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?
In English, we have been looking at how to write a Mystery story. We have learnt the features needed to write a good mystery story, and we have been using figurative language which we are going to include in our mystery stories next week.
Over the first couple of weeks of term we have been focusing primarily on place value in Maths. We have been looking at 7-digit numbers and ordering and comparing them.
In Science, we have started to learn about Evolution and Inheritance. We have learnt about how characteristics have been inherited in animals, plants and humans.
During our RE lessons, we have started our ‘In the Beginning’ unit, and we have been looking at Genesis 2. We have been thinking about what God is like in Genesis 2. We have also been discussing the similarities and differences between Genesis 1 and Genesis 2.
In our topic lessons we have been learning about the life of Queen Elizabeth II. We watched the procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster Hall. This was a very moving moment in our history, and we wrote about it in our History lesson.
In computing, we have been learning about Internet addresses and how data is transferred across the internet.
In other news, the Red Ties were selected in Year 6 this week. To be given the responsibility of a Red Tie at St Edmunds, you need to show sensible and mature behaviour, you need to be reliable and someone that an adult and children can rely on. Well done to the children who were selected for this term.
A1 wk 2/3
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