Welcome to Year Six! Please have a read of this blog to find some interesting information about life in Year Six. We will keep this page updated regularly with blogs, pictures and information.
In 6B the class teacher is Miss Bishop and in 6W the class teacher is Mrs Callister. We have lots of wonderful TAs that support us: Mrs Wilton, Mrs Harris, Mrs Hodkinson and Miss Wotus.
Learning in Year Six:
We absolutely understand that Year Six can seem a little daunting. However, we can promise you we have lots of fun learning activities for your children to get involved with! We are looking forward to starting our first topic of 'Evolution and Inheritance' and are ready to get stuck into our math and English topics!
Things to bring to school:
Full school uniform, a waterproof coat and water bottle/packed lunch. Please ensure that every item is clearly named. No pencil cases please!
Rather than keeping PE kits in school this term, please send your child in to school in their PE kit every Monday and Tuesday. They will then stay in their PE kit throughout the day. If it is cold, please feel free to send your child in with additional clothing i.e. hoodies or tracksuit bottoms. Our Tuesday session in the Spring Term will be ran by Plymouth Argyle, so please feel free to bring in additional football boots and shin pads if you want. Please make sure these are clearly labelled with your son/daughters name and in a separate carrier bag.
Your child’s class teacher will send home any additional work. This will be sent home on a Friday and be expected to be brought back in by the following Wednesday. Each child should have a Times Table Rock Stars login that they should be able to access at home if they wish - please continue to encourage this as well as reading for pleasure at home.
We look forward to letting you know more about Year Six soon and sharing pictures and learning with you.
Miss Bishop and Mrs Callister
Did the British really Spit-fire? That's the question that we will be trying to answer this term. WW2 has always proved to be a successful topic in Year 6 and this year looks set to continue this theme. We introduced the topic to the children just before we left for the Christmas break and there were some very smiley faces and some really insightful questions already appearing.
We will be looking at where and when the war began; creating a timeline of events. We will then look at prominent people who were involved within the war. Ranging from the Prime minister through to Anne Frank and the one and only 'White Mouse' - otherwise known as the famous spy - Nancy Wake.
Along with the learning we will undertake in class, we have given you some ideas of activities you may want to try at home. We can't wait to see the amazing work you produce - we might even respond with, "Oh a jolly good show!" So for now, "Tally ho commrades and we will see you in the trenches!!!"
We are nearly at half-term but luckily we are all still full of energy! This week in Year 6, we investigated the school grounds during our topic lessons and went on a treasure hunt to find fancy dress items, the biggest stick and more! It was hard to miss us in our duck costumes and dresses! This helped us to think about Darwin's adventure across the Galapagos Islands and how difficult it must have been... even though we're sure Darwin's adventure would have been more fun with fancy dress.
As well as this, we have taken part in our second arithmetic paper and Miss Bishop and Mrs Callister were super impressed with the progress of our scores! We have also started writing the story of Frankenstein!
Thank you for continuing to send the children into school on Mondays and Wednesdays in their PE kit and supporting their learning at home through their homework.
Half term, we're coming for you!
We have had a wonderful first week in Year 6 consisting of lots of hand washing and many cracked eggs during our team building challenges! The children have settled in very well to the structure of Year 6 and have really brought their a-game! We are so impressed and know we are going to have a fantastic year!
This week we have focused on settling back into school. We have practiced our times tables and place value in maths and have learnt new, exciting sentence structures in English. Our topic work has also started based on 'Evolution and Inheritance' - the children are excited to find out more about the work of Charles Darwin.
It has been a wonderful first week and it has been lovely to see the children raring to go! We're sure they will all get a good nights sleep this weekend!
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