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

 

Mr Gannaway is the class teacher assisted by Mrs East who will take both the whole class and small groups for teaching. On this page, you will find information about Class 6, news, pictures of things we've done, and more.

Reminders

Arrival and Collection Times

We are continuing to use our one-way system to enter and exit school in September, entering and leaving via the external classroom door.

 

All children should arrive between 8.45am - 8.55am.

Children in Year R, 1, 3, 5 and 6 should be collected at 3.25pm.

Children in Year 2 and 4 should be collected 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. 

 

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

 

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

 

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
5th Sept 2022Newspaper ReportSteve Backshall's Deadly 60 - Reticulated Python
12th Sept 2022Instruction TextSteve Backshall's Deadly 60 - Nile Crocodile
22nd Sept 2022MemoirSteve Backshall's Deadly 60
13th Oct 2022Information TextSteve Backshall's Deadly 60
20th Oct 2022Narrative - Character, Setting, ActionBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
11th Nov 2022Persuasive AdvertBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
17th Nov 2022DiaryBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
28th Nov 2022Narrative - ActionBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
8th Dec 2022Formal SpeechBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
11th Jan 2023Narrative - Setting and CharacterBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
20th Jan 2023Information TextBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
26th Jan 2023BiographyBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
1st Feb 2023Letter of ComplaintBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
8th Feb 2023Newspaper ReportBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
1st Mar 2023Narrative - Character, SettingMacbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake
14th Mar 2023Balanced Argument - Should Cawdor be executed?Macbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake
20th Mar 2023Persuasive Text - Lawyer's Summary StatementMacbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake
27th Mar 2023Newspaper Report - Banquo's MurderMacbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake
3rd Apr 2023Macbeth's Diary - Banquo's GhostMacbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake
15th May 2023Lady Macbeth's Doctor's ReportMacbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake
22nd May 2023Travel Brochure for Dunsinane CastleMacbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake
5th Jun 2023Narrative - Character, SettingMr Wuffles by David Wiesner
12th Jun 2023BlogMr Wuffles by David Wiesner
19th Jun 2023Letter of ComplaintMr Wuffles by David Wiesner
26th Jun 2023DiaryMr Wuffles by David Wiesner
3rd Jul 2023Text MessageMr Wuffles by David Wiesner
10th Jul 2023NarrativeMr 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 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
5th September 2022Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 1 - Reading and Writing Numbers to 10 Million
12th September 2022Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 2 - Four Operations on Whole Numbers
21st September 2022Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 2 - Four Operations on Whole Numbers
26th September 2022Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 2 - Four Operations on Whole Numbers
3rd October 2022Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 2 - Four Operations on Whole Numbers
10th October 2022Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 3 - Fractions
17th October 2022Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 3 - Fractions
31st October 2022Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 4 - Decimals
7th November 2022Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 4 - Decimals
14th November 2022Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 4 - Decimals
21st November 2022Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 5 - Measurements
28th November 2022Year 6 Textbook 6A - Chapter 6 - Word Problems
5th December 2022Year 6 Textbook 6B - Chapter 7 - Percentages
12th December 2022Year 6 Textbook 6B - Chapter 8 - Ratio
3rd January 2023Year 6 Textbook 6B - Chapter 9 - Algebra
9th January 2023Year 6 Textbook 6B - Chapter 10 - Area and Perimeter
16th January 2023Year 6 Textbook 6B - Chapter 11 - Volume
23rd January 2023Year 6 Textbook 6B - Chapter 12 - Geometry
30th January 2023Year 6 Textbook 6B - Chapter 13 - Position and Movement
6th February 2023

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

Year 6 Textbook 6B - Chapter 15 - Negative Numbers

20th February 2023Revision of Arithmetic
6th March 2023Review of Chapter 1
9th March 2023Review of Chapter 2
15th March 2023Review of Chapter 3
20th March 2023Review of Chapter 4
22nd March 2023Review of Chapter 5
27th March 2023Review of Chapter 6
29th March 2023Review of Chapter 7
3rd April 2023Review of Chapter 8
24th April 2023

Assessment / Review of Chapter 9

27th April 2023Review of Chapter 9
1st May 2023Review of Chapter 10 / 11
4th May 2023Review 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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