Welcome to Year Six
Class Value: Compassion
Have a wonderful break over half term! See you on the 25th!
SATs Club (Morning Revision)
After half term, the Year 6 SATs Revision club will be starting. This will run every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8-8.30am. Below is a timetable of the sessions so that you can see what is coming up. The focus will be on Maths. After the Easter holidays, we will be revising SPAG and key reading skills.
As you will be aware, we have a school subscription to MyMaths which we would like you to make the most of. Attached below is the Pupil Guide to help you login (the children have logged on in school). On the website is all of the Year 6 materials to help you revise and to test you on each area of the maths curriculum. You can also access (if you wish) resources from other year groups.
Don't forget that next Thursday (14th February) is our Learning Showcase. Come along to the classroom, from 2.30pm, and see what we have been up to this half term!
What will we be learning next week (W/C 11/02)?
We will be learning all about angles: recapping right, acute, obtuse and reflex angles, calculating missing angles in diagrams and shapes, and learning to recognise that angles which are vertically opposite when two lines meet at a point are identical.
We will be learning to present a balanced argument through Discussion Texts based on questions linked to our topic of the Amazing Americas.
Home Learning - 07 02 19
Complete pages 51, 52 & 53 of your Maths workbook, calculating the areas and perimeters of a range of shapes.
Home Learning - 04 02 19
As school was closed last Friday, Home Learning was given out today. You need to complete pages 10 and 11 of your Maths workbook for Friday 8th.
Remember you should be reading every day and getting your reading record signed by an adult.
Home Learning - 25 01 19
Maths - Answer the questions 'Missing number problems' on pages 42 and 43 of your Maths Workbook. Challenge X is attached below.
SPAG - Answer the questions on 'Formal and Informal' language and a short practise SATs test on spag.com
Reading - Make sure you read at least 5 times per week and get your reading record signed by an adult.
Spellings - This week's spellings are attached in the document below.
Have a great weekend.
Home Learning - 18 01 19
Maths - complete the questions Shape Properties on pages 58 and 59 of your workbook. There is a Challenge X on the spelling list.
English - You will need to research Harriet Tubman and her role in the Underground Railroad. Bring notes to use in our writing next week (we will be writing recounts of the Underground Railroad from Tubman's perspective). Below are some useful websites.
Spelling - spelling words to learn this week are based on some words we have been using in our learning this week which follow common spelling rules, or can be found on the Y5/6 spelling list.
Reading - You must read at least 5 times this week and get your reading record signed by an adult.
Have a lovely weekend.
What will we be learning next week?
Home Learning - 11 01 19
The World's highest waterfall is in Venezuela. What is it called and how high is it?
Some children were delighted to find that the sunlight coming in the classroom windows was causing a the water in a bottle on a desk to refract!
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to you all! Thank you for all your kind words and gifts at Christmas. We hope that you all had an enjoyable Christmas break and time to rest and recharge. We really appreciate all your support with the children over the last term and are looking forward to all that's in store for the rest of the year!
14 12 18
There will be no Home Learning set this week! Well done for all your efforts towards the KS2 carol service on Tuesday - it was a wonderful evening. I hope you have a weekend filled with festive fun, and look forward to seeing you on Monday as we count down to Christmas.
Remember that we are at church on Monday morning for a KS2 rehearsal of our Christmas Carol Service.
In Maths next week we will be learning to use formal methods for division, including how to write remainders as decimals and fractions.
In English, we will be learning to use scene changes and dialogue to move on the action within atmospheric texts. We will also be continuing to learn how to use cohesive devices (such as subtle repetition and conjunctions) to link ideas.
Home Learning - 07 12 18
In Maths this week we have been learning to find the areas of rectangles, triangles and parallelograms. For your Maths Home Learning this week, you will need to solve the problems involving the area of these shapes. If your challenge question shows a shape, please draw this into your book before answering the question. Remember to show your working.
For English Home Learning, you will need to answer the questions on 'synonyms and antonyms' and 'hyphens, dashes and bullet points' on spag.com.
