Year 6 - Esk, Eden and Calder 2018 - 2019

Miss Levis

Mr Askey

Miss Baker

Friday 17th May 2019

 

High Street Year 6 Weekly Newsletter

 

SATs are complete - A big well done to all Year 6 children!  

 

What did we do over the last week?

 

  • SATS- As you will be aware, the Year 6 SATS were completed this week. We are extremely pleased with the children’s behaviour and attitude this week and we have seen the children work methodically and carefully in all their papers. Well done year 6!

 

What’s happening next week?

 

  • Zoo trip- On Monday 20th May the school is visiting Chester Zoo. Year 6’s aim for the trip is to consider the impact the production of palm oil can have on wildlife and plants.

The children are required to wear their school uniform but they can wear comfortable shoes for walking all day, e.g. sensible trainers. Please ensure your child brings a packed lunch and a water bottle, if the weather is very warm and sunny then please ensure you child also has a sunhat. The children are due to arrive back at school for normal time- 3:15pm.
Please can the children wear their blue High Street jumpers and not their hoodies.

 

  • The Zoo Project (topic) – The production of palm oil is the focus of our topic work this term. We will explore the impact its production has on the world around us and consider the animals and habitats that are affected by its use. 

 

  • English- The children will be completing their re-draft of their fantastic pieces of writing discussing whether Jemmy Button should have been taken to England or not. As ever, we will remind the children that authors are constantly correcting and improving their work. We will then be moving onto our new text called ‘Can we save the tiger?’ By Martin Jenkins. The book provides an excellent context for our Zoo Project topic that explores the production and use of palm oil.

 

  • Year 6 Residential Meeting – On Thursday Mr Joule hosted the year 6 residential meeting. He explained the logistics for the week and discussed the all-important kit list!
    If you were unable to attend the meeting, your child will be bringing home a letter detailing the itinerary for the visit and outlining the essentials required. If you have any questions regarding the residential please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

 

 

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

 

  • The children will be having swimming lessons every Tuesday so please make sure that your child brings in the appropriate kit.

 

  • 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, as we will continue to go outside when possible.

 

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 10th May 2019

 

High Street Year 6 Weekly Newsletter

 

We have had a very productive week, here in Year 6!  

 

What did we do over the last week?

  • Maths - In maths, we finished our work on statistics. We have focussed on rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 and beyond. We have also considered ratio and practiced some questions that could come up in the SATs. Further to this, we have also been revising other areas in maths that we need some extra practise on, in order to boost our confidence.

 

  • SPaG- In SPaG we have focussed on using brackets for parenthesis and how to use semi-colons, colons and dashes correctly within a sentence. This included what they look like and how to use them correctly. We have gone through past SAT questions so we are aware of what to expect and how to tackle each question correctly and confidently.

 

What’s happening next week?

  • SATS- As you will be aware, the Year 6 SATS commence on Monday (13th May). A letter has been sent out about children attending the free breakfast club that the school is providing on the morning of each test. This is something we recommend the children attend in order to socialise, relax and be prepared for the test ahead of them that day. We ask that each child bring a bowl, plate, cup, cutlery and tea-towel for this.  

 

 

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

 

Following our practice papers last week, we will be sending some of these papers home in order for the children to use these as revision tools. Please have a chat with your child about the papers – celebrate their successes and discuss areas they could improve!
 

Homework

Due Tuesday 14th May 2019:

As the children have less than a week until their SATs, we would like them to use their homework books as revision and complete as many pages as possible.  

 

 

 

Maths booster club takes place on Tuesday (all welcome). SPaG booster club is on a Thursday (all welcome).

 

  • The children will be having swimming lessons every Tuesday so please make sure that your child brings in the appropriate kit.

 

  • 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, as we will continue to go outside when possible through this cold weather.

 

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 3rd May 2019

 

High Street Year 6 Weekly Newsletter

 

A very productive week here in Year 6!  

 

What did we do over the last week?

