Year 6

Welcome to the Year 6 Page

Updated 14th October
Y6 Curric letter Autumn 2018.pdf
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Student Leadership Roles
This week, after much debating,  we announced who had been selected as  our Prefects, House Captains, Head Girl and Head Boy.
Mini Police
The results of our Mini Police elections were announced on Thursday
Week Beginning 15th October
This week we will be holding elections for the role of mini police officers (Thursday). We will also be announcing who has been selected as our house captains and prefects.
In English we will be starting to look at explanation texts and linking this to our topic work as we investigate issues around the use of plastics.
In Maths the focus will be on factors and multiples.
Week beginning 8th October
In English we will be working on developing plots, characters and settings. We will also be focusing on the editing and redrafting of our work. 
In Maths the main focus will be on dividing by 2 digit numbers and applying this to solving word problems.
In PE the emphasis will be on team building and developing our net/wall games.
In Art we will be creating water colours in the style of Shaun Tan
​Week beginning 1st October
This week we will be continuing to use the work of Shaun Tan to inspire our writing.
In Maths we will be working on using the four operations on whole numbers.
In Science we will be looking at the effects of exercise on the body.
In Topic we will be comparing life in London, Rome and Juneau. We will also be exploring the effects and causes of pollution on our environment.
In RE we will be exploring the use of symbols within Christianity.
Week beginning 24th September
With the 11+ tests now completed we will be starting to settle into a more regular routine.
We will be looking at some past SATs papers as part of our ongoing assessment program.
In English, we will be basing our writing on the short stories and animations of Shaun Tan.
In Science we will be looking at the effects of exercise on the body.
In Geography we will be comparing t​he physical and human features of London, Rome and Juneau.

​What a start to Year 6! 

We could not be more proud of our pupils this week. Straight in with learning, new rules and expectations and everyone has taken the transition from Year 5 to Year 6 in their stride. Well done Year 6. Keep up the good work!
​Click here for  a copy of our newsletter for this term.


​The Final Week!

On Monday we have an activity day with Group Together lined up.
On Tuesday the rest of the school are moving up so it is time for Y6 to go back to reception for the day!
On Thursday it is Fun Splash in the morning followed by a picnic and activities on the beach.
On Friday it is the Leaver's Service followed by a picnic lunch.
Charity Day
Thank you to everyone who supported our Charity Day on Friday 13th July - we will let you know how much we have raised once we finish counting up!
Eden Camp

We had a great day out in the sunshine at Eden Camp learning about World War 2.

Week beginning 11th June
In English we will be writing letters, diaries and recounts based on the adventures of William Beech and Tom Oakley from 'Goodnight Mr Tom'.
In Maths we will be undertaking another Murder Mystery Investigation and we will be exploring spirals.
Shadows will be our main focus in Science this week.
In our topic work we will finding our about Winston Churchill and other WW2 leaders.

On Friday we will be visiting the windmill at Burgh-le-Marsh to take part in some creative workshops. We will also be visiting the three churches in the village and making comparisons.
Week beginning 4th June
In English we will be basing our work around 'Goodnight Mr Tom' by Michelle Magorian. This links in well with our World War 2 Topic  work where we will be investigating the causes of the war and  creating timelines of the major events.
In Maths we will be using our problem solving skills whilst investigating some 'Murder Mysteries'!
On Thursday, we will be going swimming at the Embassy Pool (apart from the cricket team - who have a tournament at Skegness Cricket Club, weather permitting). Our other PE lesson will be gymnastics on Wednesday afternoon. 
In Computing we will be exploring networks and how computers communicate with each other.
Science: we have a visitor coming in to talk to us about Evolution and later in the week we will be investigating light and shadows.
Footputt - 22nd May
As one of our post-SATs treats we are going to visit a new attraction on the seafront Footputt. We will be going on Tuesday 22nd May. Miss Leetham's class will be leaving school at 9:30am and will return at 11:00am. Mr Ball's class will be leaving school at 10:30am and will return at midday.
If you are able to help by walking with us please speak to your child's class teacher.
                                         ​SATs information video                                      SATS Information Booklet  
​The week ahead 30th April - 4th May
This week we will be continuing to prepare for SATs by revising , amongst other things, modal verbs and relative clauses in English. In Maths, we will be focussing on multiplying and dividing as well as developing reasoning skills..
In Science we will be investigating different types of electrical circuits and writing biographies about Thomas Edison.
For PE his week we will be doing athletics with Mrs Potts on Monday and on Friday we will be working on striking and fielding gamesl.
The week ahead 23rd -27th April
This week we will be going through a set of practice SATs papers.
In Science we will be investigating electrical conductors and insulators.
For PE his week we will be doing athletics with Mrs Potts on Monday and on Tuesday we will be working with Justine Lucas a current England Rugby international.
The week ahead 16th - 20th April
In Maths we will be revising place value, rounding and calculation methods.
in English we will be revising punctuation and grammar using a Harry Potter theme. We will also be writing an extended story based on a visit to the seaside in the past and te present.
In Science we will be beginning our unit on electricity.
Year 6 Curric letter Terms 5 6 2018 checked.docx.pdf
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​The week ahead 12th -16th March
In Maths we will be focussing on fractions and percentages.
In English we will be exploring the story of Alma and working on improving our descriptions of settings and characters.
You can read some of our Skellig related writing here.

