Friday, 29 September 2017

It's all go!

We're all up and running with Year 6 now and are really settling into our routines and expectations. 

In Maths, we have moved onto our Calculation unit where we are practising our skills within addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. At home, it would be great if you could work on these skills using the column method as well as practising mental strategies where you look at what column the number would fit in to and add mentally eg. 345,672 + 20,006. It would also be great to remind children about using decimals with the different operations (+ - x ÷) too.

In English, we are moving on to our Biography unit where children are using their writing skills to write about someone famous and discuss their lives. Test your children out: can they tell you what a relative clause is? Can they give you an example of active and passive voice? :-) 

In Science, we have been loving our Electricity unit and testing our circuits as well as conducting our own investigations: take a look at what we've done!

Please ask your children about their costumes for our assembly next week. We will be performing to you on Friday 6th September at 9am. 

Gautham & Ollie S – Suit/shirt and tie (smart)
George – shirt and tie (smart)
Girls – school pinafores/shorts & white t-shirt
Boys – white t-shirt, shorts/trousers & flat caps (old-fashioned - if you have them) & sweater vest jumper too, if you have it.

Family – dress like your character would (but remember we are in the past, not modern day)

We are asking for these in for TUESDAY 3rd OCTOBER please.

Don't forget to encourage the children with Times Tables Rockstars at home, it really is such an important skill to be practising regularly. 

Also, a huge congratulations to our House Captains and Head Girl and Boy.

Have a lovely weekend together,
Mrs Bath, Mrs Williams, Mrs Carter, Mrs Morris and Mrs Magadah :-D

Monday, 18 September 2017

Welcome back!!

Sorry for the slight delay in the year 6 blog - technical issues I'm afraid!

We are delighted to welcome the children back to school and have been very pleased with their level of commitment and maturity towards the challenges in year 6. Keep it up everyone. :-)

We have started our very exciting topic of World War 2 and I mentioned a Netflix documentary the children may like to watch with an adult at home, called World War 2 in Colour, if you have access to Netflix. We watched a small clip about the Blitz at school and it helps to engage them in their work further.

Thank you to all the parents who have managed to send their child/children in with a fully stocked pencil case. Please check your child has everything they need regularly to prevent delays during our learning time.

We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow evening. However if you are unable to attend we will happily email you the power point and please feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Looking forward to a wonderful run up to Christmas :-)

The Year 6 Team