  • Maths - In maths, we have continued our work on statistics. We have now learnt about the mode, median, mean and range and how they can be used to draw conclusions about data. 

 

  • English – In English we have edited and improved our discussion pieces. We have mainly focussed on spelling and vocabulary, as well as trying to use a range of punctuation.  We have continued to remind the children that authors are continuously editing their work to make it the best it can be and therefore they must do the same.

 

  • SPaG- In SPaG we have focussed on using inverted commas correctly! We have successfully practiced previous SATs style questions which have challenged the children to identify where and when inverted commas should be used.

 

  • Mock SATs- This week the children have completed mock SAT’s.
    This has given the children experience of what the week will be like, where they will be sat and the conditions they must work in. We have sent a letter home with your child that explains the free of charge breakfast club the school is providing for all Year 6 children starting on the 13th May and ending on the 16th May. This club allows the children to eat a full breakfast and relax with their friends each morning before they start their SAT paper for that day. If you have not received a letter then please ask the office for a copy.

 

 

What’s happening next week?

  • Maths - In maths, we will review and revise the maths papers we sat this week, finding where we could have made small mistakes and areas where we could have gained further marks. We will also finish off our unit of statistics to ensure that we are aware about probability.

 

  • English –In English we will continue our work on the Galapagos Islands and we will be learning new vocabulary that we can use in our writing. We will also practice using different tenses. 
    Subsequently, we will write a scientist’s field log!

 

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

 

Following our practice papers this week, we will be sending some of the papers the children have taken home. Please have a chat with your child about the papers – celebrate their successes and discuss areas they could improve!
 

Homework

Due Tuesday 7th May 2019:

  • Reading (non-fiction): complete all questions for the third text
  • Reading stretch (non-fiction): complete all questions for the third text
  • Maths: 54, 55
  • Maths (Advanced): 56, 57
  • Grammar: 56, 57

Maths booster club takes place on Tuesday (all welcome). SPaG booster club is on a Thursday (all welcome).

 

  • The children will be having swimming lessons every Tuesday so please make sure that your child brings in the appropriate kit.

 

  • 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, as we will continue to go outside when possible through this cold weather.

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 26th April 2019

 

High Street Year 6 Weekly Newsletter

 

Welcome back!  

 

What did we do over the last week?

 

  • Maths - We have continued and successfully completed our unit on measure. We considered different units of measure for length, weight and capacity. The children then focussed on time - reading timetables and finding the difference between given times.
    We also begun our new unit on ‘interpreting data’. We considered the different ways that data could be presented and discussed how to interpret it accurately.

     
  • English - In English we have continued our new unit on ‘discussion’. We took part in a debate this week and began to independently write a first draft considering whether Jemmy Button should have been taken to England.

 

  • SPaG- In SPaG this week we have revised how to use different types of punctuation marks and we have discussed the different tenses used in the English language including the past and present progressive tense. 

 

What’s happening next week?

  • Maths - In maths, we will continue our work on statistics. We will consider mode, median, mean and range and how they can be used to draw conclusions about data.

 

  • English – In English we will be editing and improving our discussion pieces. We will focus on spelling and vocabulary, as well as trying to use a range of punctuation.  We will remind the children that authors are continuously editing their work to make it the best it can be.

 

  • SPaG- In SPaG we will be focussing on inverted commas and how to use them correctly! We will practice SATs style questions which will challenge the children to identify where and when inverted commas should be used.

 

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

 

  • Due Tuesday 30th April 2019
  • Reading (non-fiction): complete all questions for the second text
  • Reading stretch (non-fiction): complete all questions for the second text
  • Maths: 52, 53
  • Maths (Advanced): 54, 55
  • Grammar: 54, 55

 

Maths booster club takes place on Tuesday (all welcome). SPaG booster club is on a Thursday (all welcome).

 

  • The children will be having swimming lessons every Tuesday so please make sure that your child brings in the appropriate kit.

