Year 6 Sycamore 2019 - 2020
Welcome to Sycamore Class
Class Teacher - Mr Laird
Here you will find out everything you need to know about our class. Keep updated with information, class letters and our termly newsletters. Check back throughout the year to see photographs of our learning. Also, keep up-to-date with our learning on our school Twitter and Facebook pages.
Welcome back to our last half term – where has the year gone!
With this being the children's last year in primary school, everyone at Sutton Green wants to make this last term as special as possible. The children have got lots to look forward to, in particular, continuing to learn a musical instrument; their Leaver’s production and transition days at their new high schools.
Crimson, scarlet, burgundy, cherry... blood flows through our bodies in all its vibrant shades of red.
Let's explore our circulation system! Now surgeons, don't be squeamish as we dissect an animal heart and examine the veins, arteries and chambers up close. They all work hard to move blood around our bodies.
William Harvey was fascinated with anatomy, and made groundbreaking discoveries about valves. I wonder what we might uncover?
This topic, we will find out how to keep our heart happy with cardiovascular exercise and healthy food and kick-start a campaign to spread the work about the damage caused by smoking - to the lungs and the heart.
So let's get our hearts pounding, fluttering and maybe even skipping a beat with this new topic!
Have a look at our subject overview to see how we will be creating cross-curricular links throughout this exciting topic.
As you will see from our class timetable, attached below, indoor P.E is taught on Tuesday afternoons and our Outdoor Games session is on Thursday afternoon. Please ensure the correct kit is clearly named and brought to school on the these days. In the colder months, for Outdoor Games, this will mean a warm top, tracksuit bottoms and trainers.
Catch-up swimming lessons will start on 19th June until 24th July running for 5 weeks for non-swimmers. A letter will be sent home nearer the time to inform you if your child will be taking part in these sessions.
English and Maths homework tasks are set alternately on a Thursday and are to be returned on Monday. Alongside that, your child will be given spellings in their lesson on Tuesday to learn ready to be tested the following Wednesday.
Alongside their Oxford Reading Tree book, children are expected to complete independent reading daily and this should be clearly recorded in their Reading Journals which will be checked every Monday. It is vital that children choose a book which interests them and is at the right level for them to enjoy it. Don't forget to also log on whether this be on your laptop or tablet - there are plenty more e-readers to enjoy!
Please can all maths work be completed in pencil and English work in black pen. It is important that standards of presentation remain high. Please note that any homework handed in late will not be marked by the teacher.
If you have any questions or queries about anything, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Don't forget to log in to SumDog weekly to complete Maths, Reading and Spelling activities. Remember the more games you complete, the more points you earn and the more levels you unlock! What are you waiting for!
As we know, times tables help us in all areas of Maths and it is important that we know times tables facts up to 12x12 as well as related division facts. Log in to your Times Tables Rock Stars to practise those facts for quicker recall.
Be a SUPER MOVER and get active while you learn. Follow the link to practise your times tables or SPaG. www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/supermovers
Check out the following links for SATs Revision too
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