This week’s Star of the Week goes to Layla and Charlie for their effort and improvement in writing this week.
This week’s Pride Award goes to Cameron and Ollie for their excellent balance work in PE.
WELCOME TO CLASS 6PD
Mr Parkin - Mrs Dawson - Mrs Tipping - Mrs Sanbrooke
Congratulations to the following children who achieved full marks on our term 1 spelling test: Sam, Abbie, Charlie and Ollie.
We welcome you to Year 6. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask one of us.
You can email the class teachers directly by using
Year 6 Key Documents
THEME LEARNING - CHANGES
Theme for Term 2 - Our curriculum areas focus on scientific and geographical change. We will be looking at different coastal habitats to explore erosion and coastal change. In addition to this, we will be looking at how plants and animals have to adapt to different environments in order to survive and reproduce. We will also be looking at how variations in a species can lead to significant evolutions over time.
Golden Threads: Continuity and Change
Big Ideas: Similarities and Differences
Knowledge Organisers to support learning this term
Please can you ensure PE kits are WORN into school on our allocated PE Days. The children will wear their kit all day. This kit should be appropriate for outdoor PE and should include appropriate outdoor footwear. NO PE KIT SHOULD BE BROUGHT IN OR STORED IN SCHOOL.
Our PE sessions for this term are Monday afternoon and Friday afternoon. All PE will take place outdoors so please ensure the children are weatherproof.
Diary Dates for Terms 2:
Monday 2nd November - First Day of Term 1
Monday 16th Nov - 20th - Anti-Bullying Week - Theme - Online Bullying
Thursday 26th Nov - Virtual Advent Service in School
Tuesday 8th Dec - Virtual Christingle Service in School (KS2 ONLY)
Thursday 17th Dec - Last day of Term 2
This year we are continuing to focus on developing a love of reading. Reading is an integral part of the primary curriculum so please ensure you are reading every day and recording it in your Reading/Spelling Journals. These are the little yellow books and should have your weekly spellings in them at the back, as well as space to record your reading progress at the front.
Take a look at the Year 6 Recommended Reading List for ideas on age appropriate texts.
We are going to be sharing our love of books through a termly book circle, where we will talk about the books we have been reading.
In September 2020, we will be have two reading books: one in school which will stay in school to be read and one which we will take home and keep at home until it is read. We should not be carrying backs back and forth each day. All returned books will go into quarantine for 72 hours before being returned to the book shelf for others to read.
We have sent every child home with a VIPERS bookmark. These provide excellent prompts for question openers you may use when reading with or listening to your children read. VIPERS is the reading format we use in school so children are well versed in the different types and styles of questions they are asked. The same question prompts are used in the Y6 End of Key Stage SATs.
Spellings will be given on the Friday of each week and will be tested on the following Thursday. There will be 6 spellings given that follow a particular rule each week, with 4 'mystery' words tested to see if the children have learnt the spelling rule as well as the spellings given.
Alongside this, we will also be focusing on our statutory spelling list for Years 5 and 6 this year, so each child will be given 25 spellings from this list per term and will then be tested at the end of that term. Please ensure that the weekly spelling rule, the 6 weekly spellings and the 25 termly spellings are being practised regularly.
It is also important that children know the meaning of the words they are learning to spell - we might ask you to put one into a sentence.
OUR NEXT WEEKLY SPELLING TEST IS ON THURSDAY 26th November
This week, we are working on words which end with the -tious or -cious sound, looking at the difference between when we use each one as listed as an expectation in the National Curriculum for KS2. See below for the full list for this week.
Please print off or copy into your little yellow book, this week's spellings. Spellings should be recorded or stuck in the back of the little yellow book which has been sent home. PLEASE DO NOT BRING THIS BOOK BACK INTO SCHOOL.