 

  • 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, as we will continue to go outside when possible through this cold weather.

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

Thursday 18th April 2019

 

High Street Year 6 Weekly Newsletter

 

Welcome back!  

 

What did we do over the last week?

  • Maths - In maths, we have continued our work on considering different units of measure, including length, weight and capacity. The children have been challenged to tackle questions that include conversion of measure - something the children have previously found difficult.

 

  • English - We have started our new unit, and in turn, our new book - ‘Island, A story of the Galapagos Islands’ by Jason Chin. We have also explored the book ‘Jemmy Button’ by Jennifer Uman, which will link to our work on the Galapagos Islands.

 

  • Easter Service- On Thursday, we went to the United Reformed Church to take part in an Easter celebration service.

 

What’s happening next week?

  • Maths - In maths, we will continue our unit on measure, considering different units of measure for length, weight and capacity. The children will then be focussing on time - reading timetables and finding the difference between given times.

 

  • English - In English we will continue with our new unit. As we took part in a debate this week, we will begin to write a first draft considering whether Jemmy Button should have been taken to England, we will then edit and improve this.

 

 

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

 

Due Tuesday 23rd April 2019:

  • Reading (non-fiction): complete all questions for the first text
  • Reading stretch (non-fiction): complete all questions for the first text
  • Maths: 50, 51
  • Maths (Advanced): 52, 53

Grammar: 52, 53

Maths booster club continues to take place on Tuesday (all welcome). SPaG booster club is on a Thursday (all welcome).

 

  • The children will be having swimming lessons every Tuesday so please make sure that your child brings in the appropriate kit.

 

  • 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, as we will continue to go outside when possible through this cold weather.

 

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 29th March 2019

 

High Street Year 6 Weekly Newsletter

 

Another busy week in Year 6, just in time for a well-earned rest!  

 

What did we do over the last week?

  • Maths - In maths, we have now completed our work on area, perimeter and volume. We also started to consider different units of measure, for example converting centimetres into millimetres. The children have successfully been challenged to learn key conversion facts for example how many grams make up one kilogram.

 

  • English - In English we have now successfully redrafted our wonderful classic narratives about the Selfish Giant.

 

  • Science – We experimented with switches in parallel circuits and have become more familiar with different electrical components.

 

  • RE- In RE, we have completed our work on Muhammad’s life events. We drew story boards to demonstrate what we had learnt.

 

  • Parent’s evening- Thank you to all those parents who booked and came to the parents evening slots allotted. If you have any questions about the next coming weeks, please do not hesitate to come and speak to one of the Year 6 members of staff. 

 

 

What’s happening during the first week back after half term?

  • Maths - In maths, we will be continuing to consider different units of measure for length, weight and capacity. The children will be challenged to tackle questions that include conversation of measure, something the children have previously found difficult.

 

  • English - In English we will be starting our new unit, and in turn, our new book called ‘Island’- A story of the Galapagos Islands by Jason Chin.

 

  • Science – We will be starting our new unit on animals (including humans). We will consider the nutrition living organisms require to thrive. During our first session,  we will gauge what prior knowledge the children have regards these concepts.

 

  • RE- In RE, we will be completing our work on Islam, and in particular working on what the Qur’an is and what Arabic looks like when it is written.  We will then be making links between different holy books amongst the six major faiths.

 

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

 

Due Tuesday 16th April 2019

  • Reading (fiction): 40, 41
  • Reading stretch (fiction) : 40, 41
  • Maths: 46, 47, 48, 49
  • Maths (Advanced): 48, 49, 50, 51
  • Spelling: 48, 49, 50, 51
  • Punctuation: Do any missed pages
  • Grammar: 48, 49, 50, 51

 

  • Maths booster club continues to take place on Tuesday (all welcome). SPaG booster club is on a Thursday (all welcome).

 

 

  • The children will be having swimming lessons every Tuesday so please make sure that your child brings in the appropriate kit.

