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 school year! We have so much to learn throughout 2019-20, 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), Senora Stansfield (Thursday) and Miss Ibbotson (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?
During the first half term, our topic is 'Victorian Britain', where we shall travel back in time to the reign of Queen Victoria (1837-1901) and discover many fascinating historical facts about period of great change! We shall find out about the British Empire and our power across the globe, plus the inventions which were created during this time - many of which have changed our lives for the better! We shall understand what it was like to be a Victorian child and maybe it will encourage us to appreciate how lucky we are today!
Our class novel this half term is Street Child by Berlie Doherty. We encourage all pupils to bring a copy of this into school: reading along with the class teacher makes for an enjoyable and worthwhile experience as it increases reading speed and fluency and introduces pupils to a wider range of vocabulary.
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, spend time reading for pleasure and practise the times tables at home each week.
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 1920
Autumn 1 - Victorian Britain
Autumn 2 - Hidden Worlds
Spring 1 - The Manic Mayans
Spring 2 - Brilliance!
Summer 1 - The Best of Me
Summer 2 - Moving on... (plus Y5/6 Production)
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 2019-20
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