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6H - Mrs Hathway - supported by Mrs Quinnell (PPA Cover Mrs Little)

6P - Mr Parker - supported by Mrs Stone  (PPA Mrs Little)

6E - Miss Paget - supported by Miss Horrell, MrsWestmore & Mrs Bennett (PPA Mrs Little)

 

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Year 6

Autumn Term 2019

We have an exciting, yet busy, year ahead of us and look forward to out Rainforest topic in the Autumn term.

During our reciprocal reading sessions, we encourage children to predict, clarify, question and summarise as they explore a range of text types. These texts follow our theme and focus on different elements of the rainforest. We encourage every child to read at home at least 4 times a week and preferably out loud to an adult at least once a week to assist with building vocabulary and confidence. As a school, we will continue to use the system for encouraging children to choose the right level of book for their reading needs. Across Year 6, we have a wide selection of books for each level, so children are free to choose books that interest them. However, if there is a book that they particularly want to read, please encourage them to ask their teacher. On completion of the books, they will then answer a short multiple choice quiz about the book. Alongside our reading, we will be using our English Talk 4 Writing (T4W) to further build the pupils range of writing skills. Over the term, we will focus on NCR, a narrative journey story and a defeating the monster text. We are confident that the pupils love of reading and excellent figurative language will filter into their writing.

Within our other core subject, we will be focusing on developing further their already great maths knowledge. To support this, it is crucial that all children know their times tables well and can recall and apply them at speed. This really helps to boost confidence in all areas of maths. Throughout the year, we will be focusing on rapid recall of times table facts, including the inverse and how multiples of 10/100/1000 can affect the answer. Continued support at home in this area by encouraging children to play TTrockstars, alongside key areas such as time, money and measure would be greatly appreciated.

To support our rainforest theme, we will be visited by Jonathon's Jungle. He will give the children an opportunity to hold and observe a range of rainforest creatures. Our science will build on our theme and the focuses for the term will be Evolution, Adaptation and Living Things and their Habitats. Using this knowledge and out ICT skills, the pupils will create a stop gap animation about the rainforest. On top of these, we also have some other visitors including the police to talk about internet safety as well as an exciting science visit from BAE systems, the RAF and the Royal Navy education programme roadshow 2019.

On top of this, each week the children will spend time continuing to develop their UNITED skills through activities such as Lego or team board games. They will also continue to engage with 'philosophy for children' where they will learn to formulate their own questions based on popular story books and current topics - the use of medicines gained from the rainforest. PSHE sessions will continue to promote anti-bullying, friendship and management of emotions.

We are fortunate in Year 6 that we complete a range of different sports. Through class teaching and extra curricular activities the pupils have an opportunity to participate in an exciting array of sports: frisbee, gymnastics, netball, real PE and many more.

Year 6 is an important year as we are ensuring that the pupils are ready for secondary school. This includes completing the SATs tests. To help the children through this we complete a range of mock tests. These will take place during the weeks commencing 14th October 2019, 20th January 2020, 9th March 2020 & 27th April 2020. SATs week is the week commencing 11th May 2020.

Spring Term 2020

Spring term is going to be busy yet exciting. we look forward to our 'Law & order' topic in the Spring term and hopefully you will enjoy our regular updates on our year 6 blog. Please encourage your child to  look and comment on the content, as we hope the whole family is enjoying it!

During the first half term we will be focusing on fractions, decimals and percentages, statistics and ration. After half term, we will begin our revision period where we will focus more on applying our knowledge. Throughout the whole term, we will be focussing on rapid recall of times table facts, including the inverse and how multiples of 10/100/1000 can affect the answer (for example, 80 x 3 =) Continued support at home in this area, alongside key areas such as time, money and measure would be greatly appreciated.

We will continue to work through a range of texts within our English. This term , we will be writing a persuasive letter, a warning tale and a discussion text. When writing these texts, we encourage the pupils to apply all of their KS2 skills whilst focusing on content that excites the reader.

