Welcome to Year 6 - thank you for visiting our Class Blog.
Mr Gannaway is the class teacher and Mrs Watson is the teaching assistant. On this page, you will find information about Class 6, news, pictures of things we've done, and more.
Reminders for Autumn 2021
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:
- 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. You can also log on to Spelling Shed by visiting https://play.edshed.com
Arrival and Collection Times
We will continue to use the one way system. Arrival and collection times are as follows:
Year R, 2 and 4 - Arrive between 8.45am and 8.55am, Collection between 3.15pm and 3.25pm;
Year 1,3, 5 and 6 - Arrive between 8.50am and 9.00am, Collection between 3.20pm and 3.30pm.
Where families, have siblings with different collection times, arrival is 8.50am and collection at 3.20pm.
Breakfast Club & After School Club - Children in Year R, 1 to 6 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.
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|
|6th Sept 2021||Newspaper Report||Steve Backshall's Deadly 60 - Reticulated Python|
|20th Sept 2021||Instruction Text||Steve Backshall's Deadly 60 - Nile Crocodile|
|27th Sept 2021||Memoir||Steve Backshall's Deadly 60|
|4th Oct 2021||Information Text||Steve Backshall's Deadly 60|
|11th Oct 2021||Narrative - Character, Setting||Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo|
|1st Nov 2021||Persuasive Advert||Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo|
|8th Nov 2021||Diary||Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo|
|15th Nov 2021||Narrative - Action||Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo|
|22nd Nov 2021||Formal Speech||Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo|
|29th Nov 2021||Information Text||Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo|
|6th Dec 2021||Letter of Complaint||Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo|
|11th Dec 2021||Newspaper Report||Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo|
|3rd Jan 2022||Narrative - Character, Setting||Mr Wuffles by David Wiesner|
|10th Jan 2022||Blog||Mr Wuffles by David Wiesner|
|12th Jan 2022||Letter of Complaint||Mr Wuffles by David Wiesner|
|17th Jan 2022||Diary||Mr Wuffles by David Wiesner|
|20th Jan 2022||Text Message||Mr Wuffles by David Wiesner|
|24th Jan 2022||Narrative||Mr Wuffles by David Wiesner|
|31st Jan 2022||Narrative - Character, Setting||Macbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake|
|3rd Feb 2022||Discussion - Should Cawdor be executed?||Macbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake|
|9th Feb 2022||Persuasive Text - Lawyer's Summary Statement||Macbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake|
|21st Feb 2022||Newspaper Report - Banquo's Murder||Macbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake|
|2nd Mar 2022||Macbeth's Diary - Banquo's Ghost||Macbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake|
|14th Mar 2022||Lady Macbeth's Doctor's Report||Macbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake|
|24th Mar 2022||Travel Brochure for Dunsinane Castle||Macbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake|
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 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
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.