What a busy week! The children have started to settle into the learning pattern of the week and their new learning environment. We have finished our first mini-unit in English and we are now practising our skills in some writing based on ‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ by C S Lewis. This will be followed quickly by another piece based on ‘Harry Potter’. These units will focus on developing the children’s control and use of a range of clauses within sentences and their precision within this. Hopefully they will be fired up by the settings that are revealed.
The children enjoyed their PE this week where they played football in small teams and focused on their spatial awareness and the pitch around them. By the end, they looked ready for the England Team!
In maths we are coming to the end of our unit on number and place value, and have been developing our skills in rounding and using negative numbers in context.
It has been good to see so many children in possession of the ‘Reading Passport’ books and the ‘Must Reads’. We have been fortunate enough to have Mrs Porter, the school librarian, visit our classes each week to enable children to take out books of interest. She has also been inspiring us with classic tales such as ‘The Lady of Shalott’. Great intonation Mrs P!
We are looking forward to the Year 6 Mass with Father Jeremy next Tuesday.
Please keep encouraging your children with the home learning tasks. These are marked in class every Friday and should be in school on that day (or before).
Have an enjoyable weekend.
The Year 6 Team
Welcome to our first Year 6 blog post for the new academic year 2020-2021. We hope you visit this site on a regular basis to keep up-to-date with current events and notices regarding pupils in 6P and 6L.
The Year 6 staff team have enjoyed getting to know the children better in these, the first few days of term. We have been very impressed with the speed with which they have settled into new routines, particularly when many have been away from the school environment for some time now. Of course we would have liked to have met the parents to say hello and share important information for the year ahead. As this has not been possible, we have prepared a short(ish!) video presentation which can be found by clicking on the link below:
We continue to work on our presentation skills!
If you do require further clarification on any aspect please contact us via the school office email.
PE in Year 6 takes place on the following days:
Tuesday – Every week.
Thursdays – Every other week beginning 17/9 (1/10, 15/10).
Children should wear their PE kit to school on the days they have PE
We have had a great response to the Reading Journal ‘Create your own cover’ competition. Winners have been chosen and will be announced next week.
To improve children’s speed of recall of number facts we would be very happy if they could spend 10 minutes practising on TTRockstars at least three times per week. They have their logins in their maths homework books. The programme is set to automatically increase the challenge when a child can answer questions within a certain time-frame so it will ensure they keep progressing.
Have a great weekend
The Year 6 Team