Welcome to the Year 6 class pages.
Our teachers are Mrs Holt, Mr Tweddle, Mrs Bonnett and Miss Clutterbuck. We will be supported in our learning by Mrs Sheehan, Mrs Hickling, Mrs Sallnow and Miss Blackman.
Watch out! There are zombies about! In English over the next few weeks, we will be basing our writing on the book 'Melvin McGee: Zombie Hunter'. We have been writing instructions on how to survive a zombie apocalypse this week - let's hope we never actually have to make use of them. If you are not sure what a zombie actually is, don't worry - we will soon be writing non-chronological reports to explain what they are!
We have also been continuing with our house team spelling bee in our classes before the rounds move onto competing against the rest of the year group - make sure you are practising your Year 5 and 6 Spelling words often.
We are getting into the swing of daily homework and are finding the 'little and often' approach really helpful. Remember, you can always request additional reading homework from your class teacher if you would still like that.
Welcome back! We hope you've had a great Christmas and New Year and are ready to get back to school. We are excited to get stuck into the next Chapter in Maths No Problem: Measurement (we just won't measure our waistlines after all the Christmas chocolate!).
In English, we will be looking at Fairy Tales told from an alternative perspective.
We will be looking at the Americas in Geography with a focus on comparing landscapes using maps and atlases.
A 'super' term!
Lily said, “I liked it when we got to make and taste our own drinks.”
Sam said, “I liked the ‘Genie of the Ring’ because she was really funny.”
Lilly-Mae said, “My favourite part was when Aladdin was on the magic carpet and it actually flew up!”
Last week saw the Year 6 boys champion over the girls in our Times Table Roackstars tournament - well done to everyone who practised their tables though. Keep it up!
We have been enjoying continuing to look at Comic inspired writing in English and have looked at many different techniques to improve in our writing.
This week, we are very excited to be going to Maplesden Noakes to see their pantomime and Oak Class are doubly excited as they get to see the pantomime at the Hazlitt theatre the following week!
What have we been up to this week?
It's been another great week jam-packed full of learning! I'm sure you've heard about our Times Table challenge. It's the last week of the tournament this week so make sure you're all logging on and getting your class the points!
All classes have been learning about WW1 this week and have created some artwork and poems based around what they have learnt. Look out for these on display around Year 6.
We have been working hard on improving our personal bests in PE this week. We have also been incorporating PE into our arithmetic lessons - active, healthy minds make for better maths brains too!
Welcome back! It's been a great start to the term. We loved our Superhero day to kick off our English writing topic - so many fantastic costumes which we loved writing about. We also wrote engaging story openings using humour and questioning. We even had a Hero Fashion Show - we've never seen so many moonwalking Supermen!
This term, we are looking forward to our new topics (see below!) and will be carrying on with the Year 6 Times Tables Rockstars tournament. We will be visiting Maplesden Noakes to see Aladdin (look out for the letter!). So many things to look forward to!
It's Not Maths!
Our teachers have challenges us to find something that doesn't involve maths... so far we haven't been very successful as maths seems to be in everything! If you have any ideas, let your teacher know.
Race to Read!
Congratulations to those children who have made it to the first milestone in the Race to Read Challenge by reading everyday for the past 30 days! Fantastic! Remember to keep up the good work and keep bringing in your reading records. Do you have any good book recommendations? Let your teacher know about them!
In English this term , we are basing our writing around 'Atomic1. We will be developing our fiction and non-fiction skills in range of different text types. We will use our topic as a stimulus for writing too.
We will also be focusing on punctuation and grammar objectives and encouraging children to use them on their writing, such as types of conjunctions and parenthesis.
In our Maths lessons, we will following our new Maths No Problem scheme.
To help your child, we advise to regularly practise times tables and corresponding division facts. Remember to keep using Times Tables Rockstars!
In our Science lessons this term, we will be looking at Electricty. We will focus on circuits and how to design and build electrical toys. We will end the term with a Dragon's Den special where we try to sell our electrical inventions!
In our History topic - Ingenious Inventions - we will be learning about life in Victorian Times. We are hoping the Victorian punishments are not used in our lessons though!
Things you need to know...
Oak Class will have Games on Wednesdays and Gymnastics on Mondays and will also be running the mile and completing our personal challenge each week so PE kits in everyday please!
Ash Class will have Games on Tuesdays and Gymnastics on Wednesdays.
Beech have Games Mondays and will have gymnastics on Fridays.
Elm have Games on Wednesdays and Gymnastics on Mondays.
Oak Class will visit the library on Wednesdays.
Ash Class will visit the library on Wednesdays.
Beech Class will visit the library on Tuesdays.
Elm Class will visit the library on Wednesdays.
Home Reading - Race to Read!
This year, St. Katherine's have introduced a 'Race to Read' challenge. We still expect children to complete 10 minutes of daily reading that should be recorded in their Home-School Reader book. These record will be checked in class daily. New to this year is that for every day that a pupil reads, they will move up one place on the Race to Read chart. At different stages along the chart, there are awards to be won.
We are very lucky to also have access to Active Learn Bug Club where books are allocated to children online. Children can access these books on computers or tablets and complete their reading. This can be done along side the book sent home from school and can be monitored online by class teachers. Use the link below to access your account.
If you have any ideas for his page? Why not let your teacher know!