Welcome to Year 6
Year 6 have started the year with a flourish with Miss Howells (Class Teacher) and Mr Hunter (Teaching Assistant and PPA Cover). The children make Year 6 an interesting and vibrant learning environment. Every day is different and we encourage the children to support one another to achieve their goals and aspirations. We believe in preparing all children thoroughly for their futures and want the children to be happy, confident and eager to learn.
We require the children to bring in their PE kits on a Monday and take them home on a Friday as we like to be prepared for spontaneous outdoor lessons and activities when the weather allows. For example, we will complete many orienteering tasks (linked to the curriculum) next term which will allow the children to develop and practise their arithmetic, reasoning and SPAG skills.
During the autumn term, we have been very productive. The children wrote, filmed and edited their own versions of the picture book, The Arrival by Shaun Tan, and composed the eerie soundtracks to accompany this. In literacy, the have really enjoyed reading the book Room 13, by Robert Swindells, and have devised various pieces of quality work from setting descriptions and our own ending to letters. Whilst following the Whiterose scheme of work in Maths, which focuses on teaching for mastery, we have covered place value, all the written methods for the four operations, fraction and coordinates. In Science, we have learnt about electricity through creating and investigating circuits using scientific symbols and vocabulary and going on an awesome school trip to the Centre of Life.
Our topic work so far, has been based on a Fantastic Forests and World War 1. This involved using our geography and history skills. In PE with Mr Hunter and Mr Graham, the children have played team games and devised excellent gymnastic routines.
During this term, we will be learning all about South America. evolution and inheritance and much more! Click below for this years long term plan.
At Witton Gilbert Primary School, we use Clasdojo to communicate class messages and celebrate successes with families and carers. In the event of remote-learning, we share learning and resources through Classdojo. Parents and children are able to post messages, photos and videos and parents can see work and send me messages too. This is a really strong way of keeping our learning up to date and staying connected with our class. If you have any difficulties accessing Classdojo, please contact the school office for further support.