Year 6 - Esk, Eden and Calder 2019 - 2020

Mr Askey

Miss Baker

Miss Warrell

 

Friday 18th October 2019 

 

High Street Year 6 Weekly Newsletter

 

Hello, another busy week here in Year 6!

 

What did we do over the last week?
 

  • English- The children have continued their work on poetry. The children have identified different themes and types of figurative language in the poem “Imagine”. They have now created poems based on World War I and focussed on themes that related to a ‘World With War’ and a ‘World Without War.’ The children created some fantastic poems focussing on types of figurative language.

 

  • Maths- In maths this week, the children have completed their ‘hot task’ for addition and subtraction and have moved on to a new topic concerning multiplication. The children have been using multiplication recall facts to help answer questions throughout this unit. We then considered short multiplication and long multiplication and challenged the children to solve calculations involving decimals.

 

  • Topic- In Topic this week the children have been considering the events of the “Great Fire of Nantwich” .

 

  • PE- Throughout PE we have been working on our indoor athletics skills. For example, throwing the javelin, the speed bounce and sprinting short distances.

 

 

What’s happening this coming week?

  • Parents evening appointments can now be made and a link will have been sent through to you. Please note your appointment will be with the year 6 teacher who your child works with most and not necessarily their class teacher.  The reports you receive during the meeting will contain contributions for all year 6 teachers. Please ask a year 6 team member or the office for an appointment if not already made.

 

  • English- In English next week we will be editing and improving our poem and then re-drafting this into our Writing Journals. We will then be completing a ‘Hot Task’- refreshing our memory about what we learnt when writing flashbacks, something we covered in our previous unit.  

 

  • Maths- In maths next week

 

  • Art- In Art next week we will be finishing off and finalising our Tudor Portraits and make sure they are stuck and well presented in our Art books-to go alongside our evaluations of our portraits.

 

  • Topic- In Topic we will be writing newspaper articles all about the ‘Great Fire of Nantwich’ to convey information to inform and demonstrate our knowledge about what we have learnt.


 

 

 What can you do at home to support our learning at school?

 

  • Homework due in Tuesday 22nd October 2019:

 

  • Maths: 5
  • Maths (Advanced): 5
  • Spelling: 5
  • Punctuation: 5
  • Grammar: 5

 

 

  • Support your child with their reading; even though they may be a fluent reader we ask that you question your children as to what they have read to enable them to develop a deeper understanding of the text.

 

 

  • Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school at all times to ensure they can complete PE. Please pack clothes for outdoor use as we will try and use outdoors even if the weather is becoming progressively cooler.

 

  • Miss Baker’s class is continuing with outdoor learning on a Friday afternoon; please ensure your child has clothes they can wear for this activity.

 

  • Volunteers – If you are interested in coming in to school to listen to readers across the school then please contact the school office! It would be fantastic to have some keen volunteers to support the children on their learning journey.

 

  • As the weather is getting colder please ensure your child comes to school with a school jumper or cardigan and a coat to wear during break time and lunchtimes.

 

If your child has been well-behaved at school all week and followed our Golden Rules, a text will be sent home on a Friday to celebrate your child’s fantastic behaviour.

 

Have a great week! 

 

The Year 6 Team

 

 

Friday 11th October 2019 

 

High Street Year 6 Weekly Newsletter

 

Hello, another busy week here in Year 6!

 

What did we do over the last week?
 

  • English- The children have now written their own narratives inspired by: ‘Star of Fear, Star of Hope’ and have successfully presented their final drafts in their writing journals.
    The children have then started to study the poem ‘Imagine’. We have identified interesting vocabulary and discussed elements of the poem that we like, as well as suggesting what we feel could be improved.

     
  • Maths- In maths this week the children have worked very hard on their addition and subtraction work and we have now introduced and used bar models as a visual aid to balance number sentences. Towards the end of the week the children tackled problems where they were required to apply their skills methodically.
     

