Welcome to Class 6R’s Webpage
Mr Rigby has really enjoyed the first half term with my new/old class. We are working hard and have already covered many exciting topics.
Year 6 are Swimming for the first half term on Tuesday afternoons, so it is essential to remember your swimming costume and towels. Swimming is an essential life skill, therefore you should try to go in your own time too.
In Autumn term 2, PE will take place on a Thursday afternoon. Please ensure your PE kits are in school each and every Thursday to be able to take part.
Homework is handed out on Friday and to be brought back to school by Wednesday. Completed homework will then be handed back to you on Friday so you can see how well you have done and receive any rewards for the homework. English and Mathematics is always part of the homework.
If your child cannot do the homework, needs to speak to an adult or write a note and the Year 6 team will gladly go through the homework with your child and ensure that they understand what they need to do. Homework should not cause any distress at home.
We expect the children to read a minimum of three times per week and with an adult at least once per week. Children will be rewarded if they read five times per week. Children should try to read a range of texts including; stories, newspaper reports, magazine articles etc and record their reading in their journals. Reading books and journals MUST come to school daily.
Attendance and Punctuality
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'.
Key Stage 2 Tests
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
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.
Autumn 1st Half term
Children are taught all about place value with numbers up to 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 express them as decimals.
Remember to use your Mathletics account at home to develop your maths further. Some homework will also be set via Mathletics. If you need a replacement card with your username and password, please speak to a member of Year 6 team
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 Caribbean 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 Term
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.
To support you with your spelling, remember you can do Spellodrome at home. It is the same user and password as your Mathletics.
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.
As part of our PSHE, we use a programme called Jigsaw which brings together Personal, Social, Health and Economic education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development. 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 conference 17th October 2016
6R and 6B enjoyed the workshops provided by Merseytravel which promoted how to be safe on public transport and how to make the right choices to avoid anti-social behaviour. We did this through rapping, quizzes and talks. Later in the year, the children have been invited to visit Lime Street to see how train station works and promote rail safety.