Welcome to Year 6
Redwood class and Oak class
Meet the staff...
Our topics for this year are:
Tomb Raiders (Ancient Egypt)
Darwin's Delight (Evolution and Inheritance)
How do we make sure every child around the world has enough food and water?
Coastal study (Devon)
Yellow Heart Friday
You might have spotted rainbows and teddies in people's windows during the coronavirus pandemic. They've been used to brighten up people's areas, and spread a message of hope. Recently some people have also put a picture of a yellow heart in their windows - they have a special and personal meaning for those who put them up. The yellow hearts are being used to remember loved ones. The idea was started by Becky and Hannah Gompertz and their granddad, David, after their grandma, Sheila, passed away. They wanted a special way to remember her and others who have died because of coronavirus. They are a way for people to show other people that they are grieving, so they don't feel alone.
Today, the children who are at school and home, made shortbread hearts and cards to brighten the local community's day.
Homework for Year 6 is currently as follows:
- Spelling practice using Spelling-Shed (new spellings set every Monday)
- Times- tables practice using TT Rockstars
- Weekly reading and activity- Seesaw (set every Friday with one week to complete)
- Weekly Maths and English homework (set every Friday with one week to complete)
Spelling and times-tables practice
We would like to thank all parents/ carers for their continued support with TT Rockstars and Spelling-shed. It is vital that children are secure with all times tables as this helps with so many areas of mathematics. Additionally, it is important that children are practising their spellings each week and are able to apply the patterns studied to other words. Below are the links for both TT Rockstars and Spelling-Shed.
Seesaw- Reading homework
Following the success of Seesaw during lockdown earlier in the year, we decided we would continue to use this platform to monitor reading. Each week children will be expected to record themselves reading and upload this to Seesaw as a way of improving fluency whilst reading. As well as this, they will be required to complete an activity based on the reading domains to improve their understanding whilst reading and comprehension skills.