Welcome to the Year 6 page 2021-2022. Year 6 consists of two classes:
Beech and Rowan.
Beech Class is taught by Mrs Willis, with Mrs Sparkes as the class teaching assistant.
Rowan is taught by Mr Bestwick, with Mrs Rogers as the class teaching assistant.
Please keep your eyes on this page as we share aspects of your child's learning and experiences throughout the year, as well as letters and updates relevant to Year 6.
Homework in Year 6 is set weekly and consists of the following:
Children should be reading for a minimum of 30 minutes, 5 times per week. By Year 6, this should mainly be independent; however, we recommend that on occasions they read aloud to an adult and the adult can check their understanding (comprehension) by asking some questions on what they have just read.
At the start of each half term, we send out an overview of the spellings that must be learnt each week. On this overview, it highlights to the children when they should expect a test on these words. The weekly spellings link closely to the spelling rules and patterns that we focus on in class at the time the words are set.
Homework is set alternate weekly for maths, focusing on the skills and content of the previous two weeks of learning. We set the homework in class and the children write this in the contents page of their homework book (on the timetable stuck in), which is good practice for secondary school. Children are then expected to complete their homework by the deadline we set.
English - SPAG focus
On the opposite weeks to maths, SPAG homework will be set. This will be set in exactly the same way as described above in maths.
Recently in year 6
Day of the Dead Activity Day
We dressed up as part of a day exploring what Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) is, how it is celebrated over in Mexico and how the festival originated.
Hello Yellow Day
For Hellow Yellow Day, we dressed in yellow and explored the importance of looking after our mental health and well-being.
We sketched scenes on the slabs outside to help us understand the island where the incident took place to help us with out newspaper reports.
We started our Art lessons this year by decorating our Art Books.