Welcome to the Year 6 Class page!
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn!" Benjamin Franklin
"We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths..." Walt Disney
Welcome back to a new year! We have so much to learn in 2019, so much to look forward to, so much to achieve, so many new experiences and such a lot of fun to have!
Year 6 is taught by Miss Dunkley, with invaluable help from Mr Allack (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Miss Ibbotson (Thursday and Friday).
Why not have a look at the Routine and Timetable tab to the right to see what usually happens during a 'normal' class day?
This half term, our topic is 'Pharaoh!', where we shall travel back 5000 years to the dusty realms of Ancient Egypt. We shall cruise along the Nile, discovering what life and culture was like on these fertile river banks, entering a world of mysteries and curses, mummies and kings. We shall uncover the secrets of ancient tombs, powerful pharaohs and grandiose gods, learning how bodies were mummified and what the ancient Egyptians believed about the afterlife.
Home Learning this half term is linked with the topic. All Year 6 pupils are aware of the need to submit home learning of a standard they can be proud of; this is invaluable practice for when they enter secondary education. The Home Learning tab is also a useful tool to find out what homework pupils should be doing if they 'forget' or lose their Home Learning instructions sheets!
Our pupils are also expected to learn their spellings and spend time reading for pleasure at home each week.
Pupils will receive less home learning that usual this half term, as we embark on our Booster sessions and work through the revision books.
Each half term, our pupils will also take home KIRFs (Key Instant Recall Facts) to learn, to ensure they are able to instantly recall mathematical facts which will help increase their confidence and speed in their work.
Year 6 Learning Themes in 1819
Autumn 1 - Brilliant Brain
Autumn 2 - We Will Remember Them
Spring 1 - Pharaoh!
Spring 2 - The Putrid Plagues
Summer 1 - Norwich (UK) vs Norwich (USA)
Summer 2 - Production focus (tbc)
For more details visit the Y6 curriculum page or see the Long term plan here
Parents, should you have any concerns, worries or simply something you would care to discuss about the education and well-being of your child, please do not hesitate to arrange to have a chat with me after 3.30pm.
I look forward to continuing to work with you all in the school year of 2018-19.
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