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.
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
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:
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
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|
|4th Sept 2023||Newspaper Report||Steve Backshall's Deadly 60 - Reticulated Python|
|18th Sept 2023||Instruction Text||Steve Backshall's Deadly 60 - Nile Crocodile|
|2nd Oct 2023||Memoir||Steve Backshall's Deadly 60|
|16th Oct 2023||Information Text (Authorial Voice)||Steve Backshall's Deadly 60|
|30th Oct 2023||Narrative - Character, Setting, Action||Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo|
| ||Persuasive Advert||Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo|
| ||Diary||Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo|
| ||Narrative - Action||Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo|
| ||Formal Speech||Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo|
| ||Narrative - Setting and Character||Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo|
| ||Information Text||Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo|
| ||Biography||Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo|
| ||Letter of Complaint||Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo|
| ||Newspaper Report||Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo|
| ||Narrative - Character, Setting||Macbeth 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 Statement||Macbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake|
| ||Newspaper Report - Banquo's Murder||Macbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake|
| ||Macbeth's Diary - Banquo's Ghost||Macbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake|
| ||Lady Macbeth's Doctor's Report||Macbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake|
| ||Travel Brochure for Dunsinane Castle||Macbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake|
| ||Narrative - Character, Setting||Mr Wuffles by David Wiesner|
| ||Blog||Mr Wuffles by David Wiesner|
| ||Letter of Complaint||Mr Wuffles by David Wiesner|
| ||Diary||Mr Wuffles by David Wiesner|
| ||Text Message||Mr Wuffles by David Wiesner|
| ||Narrative||Mr Wuffles by David Wiesner|
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.
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
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.