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Year 6

Welcome to Y6!

General Information

 

Staff: 

Teachers: Miss Parker and Miss Whitehead 

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Bell (Monday- Wednesday) and Miss Myers.

 

PPA: 

Our PPA is on a Friday afternoon. During this time children will be taught by Mrs Little who will deliver Computing and Mrs Hill who will deliver Music.

 

P.E: 

Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday.

Children will come to school dressed in their uniform and will bring their PE kit in a labelled bag.

 

All PE sessions will take place outside unless there are extreme weather conditions i.e. ice, snow or heavy rain.

 

Please ensure they have the appropriate kit e.g. jogging bottoms/leggings and a jumper/hoodie.

 

Homework:

Home learning menus are given out at the start of every half term highlighting activities and projects the children can complete based on their current topic.

 

Each half term, children will be encouraged to complete homework from a 'homework menu' from their class teacher. This will be a range of activities relating to their current topic that parents can complete with their children.

 

Please do share photographs of your children carrying out the tasks by e-mailing them to homework@woodhousewest.sheffield.sch.uk or share them with the year group's Twitter page. 

 

Topics covered:

Summer 1- The Greatest Journey

This half-term is set to be a busy one! Alongside preparing for SATs, which start on Monday 9th May 2022, we will be starting a new topic called The Greatest Journey. We will be learning about the journey of a rain drop as it is part of the water cycle and then as it travels with a river from source to sea. We will be looking at our local rivers in Sheffield and then compare them to bigger rivers around the world. With a link to journeys, we will be reading about the extraordinary real-life stories of explorers in Survivors by David Long. We hope to visit Shire Brook Valley Nature Reserve where we will look at different habitats and the animal life of a stream. 

Books to enjoy at home!

 

Summer 1

 

Rivers (World Feature Focus) by Rebecca Kahn

From The Ganges to the The Amazon, discover some of the most famous and important rivers on the planet. Zoom in on their most interesting features, with the help of engaging artwork and key information. Each river 'profile' is accompanied by unique illustrations and clear photos.

 

 

 

Rivers by Susie Brooks 

The Where on Earth? Book of Rivers takes you on a journey along the world's rivers, from the Amazon to the Nile, answering questions such as how old is river water? Where can you hear a river wave ROAR? And which river creatures spell DANGER? Along with many others. It looks at flesh-eating turtles, river festivals, the Grand Canyon, the world's biggest waterfall, the water cycle and much, much more. Crammed full of ferocious fish and weird water facts, geography has never been so exciting!

 

River Stories by Timothy Knapman 

This gorgeous gift book will take you on a world adventure via the world's greatest rivers. The Yangtze tells of dragons and dolphins, while the Rhine whispers about castles and Frankenstein. Explore pyramids, tombs and temples by the Nile, and search for lost cities and gold alongside the Amazon. And follow the Mississippi to hear of historic battles and dinosaurs.

Gorgeously illustrated pages fold out to reveal the full length of each river. Make an epic journey from source to sea and soak up the rivers' amazing stories.

 

Rivers: A Visual History from River to Sea by Peter Goes 

This breath-taking journey along the most important rivers in the world takes us from the Nile to the Amazon, the Mekong Delta to the Mississippi, the Murray to the Waikato.
Our seas and rivers tell a compelling story about our planet. Through tracking the life source of people, animals and the land itself, Peter Goes brings alive our history and our lives today. Each illustration includes major events and historical figures connected with its river, but also favourite stories and icons. This absorbing, playful book shows who we are, how we live and the myths we weave around our people and places.

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