Year 6 Summer Term 2

This is your child’s last half term in Corrie before they move onto their High schools in September!! It is going to be a very busy and emotional one.

Sports and Health week was wonderful and we all had an amazing time at GoApe in the sunshine.

We have been working so hard on our WW1 Arts Award booklets, which are almost finished.

We are practising hard for our end of year production which will be on Thursday 19th July. We hope that you will be able to come and watch your child act, sing and dance.

In science, we will be working on a unit called- Evolution and Inheritance

They will explore the principal of inheritance, recognising that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but that normally such offspring vary and are not identical to their parents. Children will research how plants and animals are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and they will identify some beneficial adaptations that may lead to evolution. They will explore natural selection.

Working scientifically, children will have had the opportunity to use secondary sources to research and evaluate evidence about evolution and inheritance. Children will have identified scientific evidence that has been used to support or refute ideas or arguments by finding out about the fossil records used by pivotal scientists such as Mary Anning, Alfred Wallace and Charles Darwin.

We will continue to work on our topic of Ancient Greece. The children will learn about many aspects including the Olympics, gods, myths, art, democracy, the theatre.

Homework- Most homework will be connected to our topic from now on, however there may be other types at times. We keep track of the homework and reading on charts in the classroom that are linked to the assertive mentoring scheme that we use in school. In order to achieve a green mark their homework MUST be completed and handed in on WEDNESDAY.

We will continue to do P.E. every Friday, but it is best to keep their kit in all week.. Just a reminder that school P.E. kit comprises of a white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps and if P.E. is taking place outside and the weather is cold, the children are allowed to wear dark jogging bottoms and trainers. All jewellery must be removed for P.E.

We are always available if there is anything that you would like any advice or help with and are happy to address any concerns you might have in what is an exciting, but occasionally daunting year for the children and yourselves.

 

Mrs. Lynch, Mr. Griffin and Miss Richards

 

Summer Term 2018 in Year 6

Summer Term  2018 – posted April 2018

Welcome back to what is going to be an extremely busy term for all the children in year 6.

SATs week begins on Monday 14th May 2018

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This term we will complete our topic on WW2. Our visit to Stockport Air Raid Shelter is on 27th April. This will be a marvellous day for all the children. We will incorporate lots of art projects too as we complete the Arts Award.

In English we will be writing every day- completing our adventure stories from last term, writing a newspaper report, designing a leaflet and writing a persuasive letter. We will be revising comprehension techniques to help us with the SATs Reading test. We will be continuing to improve our SPAG skills throughout our work, concentrating on different aspects within our writing tasks. At this stage we will be revising many of the areas that children should be able to do. Children need to continue practising their spellings at home.

In maths, we will continue to work in streamed groups, to address any areas where support may be needed. We will continue to develop and extend our skills in the 4 rules of number, our understanding of place value, decimals, percentages, and fractions and measurement. We will be focussing on the using and applying aspect of maths through problem solving, reasoning and investigation. This term will consist of revision of all the areas that the children should be confident in.

Please remember to encourage your child to carry on practising their times tables up to 12×12 as it is essential that they have rapid recall of all tables facts, including the inverse. Encourage them to go on TTRockstars every week to have fun and practise at the same time.

In science, we will be working on a unit called- Classifying Living Things

In this unit children will learn how to classify living things using the major classification kingdoms. They will identify and describe the observable characteristics of a range of classification groups including micro-organisms, plants and animals. Children will make careful observations to identify the characteristics that help scientists classify all living things, such as whether a living thing has a backbone and how they reproduce. Children will also be able to use their observations to construct classification keys of increasing complexity. They will use evidence from their investigation to predict and investigate how to accelerate the rate of decay.

Homework- The children will continue to receive English and maths homework every week. We will always set the homework on a Friday and it must be brought back into school by the following Wednesday. The children will also be bringing home their reading books every day and it is vitally important that they read regularly. We are really working on the children’s comprehension skills so it would be great if you could ask them questions about their books every time you read with them. We keep track of the homework and reading on charts in the classroom that are linked to the assertive mentoring scheme that we use in school. In order to achieve a green mark their homework MUST be completed and handed in on WEDNESDAY.

We will be doing P.E. every Wednesday and Friday, so the children need their kits in school on these days. Just a reminder that school P.E. kit comprises of a white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps and if P.E. is taking place outside and the weather is cold, the children are allowed to wear dark jogging bottoms and trainers. All jewellery must be removed for P.E.

