Year 6 2019 to 2020
Welcome to Year 6.
Teacher: Miss N Watson
Teaching Assistant: Mrs L DiManna
Spring 1 Newsletter
I hope you have all had a fantastic Christmas and New Year relaxing and enjoying time with family.
Spring 1 is going to be just as busy as Autumn 2; we have lots of exciting learning planned and we will be looking for the children to demonstrate their very best behaviour, effort and attitude throughout their final year at Barnburgh Primary School.
Our topic for the Spring Term is ‘Blood Heart’. This is certainly a gory topic and I think will be a clear favourite for both the children and the adults. During this topic the children will be investigating the
human body, particularly the circulatory and respiratory systems and learning about the human
skeleton. The children will also have the chance to see a pig’s heart being dissected which is definitely not for the faint hearted!
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. In English this half term the children will be producing a non-chronological report and reading ’Pig Heart Boy’. In maths the focus will be on measures, algebra and shape.
In Year 6 home learning will be issued on a Friday and is due back in the following Friday. I have stocked the classroom’s reading area with books so the children are able to bring them home and enjoy them with you or on their own.
CHANGE OF DAY—PE Is moving from a Tuesday to a Friday and will be taught by Mr Goddard.
This half term we will also visit the Lifewise Centre in Rotherham. This is South Yorkshire’s only
interactive safety centre and is home to the Joint Community Safety Department of South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.
Lifewise is a scenario-based learning facility which benefits from a film-set environment and where
educational inputs are delivered in a realistic setting. The Centre runs a Crucial Crew programme for all Year 6 pupils in South Yorkshire. A number of partner organisations assist in delivering this programme which include; First Bus, Magistrates in the Community, St John Ambulance, South Yorkshire Safer Roads Partnership, South Yorkshire Police and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue. A separate letter will be sent out giving details about this visit nearer the time.
Thank you for your continued support.
Miss Watson and the UKS2 team.
Topic for Spring term is 'Blood 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