Below is a document that provides different spelling strategies to help children learn and remember their spellings at home.
|Week 10 - cious and tious part 2.pdf||Download|
|Week 9 - cious and tious.pdf||Download|
|Week 8 - fer part 2.pdf||Download|
|Week 7 - fer.pdf||Download|
|Week 6 - homophones.pdf||Download|
|Week 5 - ough.pdf||Download|
|Week 4 - y to i.pdf||Download|
|Week 3 - ably and ibly.pdf||Download|
|Week 2 - able and ible Part 2.pdf||Download|
|Spelling Strategy Cards.docx.pdf||Download|
This term's 25 word spelling list
We are also learning our second group of 25 words from our statutory word list. Please ensure you spend this term learning these at home as well. We will be having a test on all of these during the final week of the term before October Half Term.
The words to learn for Term 1 are :
disastrous equipped achieve variety mischievous government
available vehicle forty temperature twelfth conscious
yacht physical rhyme rhythm symbol amateur
curiosity develop excellent individual neighbour persuade
CLICK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD YOUR OWN COPY OF THE LIST.
HOMEWORK THIS YEAR WILL BE SET ELECTRONICALLY VIA GOOGLE CLASSROOM
Everyone will be given homework on the Friday of each week, which will need to be completed by the following Thursday.
All home learning will be linked to what we have been doing in class that week.
We are going to be uploading home learning to this page and the Google Classroom on a Friday.
Please can children view the home learning online via the pdf documents below. They need to then complete the work in their red 'Home Learning' book which has been sent home. This book needs to stay at home and this means children will not be bringing their homework into school.
The answers will be uploaded on a Monday. Children can then mark their own work and try anything again that they get wrong.
Once marked, a photo of the completed learning can uploaded to the Google Classroom or be sent to Mr Parkin
Children need to complete all home learning for that week by Thursday.
PLEASE DO NOT RETURN RED HOME LEARNING BOOKS TO SCHOOL
Please make sure that if you are struggling with your homework, you come and see a member of staff as soon as you can. Do not leave home learning until the last minute. Year 6 is a great opportunity to learn good habits ready for secondary school.
Homework to be submitted to completed and marked by Thursday 26th November:
Grammar: Active and Passive Voice Part 2- Is the sentence active or passive? That's what you will have to decide. Then you will have to change the active into the passive. There is a cheat sheet to help.
Main VS Subordinate Clause - Underline the main clause in the sentence.
Maths: Fractions - Fraction Equivalents and Ordering Fractions - Find the missing fraction equivalents and then order the two fractions by finding a common denominator.
Click on the following link for a video explanation of how to order two fractions. https://youtu.be/jhCKcRXiut0
|Week 10 - Active and Passive Voice Part 2.pdf||Download|
|Week 10 - Equivalent Fractions and Ordering Fractions.pdf||Download|
|Week 10 - Main Vs Subordinate Clauses.pdf||Download|
|Week 10a - Equivalent Fractions and Ordering Fractions ANSWERS.pdf||Download|
|Week 10a - Main Vs Sub Clause and Active and Passive Voice Part 2 ANSWERS.pdf||Download|
|Week 9 - Active and Passive Voice - A Cheat Sheet.pdf||Download|
|Week 9 - Active and Passive Voice - A Cheat Sheet.pdf||Download|
|Week 9 - Finding Fractions of an amount.pdf||Download|
|Week 9 - Active and Passive Voice.pdf||Download|
|Week 9 - Finding Fractions of an Amount Cheat Sheet.pdf||Download|
|Week 9a - Finding Fractions of an amount Answers.pdf||Download|
|Week 9a - Active and Passive Voice Answers.pdf||Download|
https://youtu.be/lbhQJ1WSMDw click this link to see a video explanation of how to divide by a two-digit number.
|Unit 2 - A Multiplication Cheat Sheet.docx||Download|
|Week 6 - Colons and Semi-Colons Part 2.pdf||Download|
|Week 6 - The Four Operations - Multiplication.pdf||Download|
|Week 6a - Colons and Semi-Colons Part 2 answers.pdf||Download|
|Week 6a - The Four Operations - Multiplication answers.pdf||Download|
Useful websites to help with learning at home