 

We are always available if there is anything that you would like any advice or help with and are happy to address any concerns you might have in what is an exciting, but occasionally daunting year for the children and yourselves.

 

Final Note—Excellent attendance is vitally important for your child to succeed.

Mrs. Lynch, Mr. Griffin and Miss Richards

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn Second Half Term in Y6

Welcome back to our busy first term in year 6. We will be working really hard on all aspects of our work on the run up to Christmas.

We will regularly update our web pages to keep you up to date with what we are doing throughout this year.

We are continuing with our topic on Africa, some of you have brought in some amazing projects that you have completed for homework.  The children will also be getting English and maths homework every week. We will always set the homework on a Friday and it must be brought back into school by the following Wednesday. The children will also be bringing home their reading books every day and it is vitally important that they read regularly. We are really working on the children’s comprehension skills so it would be great if you could ask them questions about their books every time you read with them. We keep track of the homework and reading on charts in the classroom that are linked to the assertive mentoring scheme that we use in school.

We will be doing P.E. every Wednesday and Friday, so the children need their kits in school on these days. Just a reminder that school P.E. kit comprises of a white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps and if P.E. is taking place outside and the weather is cold, the children are allowed to wear dark jogging bottoms and trainers. All jewellery must be removed for P.E.

In English, we will be looking at The Arrival by Shaun Tan. We will be writing letters, character descriptions, diary entries, short play scripts and a longer story built around a man’s journey to another country.
We will be continuing to improve our SPAG skills throughout our work, concentrating on different aspects within our writing tasks.

In maths, we will be working in streamed groups, to address any areas where support may be needed. We will continue to develop and extend our skills in the 4 rules of number, our understanding of place value, decimals, percentages, and fractions and measurement. We will focussing on the using and applying aspect of maths through problem solving.

Please remember to carry on practising your times tables up to 12×12 as it is essential that you have rapid recall of all tables facts. Make sure you are going on TTRockstars every week to have fun and practise at the same time.

In science, we will be working on a unit called- Changing Circuits.

Children will use recognised symbols in circuit diagrams correctly. They will  discuss analogies and offer their own explanations for the results of their investigations about altering brightness of bulbs and volume of buzzers. They will  describe how to do this in a variety of ways including changing the number of components, battery voltage, or the properties of the wires in the circuits.

 

We are always available if there is anything that you would like any advice or help with and are happy to address any concerns you might have in what is an exciting, but occasionally daunting year for the children and yourselves.

Mrs. Lynch, Mr. Griffin and Miss Richards

Welcome to Year 6

Welcome to a busy, but exciting first term in year 6.

We will regularly update our web pages to keep you up to date with what we are doing throughout this year.

Our topic this term is all about Africa. We will be doing lots of work in school but will also be expecting lots of brilliant homework, which we have already started to see. The children will also be getting English and maths homework every week. We will always set the homework on a Friday and it must be brought back into school by the following Wednesday. The children will also be bringing home their reading books every day and it is vitally important that they read regularly. We are really working on the children’s comprehension skills so it would be great if you could ask them questions about their books every time you read with them. We keep track of the homework and reading on charts in the classroom that are linked to the assertive mentoring scheme that we use in school.

We will be doing P.E. every Wednesday and Friday, so the children need their kits in school on these days. Just a reminder that school P.E. kit comprises of a white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps and if P.E. is taking place outside and the weather is cold, the children are allowed to wear dark jogging bottoms and trainers. All jewellery must be removed for P.E.

In English, we will be looking at Anthony Browne’s King Kong. We will be carrying out journalistic writing and we will be continuing to improve our SPAG skills throughout our work.

In maths, we will be working in streamed groups, to address any areas where support may be needed. We will continue to develop and extend our skills in the 4 rules of number, our understanding of place value, decimals, percentages, and fractions and measurement. We will focussing on the using and applying aspect of maths through problem solving.

Please remember to carry on practising your times tables up to 12×12 as it is essential that the children have rapid recall for all tables facts.

In science, we will be looking at Our Bodies and how we can stay healthy and how eating well and exercising has a positive impact on our bodies.

We are always available if there is anything that you would like any advice or help with and are happy to address any concerns you might have in what is an exciting, but occasionally daunting year for the children and yourselves.

Mrs. Lynch and Mr. Griffin