This term has already been busy with lots of learning and SATs practise happening.
For English, we have been looking at the impact that single-use plastic has on our environment and have written a letter to the Secretary of State for the Environment to persuade her to take action. The children have written passionate and informative letters. Next we will be taking part in the Rotary Club writing competition where the children will be writing about their career ambitions for the future.
In Maths, we have been focussing on percentages, decimals and fractions and now the children are a lot more confident at converting these and applying that to their learning. Next, we are looking at area and perimeter.
In Science we have been looking at inheritance, genetics and evolution and will have a trip to the Science Museum in March. More details to follow.
A reminder that the Roving Bookstore will be in school on Thursday 6th of March where there will be an opportunity to explore and buy a range of superb quality books.
On Friday 14th February there will be a Fair Trade enrichment day in which the whole school will be undertaking different tasks linked to their area of fair trade. Year 6 will be looking at cotton.
Also, a message to say, could you please ensure that the standard of the home learning that is handed in is of good quality and fully completed. This is important to the children’s learning and progress.
Thank you to the parents who attended the SATs meeting and those that purchased the booster packs. Please continue to practise these at home as they really help.
The Year 6 team.
As our pupils love TTRockstars and are committed to improving their timestable knowledge and recall, those in Years 2-6 are taking part in a competition this week called Rock Out 2019 and it’s all done online via the TTRockstars website.
All game modes (Gig, Garage, Studio, etc.) will count but only from games played between 7.30am and 7.30pm on Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th, Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th November.
For every correct answer to a multiplication or division question, your child will earn their class a point. The Times Tables Rock Stars platform will calculate the class average (the number of correct answers per pupil in the class who play during the competition hours). Winning classes in the school and in the country as a whole will be the ones with the highest average.
In the spirit of the competition, please don’t play on their behalf but by all means encourage and support them to the extent that it doesn’t cause high stress levels or impact on family plans. We suggest a limit of half an hour a day outside school hours – some will play more, some will play less.
Thanks for your support and good luck everyone!
SATs Week Reminders
SATs week is upon us and the children are ready! They have worked hard and deserve success. Here are a few reminders…
How to prepare this weekend:
Year 5 and 6 will be taking part in an inter-house sports competition on Monday 25th March. They have chosen to enter either a football, netball, basketball or athletics event and will need to wear a t-shirt in their house colour. Please ensure they have a water bottle in school.
Year 6 are making excellent progress at the moment, not only with their SATs preparation but also with their writing where they have produced some fantastic pieces which have included persuasive texts about future careers and preventing plastic pollution.
In RE, children have been learning about Buddhist practices and during Well-Being Week, created “Wind Wishes” which they released on the field as part of a mindfulness activity.
It has been really interesting for the children to make cross-curricular links between learning about Matisse in art and shape and scaling in maths. They have used ICT to re-create Matisse’s “The Snail” and made a full-size version using coloured card.
Relating to geography, their completed independent Mountains projects are due in on April 2nd.
In the lead-up to SATs week, we encourage children to keep going on spag.com, TT Rockstars and continuing their practise booklets.
Mr Webb and Mrs Newland
We have a packed half term ahead of us! We are looking forward to PGL at Liddington next week where the children will have the opportunity to take part in some amazing activities and team-building exercises. Upon our return, we will be experiencing Viking life with a ‘History off the Page’ workshop on the 26th September. Pupils are encouraged to dress-up as Vikings and will listen to Viking tales, make amulets and candles, plus many more fun and educational activities.
We have also researched, designed, made and evaluated our very own tie-dye t-shirt. The creations were amazing, with a variety of different colours and patterns which children will wear on the way to PGL!
Year 6 is a very exciting year and below is some useful information that will come in handy this year.
Please ensure your child brings their book bag, reading book, reading record, homework diary and water bottle to school every day. Equipment, such as pens and pencils, are provided in class.
Home learning is set on a Thursday and is to be handed in on a Tuesday. We will aim to offer your child as much choice over home learning tasks as possible, through a choice chart. There may also be occasions where a set task is to be completed by all.
Home learning should be completed in addition to daily reading, spelling practice, mental maths. Children are expected to log onto My Maths, SPAG.com and TT Rock Star websites daily. Log ins for these websites were given to your chid in Year 5.
Children will receive a weekly spelling list, including words from the statutory spelling list (the full list can be found in your reading records) or a spelling rule. Spellings will usually be tested on a Thursday.
Daily reading should be noted in the reading record. This will be checked weekly.
Our history topic is the Anglo Saxons and Vikings. Our class reading book and much of our English learning is linked to this topic.
In Maths, we will start to explore numbers up to 10 million then move to calculation. Further details regarding Year 6 Maths can be found on our website.
In Science, we will be working scientifically to explore light and electricity. Whilst in RE, our focus is on the Buddhist religion and how this compares to Christianity.
Our specialist French teacher, Mrs Richards, will deliver French every Friday afternoon.
There are also some exciting design and technology projects, including tie-dye t-shirts and Christmas gifts. We have a planned trip to HRC for Crucial Crew, a pantomime and Year 6 traditionally hold a Carol Concert in the last week of term.
Your child will take part in PE lessons every Thursday afternoon. They will need a full PE kit in school every week including a light blue t shirt (with the Wormley logo if possible), blue or black shorts, blue or black joggers / tracksuit, socks, sports trainers.
Additionally, the children will be taking part in the Daily Mile initiative where the aim is to be active for 15 minutes per day. They may wish to have comfortable shoes or trainers in school every day to enable them to take part in this.
We will invite you to a SATs information evening in the Spring term. In the meantime, you can prepare by being actively involved in learning both at home and in school.
The Year 6 Team
Stingray Class: Mrs Newland, Mrs Barton- Hagger & Mrs Trott
Shark Class: Mr Webb & Mrs Ferdenzi
Supported by: Mrs Jurkowska & Mrs Mason