 

  • Topic- In topic this week the children have been studying and analysing the structure and features of Tudor buildings - considering what they learnt and saw during the trip to Nantwich in September.

 

  • Science- In science the children have now completed a fossil fact file! The children chose their preferred method of research but they also had access to some real fossils which they analysed closely using a microscope. We have then learnt all about Mary Anning who was a female scientist.

 

 

What’s happening this coming week?
 

  • English- The children will be continuing their work on poetry based. The children will be identifying different themes and types of figurative language in the poem “Imagine”.

 

  • Maths- In maths next week, the children will be completing their ‘hot task’ for addition and subtraction and then will be moving on to a new topic concerning multiplication. The children will be using multiplication recall facts to help answer questions throughout this unit. We will consider short multiplication and long multiplication and challenge the children to solve calculations involving decimals.

 

  • Topic- In Topic next week the children will be consider the events of the “Great Fire of Nantwich” .

 

  • PE- throughout PE we will be working on our indoor athletics skills. For example, throwing the javelin, the speed bounce and sprinting short distances.

 

  • Parents evening appointments can now be made and a link will have been sent through to you. Please note your appointment will be with the year 6 teacher who your child works with most and not necessarily their class teacher.  The reports you receive during the meeting will contain contributions for all year 6 teachers.

 

 What can you do at home to support our learning at school?

 

  • Homework due in Tuesday 15th October 2019:

 

  • Maths: 4
  • Maths (Advanced): 4
  • Spelling: 4
  • Punctuation: 4
  • Grammar: 4

 

 

  • Support your child with their reading; even though they may be a fluent reader we ask that you question your children as to what they have read to enable them to develop a deeper understanding of the text.

 

 

  • Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school at all times to ensure they can complete PE. Please pack clothes for outdoor use as we will try and use outdoors even if the weather is becoming progressively cooler.

 

  • Miss Baker’s class is continuing with outdoor learning on a Friday afternoon; please ensure your child has clothes they can wear for this activity.

 

  • Volunteers – If you are interested in coming in to school to listen to readers across the school then please contact the school office! It would be fantastic to have some keen volunteers to support the children on their learning journey.

 

  • As the weather is getting colder please ensure your child comes to school with a school jumper or cardigan and a coat to wear during break time and lunchtimes.

 

If your child has been well-behaved at school all week and followed our Golden Rules, a text will be sent home on a Friday to celebrate your child’s fantastic behaviour.

 

Have a great week! 

 

The Year 6 Team

 

 

Friday 4th October 2019 

 

High Street Year 6 Weekly Newsletter

 

Hello, another busy week here in Year 6!

 

What did we do over the last week?

 

  • English- In English this week we have read the final stages of our story: ‘Star of Fear, Star of Hope’ and we have now successfully created and written our own story based on what we have learnt from the book. We also celebrated National Poetry Day by creating some fantastic poetry based upon: “The Great Fire of Nantwich”.

 

  • Maths- In maths, the children have started their new unit focussing on addition and subtraction.
    We began by considering mental methods for addition and subtraction- a very useful skill. We then moved on to written methods of addition and subtraction. The children were challenged to apply their knowledge of the methods to a range of reasoning problems. For example: “If you add any two 3 digit numbers together will it always make a 4 digit number?”

 

  • RE- This week, the children have been studying Christian Churches and their uses. We have looked at a map of how frequently Christian Churches can be seen around the local area, as well as other religious buildings. The children then considered the features found within a church building and their purpose e.g. the lectern.

 

 

What’s happening this coming week?

 

  • English- The children have now written their own narratives inspired by: ‘Star of Fear, Star of Hope’.
    The children will be editing and improving their stories and producing a final draft in their writing journals.

 

  • Maths- Next week the children will be developing their reasoning skills and applying their knowledge to word problems.
     

