Year 6 - Esk, Eden and Calder 2019 - 2020

Mr Askey

Miss Baker

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 hosting a Zoo Project/ ‘World of Work’ evening. We invite all parents to come and look at our ‘Palm oil free soap’ stand in year 6 where you will be able to purchase some of our palm oil free soap. We will be able to discuss with you the purpose of our business and we will raise awareness of the importance of reducing consumption of palm oil and only using palm oil produced in a sustainable manner. 

 

 

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

 

 

  • Please help your child to learn their lines for the production. 

 

  • Children have received a letter this week regards our trip to Waterworld. Please can these be signed and returned as soon as possible – thank you! 

 

  • The children will be swimming next week on Tuesday afternoon. 

 

  • Please ensure your child’s PE kit is in every day of the week and please make sure they have clothes suitable to complete outdoor PE.

 

  • Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school to help with the warm weather. Please ensure it is filled with only water. 

 

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

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