Your spelling words for this week can be found at the bottom of the maths sheet.
Have a great weekend.
Santa is looking forward to seeing his elves tomorrow (Saturday 1st) at the Christmas fair between 12 and 4pm. Elves should make their way to the Year Six classroom when they are able to help wrapping some special presents!
If you want to wear something Christmassy (or dress as an elf) please do!
In Maths next week we will be learning to find the area of triangles and parallelograms. You may want to remind yourself how to find the area and perimeter of rectangles.
In writing, we will be learning how to incorporate atmosphere into narratives. You may want to remind yourself of some of the features of narrative writing, such as figurative language (personification, metaphors and similes).
This week in maths we have been learning to use formal written methods for multiplication, as well as using base facts to solve multiplication problems. The maths home learning this week allows you to practise these skills. Your spellings for this week are on the maths sheet also.
For English home learning, please follow the instructions on p.32 of Comprehension Book One, 'Change your journey to school.' You will write a persuasive text, and on p.33 you will need to write some comprehension questions about your text. We will swap and answer them next week!
Please remember you should be reading at least five times during the week, and to have your reading record signed by Friday.
For Maths home learning this week, you must choose one of the challenges and solve the percentage problems in your book.
For English, you must complete the SPAG tests. They are practise for identifying and using terminology. There is a glossary of terms at the bottom of this page so do use it if needed. Your spellings for this week are also on the maths sheet.
Please make sure you are reading at least five times per week, and getting this signed in your reading record.
Have a great weekend.
Home Learning - 16 11 18
For Maths home learning this week, please choose one challenge on fraction, decimal and percentage equivalents and complete it in your book.
For English, please read and answer the questions about 'Born on a Blue Day' on p.6 of Book One.
Please also learn the spellings (-se and -ce words), and read at least five times during the week.
Have a lovely (and hopefully dry) weekend!
The Christmas season is almost upon us, and the PTA are working hard to organise the Christmas Fair on Saturday 1st December. Year Six will be taking on the role of 'elves' in the Y6 classroom to wrap secret santa presents. If your child is able to be an elf at the fair and volunteer some of their time (between 12 and 4pm) then please speak to Miss Paxton so she can sign them up!
Ho Ho Ho!
This week we have been learning to find and use fraction and decimal equivalents. The questions for each challenge for home learning this week require you to use the facts you know, calculate equivalents or apply these to problems. Choose one challenge and complete it in your book. Please remember to show your working out or explain your reasoning.
For English this week, you should complete the tests of spag.com. One is on 'subject verb agreement' and the other is on 'synonyms and antonyms'.
Spellings are at the bottom of the maths challenge sheet. Our focus this week is nouns ending in -ce and verbs ending is -se.
Make sure you are reading at least five times over the course of the week, and recording this in your reading record.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Welcome back to school for the second half of the Autumn Term - we hope you had a restful half term. This half term we will continue with our topic 'Lest We Forget', focussing on the impact of World War One. Below is an overview of the skills we will be learning for each subject within this.
This week we have been celebrating diversity. We took part in an African Dance workshop, where we sequenced together four movements that we learned. We also learned about Kenya, and some African traditions from Lydia. We also had a workshop linking to Black History called 'I have a dream.' In the workshop, we learned about some people from history who have made a significant impact for black civil rights.
In addition to this, we have been having debates and discussions around some interesting and controversial topics, such as 'If we allow same-sex schools, should we have same-race schools?' and 'Is educating girls a waste of money?'
Home Learning - 19 10 18
In Maths this week, we have been learning to compare and order fractions using a common denominator. Please choose a challenge and complete it in your book, showing your working out and/or reasoning.
Next week we will be adding and subtracting fractions, so it is important that you are confident in writing fractions with common denominators.
For English this week, you will need to read 'White Fang' on p.28 of book one and answer the questions about this.
You will find your weekly spellings (from the Year 5&6 curriculum words) at the end of the maths challenges.
Make sure you read five times this week and get your reading record signed by an adult.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Our trip to the Imperial War Museum in London is next Thursday, 18th October. As a reminder, children need to be dropped at Rickmansworth train station by 8.45am. On our return journey, we will walk from Rickmansworth station back to school by 3.15pm.
