Year 6 Sycamore 2019 - 2020
Welcome to Sycamore Class!
Your children have made a fabulous start to Year 6. They are focussed and enthusiastic to learn. Every single child is trying their personal best to improve their behaviour in class and around school and raise their attainment. You should be very proud ....... I certainly am very proud to be their class teacher!
On this page you will find out everything you need to know about Year 6 and be able to keep up to date with information, class letters and our termly newsletters. Don't forget to follow our learning on our school Twitter and Facebook pages.
It is important that we have strong lines of communication between ourselves and home; if you have any concerns regarding your child, please do not hesitate to contact us. We kindly ask that you speak to us at the end of the day. Once the children are in, we cannot come out again as our teaching responsibilities have begun.
Working with Year 6 this year is Mrs Reid (Monday to Thursday) who will help to support the children with their English and Maths work. On a Monday afternoon, the class will be taken by Mrs Allmand for PHSCE and VARA Sports for an indoor PE session.
As you will see from our class timetable, Indoor P.E is taught on Monday 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.
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 Tuesdays to learn.
The chidren are already up and running with their Oxford Reading Buddy login and will soon choose their Oxford Reading Tree book. They 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.
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.
A Child's War
A siren sounds and a Spitfire zooms overhead! It’s 1939 and Britain is at war!
This half term, we’ll imagine what it was like to be evacuated and live with a family other than our own. Using different source materials, we’ll learn about evacuation and write letters to our families ‘back home’. We’ll plot the Second World War’s events on a timeline and learn about rationing, Pearl Harbour and the Battle of Britain. From a range of maps, we’ll identify safe and dangerous places during the war and make persuasive posters to support the war effort. After reading an extract from The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, we’ll write our own diaries. From a range of sources, we’ll find out about children and school during the war and learn about discrimination that existed at the time. We’ll learn about what it was like during the Blitz and think about how soldiers might have felt. In D&T, we’ll make Anderson shelters and cook delicious wartime food.
Ideas for working from home:
- Sumdog: 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!
- Times Tables Rock Stars: 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.
- Super Mover: 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
- SATs Revision: check out the following links for SATs Revision too - BBC Bitesize SATs Revision
We have a three day Bikeability course booked for three days November 11th to 13th.
Letters will go to parents (and put on the website) on: 23rd September 2019
Letters need to be returned by Friday 4th October 2019
It will be first come first served.
We have a residential booked at Oaklands Residential Centre on Wednesday 20th of November to Friday 22nd November.
If you would like to see where we are going: http://oaklands-centre.co.uk/
I have included a kit list for you to download. Please DO NOT buy anything new. I will explain about kit, sleeping arrangements etc at our meeting on Thursday 17th October at 4pm.
We have a trip booked to Safety Central on Wednesday 25th September. If you'd like a sneek preview:
Please let us know if you are free to support our trip.
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Year 6 visit Safety Central , by Mrs Blackwell