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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!

 

Year 6 staff:

Ms C Hadland: Class Teacher

Mrs D Muddimer: Teaching Assistant/ELSA

 

As each pupil progresses through school-life growing demands are placed upon them along that journey. This year will require a greater degree of independence, responsibility, organisation and perseverance as the expectations for Year 6 continue to grow. Year 6 bridges the gap between Primary School and Secondary School. As pupils progress, thrive and mature there is greater emphasis to demonstrate initiative, motivation and self-awareness. Let the journey begin!

 

Homework will routinely include the basics of weekly spellings, times-tables and reading. Frequent practising throughout the week is better than one longer session the day before it is due to be handed in!

 

Homework will usually be given on a Monday and will need to be handed in by the following Monday. This allows for pupils who are busy on weekdays to also have the weekend to complete tasks, and pupils who have hectic weekends have the 5 weekdays. This accommodates all eventualities.

 

PE will usually be on a Monday afternoon with me – this term it is 'Speed and Agility', and then again on a Thursday afternoon with Mr Clarke; Net Wall Games. Please make sure a full PE kit comes in to school on Monday and remains in school until Friday as there are times when additional, unexpected, sporting events are arranged at short notice - it would be a shame if your child missed out.

 

Autumn Term:

In Year 6, we have been linking our learning through a Lighthouse Project; linking curriculum learning from Science, Art, Design and Technology, and have been using a multimedia story stimulus in English; The Lighthouse. The pupils have been placed into project groups where they all have a specific role e.g. Project Manager, Designer, Architect, Resource Manager and Electrician. They have spent time planning and designing their island and 3 lighthouses collaboratively, to fit in with a science story: The Lighthouse Keeper’s Son. The pupils have been problem-solving when creating circuits with bulbs, buzzers and switches to match the content/ events within the story - as well as trying to create circuits with potatoes and lemons! We have been reading a class reader book: Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll, at the end of the day, which will link both Autumn terms and take us into our next topic of World War II.

 

Year 6 will be learning about: historical events; leaders; as well as developing geographical knowledge and mapping skills; identifying the countries invaded and where they are in the world in relation to us: Wigston, Leicester, Great Britain.

 

We have been fortunate to attend sessions at Wigston Academy for Science and Computing -  to reinforce curriculum learning using coding programs: Microsoft Small Basic and Sketch-Up – which we will continue with at Thythorn Field in the second half of the autumn term. Year 6 benefited from attending The Warning Zone to reinforce making the right choices and safety aspects when out in the community; being a responsible citizen, as well as online e-safety. We are very much looking forward to attending the Wigston Academy Dance Showcase.

 

Additional learning sessions after school; English (Ms Hadland) and Maths (Mr Smyton), are starting in the second half of the Autumn term: Thursday, 1st November, 2018; to reinforce basic learning skills for all Year 6 pupils. We expect to see all Y6 pupils there! 😊

 

Ms C Hadland

 

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Curriculum Overview

2018 Key Stage 2 tests

A summary of the Key Stage 2 tests that Year 6 pupils will take in England in May 2018. Aimed particularly at parents. A downloadable version is available for schools to use here: https://goo.gl/B1fwiP The standard KS1 version is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVlrdqh_J6Y

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