Class Teacher: Mrs Pullen & Mrs Roberts
Thank you for visiting our page. Here you will find information on timetables, homework, general expectations and details of your child’s learning. If you have any questions, you can arrange an appointment by contacting the office or I will be on the playground every morning at 8:45.
We are now using the ‘pathways to spell’ scheme which links in with our ‘pathways to write’ English scheme. Children have 3 guided and 3 independent sessions of spelling a week where we investigate and learn spelling rules through games and activities.
On Friday, your child will be tested on 5 words which follow the focus rule for the week. Use the week to practice the rule with a range of words. They will also be tested on 3 topic words which are the words we will be using in our topic lessons. Children will then identify 2 spelling words that they regularly spell wrong in their writing. They must practice these words each week and will test with a partner on Friday. New spellings will then be given on a Friday ready for the following week.
It is important for your child to practice their times tables as often as possible to help develop their confidence and fluency in all multiplication and division facts up to 12 x 12. They will then apply these skills to help them feel more confident in all areas of maths lessons (including their SATS in May). They have been given login details to access Times Tables Rockstars, which makes this learning fun and relevant to their strengths and areas for development. This should be used frequently for 10-15 minutes sessions.
Year 6 children will receive weekly Maths homework, which will be set on Purple Mash. Children have their own log ins and should complete and submit their work electronically for marking.
Your child should read at least 4 times a week for 15-20 minutes. Reading is such a vital skill and will help your child to feel more confident across all areas of the curriculum. Reading records will be collected daily to ensure your child is on track, so please write in these regularly. If your child does not read often enough, they will take part in a ‘catch up’ session on a Friday break time, where they will be given the opportunity to read to an adult or their peers.
Year 6 will have their SWIMMING lesson at Newton le Willows leisure center on a Wednesday morning, whilst Mrs Pullen has her PPA time. Children are required to come in to school in their full PE kits on this day along with their swimming kits in a bag. If there are reasons why your child cannot take part in these lessons, a written note must detail the reasons why.
Mrs Roberts will teach Year 6 on a Friday.
We have booked our residential trip to PGL on Wednesday 28th June until Friday 30th June. During this time, the children will be taking part in lots of activities and enjoying special time with their friends before their move to High School! Mrs Catherall has now set up payments for this on Parent Pay which will be collected in smaller installments throughout the year.
The total cost per child is £365.90. This will cover all activities, meals and bedding for the duration of their stay. Further details will follow nearer the time however you can access the link below to give you an idea of what the residential entails.
Further details regarding PGL will be sent out closer to the time.
Home Learning Details
In the event of a whole class bubble needing to isolate or if your child is waiting for Covid test results so is unable to attend school, your child has been provided with login details to access a range of resources online. These login details can be found in the front of their yellow reading records, so please keep these safe so no online learning is missed. Further details, including planning, will be communicated with parents within 24 hours of a class bubble going home and/or school being informed of a need for your child to isolate. Below, you will find links to the websites where work may be set:
Rising Stars (online reading books and comprehension)
Times Tables Rockstars
Developing Experts (Science)
Language Angels (Spanish)
A very warm welcome back to our second half term in Year 6.
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English: This term, we will be looking at the book ‘Can we save the tigers?’, which will inspire the children to write an independent version of a booklet based on an amazing animal. By the end of the unit, they will learn how to enhance meaning through selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary, use modal verbs and adverbs to indicate degrees of possibility and use brackets, dashes or commas to indicate parenthesis.
Maths: We will start the term by recapping on our fraction knowledge from Year 5 and then learning the new skills of multiplying and dividing fractions. This term we will also complete our measures unit looking at converting units.
Here you will find useful websites/links to help support your child at home in other areas of the curriculum:
Science: Our unit this term is ‘Animals Including Humans – The Heart and Health’. The children will describe the function of blood and blood vessels and how the heart moves blood around the body. They will describe what affects your heart rate and will explore the different food groups and identify ways to eat a balanced diet and describe the consequences of an unhealthy lifestyle.
Geography: Our first Geography unit will be ‘industrial areas and ports’. Where we look in greater detail at trade and ports both in Liverpool and worldwide. The children will understand the difference between importing and exporting goods and also about fair trade.
RE: We will be learning about the religion of Hinduism.