Dear year 6,
As promised below are links to the useful websites as recommended on your Holiday Home Learning.
If there is something you don't understand on the home learning have a look on the Khan Academy- They have some really useful tutorials but you will have to search for what you are looking for i.e Adding Fractions.
We are also big fans of maths playground as they have fun, engaging and interactive games linked to specific areas and also tutorial videos that link to each game.
Remember what we said DO NOT WORRY ABOUT SATS!! Do as much of the home learning as possible but remember to have a rest and enjoy the holidays! You've worked so hard this term and need to give yourselves time to recharge those batteries!
We highly recommend the Khan Academy videos on Youtube!!
The children in year 6 have shown fantastic maturity this term when thinking about and debating the issues around Syria. We began the unit thinking about the country and detaching it from the obvious difficulties it is currently facing. We then used Navid's Story to discuss the hardships of refuge before moving on to think about how the UK could help with the Global Crisis and if it is even our responsibility to assist.
Since war began in 2011 it is clear to see many Syrians are in a helpless and stranded situation
The year 6 team are very proud of the maturity shown throughout this unit and the work they have produced.
Now the people of Syria face a frightening prospect and choice; to leave or die
Happy New Year
We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and we wish you a happy, positive and successful 2017! This term will be very busy and especially focused on working towards achieving best results in SATs. Your continued support in helping with home learning and practising spellings and times tables will make a difference to the achievement of your children.
Term 2 Begins......
We have had a very busy and productive first term in year six and the children seem to have settled well. We hope you have all managed to visit lots of secondary schools and have now made your choices and submitted your forms. It’s very exciting to think about moving on, but it will be nice for the children to be able to concentrate on enjoying being in year six for a while! In term one the children had some wonderful experiences. Some travelled to Hever Castle and took part in a junior triathlon event and all the children had the opportunity to work with challenger troop to improve their collaboration skills.
Term 2 Learning
Maths – Fractions- simplifying, adding, subtracting and multiplying.
The children will use their knowledge of factors and multiples to help them find common denominators for simplifying ad ordering fractions. We have been very impressed with the perseverance and resilience they have shown when completing problem solving task and we are now working on efficient reasoning.
Literacy – The Story of Anne Frank, Rose Blanche, The Lion and the Unicorn and Polar Express
We will begin this term by looking at the story of Anne Frank and her diary before looking at World War 2 narratives. Last term the children improved their descriptive language and worked on new punctuation. We will look at continuing to use the semi colon and hyphen in term 2
Topic – WW2 – causes of the War, Key figures, Life on the home front.
Science – Evolution and Inheritance
In case you missed it here is the BBC News Report about the children's triathlon event at Hever Castle staring our own Daniel and Mr Murrock
Challenger Troop Team Building Day 22/9/15
On Thursday 22nd September the children in Owens and Curie were treated to a special day with Challenger Troop. They spent the morning working in teams to complete different challenges and solve tricky problems. Then in the afternoon they battled with a large obstacle course on the field.
The children had a fabulous day and enjoyed working together with each other.
Hever Castle Trip 13/9/16
On Tuesday 13th September 30 Year 6 pupils were lucky enough to attend a triathlon based day at the wonderful, picturesque venue of Hever Castle. Having spent the morning learning about some of the history of the castle the children spent the afternoon learning the art of triathlon. The children had the chance to enhance their cycling, running and swimming skills as well as learn about the transitions between the three. A great day was enjoyed by all and some personal accomplishments were achieved. All the staff were extremely proud of the children's behaviour and positive attitude throughout the whole day- A wonderful way to begin Year 6!
To view the 90 picture gallery from out fantastic day click on the link Photo Gallery
We hope you have had a lovely time over the summer and we are sure you are now ready to start the new school year, so welcome to Year 6! This year we welcome Miss Field to the year 6 team. We are very fortunate to have her and are looking forward to working with her. We are also looking forward to getting to know you and working together so that we have a very exciting and productive year. We hope that you enjoy the new challenges and preparation for secondary school that year 6 has to offer.
We will be holding a parents meeting on Monday 19th September at 6:30pm to discuss the exciting events and expectations of year 6! All children are very welcome!
Term 1 Topics
For the first 2 terms we will be focusing on World Wars, encompassing the history of the periods, learning not only about the facts of the war, but also life at home, including personal stories and the effect of the war on the local area. Children are usually keen to retell stories from older relatives and also to bring in artefacts, photos, letters etc. If you are happy for them to do so, this definitely enriches the experience and we promise to take good care of them!
For Science – in terms 1 – we will be focusing on Electricity. The children will learn through practical investigation and research.
We recommend the following website to support your children with the first term of Year 6. Please click on the links to visit the page:
Below are the list of year 6 spellings for the year. Please use them to support your children with their English.
- The class doors will be open from 8.45-9.00am. If your child arrives after this time, please take them to the school office. (School telephone number 01322 663792)
- The school day ends at 3.30pm. If you are unable to collect your child, please telephone the school office.
- In year 6 many children begin to walk home from school alone or with friends, we are happy for them to do so (as long as you are!) please could you write us a note if you would like this to happen,
- The children will be doing PE on Monday and Wednesday. However, sometimes plans change, so we would ask that children have their PE kit in school everyday please. For the colder months this can include jogging bottoms.
- Please make sure your child’s water bottle is in school every day and that their name is written clearly on the bottle. Please provide children with a pencil case containing handwriting pen, pencil, whiteboard pen, coloured pens/pencils, rubber, ruler, glue stick and sharpener.
- Home learning will continue to be given out on Thursday and is to be returned by Tuesday please.