 

  • Topic- In topic next week the children will be studying and analysing the structure and features of a Tudor building- considering what they learnt and saw during the trip to Nantwich in September.

 

  • Science- In science the children will be completing a fossil fact file! The children will choose their preferred method of research but they will also have access to some real fossils which they will analyse closely  using a microscope.

 

 

What can you do at home to support our learning at school?

 

  • Homework due in Tuesday 8th October 2019:

 

  • Maths: 3
  • Maths (Advanced): 3
  • Spelling: 3
  • Punctuation: 3
  • Grammar: 3

 

 

  • Support your child with their reading; even though they may be a fluent reader we ask that you question your children as to what they have read to enable them to develop a deeper understanding of the text.

 

 

  • Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school at all times to ensure they can complete PE. Please pack clothes for outdoor use as we will try and use outdoors even if the weather is becoming progressively cooler.

 

  • Miss Baker’s class is continuing with outdoor learning on a Friday afternoon, please ensure your child has clothes they can wear for this activity.

 

  • Volunteers – If you are interested in coming in to school to listen to readers across the school then please contact the school office! It would be fantastic to have some keen volunteers to support the children on their learning journey.

 

  • As the weather is getting colder please ensure your child comes to school with a school jumper or cardigan and a coat to wear during break time and lunchtimes.

 

If your child has been well-behaved at school all week and followed our Golden Rules, a text will be sent home on a Friday to celebrate your child’s fantastic behaviour.

 

Have a great week! 

 

The Year 6 Team

 

 

Friday 27th September 2019 

 

High Street Year 6 Weekly Newsletter

 

Hello, another busy week here in Year 6!

 

What did we do over the last week?

  • English- The children engaged in roleplay activities to broaden their understanding of our class text. The children produced short burst writing pieces which explored themes that appear in the story.
    We were particularly impressed with the diary entries produced which charted the feelings of a Jewish girl being captured by the police during the war.
    Children had the extra challenge of using the passive voice to show ambiguity.

 

  • Maths- The children have now completed their study of negative numbers and in turn finished their work on place value. Challenge your children to calculate differences between positive and negative numbers to help consolidate this work! If it’s -12 degrees in Moscow and 8 degrees in Manchester, what is the difference in temperature?

 

  • CGP Homework – The children’s CGP homework books have arrived this week and have now been successfully distributed to the children. Initially your child has received a Maths, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar book. We have set the children’s first weekly tasks from these books which will be due in next Tuesday. Please see your child’s diary or the bottom on this newsletter for the pages and dates due. In addition to this, the children also received a spelling list which will also be tested each Tuesday. If you have any questions about the books or the homework, please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of the Year 6 team.

 

  • RE- This week in RE the children have been learning about Christianity and the key facts concerned with the religion. Each child took it in turns to be the teacher by coaching other children through certain aspects of the religion.

 

 

What’s happening this coming week?

 

  • English- In English we will be reading the final stages of our story: ‘Star of Fear, Star of Hope’ and we will be creating and writing our own story based on what we have learnt from the book.   

 

  • Maths- In maths, the children will be starting their new unit focussing on addition and subtraction, something we know the children worked hard on last year. We will start our unit focussing on mental addition and subtraction- a very useful skill to have and practice!

 

  • RE- Next week, the children will be studying Christian Churches and their uses. We will be looking at a map of how frequently Christian Churches can be seen around the local area, as well as other religious buildings. The children will then be looking at different features that are found within a Church and their uses.

 

  • Topic- In topic next week the children will be reminded of their trip to Nantwich and what they learnt throughout the trip, we will also be dedicating a page in the topic books to showcase the fabulous Tudor buildings we discovered during our visit to Nantwich!

 

 

What can you do at home to support our learning at school?

 

  • Homework due in Tuesday 1st October 2019:

 

  • Maths: 2
  • Maths (Advanced): 2
  • Spelling: 2
  • Punctuation: 2
  • Grammar: 2

 

 

  • Support your child with their reading; even though they may be a fluent reader we ask that you question your children as to what they have read to enable them to develop a deeper understanding of the text.

