reading books every day. We want you to read for pleasure as well as remembering you will need your reading skills for secondary school.
Our last half term at Gwladys Street!
We still have lots to do before you leave Gwladys Street. We are still consolidating our writing - especially in narrative writing. We will be reading Kensuke's Kingdom this term and using this as a stimulus to develop character writing. Also in English we will be writing in other genres such as reports and instructions.
In maths we will become Entrepreneurs with the Fiver Challenge. Children will be able to make their own company and branding to market their business. All monies raised will go towards the year 6 Prom at the end of term.
During this term we will also be rehearsing our Leavers' Assembly 2017 reflecting our time at Gwladys Street for our parents and school for July 20th. We need to keep it Top Secret so we can surprise our parents. In July we will visit our chosen secondary schools so we can become familiar with our new settings for September.
IPC topic continues with The Brave, The Bold and The Great. The issue of democracy is explored with the Ancient Greeks and learning about famous figures from Ancient Roman times as well as an understanding of every day life.
Gwladys wants us to achieve.
Attendance and Punctuality is always important, but in year 6 missing a couple of lessons can be hard to catch up on. Lessons start promptly and activities are ready for the children from 8.50 am to warm up our brains. Please ensure you attend every day and if you have any issues speak to Miss Krogh our Attendance officer. We enjoy celebrating good attendance as a class, so remember, 'Every Second, of Every Day Counts'.
Thank you to all the parents who came to the Parents' afternoon to learn about the National Curriculum tests that will be held in May. If you missed it and would like the information please see one of the year 6 staff for a handout.
The key stage 2 tests are timetabled from Monday 8 May to Thursday 11 May 2017.
There is no science sampling for the 2016 to 2017 academic year.
|Monday 8 May 2017||English reading|
|Tuesday 9 May 2017||English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 1: questions|
|English grammar, punctuation and spelling Paper 2: spelling|
|Wednesday 10 May 2017||Mathematics Paper 1: arithmetic|
|Mathematics Paper 2: reasoning|
|Thursday 11 May 2017||Mathematics Paper 3: reasoning|
We learn maths through investigations and also at least once a fortnight use Active Maths. Active Maths is enjoyable as we use PE to learn maths skills.
This term we will be looking at shape, space and measure - so find out the names of the different types of triangles and learn how to measure angles. We need to know the different properties of other 2D and 3D shapes - drawing them with accuracy. Are you able to convert between smaller and larger units (knowing how to x and divide by 10, 100 and 1000 will help). We will continue to practice our calculations but still need to use our reasoning skills and explain our methods.
Autumn 1st Half term
Children are taught all about place value with numbers upto 10, 000, 000. They have to learn to read them and write them too, spelling them correctly. Understanding negative numbers, so reading thermometers and counting back beyond zero are all activities you can do at home. Children have been using the formal methods for multiplication and long division to solve problems. Learning their times tables is essential to supporting their numeracy work in school.
Autumn 2nd Half term
This half term children will be moving onto learning about fractions, percentages and decimals. Looking at examples around the home and shopping will put this into context for your child. Children will need to learn equivalent fractions, learn how to add, subtract, multiply and divide with fractions, find percentages and expressing them as decimals.
This term in English we will be looking at many different texts to write in as many genres as we possibly can. We should be using punctuation consistently, using a range of short and complex sentences to add variety and many ways to describe such as similies, 2A sentences, metaphors, personification. We should also be trying to use alliteration, rhetorical questions, different ways to open the sentence and using the features of the text.
Autumn 1st half term
This half term we are learning about biographies and autobiographies. We have used extracts from Jessica Ennis, Ellie Simmonds, JK Rowling, Roald Dahl and Usain Bolt. Through these we have been able to write our own biographies using the features of the text. We have also looked at playscripts, including Frozen, Pirates of the Carribean and the Lion King. We have used the book Rose Blanche to try to write our own scene with stage directions and speech. We are trying to develop our writing using a range of sentence types, punctuation and developing our handwriting. We are also learning the Year 5 and 6 spelling list, understanding the meaning of the words and how to add prefixes and suffixes.
Autumn 2nd Half
This half term we will be using the book 'The Wall' to develop a range of writing including journalistic skills. This book helps us develop our empathy skills and we will be able to use the green screen so we are actually reporting on the events.
This term, we are covering the topic 'Moving People', which deals with issues such as; natural disasters, immigration, migration and war. In Autumn term 1, children will learn about the different types of natural disasters, what causes a natural disasters and where natural disasters occur. Looking at geographical features, damage and impact on countries where natural disasters occur.
In Autumn term 2, our historical study will move towards war. We will look at the Holocaust and refugees. We will also study the 'slave trade', all of which will cover why people have had to move from their native country.
Jigsaw PSHE brings together Personal, Social, Health and Economic education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a lesson-a-week programme.Jigsaw holds children at its heart and its cohesive vision helps children understand and value who they are and how they fit and contribute to the world. During Autumn term 1, the children began looking at 'Being Me in My World' which looked at setting goals and targets for the year ahead as well as understanding about other people; how to care for their feelings, making them feel welcome and helping to make our school community a better place.
In Autumn term 2, we will move onto a unit called 'Celebrating Difference' which looks at everybody as a unique human being and learning to celebrate the differences between people and solving problems in a rational way.
Your choice workshops
Year 6 on October 17th 2016 were involved with Merseyside Travel to learn about:
They did this through making rap lyrics to music, discussions with Merseytravel staff, quizzes and watching a play to show their awareness of how to make safe choices.