Mrs Dennis and Mrs McKay - Year 6

Year 6 2020/21

 

This term our topic is all about our heart:

Can a heart really break??

You will find details of our home learning project on J2, as well on here:

 

 

Dear Parents/ Carers

Family Learning Project Year 6- Autumn 1

Every term in Upper Key Stage Two all the children will be expected to undertake a project as part of their homework tasks. The projects will be linked to the current topic the children are studying in class.

We encourage children to work on the project weekly as opposed to letting it build up and rushing it days before the hand in date. We encourage parental involvement; any support you can give your child is really invaluable.

Autumn 1 Project

This terms topic-

This term I would like you to create a new Mr Men character who is based around a fruit or vegetable. Your character needs to be very healthy!

e.g Mr Cool Carrot  

 

 

You can either bring in a drawing of your new character, or you could have a go at making a 3D model from play doh or the actual fruit or vegetable.

In addition to this, I would like you to create a short Mr Men story that your character appears in. He should be trying to keep people healthy. You could make an actual book with the short story in or create a cartoon script with speech bubbles. This story doesn’t have to be very long, but it should have a clear beginning, middle and end- something needs to happen!

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:- Thursday 24th October

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 myself.

Kind Regards

  1. Dennis, M. Mckay

Y6 Class Teachers

 

 

   

 

Every day

Please can your child have their reading book and planner in school every day. 

 

Monday

 

Please can all P.E. kits be brought in for the week.

 While we are timetabled to have P.E. on Tuesday and Thursday, 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. for now though, swimming is suspended due to COVID restrictions being in place.

 

 Homework

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. These are also put on J2E.

 

Homework
English

We expect your child to read each evening. Their progress can be recorded in their reading record and for each time they read at home and get their planner signed by an adult ,they will earn five house points. The children can access Bug Club for their reading as well. 
 
Children will be given 10 spellings to learn each week and they will be tested on a Friday. Homework is given out on a Friday and due in on the following Friday.
 
Maths
 
Children can access Doodle Maths and Timestables Rockstars from home as part of their homework.
 
Topic
 

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- Can a heart really break?

 

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:- Thursday, 22nd October.

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.

 
 
Other one off homework may also be given.

 Every day
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.

 TIMETABLE 

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. 

 

 .Reading Books
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. 

 Homework
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

 

 Pop-in
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.

 

We are not afraid to dream too big. Nothing is impossible. When you believe in yourself, you can achieve anything.