Mrs Dennis and Mrs McKay - Year 6
Year 6 2019/20
This term our topic is all about World War 2:
Can anything good come from War?
Here is our home learning project:
Year 6 Family project- Term 4
For this term’s family project, we would like you to create a shelter of some kind. The options are endless in terms of the scale and material of your shelter
For example, you could make a model Anderson shelter in a shoebox.
You could make a rain proof shelter in your garden.
Or, you could have a family trip to Poolsbrook park and make a shelter using natural materials.
Please also include a set of instructions as to how you could make a shelter like yours as well as information about what it shelters you from. Let your teacher know if you need any help with ideas or resources. Enjoy!
Projects are due in Thursday 2nd April.
Please can your child have their reading book and planner in school every day.
Please can all P.E. kits be brought in for the week.
While we are timetabled to have P.E. on Monday and Wednesday, we also have one off events.
For P.E., please can you ensure that long hair is tied back, and earrings have been taken out.
In Year 6, children visit the Healthy Living Centre for swimming lessons. For this, every child is required to bring a swimming kit, consisting of a swimming costume and a towel. This year, this will take place on Monday mornings.
Each week, children are given spelling homework to learn their 10 spellings, ahead of their spelling test on a Friday. On Fridays, new spellings are given out.
We expect your child to read each evening. Their progress can be recorded in their reading record and if they read three times a week they will earn ten house points. The children can access Bug Club for their reading as well and they will receive points for this.
Our wider curriculum is taught as part of our topic. History, Geography, Science, Art, DT and PSHE will follow this topic for the term
This term’s topic- Would you like to be an ancient Greek?
If you need any resources then please let your class teacher know so we can get them for you.
The project is due in on:- Wednesday 18th December.
Children can receive up to 100 house points for good quality projects which they can then cash in for prizes at our school shop.
If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.
Please can your child have their reading book and planner in school every day. Feel free to use it as a means of talking to me or asking any questions.
Each day will include English and Maths
Monday- Swimming morning! Please remember your kit.
Tuesday - Topic / Science
Wednesday - Bowling and RE / PSHE
Thursday- PE (so please make sure kit is in school) and Spanish
Friday- Spelling Test day. Topic and Music with Mrs Dennis.
Your child can have their book changed any day of the week. If you listen to your child read at home, please sign their planner so they can earn house-points.
Your child also has a log-in to Bug Club, where they can read books and answer questions about them online. These books form part of their reading target each half-term.
We expect your child to read at least 3 times a week.
They also have spellings each week. These will be tested on a Friday. Spellings homework is also due in on a Friday. Children are encouraged to use / apply Y6 writing expectations for this and not just write simplistic sentences.
Also, each half term we set a Topic homework project linked to our classwork. This term our project is: Can you make a usable item by recycling old ones? Please see the project letter for information on how you can help your child
If you want to pop in and see me to talk about your child, the best time would be Thursday or Friday at 3.20. If it is urgent then you can, of course, pop in any time.