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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

Arrival and Collection Times

Children should use the one-way system to enter and exit school, entering and leaving via their external classroom door.

 

Children in Year R, 2 and 4 are expected to arrive between 8.45am – 8.55am and be collected between 3.15pm and 3.25pm

Children in Year 1,3, 5 and 6 are expected to arrive between 8.50am -9.00am and be collected between 3.20pm and 3.30pm

Where siblings are in classes with different arrival and collection times, they should arrive at 8.50am and 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 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 to come to school wearing their school uniform every day but remember to bring their P.E. kit into school to change in to every Monday and Friday. Please note that starting from 6th May, Year 6 children will need to bring their swimming kit for swimming lessons every 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
6th Sept 2021Newspaper ReportSteve Backshall's Deadly 60 - Reticulated Python
13th Sept 2021Instruction TextSteve Backshall's Deadly 60 - Nile Crocodile
23rd Sept 2021MemoirSteve Backshall's Deadly 60
14th Oct 2021Information TextSteve Backshall's Deadly 60
21st Oct 2021Narrative - Character, Setting, ActionBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
12th Nov 2021Persuasive AdvertBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
18th Nov 2021DiaryBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
29th Nov 2021Narrative - ActionBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
9th Dec 2021Formal SpeechBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
12th Jan 2022Narrative - Setting and CharacterBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
21st Jan 2022Information TextBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
27th Jan 2022BiographyBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
2nd Feb 2022Letter of ComplaintBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
9th Feb 2022Newspaper ReportBeowulf by Michael Morpurgo
2nd Mar 2022Narrative - Character, SettingMacbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake
15th Mar 2022Balanced Argument - Should Cawdor be executed?Macbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake
21st Mar 2022Persuasive Text - Lawyer's Summary StatementMacbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake
28th Mar 2022Newspaper Report - Banquo's MurderMacbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake
4th Apr 2022Macbeth's Diary - Banquo's GhostMacbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake
16th May 2022Lady Macbeth's Doctor's ReportMacbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake
23rd May 2022Travel Brochure for Dunsinane CastleMacbeth by William Shakespeare, adapted by Jon Blake
6th Jun 2022Narrative - Character, SettingMr Wuffles by David Wiesner
13th Jun 2022BlogMr Wuffles by David Wiesner
20th Jun 2022Letter of ComplaintMr Wuffles by David Wiesner
27th Jun 2022DiaryMr Wuffles by David Wiesner
4th Jul 2022Text MessageMr Wuffles by David Wiesner
11th Jul 2022NarrativeMr 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
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
21st March 2022Review of Chapter 4
23rd March 2022Review of Chapter 5
28th March 2022Review of Chapter 6
30th March 2022Review of Chapter 7
4th April 2022Review of Chapter 8
25th April 2022

Assessment / Review of Chapter 9

28th April 2022Review of Chapter 9
2nd May 2022Review of Chapter 10 / 11
5th May 2022Review 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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