Winning House Team
Class Teacher: Mrs Polly WrightTA: Mrs Lucinda Shreeve
Welcome to Year Six
We are ready to take on the challenge of life in Year 6. We are determined to be resilient learners, understanding that we can learn from our mistakes and that from hard work can come excellent results. Our classroom is purposeful, but it is also lots of fun! We are a fantastic community – we support each other and help each other to grow and shine.
We strongly believe in Year 6 that sport and exercise are good for both body and mind. PE covers outdoor sports such as football, hockey and athletics, with dance and gymnastics indoors. Please ensure your child has both indoor and outdoor kits with them, including outdoor shoes.
PE kit should be brought in on a Monday and taken home on a Friday. Our usual PE days are Wednesdays and Thursdays. However, we do like to make sure the children are prepared, just in case the timetable changes. Please could you make sure all PE kit is named.
Indoor kit: White T-shirt, blue shorts
Outdoor kit: White T-shirt, blue jogging bottoms/leggings, blue hoodie/zipped jumper, trainers/black pumps
At the beginning of the academic year, the children stated they would like to learn more about the Romans, Mayans and World War One. They also expressed an interest in famous landmarks, evolution and the Olympics, along with a multitude of other exciting ideas. Therefore, this year, our themes will be: Circus Spectacular, World War One, Ancient Rome and the geography of Rome, the Mayans and the Olympics. Watch this space for some races against the parents! If anybody has any knowledge about South Milford and the surrounding area during World War One, please get in touch.
Reading: We set the high expectation of daily reads (following our school homework policy). This needs to be a high-quality read (ideally with an adult twice a week). These sessions don’t need to be lengthy, but purposeful and enjoyable for all. At parents’ evening, we will send home some question prompt sheets. Please do use these, as having conversations about the text is where the learning truly happens.
Spellings: In school, we follow the No Nonsense Spelling programme where children are taught sessions on spelling patterns, homophones and common exception words. We send home a list of spellings a week which have been derived from their learning. The children are asked to learn how to spell the words, but also how to use them in context. Please take time talking about the meaning of these words: some of them can be tricky to understand if they haven’t been put into context.
Maths: All children have an access code to our Activelearn account. The children will be set games which complement their Maths learning. There is also be a homework sheet matched to learning that week.
TT Rockstars: Just five minutes on a tablet can help children learn their times tables. In Year 6, times tables are linked to almost everything we do: from understanding and solving real-life problems, to fractions, decimals, percentages and ratio. If the children have their times table facts on the tip of their tongues, the new maths learning is much easier to focus on. Mrs Wright is joining TT Rockstars, so watch out everyone!
We believe that an active class is a thinking class and use Go Noodle and BBC Supermovers as this allows us to be active more frequently, while still focusing on our learning. We link this movement to key areas within the curriculum and specifically the recall of multiples!
Hit the Button
Hit the Button has been a huge hit with Instant Recall facts! Give it a go. It’s loads of fun. Moving digit cards is a great way to understand X and ÷ by 10, 100 and 1000 and can also be found on this website.
All the children have a TT Rockstars account.
Maths is Fun
The zoomable number line shows children what decimal numbers look like and what lies between integers. It is a fantastic visual resource.