 

  • 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, as we will continue to go outside when possible through this cold weather.

 

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 22nd March 2019

 

High Street Year 6 Weekly Newsletter

 

Welcome back – Yet another busy week in Year 6!  

 

What did we do over the last week?

  • Maths - In maths this week we have been focussing on finding the area of different 2D shapes (including parallelograms) and the volume of some 3D shapes, in particular cubes and cuboids.
    We have also been revising co-ordinate work in booster sessions to ensure the new vocabulary acquired over the past few weeks is secure.

 

  • English - In English we have been editing our recreation of the classic narrative: The Selfish Giant. We have used ideas from the text and worked closely with our toolkit for classic narratives. The quality of the writing produced is a credit to the year 6 children and it is pleasing to see the progress the children have made from the start of the year.

 

  • Science - We have developed our knowledge of series circuits and parallel circuits and considered the effect a switch has on a parallel circuit. We have also tested for faults, reminding ourselves that circuits need to be complete in order to function properly.   

 

  • RE- In RE, we have been continuing our work on Islam, focussing on Muhammad. We considered who he was and why he is significant in Islam. We have discussed the key events in his life that resulted in him becoming a prophet.

 

 

What’s happening next week?

 

  • Maths - In maths next week, we will be complete our work on area, perimeter and volume. We will then begin to consider different units of measure. The children will be challenged to learn key conversion facts for example how many grams make up one kilogram. We will also discuss how kilometres can be converted into miles!

 

  • English - In English we will be redrafting our wonderful classic narratives about the Selfish Giant.

 

  • Science – Next week in science, we will be drawing circuits to indicate the components that have been used.

 

  • RE- In RE, we will be continuing our work about Islam, and learning all about the Qur’an and why it is a holy book for Muslims. We will be then thinking about holy books that are crucial to other religions.    

 

  • Parents evening- Please log onto the school website to  make your parent’s evening appointment. Please be aware that appointments are available during the school day and there are also evening appointments available on Wednesday 27th March (5-7pm). Please check the school website for further details.

 

 

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

 

  • Due Tuesday 26th March 2019
  • Write down your homework for next week in your reading/homework diary:
  • Reading (fiction): 38, 39
  • Reading stretch (fiction) : 38, 39
  • Maths: 44, 45
  • Maths (Advanced): 46, 47
  • Spelling: 46, 47
  • Punctuation: 46, 47
  • Grammar: 46, 47

 

  • Maths booster club continues to take place on Wednesday (all welcome). SPaG booster club is on a Thursday (all welcome).

 

  • As the cold weather continues, we are asking that all children have their coats with them. If a child does not have their coat they will not be able to play outside.

 

  • The children will be having swimming lessons every Tuesday so please make sure that your child brings in the appropriate kit.

 

  • 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, as we will continue to go outside when possible through this cold weather.

 

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 15th March 2019

 

High Street Year 6 Weekly Newsletter

 

Welcome back – Yet another busy week in Year 6!  

 

What did we do over the last week?

  • Maths - In maths this week we are have been focussing on co-ordinates and finding missing vertices to make shapes on a quadrant. We then tackled some challenging word problems surrounding co-ordinates.

Following this, we found the perimeter of regular and irregular 2D shapes, and challenged ourselves to find the perimeter of compound shapes.
We have also been revising our shape work in booster sessions to ensure the new vocabulary acquired over the past few weeks is secure.

 

  • English - In English we have been recreating the classic narrative: The Selfish Giant. We have used ideas from the text and worked closely with our toolkit for classic narratives. We have been writing from the perspective of a child in the garden and a tree in the garden.

 

  • Science - In science this week, we have been focussing on our new topic: Circuits. We have developed our knowledge of series circuits and parallel circuits and made predictions based on our knowledge about circuits and the different elements involved.

 

  • RE- In RE this week we have started our new topic on Islam and have learnt some basic facts about the religion, including the Five Pillars of Islam.

