Welcome to our Year 6 class page. Here you will find out everything you need to know about our learning!
We have also included helpful links to websites that you might want to access to help your child with their learning.
Rapid recall of times tables helps all aspects of Year 6 Maths…Practise times tables on Times Tables RockStars: https://ttrockstars.com/
Log in to www.satsbootcamp.co.uk to do some booster work on your Maths and English.
Your child will have been given a log in for using this at home.
If you have any questions about how you can help your child’s learning at home, please arrange to see Miss Maclean.
Your child will have been given a log on for Spelling Shed where they can access their weekly spellings at home. This can be found here:
Within school we are using an online platform called ‘Class Dojo’. It can be accessed via any smart phone/tablet/computer.
I have sent out email log ons and paper copies of a link to ‘Class Dojo’ that was mentioned in the ‘Meet the Teacher’ meeting. I hope that you are able to access this to see how many points your children are receiving at school.
Also, you can see all the fantastic learning we have been doing as I upload pictures and posts.
This Term we are learning about evolution and inheritance in Science.
In English we are using the ‘Talk for Writing’ scheme by Pie Corbett. We are currently learning the story ‘The Canal’.
Visit this link to see Pie Corbett in action: www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8-aToC3brc
In our Guided Reading sessions we have been using the VIPERS format where children discuss their class text using these skills: Unpicking VOCABULARY, INFERENCE, PREDICTION, EXPLAIN, RETRIEVAL and SUMMARISE. We are currently reading Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen in Year 6.
In Maths we are focusing on decimals this half term and will be going onto Percentages. After half term, we are looking at converting units and area, perimeter and volume.
In History we are learning about Vikings, which is what our Knowledge Organiser is based on. You can find this below. Homework has also been given out for this topic. We are having a class assembly on Friday 14th February which is a Viking Banquet.
We have been cooking in the teaching kitchen for the banquet and have learnt what the Vikings would use to create different dishes. Many of us definitely prefer our modern home comforts!
This half term we have been visited by the Mini First Aid trainers from Plymouth, they trained us how to do basic first aid skills and we thoroughly enjoyed this important session.
Last term we went to the Eden Project as part of our ‘Animals including Humans’ Science topic. We learnt a lot about the human body and we got a chance to explore the rest of the Eden Project in the afternoon.
During Spring 2 we are learning about Electricity in Science and spending two weeks finding out about local history.
Below you can find the knowledge organisers/homework pages sent home to support this learning.