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Year 6 Class 

 

Welcome to Y6’s class page!

Class Teacher – Mr Zoumides

Support staff – Mrs Jenkins and Mrs Carter

 

Y6 Roles 2019 2020

Head Boy - Joe Davies Deputy Tyler Morris

Head Girl Summer Lindsay Deputy Ellie McGough

House Captains

St Matthew: Owen Rigby & Lily Archbold

St Mark:Santiago Guttierez Rey & Annabel Lawton

St Luke:Harrison Simpson & Matilda Hall

St John: Finlay Barber & Darcie Salih

School Council 

Finnian Doyle & Maisie Beattie

Worship Committee - 

Digital Leaders - Jack Skelson and Kara Brady

Fire Marshals - Lola Harrison, Harrison Simpson and Michael Corbett

 

Class Saint

Welcome to Y6 Class Page!

Class Teacher  - Mr Zoumides 

Support Staff  - Mrs Jenkins and Mrs Carter

 

Our class Saint this year is Saint Albert the Great (Feast day will be on Friday 15th November). Patron Saint of scientists, philosophers, medical technicians and natural sciencesOur class Saint this year is Saint Albert the Great (Feast day will be on Friday 15th November). Patron Saint of scientists, philosophers, medical technicians and natural sciences

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Science Topic

Our topic for Spring 2 is Animals Including Humans looking at "What would a journey through your body be like?"

History or Geography Topic

Our History topic for Spring 2 is WW11, exploring the battle of Britain, Germany and Hitler.

Our Geography topic for Spring 1 is Climate change and sustainability

How long have we got left?
Know how time zones work and calculate differences around the world. Know why industrial areas and ports and important.
 Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Northern and Southern hemisphere, the equator, the Tropics of Capricorn and Cancer and the Arctic and Antarctic Circle.

Art or D&T Topic

Our DT topic for Spring 2 links win with our History topic of WW1, Y6 will be design a replica of the Anderson Shelter. 

RE

In Spring 2 Y6 will be exploring the units associated with Lent and Holy week.

During RE in Spring 1 Y6 will be exploring Unit D Christmas and Unit E Baptism and Confirmation.

Computing

Y6 will be learning to remain safe when online, understanding the risks and the importance of seeking help if issues arise.

French

Y6 will be continuing to learn vocabulary linked to their home and living space.

Class Texts 2019 20

Autumn 1 

We will be using the texts ‘Journey to the River Sea’ by Eva Ibbotson and

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ by J. K. Rowling

Autumn 2

'A Christmas Carol'  by Charles Dickens

Spring 1

'Ice Palace' by Robert Swindells

Spring 2 

'Fireweed' by Jill Paton Walsh

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Homework/Reading Expectations

Daily Homework • Children in Year 6 receive daily maths homework that will enable them to practise the 4 basic operations as well as apply these to reasoning questions. 

Daily literacy homework will focus on spelling, vocabulary and grammar.

Weekly Homework Each week, two pieces of homework are set for the children to complete (30 minutes each piece).

 Homework may be revision from a unit of work previously taught or it may be new learning for a unit or concept that will be followed up in class. • All children will receive a piece of Maths or English each week (this will take no longer than 30 minutes to complete). They will also receive one piece from either Science, History, Geography, Art, DT, French, Computing or PSHE (these subjects will be rotated on a weekly basis).

Homework is handed out on a Thursday and due in the following Monday.

Reading Diaries • Children are encouraged to read at home daily (for at least 20 minutes) and are expected to have their diaries signed by an adult at least 3 times a week.

Spellings • It is extremely important that spellings are practised regularly at home. The children are to use the Year 3/4 and 5/6 National Curriculum spelling guides.

Mental Maths/Times Tables • Times tables and mental maths skills are vital for your child’s progress in maths. These should be practised regularly. Your child will know which times table / mental maths challenge they are currently working on. 
 
 

Particular focus this term

The focus for Maths will be Geometry, exploring  geometric shapes, 2D & 3D and recognising angles.

The focus for English is Formative language,  writing newspaper reports and letters, exploring fictional characters and biographies.

P.E.- Games/multi skills Monday afternoon weekly

This half term, Y6 will be practicing skills in handball, hockey and multi skills on Monday afternoons.

It is advised that indoor and outdoor PE kits are always in school due to change of PE timetable slots.

MUSIC

Music will continue to be taught by our specialist music teacher, Mrs Amison

PHSE

The focus for this half term is 'Healthy me' in particular Y6 will be exploring the effects of alcohol.

Class Diary- trips, assemblies etc.

Spring 1: Monday 24th February– Thursday 2nd April 2020

Monday 24th February – Spring 2 begins 

Wednesday 26th February – Ash Wednesday Mass (Lent begins) 

Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th March – Parents’ Evenings 

Friday 20th March – Mother’s Day Liturgy (Year 1 leading) 

Thursday 2nd April – End of Term Assembly • Friday 3rd April – INSET Day (school closed to pupils

Topic Day

Topic Day 1

Recent Trips/Workshops

 

Stanley Head outdoor education centre 23-27th September

 

 

 

 

New Website Links

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

Hit the Button – mental maths practise

http://www.timestables.me.uk/

Times table practise

https://www.spag.com/

Spelling, punctuation and grammar practise

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