Reading continues to be of the highest importance for all subjects. We would like the pupils to complete book quizzes on any books they read at home (please use this link https://ukhosted31.renlearn.co.uk/2238970). Your child will be given a reading range which will help them make more targeted progress in their reading. Across Year 6, we have a wide selection of books for each level, so children are free to choose books that interest them. However, if there is a book that they particularly want to read, please encourage them to ask their teacher. In class, we will continue to develop our Reading Skills and these are based on the understanding of texts - authorial content, characterisation and writer's techniques as well as text type features. To do well in the reading paper in SATs, children need to write answers clearly: expressing their understanding of text; interpretation of characterisation; and justifying personal opinion.

The focus for this term's Theme lessons is 'Law & Order' (with an emphasis on World War II) This will be explored by  building a historical timeline from 1066 up to modern day. We would love to hear the pupils' stories or to see and fantastic items that relate to our theme. Throughout the Spring term, the children will be learning about electricity and light. Through practical and written tasks, the children continue to develop their investigative skills, scientific language and teamwork. Art this term will include a whole year group project and they will learn about graffiti art to sit alongside our 'law and order' theme.

PE will continue to be on Mondays and Fridays with a different class each half term taking part in Forest School.

Each week the children will spend time continuing to develop their UNITED skills through activities such as LEGO or team board games. The children will also continue to develop their understanding of 'philosophy' where they will learn to formulate their own questions based on popular storybooks and current topics. PSHE sessions will continue to promote anti-bullying, friendship and management of emotions.

Year 6 children will take tests in English, Reading and Maths in the week beginning Monday 11th May 2020. Important dates are:-

  • Week commencing 20/1/2020 - Mock SATs week
  • Week commencing 9/3/2020 - Mock SATs week
  • Week commencing 27/4/2020 - Mock SATs week

 Letters & Documents

CONTACT DETAILS

Mr Parker - iparker@bishopscleeve.gloucs.sch.uk

Miss Hathway - shathway@bishopscleeve.gloucs.sch.uk

Miss Paget - epaget@bishopscleeve.gloucs.sch.uk

HOMEWORK

HOMEWORK SET DATE DUE DATE
Jonathon's Jungle Roadshow
Maths - Autumn Term 1
Book Club Homework
Book Club Homework 5.12.19
Christmas Homework
Spring Term 1 Homework
Arithmetic paper 6.2.20 11.2.20

Galleries

Y6 Big Debate (19 images)

A selection of photos of the children taking part in their Big Debate

Created: 25 Feb 20 14:31 | Last modified: 25 Feb 20 14:35

Y6 French Lessons (15 images)

The children have been learning to tell the time in French

Created: 25 Feb 20 14:26 | Last modified: 25 Feb 20 14:29

Jonathon's Jungle Experience (46 images)

The children had a wonderful time learning about a variety of animals

Created: 4 Feb 20 11:20 | Last modified: 4 Feb 20 11:28

Animation (25 images)

Making animations!

Created: 4 Feb 20 11:12 | Last modified: 4 Feb 20 11:19

Y6 Healthy Living Week (29 images)

The children have been taking part in a number of healthy living initiatives

Created: 4 Feb 20 10:52 | Last modified: 4 Feb 20 11:06

Y6 STEM Day 2 (27 images)

A range of exciting activities from building structures with marshmallows and spaghetti to creating wind turbines.

Created: 28 Jan 20 11:56 | Last modified: 28 Jan 20 12:00

Y6 STEM Day 1 (63 images)

Inspiring children through investigative skills and developing their knowledge of STEM

Created: 28 Jan 20 11:47 | Last modified: 28 Jan 20 11:53

KS2 Harvest Festival (61 images)

The children enjoyed taking part in the annual Harvest celebration at St Michael's Church

Created: 6 Jan 20 11:38 | Last modified: 6 Jan 20 11:44