Welcome to Year 6
We would like to take this opportunity to say hello and extend a warm welcome to the children and parents joining us in Year 6 this year. We have lots of exciting things planned and hope your children will share these experiences with you on a regular basis.
Year 6 is a hugely important year in your school life. Being the eldest year group in the school, the children have a responsibility to be role models to the younger pupils. They will experience new opportunities and challenges throughout the year, both inside and outside of the classroom. These will help them to develop and evolve both as learners and as the young adults they are transforming in to. Year 6 will also prepare children for the next chapter in their lives- secondary school. A caring and experienced team will support you all on your Year 6 journey.
The Year 6 Team
What are Year 6 learning?
We have been reading the diary of Anne Frank. We started off our topic by looking at lots of pictures from Anne Frank’s life and made inferences from them about what it must have been like for her living during that time. We wrote a letter to Anne, in response to some of her diary entries.
In Maths, we are learning about angles and have been practising using a protractor to measure them.
We completed our topic, Electricity, by applying all of the knowledge we have learnt to build a wire loop game. Our new topic is living things and their habitats – we started by learning about the famous scientist Carl Linnaeus. We wrote interview questions for him and then role-played as Carl to answer the questions.
We have started a new unit of work, learning about people of prayer. We have learning about the Sermon on the Mount and more specifically the lessons which we learn from Jesus’ teachings during the sermon. We visited the church and Father Noel spoke to us our new RE topic and specifically about the Beatitudes.
We are learning about WWII. We created a timeline of the events that happened leading up to and during WWII. Lots of us are really enjoying this topic and have been doing lots of independent research at home, about the war and about Anne Frank.
In Computing, we are learning about variables and using them to add scores or timers in Scratch.
We have started to learn about famous artist Henry Moore – using his artwork as inspiration, we are learning to draw the human figure.
Last Friday was a big day in Year Six-our Spring Term ‘Red Ties’ were announced. At St. Edmund’s being a ‘Red Tie’ is a privilege. These children have been selected because of their exemplary behaviour. They are role models for the rest of the school. They have high expectations of themselves and of everybody else and for this reason, have been given extra responsibilities.We are very proud of them.
S1 wk 3/4
P.E. Days for Year 6 – Wednesday and Thursday.
Full kit is required to be worn to school on both days.
P.E. Kit includes – Plain Navy Tracksuit Bottoms, Plain Navy Sweatshirt, Navy Shorts, White Polo Shirt Top, Black Plimsolls or Plain White/Black Trainers (no logos please)
Homework / Home Reading
Each week homework will be given as follows:
English homework is uploaded every Thursday on Google Classroom to be submitted the following Tuesday.
Maths homework is uploaded every Thurday on MyMaths to be submitted the following Tuesday.
One piece of R.E. Homework will be set on Google Classroom every half term. It will be set on a Thursday to be submitted the following Tuesday.
Home reading – Home reading books must be read with an adult and signed each week. They will be sent home on a Thursday and should be returned by Tuesday. In Year 6, lots of children will be reading novels as their home reading book, it is expected that they read several chapters a week, not the entire novel.
The children should also complete 20 minutes of daily reading.
Topic Related Projects are often given over holiday periods.
Times tables are practised regularly in class and it would be beneficial if they practice at home also. These are tested every Friday.
Spellings will be given out on Thursday, they should be learnt for the following Tuesday.
PGL Marchants Hill
Friday 16th June - Monday 19th June 2023