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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:

  • 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. 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.

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
6th Sept 2021Newspaper ReportSteve Backshall's Deadly 60 - Reticulated Python
20th Sept 2021Instruction TextSteve Backshall's Deadly 60 - Nile Crocodile
27th Sept 2021MemoirSteve Backshall's Deadly 60
4th Oct 2021Information TextSteve Backshall's Deadly 60
11th Oct 2021Narrative - Character, SettingBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
1st Nov 2021Persuasive AdvertBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
8th Nov 2021DiaryBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
15th Nov 2021Narrative - ActionBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
22nd Nov 2021Formal SpeechBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
29th Nov 2021Information TextBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
6th Dec 2021Letter of ComplaintBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
11th Dec 2021Newspaper ReportBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
3rd Jan 2022Narrative - Character, SettingMr Wuffles by David Wiesner
10th Jan 2022BlogMr Wuffles by David Wiesner
12th Jan 2022Letter of ComplaintMr Wuffles by David Wiesner
17th Jan 2022DiaryMr Wuffles by David Wiesner
20th Jan 2022Text MessageMr Wuffles by David Wiesner
24th Jan 2022NarrativeMr Wuffles by David Wiesner
31st Jan 2022Narrative - Character, SettingMacbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake
3rd Feb 2022Discussion - Should Cawdor be executed?Macbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake
9th Feb 2022Persuasive Text - Lawyer's Summary StatementMacbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake
21st Feb 2022Newspaper Report - Banquo's MurderMacbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake
2nd Mar 2022Macbeth's Diary - Banquo's GhostMacbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake
14th Mar 2022Lady Macbeth's Doctor's ReportMacbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake
24th Mar 2022Travel Brochure for Dunsinane CastleMacbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake

 

 

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

 

DateFocus Textbook Chapter and Title
6th September 2021Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 1 - Reading and Writing Numbers to 10 Million
13th September 2021Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 2 - Four Operations on Whole Numbers
22nd September 2021Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 2 - Four Operations on Whole Numbers
27th September 2021Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 2 - Four Operations on Whole Numbers
4th October 2021Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 2 - Four Operations on Whole Numbers
11th October 2021Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 3 - Fractions
18th October 2021Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 3 - Fractions
1st November 2021Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 4 - Decimals
8th November 2021Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 4 - Decimals
15th November 2021Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 4 - Decimals
22nd November 2021Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 5 - Measurements
29th November 2021Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 6 - Word Problems
6th December 2021Year 6 Textbook 6B - Chapter 7 - Percentages
13th December 2021Year 6 Textbook 6B - Chapter 8 - Ratio
3rd January 2022Year 6 Textbook 6B - Chapter 9 - Algebra
10th January 2022Year 6 Textbook 6B - Chapter 10 - Area and Perimeter
17th January 2022Year 6 Textbook 6B - Chapter 11 - Volume
24th January 2022Year 6 Textbook 6B - Chapter 12 - Geometry
31st January 2022Year 6 Textbook 6B - Chapter 13 - Position and Movement
7th February 2022

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

Year 6 Textbook 6B - Chapter 15 - Negative Numbers

21st February 2022Revision of Arithmetic
7th March 2022Review of Chapter 1
10th March 2022Review of Chapter 2
16th March 2022Review of Chapter 3
28th March 2022Assessment

 

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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