All children will need a (nut-free) packed lunch on this day and water. They should wear school uniform.
We're really looking forward to it!
Home Learning - 12 10 18
This week, we have been learning more about factors and multiples and have begun to apply this to simplify fractions, find equivalents, and write fractions with common denominators.
For Maths, please choose and complete one of the challenges on the sheet attached.
For English, you must complete the questions on spag.com about pronouns and cohesive devices.
Please also ensure you practise the spellings (found at the end of the maths challenges) which contain -fer.
Please continue to read at least five times this week as usual.
Have a lovely weekend.
Our learning this week!
We have been busy in Year Six this week. We have finished writing about Walter Tull, Britain's first black officer. We researched the life of Tull and planned biographies to detail the significant events in his life, including his legacy as Officer during World War One. You can read the biographies on our display board in the KS2 corridor, or see them during our Learning Showcase during the last week of half term.
We have also been extending our knowledge of factors and multiples in preparation for comparing, ordering, adding and subtracting fractions. We used cuisenaire rods to find and show relationships between different fractions, and were able to express equivalent fractions this way (we made them like in the pictures below, and then wrote about them in our books).
In Science, we were exploring the effect of diet on the human body. We surveyed other children in the school to try and find out how their lunch affected their energy levels.
Home Learning - 05 10 18
Home Learning this week is:
For maths home learning this week, you will be solving a range of problems using an appropriate strategy (see the above document).
Each child has received a login for MyMaths.co.uk. We will begin using this over the coming weeks, so we encourage you to ensure you can access your homepages, explore the website and play some of the games available this week. A guide for logging in is in the above documents.
In English, we have been learning how to write recounts (biographies). For English home learning this week, you will need to research and write a biography about a significant person from World War One. Some suggestions are: Lord Kitchener, Edith Cavell, Alexander Fleming, Douglas Haig, Wilfred Owen, Winston Churchill or Dame Caroline Haslett.
The bbc website contains lots of information about WW1, including some of the people suggested above.
Please also make sure you read at least five times this week.
Next week we will begin planning and designing model trenches. If you have any old shoeboxes at home, please bring them into school so that we can use them in DT. Any other household items, such as egg boxes, yoghurt containers, toilet roll tubes etc. would also be really helpful!
Have a wonderful weekend.
This week's Maths Home Learning is to solve a range of problems using mental strategies. Have a look at the strategy sheet if you need reminding of these.
This week we have been learning to spell words that end in -able and -ible. The spellings this week can be found at the end of the Home Learning sheet.
For English, you will need to complete the questions about the active and passive voice on spag.com.
Tomorrow (Thursday, 20th September) Year 6 will be having an extra PE lesson, so please make sure kits are in school.
As we approach colder weather, there will be more occasions when the children will not be able to play outside during break and lunch time. Therefore, we kindly ask that if you have any old games that you no longer use, that we might be able to have them in school for use during 'wet play'. Any kinds of card games (top trumps etc). or board games would be greatly appreciated!
The home learning for Year Six this week is:
You might also want to practice your times tables on times tables rockstars.
Over the coming weeks, representatives for each of our school councils will be chosen. As a reminder, here is an overview explaining dates by which letters should be handed in, and how each representative will be chosen.
Home Learning - Autumn Week 1 - 07 09 18
All the children have been given a login for Times Tables Rockstars - we encourage you to explore the website and try some of the challenges and games.
Children should be reading to an adult five times per week, and this should be a range of texts and genres. Please make sure this is logged in reading records, as these will be checked on Fridays.
This week, the children have not been given any other Maths or English Home Learning to complete.
Welcome back to school! This week, Year Six have been settling into their new classroom and back into school routines. Please find below copies of the documents given out at the Meet the Teacher Information Session this week. You should have also received a hard copy. There is also a copy of the Skills Booklet for the first half-term which, like Curriculum Booklets previously, explain the skills that the children will be learning in the foundation subjects.