In our topic work we will be reporting on the impact the opening of the railway had on our town.
Week beginning 19th February​
PE for this half term will be on Mondays and Wednesdays. 
On Mondays, we will be working with Mrs Potts on invasion games so
outdoor kit will be needed. 
On Wednesdays, we will be creating and performing dance routines so indoor kit (shorts and t-shirts) will be needed. As always PE kits should be available in school at all times in case of changes to the timetable.
In English, we are continuing to study Skellig with our focus for this week being the correct punctuation of dialogue in our writing.
In Maths, the focus is on measuring and calculating; areas, perimeters and volumes.
Half Term Week
Don't forget to check the homework page (link above) to see the homework for the holiday.
Last week, Lexi's 100 Word Challenge was chosen to be part of the weekly special showcase alongside work by students from Ireland, USA, Canada, Malaysia, as well as the UK. You can read more of our 100 Word Challenges here.

Parent Drop-in
It was good to see so many parents joining us on Thursday morning.
The Week Ahead 5th-9th February
​In Maths this week we will be focussing on 2d shapes and calculation strategies.
In English we will be reading more of Skellig and developinging our stories. We will also be debating the subject of home schooling and exploring the relationship between Michael and Mina.
We will also be focussing on Internet Safety.
Parent Drop In
We are looking forward to some of you joining us in our lessons on Thursday morning. (8th February)
The Week Ahead
Next week in Maths we will be adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions.
in English we will be continuing our work based on David Almond's novel 'Skellig'. In particular we will be focussing on diary entries and writing letters.
Blogs (Click the title below to go to one of our blogs)
Year 6 Blog Maths Resources Year 6 English English Resources 
​100 Word Challenge
First Aid
We have been developing our First Aid skills with Mr Porter
We recently completed a week's cycle safety training with Outspoken Training
On Friday 17th November we took part in a sponsored walk around around Skegness with the Mayor and the Town Crier raising funds for Children in Need.
​On Friday 2oth October we took part in this year's #WearItWild Day and raised £41 in the process. Thank you to all those who took the time to create a costume.
Tuesday 17th October
Some of the year group took part in building shelter activities at school, whilst the rest of the year group went to find out about the Rotary Club's ShelterBox project.
​Golden Leaves 
​8th September: We gave our Golden Leaves to the whole year group for making such a good start to the school year.
15th September Ben M and Madeleine. 
22nd September:  Megan and Benjamin 
29th September: Ella and Kiera
13th October: Preston and Lewis 
20th October: Natasha and Eden
3rd November: Clara and Daisy
17th November: Tyler S and Tegan
1st December: Maya, Maddie, Ben, Lexi and Logan
8th December: Tyler M and Macey-Jayne
12th January: Olivia D and Elle
19th January: Lily-Mai and Brogan
​26th January: Courtney and Grace B
2nd February: Millie and Jenson
9th February: Scarlett and Kai-Stuart
23rd February: Luke and Ali
​9th March: Natasha and 
​Please click here to read the Year 6 page from Spring 2017.
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