Year 6

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.

Homework

Spellings

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.

Spelling Overview Autumn 2

Maths Homework

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. 

Reading

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. 

Timetabling

Year 6 will have their PE lesson with Mrs Roberts on a Friday afternoon. Children are required to come in to school in their full PE kits on this day or they will not be allowed to participate in the lesson. 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 Tuesday afternoon and all day Friday.

PGL

We have booked our residential trip to PGL on Wednesday 22nd June until Friday 24th 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 £311.00. 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.

Parent Information Page

SATs and PGL Meeting

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:

Purple Mash

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/rainfordbrook

Rising Stars (online reading books and comprehension)

https://my.risingstars-uk.com/Default.aspx?cid=DL166134

Times Tables Rockstars

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/18299

Developing Experts (Science)

https://developingexperts.com/accounts/pupil/sign-in

Language Angels (Spanish)

https://www.languageangels.com/homeschool/

Summer 2 2022

 

English – This half term, we will be reading a book called ‘Sky Chasers’; looking at how the author writes from two different viewpoints.  The children will revise all elements covered during Year 6 with a focus on vocabulary and structures for formal speech including subjunctive forms. They will continue to identify the audience and purpose for their writing when composing their own chapters to follow on from the story and will showcase their ability to use the full range of punctuation taught including semi-colons, colons or dashes to mark boundaries between independent clauses

What is Narrative Writing? | Narrative Writing KS2 (twinkl.co.uk)

 

 

 

Maths – Having now completed the Year 6 Maths curriculum, the children will put all of their skills to the test by completing exciting projects designed by White Rose Maths. The projects provide an opportunity to revisit many of the skills and curriculum content covered both in
Year 6 and also the rest of Key Stage 2 and gives the opportunity to identify any possible gaps in understanding  before children move on to high school. They have been designed to explore maths in real life contexts, allowing children to see how important maths is in all aspects of life.
We have chosen to complete the ‘White Rose Tours’ and ‘White Rose Futures’ projects.

KS2 Maths – BBC Bitesize

 

   

Here you will find useful websites/links to help support your child at home in other areas of the curriculum:

Science  – Our final Year 6 unit is ‘Evolution’, which will be taught as a block of lessons in the same week. This unit looks at the evolution and the theory of Charles Darwin, as well as exploring natural selection.  We also focus on palaeontologist Mary Anning and what fossils can tell us about the past.  We then look at modern genetics, giving learners the opportunity to consider the morality of genetic modification. From the history of evolution to modern-day scientific innovations, this unit ensures learners understand and challenge scientific theories and ideas.

Geography – As with Science, our two Geography units will be taught as blocks. Our first unit is looking at ‘World Ports’. The children will investigate and describe why industrial areas and ports are important, understanding key aspects of trade and the distribution of resources (most common using up to date data). We will identify where important ports are in the UK and in the World (link to previous historical work on slavery but also bring to modern day). Our second unit, ‘World Deserts’, will look at how deserts are classified and why they are important to wildlife across the world. We will research the names  and location of some of the world’s major deserts (Antartica, Namib (Africa), Arctic, Atacama, Sahara, Gobi, Australian Outback, Arabian).

PHSE –  To support the children’s transition to high school, we have many exciting activities lined up starting off on the 14th June. Key members of the Year 7 RHTC team will come in to school to talk to the children about starting Year 7. This will prepare them nicely for their full transition day at the high school on July 8th, where they will find out their form groups and be able to meet children from other school’s. As well as this, we are extremely fortunate to be a part of such a tight knit community in Rainford and are delighted to join forces with the Year 6 children from both Corpus Christie and Rainford CE to take part in an intra school athletics competition at Corpus Christie (29th June), Quiz Kids at Rainford CE (13th July) and Rainford’s Got Talent (19th July) at our school. This is a perfect opportunity for all Year 6 children to meet each other and hopefully form friendships ahead of them starting high school together in September.

SRE – Your child has already been following the statutory Sex and Relationship Education lessons in previous years. From Thursday 9th June 2022, we will be introducing the Year 6 aspect of the programme. This will be delivered in an age-appropriate manner and will build upon the knowledge gained previously. Further information about these lessons will be sent out via Parent App.

As you can see, we have an awful lot to squeeze into our final few weeks in school, not to mention our exciting trip to PGL,  Money Matters, Food Tech Day, Bikeability, Sports Day,  Production and Leaver’s assembly. I’m sure the children will spend the summer holiday’s sleeping after such a busy final term at Brook Lodge! We will do our best to keep parent’s up to date with all of our dates and plans but please forgive us if there are a few hiccups along the way. I have attached a calendar of events below to help you keep track of where we’re up to. As always, please feel free to contact school if you have any questions or queries about the next few weeks and we will do our best to help.

Kind regards

Mrs Pullen

Year 6 Dates for Parent’s and Children Letter