 

 

  • Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school at all times to ensure they can complete PE. Please pack clothes for outdoor use as we will try and use outdoors even if the weather is becoming progressively cooler.

 

  • Miss Baker’s class is continuing with outdoor learning on a Friday afternoon, please ensure your child has clothes they can wear for this activity.

 

  • Volunteers – If you are interested in coming in to school to listen to readers across the school then please contact the school office! It would be fantastic to have some keen volunteers to support the children on their learning journey.

 

If your child has been well-behaved at school all week and followed our Golden Rules, a text will be sent home on a Friday to celebrate your child’s fantastic behaviour.

 

Have a great week! 

 

The Year 6 Team

 

 

Friday 20th September 2019 

 

High Street Year 6 Weekly Newsletter

 

Hello, another busy week here in Year 6!

 

What did we do over the last week?

 

  • English- This week the children have written a diary extract in the role of Helen ( a key figure in our class text: Star of Fear, Star of Hope). The children used their knowledge of the story and also their imaginations to produce some engaging pieces of writing – well done year 6.
    The children also learned about the key features for writing a narrative, including using conjunctions, fronted adverbials and key punctuation for dialogue to enhance their writing.

 

  • Maths- Now the children are becoming more secure with place value and how to identify the value of a digit, we have moved onto rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 etc all the way up to 1,000,000. The children have also considered negative numbers and how they can be interpreted in a real life context- for example differences in temperature between different capital cities across the world. All aspects have been underpinned with reasoning questions.

 

  • Nantwich - On Tuesday 17th September, we visited the town of Nantwich to study the Tudor buildings and architecture. The day was packed with activities! The children analysed the different buildings in Nantwich and considered how their use had changed over time! The children were baffled that the Crown Inn Hotel had remained an inn for over 500 years!
    The children also enjoyed learning about the events surrounding the “Great Fire of Nantwich” and had some interesting questions to ask!
    We were also blessed with wonderful weather!

 

  • Topic- In topic this week we have been reviewing key facts we learnt about Nantwich during our visit to the town. The children were challenged to recount the activities they took part in and identify knowledge that they had acquired.

 

 

  • Science- In science this week, we have been learning all about ‘Natural Selection’ and the role Charles Darwin played in discovering South America and Australia to create his theory. 

 

  • Global Climate day- On Friday, the children’s activities centred around ‘Global Climate Day’. During this day the children did many activities, for example creating a class goals to help reduce climate change issues and creating a persuasive piece of writing encouraging world leaders to take action to prevent climate change.

 

 

What’s happening this coming week?

 

  • English- Next week during English, the children will be engaging in roleplay activities to widen their understanding of our class text. The children will be producing short burst writing pieces which explore themes that appear in the story.  

 

  • Maths- The children will continue their study of negative numbers, and in turn finish their work on place value. The children will then complete a hot task to assess their understanding of “Place Value and Number”. 

 

  • CGP Homework - We are hopeful that our CGP homework books will arrive next week and be distributed to the children. Initially the children will have a Maths, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar book. We will set weekly tasks from these books which will be due in each Tuesday.

 

 

 

What can you do at home to support our learning at school?

 

  • Support your child with their reading; even though they may be a fluent reader we ask that you question your children as to what they have read to enable them to develop a deeper understanding of the text.

 

  • Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school at all times to ensure they can complete PE. Please pack clothes for outdoor use as we will try and use outdoors even if the weather is becoming progressively cooler.

 

  • Miss Baker’s class is continuing with outdoor learning on a Friday afternoon, please ensure your child has clothes they can wear for this activity.

 

  • Volunteers – If you are interested in coming in to school to listen to readers across the school then please contact the school office! It would be fantastic to have some keen volunteers to support the children on their learning journey.

