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

 

Mr Gannaway is the class teacher. Miss Somaraki and Mrs McIntosh will assist in the classroom. On this page, you will find information about Class 6, news, pictures of things we've done, and more.

Year 6 Residential - Avon Tyrrell - Monday 1st to Friday 5th July 2024

 

Attached is the presentation that was given regarding this year's trip to Avon Tyrrell. 

Please return the medical consent form by Friday 7th June.

If you have any further questions, please do get in touch.

 

Year 6 SATs Week - 13th to 16th May

 

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend the online presentation about SATs week. For those of you who were unable to make it, or those who simply would like a reminder, here is the presentation that was delivered.

For those who would like to support at home, CGP produce a number of good revision books.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Thank you for your continued support.

Important Dates For Your Diary

 

Please note the following dates:

Year 6 SATs Week - Monday 13th May to Thursday 16th May 2024

Year 6 Residential Trip to Avon Tyrrell - Monday 1st July to Friday 5th July 2024

 

Reminders

Arrival and Collection Times

 

All children should enter and leave school via their external classroom door. 

All children should arrive between 8.45am – 8.55am.  

All children should be collected at 3.20pm. 

 

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

 

Stationery - All stationery will be provided but your child may bring their own if they wish.

The following equipment will be useful in Year 6:

  • 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. 

 

P.E. - Children in Class 6 will need to ensure that their P.E. kit is in school on Monday and Wednesday.

 

Link to School Uniform and P.E.Kit Expectations Page

 

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. You can also log on to Spelling Shed by visiting https://play.edshed.com 

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.

 

DateText TypeText Title
4th Sept 2023Newspaper ReportSteve Backshall's Deadly 60 - Reticulated Python
18th Sept 2023Instruction TextSteve Backshall's Deadly 60 - Nile Crocodile
2nd Oct 2023MemoirSteve Backshall's Deadly 60
16th Oct 2023Information Text (Authorial Voice)Steve Backshall's Deadly 60
30th Oct 2023Narrative - Character, Setting, ActionBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
 Persuasive AdvertBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
 DiaryBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
 Narrative - ActionBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
 Formal SpeechBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
 Narrative - Setting and CharacterBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
 Information TextBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
 BiographyBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
 Letter of ComplaintBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
 Newspaper ReportBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
 Narrative - Character, SettingMacbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake
 Balanced Argument - Should Cawdor be executed?Macbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake
 Persuasive Text - Lawyer's Summary StatementMacbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake
 Newspaper Report - Banquo's MurderMacbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake
 Macbeth's Diary - Banquo's GhostMacbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake
 Lady Macbeth's Doctor's ReportMacbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake
 Travel Brochure for Dunsinane CastleMacbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake
 Narrative - Character, SettingMr Wuffles by David Wiesner
 BlogMr Wuffles by David Wiesner
 Letter of ComplaintMr Wuffles by David Wiesner
 DiaryMr Wuffles by David Wiesner
 Text MessageMr Wuffles by David Wiesner
 NarrativeMr Wuffles by David Wiesner

 

 

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 https://mathsnoproblem.com/mathematics/primary

 

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

 

DateFocus Textbook Chapter and Title
4th September 2023Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 1 - Reading and Writing Numbers to 10 Million
11th September 2023Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 2 - Four Operations on Whole Numbers
20th September 2023Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 2 - Four Operations on Whole Numbers
25th September 2023Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 2 - Four Operations on Whole Numbers
2nd October 2023Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 2 - Four Operations on Whole Numbers
9th October 2023Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 3 - Fractions
16th October 2023Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 3 - Fractions
30th October 2023Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 4 - Decimals
6th November 2023Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 4 - Decimals
13th November 2023Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 4 - Decimals
20th November 2023Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 5 - Measurements
27th November 2023Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 6 - Word Problems
4th December 2023Year 6 Textbook 6B - Chapter 7 - Percentages
11th December 2023Year 6 Textbook 6B - Chapter 8 - Ratio
 Year 6 Textbook 6B - Chapter 9 - Algebra
 Year 6 Textbook 6B - Chapter 10 - Area and Perimeter
 Year 6 Textbook 6B - Chapter 11 - Volume
 Year 6 Textbook 6B - Chapter 12 - Geometry
 Year 6 Textbook 6B - Chapter 13 - Position and Movement
 

Year 6 Textbook 6B - Chapter 14 - Graphs and Averages

Year 6 Textbook 6B - Chapter 15 - Negative Numbers

 Revision of Arithmetic
 Review of Chapter 1
 Review of Chapter 2
 Review of Chapter 3
 Review of Chapter 4
 Review of Chapter 5
 Review of Chapter 6
 Review of Chapter 7
 Review of Chapter 8
 

Assessment / Review of Chapter 9

 Review of Chapter 9
 Review of Chapter 10 / 11
 Review of Chapter 12 / 13 / 14

 

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/

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