Menu
Home Page

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6 - thank you for visiting our Class Blog.

 

Mr Gannaway is the class teacher and Ms Somaraki is the teaching assistant. On this page, you will find information about Class 6, news, pictures of things we've done, and more.

 

Click the link below to see photos of the fantastic things that Year 6 have been doing.

Reminders for the Autumn Term 2020

 

Stationery - In order to minimise multiple use of equipment, it would be great if you could provide your child with a pencil case containing the following equipment:

  • ruler
  • glue stick
  • HB pencil and pencil sharpener
  • A fibre tipped writing pen
  • Colouring pencils
  • Highlighter pens
  • Green biro

It would be helpful if the pencil case is relatively small as there will be limited space on tables and in trays.

If you are unable to supply this equipment, we will provide this as required.

 

P.E. - Children in Class 6 will need their PE kits on Monday and Friday. In line with our Covid-19 Risk Assessment, in order to reduce increased congestion when changing, children may come to school on those days in their PE kit. This should consist of jogging bottoms, shorts, house coloured T-shirt, jumper and trainers.

 

Spellings - Every Monday, your child will be taught a new spelling rule to practise during the week, ready for a spelling test on the Friday. Please spend time at home practising these spellings using "look, say, cover, write, check" in the Spelling Homework Booklet, as well as discussing the spelling rule. Please ensure that Homework Books are kept in school bags.

Arrival and Collection Times

Class R - Arrival between 8.30am and 8.40am, Collection at 3.10pm.

Class 1 - Arrival between 8.40am and 8.50am, Collection at 3.20pm.

Class 2 - Arrival between 8.35am and 8.45am, Collection at 3.15pm.

Class 3 - Arrival between 8.40am and 8.50am, Collection at 3.20pm.

Class 4 -  Arrival between 8.35am and 8.45am, Collection at 3.15pm

Class 5 - Arrival between 8.45am and 8.55am, Collection at 3.25pm.

Class 6 - Arrival between 8.50am and 9.00am, Collection at 3.30pm.

Breakfast Club & After School Club -  Children in Year R, 1 and 6 should arrive as normal and be taken to Breakfast Club room. They will be taken to their Classroom at 8.30am ready for lessons. Breakfast Club will be open from 7.45am. After School Club will be open until 5.45pm.

Where families, have siblings in 2 classes, both children should arrive and be collected at the latest time given for class arrival and collection for the classes that siblings are in.

Writing

 

In Year 6, children continue to learn to write different types of texts and we use model texts to highlight the associated key features before children create their own versions. Listed below are the text types and texts that we are learning this year.

 

Date Text Type Text Title
7th September 2020 Newspaper Report Steve Backshall's Deadly 60 - Reticulated Python
14th September 2020 Instruction Text Steve Backshall's Deadly 60 - Nile Crocodile
21st September 2020 Information Text Steve Backshall's Deadly 60 - Golden Poison Dart Frogs
28th September 2020 Radio Script Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo
5th October 2020 Narrative - Setting Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo
12th October 2020 Advert Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo
19th October 2020 Persuasive Text Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo

 

 

Reading

 

During the year, we will use a range of texts to develop our reading skills. The texts we will use are detailed below and will be updated throughout the year.

Maths

 

As a school, we place emphasis on teaching Maths using a Maths Mastery approach. We place emphasis on children learning to develop their fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills. We use Maths No Problem Textbooks and Workbooks in school. to find out more visit https://mathsnoproblem.com/en/parent-videos/ to watch parent videos about how maths is taught at St Luke's. 

The table below highlights the textbook and chapters we are learning in Year 6.

If you wish to purchase a copy of the Textbooks (A and B) or Wokbooks (A and B) for use at home, and also to find out more about how maths in taught in school, these are available to order at http://mathsnoproblem.co.uk/mathematics/primary-key-stage1-and-key-stage-2/maths-no-problem.html

 

We ask all parents to support children with learning their number bonds and times tables at home; this is key to children being successful as mathematicians. 

 

Useful websites to log in to are:

Times Tables Rockstars   https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/teacher

ixl    https://uk.ixl.com/signin/stlukesprimary

 

Date Focus Textbook Chapter and Title
7th September 2020 Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 1 - Reading and Writing Numbers to 10 Million
14th September 2020 Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 2 - Four Operations on Whole Numbers
21st September 2020 Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 2 - Four Operations on Whole Numbers
28th September 2020 Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 2 - Four Operations on Whole Numbers
5th October 2020 Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 2 - Four Operations on Whole Numbers
12th October 2020 Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 3 - Fractions
19th October 2020 Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 3 - Fractions
2nd November 2020 Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 3 - Fractions
9th November 2020 Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 4 - Decimals
16th November 2020 Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 4 - Decimals
23rd November 2020 Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 4 - Decimals
30th November 2020 Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 5 - Measurements
7th December 2020 Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 6 - Word Problems
14th December 2020 Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 6 - Word Problems

 

Our Class Country is Australia

We will be learning about Australia. We will investigate where it is in the world and find out facts about what it is like to live in Australia.

Support for Homework and SATs Revision

Year 6 Suggested Reading

Great list of suggested books for Year 6 children here:

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-for-year-6-pupils-ks2-age-10-11/

 

100 best books for 9-11 year-olds here from the book trust:

http://www.booktrust.org.uk/books/children/booklists/243/

Top