 

 

If your child has been well-behaved at school all week and followed our Golden Rules, a text will be sent home on a Friday to celebrate your child’s fantastic behaviour.

 

Have a great week! 

 

Friday 13th September 2019 

 

High Street Year 6 Weekly Newsletter

 

Hello, a very busy few days completed our first full week in school!

 

What did we do over the last week?

  • English- This week in English, we have focussed our writing on conflict using the book ‘Star of Fear, Star of Hope’ by Jo Hoestlandt as our inspiration. We have also now successfully learnt how to use direct speech accurately to advance our narratives and show relationships between characters. Some children have also begun to use expanded noun phrases to add description to their writing.

 

  • Maths- The children have continued their work on place value and have been challenged to use their knowledge to solve a range of reasoning problems. Some of the children have mastered ordering numbers including decimals.  The children have also used their mathematical knowledge to reason why one number is bigger than another.

 

  • Topic- This week in Topic, the children were introduced to The Terrible Tudors - the children had a lot of knowledge already which was lovely to share and hear. The children then went on to order key events that occurred during the Tudor period.

 

  • Academy- On the morning of Tuesday 10th September we visited the Academy for a tour of their site.
    This  proved to be a super opportunity for the children to learn about the high school and what they could be expecting this time next year. Please ensure that you read through the prospectus your child was given and ensure that you have applied for your child’s high school place before the 31st of October. Please speak to a Year 6 member of staff if you need any questions answered.

 

  • Year 6 Welcome Meeting – Thank you to all those who joined the Year 6 team on Thursday to hear about Year 6 and what to expect. During the meeting we discussed our curriculum for the autumn term and the expectations for the year. If you were unable to attend, the information discussed is available on the school website.

 

 

What’s happening this coming week?

  • Nantwich - On Tuesday 17th September, we will be visiting the town of Nantwich to study the Tudor buildings and architecture.
    An e-consent has been sent to your email address (paper copies are available if you do not have access to e-mail). Children will require a packed lunch for the visit however if you are unable to provide one on the day a packed lunch may be requested from the school office. Please ensure the donation towards the trip of £3.50 is handed into the office before Tuesday.
    Your child does not need to wear their school uniform, however in case of wet weather we ask they bring a waterproof coat and sensible walking shoes. 

 

  • English- This coming week the children will focus on writing a diary extract using their predictions about what will happen next in the text as it is introduced. The children will also be learning about the key features for writing a narrative.

 

  • Maths- Now the children are becoming more secure with place value and how to identify the value of a digit, we are going to move our unit onto rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1000 etc. The children will then be looking at negative numbers and how these can be interpreted in a real life context. All aspects being underpinned with reasoning questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What can you do at home to support our learning at school?

 

  • Support your child with their reading; even though they may be a fluent reader we ask that you question your children as to what they have read to enable them to develop a deeper understanding of the text.

 

  • Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school at all times to ensure they can complete PE. Please pack clothes for outdoor use as we will try and use outdoors even if the weather is becoming progressively cooler.

 

  • Miss Baker’s class is starting with outdoor learning on a Friday afternoon, please ensure your child has clothes they can wear for this activity.

 

 

If your child has been well-behaved at school all week and followed our Golden Rules, a text will be sent home on a Friday to celebrate your child’s fantastic behaviour.

 

Have a great week! 

 

The Year 6 Team

Friday 6th September 2019 

THE YEAR WELCOME MEETING PPT IS AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD AT THE BOTTOM PAGE 

High Street Year 6 Weekly Newsletter

 

Hello, welcome back from a restful summer!

 

What did we do over the last week?

 

  • Welcome - It was a delight to see the children return looking smart and enthusiastic, ready for the new academic year. We were delighted by the impressive homework projects that the children returned with – thank you for your support. The Tudor houses are now on display in our classrooms and look fantastic!

