Year 6

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Email: todwickprimary@rotherham.school

Welcome to Class 6

Mr Tristan Parkin

Class Teacher

Mrs Rachael Street

Teaching Assistant

 

 

In year 6 our focus is to experience and explore many new ideas and for the children to play an active role in their learning. This term it will be through the topic ‘Survivors’, which will form the foundations for most of our subjects: Science –Living things and their habitats and light; English – On going diary, Narrative, Formal/informal letter writing, biographical writing, poetry and journalistic writing. RE – What differences do the 5 pillars of Islam make to Muslim children’s lives? PE – Multi sports and physical fitness, DT – Having a balanced diet. In maths we will be looking at temperature, fractions, ratio and proportion, translation and lots of work on mental calculation strategies. Also, we will be orienteering whilst on residential, using coordinates and completing 3D shape challenges.

 

Visits and Visitors

School Camp Residential – Thursday 5th October to Friday 6th October 2017

Crucial Crew (staying safe) 19th October 2017

 

PE

Could children please bring their full PE kit on a Monday and leave it in school until Friday (including trainers suitable for PE – not school trainers. These can be white or black). Most PE sessions will be taking place outdoor. Therefore, can your child have suitable, warm outdoor clothing at the ready should the weather be drizzly or cold. It is Rotherham Borough Council Policy that earrings should be taken out in every PE lesson and not taped up. Therefore, your child will be required to remove them before partaking in a PE session.

 

Homework

Fridays – Spellings, Numeracy, Literacy and/or Reading comprehension activities (to be returned the following Wednesday).

Reading- Recommended 10 minutes each night. Reading diary to include 3 entries from a banded school reading book.

 

Details will be written in children’s reading records so it is important these come to school everyday.

 

Some important advice:

Listen, concentrate and work hard.

Complete homework promptly and return it on time.

Be organised at home; prepare for the next school day.

Bring a water bottle for a drink every day.

Remember ALL your PE kit, EVERY day of the week.

Get plenty of sleep on school nights.

Know your multiplication tables inside out and back to front.

Read regularly at home. You are required to read for 10 minutes each day and fill in your reading record only when you have read a school book.

Smile and laugh! Remember our class pledge. This is on display next to our classroom door.

 

Uniform

A reminder that our recommended code of dress is: white polo shirt, royal blue jumper or cardigan and grey, or navy skirts/trousers.

Jewellery, loom bands, Jojo bows and nail varnish are not to be worn please (except for small gold studs).

 

I am looking forward to teaching you all and having a great year in class 6!

 

Thank you for your continued support,

 

Mr Parkin (Class Teacher)

Year 6 Book Winners!

Well Done to Kahlen, Olivia & Evie

Have a look at these photos taken over the last few weeks. They show our learning environement and give you a taster of what we have been doing.

Class 6 Newsletter – January 2018

 

Welcome back everyone! I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas. Mrs Street and I would like to thank you for our wonderful, generous gifts – we both feel very spoilt! This term we need to maintain the fantastic progress and momentum that we made throughout autumn.

 

In year 6, we are continuing to experience and explore many new ideas and are continuing to encourage our children to play an active role in their learning. This term it will be through the topic ‘Slavery’, which will form the foundations for most of our subjects: History – The Benin Tribe 900AD, Science – Evolution and inheritance ; English – Biographical writing, diary and journalistic writing, RE –Race and diversity PE – Gymnastics and physical fitness, PSHE- Getting on and falling out, Art- Watercolour and texture. In maths we will be looking at the space a slave had to survive in whilst being on board a slave ship as well as the distance some slaves travelled.

 

Visits and Visitors this half term.

Yorkshire Water Education Centre

 

PE

Could children please bring their full PE kit on a Monday and leave it in school until Friday (including trainers suitable for PE – not school trainers. These can be white or black).

 

Homework

Fridays – Spellings, Numeracy, Literacy and/or Reading comprehension activities (to be returned the following Wednesday).

