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Year 6

Teachers: Mrs S Peatfield & Mr M Horsfall

Teaching Assistants: Miss Bentley, Ms Kitchen & Mrs Hardy. 

 

Hello and welcome to all our pupils in 6SP and 6MH this year!

It's going to be a hard working and exciting time for us all so, watch this space for news and information as it happens!

Homework

Pupils in year 6 have been given SATs revision books and question books for Literacy and maths. They can write in the question booklets but the blue and brown revision books are for reference only. These will need to be returned to school after SATs. Answer sheets are provided for checking understanding. Pupils should bring the question books in each Thursday for checking.

You can find your homework on  - Pupils > Year Group Homework > Year 6 Homework. 

Planners

In Year 6 pupils are given a planner to record any homework or important dates. The planners are taken home and returned to school daily. There is a section for parent comments should you wish to write a note for the class teacher. Please make sure that planners are checked as often as possible. 

Summer Term P.E

Please ensure that your child's PE kit follows the school uniform policy and outdoor kit should be suitable for all weather conditions.

This half term Year 6 will have two PE sessions:

Monday - 6MH and 6SP - Indoor PE

Thursday- 6MH and 6SP - Outdoor PE with Velocity Coaches.

 

Year 6 Curriculum Information

You can view our termly curriculum map here.

You can view our long term curriculum overview here.

Year 6 News and Events

Year 6 - Important Dates

A letter has gone out with your children listing the important dates and times this half term. We appreciate all your support with the production and reward day contributions.

The Hobbit

The children are working their way through The Hobbit and have started to create a storyboard for events that have happened. We are only half way through and have managed to remember most of the important events. There has been some great cross curricular links with Art.

Pirates of the Curry Bean - Ticket Information

A letter has been sent home with the children detailing how to get your tickets for the end of year performance. The rehearsals are going really well and all the children are enjoying learning the songs! The reply slips requesting tickets need to be returned by 30th June.

Topic Day

Year 6 enjoyed a day working on their topic 'Evolution and Inheritance'. They used the computer suite to find out facts about Charles Darwin, Alfred Wallace and Mary Anning, then produced a fact file on each person and how their scientific discoveries are still believed today..

Cookie Project

The Year 6 children have been taking part in a cookie project in Maths lessons and we had an amazing response to the cookie homework. Thank you and well done to all those who completed it. The children have now decided which recipe they are going to use in their small  groups and have been given responsibilities to bring their ingredients in. A letter was sent home with your child about this. 

Around the World

Well done to all Year 6 students who completed the 'Around the World' 1 mile challenge for the Forget Me Not children's hospice. Sponsor forms are already being returned which is great! The children ran/jogged/walked exceptionally well, even in the warm weather and enjoyed the breaks in the shade.

Pirates of the Curry Bean

Children have been auditioning this week for our end of year performance, Pirates of the Curry Bean. Well done to all those who have auditioned, you will soon find out which part you have got! 

Cookie Project

Year 6 are well underway with their exciting Maths project. They have been looking at different types of cookies / biscuits, researching recipes, designing logos and packaging and will eventually end up making their cookies and storing them in their packaging they'll have made!

"I have enjoyed creating the boxes and I have called my company Cookie-rama! I am thinking about making seasonal themed cookies like Halloween cookies!" Oscar - 6MH

"I am enjoying the whole project so far! My cookies are called Doughlicious and I am excited to get baking and exciting to start making the packaging using nets!" Alice - 6MH

Computing Leaders

Congratulations to the Year 6 children that have been successful in their application and are now Computing Leaders! Children had to apply for the role and decide where their skills would be most useful; with helping KS1 and Early Years children or by helping KS2 children.

 

Computing Leaders can help members of staff support groups of children during their computing lessons, or can help set up computing equipment where required.

Maths Graffiti

Revision for SATs is well underway in Year 6 at the moment.

The children are in good spirits as we try different ways of revising. Today we have been doing Maths Graffiti to help remind ourselves of all the maths concepts we have covered!

Learning Showcase

Thank you to all the parents who came to the Learning Showcase on 31.03.17. We hope you enjoyed looking at the topic work and art work that your child has been doing throughout the year.

Year 6 Sport Leaders

We have been asking the Year 6 children to apply for a Sports Leadership job to take place at lunchtime. Loads of children applied to be a Sports Leader which involves the children leading a sport of their choice in a section of the playground with the Year 3 and 4 children. 

Congratulations to those who got the job, and we will be recruiting additional sports leaders in the summer term!

Magistrate Visit

Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed a visit from two Kirklees Magistrate Judges this week. We discussed how they sentence youths, at what age youths can be jailed, severity of crime and heard stories about recent cases and historical cases which involved sentencing children to serve their time in Australia! 

 

At the end of the session, we got to act out a court case! 

Poetry by Heart

Well done to all Year 6 children who completed their homework and learnt a poem to perform off by heart in front of their classmates. It takes a lot of courage to perform in front of an audience and you all recited your poems confidently and clearly. 

World Book Day

The 2nd March 2017 was World Book Day. Children in Year 6 dressed up as a range of characters including Mary Poppins, the Killer Cat, Tweedledum, The Mad Hatter, children from Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and characters from 6SP's class book Goodnight Mr Tom.

SATs Information Evening

Many thanks to those who were able to make our Information Evening on the 25th January - we hope you found it informative and useful. Here is the presentation we went through on the evening.

SATs Information Evening

Parents have been invited to a SATs Information Evening on Wednesday 25th January at 6pm.

During the meeting we will discuss:

  • What SATs tests are
  • When SATs week will take place
  • Which subjects are tested and how
  • Examples of test materials that the school are using to help your child prepare for the tests
  • Revision guides that are available to help your child prepare for the tests
  • How the results will be presented, as this has recently changed from previous years

We don’t expect this information evening to last longer than 35/40 minutes.

Please confirm your attendance with the reply slip at the bottom of the letter given to your child. We look forward to seeing you there.

CGP Revision Guide and Question Book

Your child will be coming home with a CGP revision guide and question book which will be used as homework tasks. The CGP Revision Guides will need returning to school after SATs, therefore we ask that these are not written in. The Question Book is for your child to keep and they can write the answers in the book.

SATs Dates

The dates for the Key Stage 2 SATs have been announced and they will take place on week commencing the 8th May 2017. We will have an information evening for parents in the New Year.