 

  • Groupings - The children were informed of the groups they would be working in for the different subject areas and we explained the high expectations that we have for them. It is important to note that the children will move groupings throughout the year depending on their strengths and weaknesses in different subject areas.

 

  • English- This week, the children have started their work on our new unit based on the book ‘Star of Fear, Star of Hope’ by Jo Hoestlandt. The children completed their cold task resulting in a piece of work that was a narrative with a flashback from a character’s point of view. We chose a topic the children were familiar with to enhance their idea stems.

 

  • Maths- The children have completed their cold task on their new unit: Number and place value.

 

  • Art- The children have successfully continued and completed practice sketches based on a Tudor Monarch they have chosen to study and draw, making a very nice link to our Topic unit- The Terrible Tudors. We have been very impressed with some accurate drawings up to now!

 

 

What’s happening this coming week?

 

  • English- Next week in English, we are focussing on conflict within our new unit based around the book ‘Star of Fear, Star of Hope’ by Jo Hoestlandt. We will also be learning how to use direct speech accurately to advance our narratives and show relationships between characters.

 

  • Maths- The children will continue their work on place value and we will challenge them to use their knowledge to solve a range of reasoning problems.  

 

  • Academy- We will be taking the children to “The Academy” on the morning of Tuesday 10th September for a tour.
    This is a super opportunity for the children to learn about the high school and what they could be expecting this time next year. Please ensure your child has a coat in school.

 

  • Year 6 Welcome Meeting - Please join the Year 6 team on Thursday 12th September at 3:15pm until 3:45pm to hear about Year 6 and what to expect. During the meeting we will discuss our curriculum for the autumn term and the expectations for the year. If you are unable to attend the information discussed will be saved on the school website.

 

  • Nantwich - On Tuesday 17th September, we will be visiting the town of Nantwich to study the Tudor buildings and architecture.
    An e-consent has been sent to your email address (paper copies are available if you do not have access to e-mail). Children will require a packed lunch for the visit however if you are unable to provide one on the day a packed lunch may be requested from the school office.
    Your child does not need to wear their school uniform, however in case of wet weather we ask they bring a waterproof coat and sensible walking shoes. 

 

 

 

What can you do at home to support our learning at school?

 

  • Support your child with their reading; even though they may be a fluent reader we ask that you question your children as to what they have read to enable them to develop a deeper understanding of the text.

 

If your child has been well-behaved at school all week and followed our Golden Rules, a text will be sent home on a Friday to celebrate your child’s fantastic behaviour.

 

Have a great week! 

 

The Year 6 Team

 

 

Friday 5thJuly 2019

 

High Street Year 6 Weekly Newsletter

 

What did we do over the last week?

 

  • The Zoo Project/ Art- This week, the children have completed some more beautiful art work ready for display during the zoo project/ world of work evening.
     
  • Pirates of the Curry Bean- The children have continued to refine their performance ready for our end of year production. We even introduced props... 

 

  • Edge Hill visit- On Monday, the children travelled to Edge Hill University. The children discovered what university life entailed and explored the campus, observing the different courses that were on offer. The children thoroughly enjoyed the trip and were asking some brilliant questions to the students currently studying at the university. We had a dance workshop, a tech workshop and a tour of the campus. 

 

  • Parents’ evening- Thank you to all parents who attended meetings this week. If you were unable to attend, your child’s report will be given to them on Monday and please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss any concerns or queries you may have regards transition to high school.
     
  • ‘Dress down’ Day- On Friday, we had a ‘dress down’ day. The children were allowed to wear their own clothes and were asked to contribute items to the tombola. Thank you very much for all your contributions.  


 

What’s happening next week? 

 

  • Pirates of the Curry Bean- The children will continue with their rehearsals. We will hope to see the children being less reliant on their scripts as the performance looms! 

 

  • Zoo Project/ World of work evening- On Thursday (11/07/2019) we will be ho

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