Reading- Recommended 10 minutes each night. This is to be signed by an adult and must be a levelled school book.

 

Throughout this term the children will be using their ‘Rising Stars’ revision books. Please pay close attention to the pages that your child will be asked to work on each week. The work set from these books will correspond to what the children have been working on during that week. Please support me in encouraging your child to resist the temptation to plough through the book as soon as they receive them.

 

Your child will receive a white book and a coloured book for each of the different subjects. The coloured book can be kept at home and worked through at your child’s leisure. The white book contains the questions. It is in this book that your child will have to refer to for the homework tasks once they have read the coloured book to extend and refresh their subject knowledge.

Uniform

A reminder that our recommended code of dress is: white polo shirt, blue jumper or cardigan and grey, or navy skirts/trousers.

Jewellery, loom bands, Jojo bows and nail varnish are not to be worn please (except for gold studs).

 

 

Some important advice:

Listen, concentrate and work hard.

Complete homework promptly and return it on time.

Be organised at home; prepare for the next school day.

Bring a water bottle for a drink every day.

Remember ALL of your PE kit, EVERY day of the week.

Get plenty of sleep on school nights.

Know your multiplication tables well. Keep using TT Rock Stars

Read regularly at home.

 

This term can potentially have a massive impact on your child’s levels of attainment. It is VITAL that they continue to carry out a small piece of work most nights in order to build their confidence levels and allow them to feel ready for their SAT exams.

 

 

Thank you for your continued support,

Mr Parkin (Class Teacher)

 

This term's novel study is centered around the book:

 

'A Village that Vansihed'

Here are some photographs of our learning environment.

Useful websites to support your child's understanding of mental maths.

BBC Spellits (Spelling games) (KS2)

BBC Bitesize (Spelling and grammar) (KS2)

Arcademic Skill Builders (Literacy and maths games) (KS1 & KS2)

Crickweb (Literacy and maths educational games) (KS2)

Kids Spell (Create your own spelling lists & games) (KS1 & KS2)

Fun Brain (Maths, reading and spelling games) (KS1 & KS2)

Learning Games for Kids (Spelling and word games) (KS1 & KS2)

Eduplace.com (Levelled spelling and vocabulary games) (KS1 & KS2)

PrimaryGames.com (Spelling rules, incl. vowels, blends, plurals etc) (KS1 & KS2)

ICT Games.com (Look, cover, check game) (KS1 & KS2)

The Times Spelling Bee (Listen to a word and spell it) (KS2) (14 day trial: £1)

Manythings.org (Aimed at ESL students but includes useful spelling & vocabulary games) (KS2)

Spelling city (Vocabulary and spelling interactive activities, printable worksheets, games) (KS2)

 

Maths

Here’s a website familiar to all our children! As well as for accessing their homework, it is great for online lessons tailored to children’s levels. Just enter the home page and click on the level you are working at and then the area you wish to work on:

 

http://www.mymaths.co.uk

An excellent fun website covering all the different areas of maths the children require:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/z826n39

This is a great resource for all areas of maths; it directs you to several websites specific to your needs:

 

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/index.html

 

Fantastic game to sharpen those mental maths skills:

 

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=16&AgeGroup=3

 

This website covers all the skills the children need in Year 6. Through timed questions, it challenges the children and addressesmisconceptions with clear explanations:

 

http://uk.ixl.com/math/year-6

 

This game will test your mental maths skills through ten challenging questions:

 

http://www.amblesideprimary.com/ambleweb/mentalmaths/mentalmachine2.html

 

Website specific to telling the time and time based questions:

 

http://www.teachingtime.co.uk

 

Gut Instinct is a game that allows you to test your maths skills against others and will improve your mental maths speed and skills:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/games/gut_instinct/maths

 

A little bit of everything in these last websites:

 

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

http://www.coxhoe.durham.sch.uk/curriculum-links/numeracy

Here is a list of websites to support your understanding of SPAG