Year 6 2019 to 2020
Welcome to Year 6.
Teacher: Miss N Watson
Teaching Assistant: Mrs L DiManna
Spring 2 Newsletter
I hope your children have had a fantastic half term. I just want to start by saying a massive well done to the children for the last week of last half term. We had a practice SATs week completing tests in the hall. They managed this extremely well and achieved results to be proud of.
Spring 2 is going to be just as busy as Spring 1; we have lots of exciting learning and we will be looking for the children to demonstrate their very best behaviour, effort and attitude throughout their final year at primary school.
Our topic this half term will continue to be ’Blood Heart’. The children are thoroughly engaged in this and we are planning to end this topic with an express event where you can join the children to share their learning. Dates for this will follow.
Throughout the year we will be focusing on the basic skills across the curriculum. We will be encouraging the children to continue developing skills such as handwriting, reading, spelling and mathematics. The children will continue to have double PE this half term. Please ensure that children have outdoor PE kit (including a change of footwear) Please note the PE day is on a Friday.
In Year 6 home learning will be issued on a Friday and expected back into school the following Friday. It is important that the children complete their reading sheet and practice their spellings (either on the sheet or on Spelling Shed). As we are getting closer to SATs, I am also including a range of maths and SPaG sheets which support the children with what has been taught in class.
Just a reminder about our residential visit in June 2020. This is a very exciting educational opportunity for the children with the chance to learn new skills away from home, developing their own independence and being responsible for themselves as well as covering many aspects of the National Curriculum. The children will have a fantastic programme that is a PE outdoor residential visit which is also links to reading, giving the children the opportunity complete the Alex Rider Classification mission.
Our final instalment to the residential provider is due in March, therefore, we are requesting any outstanding amounts are settled by the 16th of March 2020 please. If you are unsure how much you owe or need any further information, please contact either myself or the school office. Outstanding amounts can be paid in instalments via parent pay, so long as this is paid in full by the 16th March.
Thank you for your support.
Miss Watson and the UKS2 team.
Topic for Spring term is 'Blood Heart'
Doncaster Music Service
In order to support transition to Year 7, this morning the Music Service have provided a free ‘brass’ ensemble performance to pupils to promote the engagement of one to one instrumental tuition in secondary schools. With regards to music lessons in September 2020, secondary schools with liaise with you via letters in your child's transition week.
Science - Heart Dissection
To link to our topic of 'Blood Heart' the children have to chance to hold a pig's heart. They dissected it and were able to name many of the parts. Enjoy the photographs of their experiment and their facial expressions below.
Art - Pointillism is a technique of painting in which small, distinct dots of colour are applied in patterns to form an image. Children have used this technique to create an image of the heart.
At the beginning of February Year 6 will be visiting Crucial Crew. For one of the activities, the children need to know how to make a 999 call with all the relevant information including location. Today children learnt how to use the NATO phonetic alphabet to say their postcode.
To start our RE unit 'What happens when life gets hard?' we started to create a list of life's unanswered questions. The children thoroughly enjoyed discussing these questions and their opinions to them.
Topic for Autumn term is 'A Child's War'
A Child's War Express Event
Thank you to everyone who attended the street party to celebrate their children's learning with them.
Year 6 support Anti-Bullying!
In Science we are learning about light. They look at the composition of white light and how complex colours are made up of combinations of the three basic colours (red, green and blue). They then made their own complex colours by mixing basic colours in a colour wheel, and made white light with a colour wheel containing all the colours of the rainbow.
For Remembrance Day, Year 6 have created poppies and blackout poetry. They were given a page from our novel 'The boy in the striped pajamas' and were asked to select words that could create a poem. They then created a background for their poem. I hope you agree with me that these look absolutely stunning!
On Tuesday 22nd October, we were delighted to have been given the opportunity to attend Laurel Academy for their aspirations day. It included Science activities which were tailored to the Y6 National Curriculum, a Science show which was run by the STEM Science Ambassadors and the Royal Society of Chemistry, and a Maths Masterclass which was led by Delta Maths Directors and Senior Staff.
Children have learnt a range of World War 2 games this week. They have played Red Rover, Four Square and Red Light Green Light.
On Thursday 10th October, Year 6 completed a number of activities for World Mental Health Day. In the morning they took part in art therapy, yoga and outdoor learning. In the afternoon they chose to make pizzas.
Tuesday 8th October, Anti-Social Behaviour talk
This afternoon, we learnt about Anti-social behaviour and criminal offences and how crime can affect you in your upcoming life. From this, we have learnt that from the age of 10 you can have a criminal record. People can take offence by people swearing in public and can report this behaviour. In your upcoming life, having a criminal record can stop you from visiting other countries and making it difficult for you to get a job. We also learnt that if you have social media and send offensive messages, they can be tracked, even if you delete them. People are taking their own lives over cruel comments. You need to remember not to say cruel things, even the smallest thing can hurt someone's feelings. We learnt alot this afternoon and are looking forward to learning more at Crucial Crew after Christmas.
By Harriet and Ella W.
On Monday 7th October, we learnt all about gas masks and made our own.
On Friday 4th October, we created our own scratch games. To try these, save our projects to your computer. Open scratch online and then open our file.
|Aaron Ridley Scratch Project (3).sb3||Download|
|Alfie Roberts Scratch Project.sb3||Download|
|charlie naughton scratch.sb3||Download|
|Ella Wroe Scratch Project (1).sb3||Download|
|Harry Murrie Scratch Project (1).sb3||Download|
|Jacob Simpson Scratch Project.sb3||Download|
|Josh Taylor Scratch Project (2).sb3||Download|
|Joshua Goddard Scratch Project (1).sb3||Download|
|Kayra Demir scratch.sb3||Download|
|Keira Pearson Scratch Project (1).sb3||Download|
On Monday 30th September, we started our new English unit 'diary entries'. We had a drama morning preparing for evacuation.
On Tuesday 17th September we visited Eden Camp. The children loved exploring the huts and learning about World War 2.
On Monday 16th September, children learnt about the Blitz. They created pieces of art work using a range of media.
End of Year Expectations
Home Learning Expectations
Home learning will be issued on a Friday and due back in the following Friday when the children will complete their spelling test.
Children will be expected to complete:
- Spelling Shed activity
- Times Tables Rockstar activity
- Continue to learn this terms Key Instant Recall Facts (below)
- Read to an adult at least three times a week.
Click on the logos below to go to the log in pages
Recommended Reading List
Long Term Plan