Welcome to Year 6
Year 6 are working with Miss Howells (Class Teacher), Mrs Curry (PPA cover) and Mr Hunter (Teaching Assistant). 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.
Reading is an essential part of the children’s learning and opens them up to new worlds and exciting adventures. It is the key that will unlock so many doors for the children. We encourage children to read regularly both in and out of school. It is so important that the children read at least three times a week at home which will be supported by the parents. Please listen to them read, share the enjoyment of reading with them by reading together or question them about what they have read. Make sure you sign their reading record 3 times a week to acknowledge you have enjoyed your reading session, thank you.
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) during the year which will allow the children to develop and practise their arithmetic, reasoning and SPAG skills.
During this term, we will be very productive. In literacy, I am hoping we will enjoy reading the book Room 13, by Robert Swindells, and then devise various pieces of quality work about the setting and characters inspired by the book. Whilst following the Whiterose scheme of work in Maths, which focuses on teaching for mastery, we will cover place value, all the written methods for the four operations, fraction and coordinates. In Science, we will learn about living things and their habitats.
Our topic work is based on Fantastic Forests and then the Victorians. This will involve using our geography and history skills looking at the local area. In PE, the children will play hockey and tag rugby.
Click below for this years long term plan.
Down the Dene
During a walk down the Dene last week, the children identified different vegetation when looking at our local woodland.
At Witton Gilbert Primary School, we use Classdojo 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.