 

What’s happening next week?

  • Maths - In maths next week we will be focussing on finding the area of different 2D shapes (including parallelograms) and the volume of some 3D shapes.
    We will also be revising co-ordinate work in booster sessions to ensure the new vocabulary acquired over the past few weeks is secure.

 

  • English - In English we will be editing our recreation of the classic narrative: The Selfish Giant. We have previously used ideas from the text and worked closely with our toolkit for classic narratives but we now need to edit and improve these narratives, ensuring we are following the toolkit closely.

 

  • Science - We have developed our knowledge of series circuits and parallel circuits in previous lessons but will now consider what effect a switch has in a parallel circuit. 

 

  • RE- In RE next week, we will be continuing our new topic on Islam, focussing on who Muhammad was and why he is significant in Islam.

 

 

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

 

Homework this week due Tuesday 19th March 2019

  • Reading (fiction): 36,37
  • Reading stretch (fiction) : 36,37
  • Maths: 42, 43
  • Maths (Advanced): 44, 45
  • Spelling: 44, 45
  • Punctuation: 44, 45
  • Grammar: 44, 45

 

  • Maths booster club continues to take place on Wednesday (all welcome). SPaG booster club is on a Thursday (all welcome).

 

  • As the cold weather continues, we are asking that all children have their coats with them. If a child does not have their coat they will not be able to play outside.

 

  • The children will be having swimming lessons every Tuesday so please make sure that your child brings in the appropriate kit.

 

  • 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, as we will continue to go outside when possible through this cold weather.

 

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 8th March 2019

 

High Street Year 6 Weekly Newsletter

 

Welcome back – Yet another busy week in Year 6!  

 

What did we do over the last week?

 

  • Maths- This week, we have learnt how to calculate missing angles on a straight line, in a triangle and in a range of quadrilaterals. We have also “mastered” the art of using a protractor to measure angles – challenge your child at home to see if they can use one to measure different angles!    

 

  • English- We have produced some short burst writing about the characters and setting, alongside developing our understanding of figurative language and other literary techniques. We were particularly proud of our persuasive letters to the giant! We asked the giant to knock down his wall so the children could return and enjoy his fabulous garden.

 

  • Fair trade bake sale - We discussed how Fair Trade works and the objectives of the organisation; we also considered the role we can play in order to support its goals. We would like to thank all who contributed to the bake sale. Many thanks.

 

  • World Book Day- On Thursday 7th March it was World Book Day. Our afternoon centred on our story the “Selfish Giant”.  The children created masks of the Giant and used a range of materials to represent different facial expressions.  These masks will be on display around the school.

 

What’s happening next week?

  • Maths - In maths next week we are going to be focussing on co-ordinates.
    We will also be revising our shape work in booster sessions to ensure the new vocabulary acquired over the past few weeks is secure.

 

  • English - In English we will be recreating the classic narrative: The Selfish Giant. We will use ideas from the text and work closely with our toolkit for classic narratives. We will be writing from the perspective of a child in the garden and a tree in the garden.

 

  • Science - In science next week, we will be focussing on our new topic: Circuits. We will develop our knowledge of series circuits and parallel circuits.

 

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

 

  • Homework this week:

- Reading (fiction): pages 30 and 31

- Reading stretch (fiction): pages 30 and 31

- Maths: pages 40 and 41

- Maths (Advanced): pages 42 and 43

- Spelling: pages 42 and 43

- Punctuation: pages 42 and 43

- Grammar: pages 42 and 43

 

  • Maths booster club continues to take place on Wednesday (all welcome). SPaG booster club is on a Thursday (all welcome).

 

  • As the cold weather continues, we are asking that all children have their coats with them. If a child does not have their coat they will not be able to play outside.

 

  • The children will be having swimming lessons every Tuesday so please make sure that your child brings in the appropriate kit.

 

  • 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, as we will continue to go outside when possible through this cold weather.

 

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 1st March 2019

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