Welcome to Y6!
Staff: The class teachers this year are Mr Shackshaft, Mr Tazzyman and Mrs Marshall.
Helping to assist in our classroom will be Mrs Bell and Mrs Flint (Thursday and Friday)
PPA: Our PPA is on a Thursday afternoon. During this time children will be taught by Mrs Hill who delivers PSHE and Mrs Flint who will deliver Art.
P.E: Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure that PE kits are brought in on Monday so the children are properly prepared for both lessons. At times, we may go outside for PE, a warm jacket or jumper may be beneficial during the colder temperatures. Please ensure that all PE kit is labelled clearly with your child's name. Although we try to make sure kit goes home with the right child, this is sometimes a struggle and misplaced kit can be located in the Y6 classrooms.
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. Please send any photos of your child's home learning to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Home Learning Menu
Spring 2: Into the Deep Abyss
Your children will be continuing their deep dive under the sea. As historians they will be researching the amazing journeys and the fascinating stories associated with the history of our oceans. We will be looking at the influence Britain has had over the seas and the changes within and beyond living memory for people whose lives depended on the oceans.
As scientists, your children will be recognising how living things have changed over time through the topic of Evolution and Inheritance and will also be revising their knowledge of Light.
As eco-warriors of the future, your children will be visiting Saltburn to take part in a beach clean and to undertake some hands-on geographical skills including sampling.
This is an important half term for our Year 6 pupils as they prepare for the End of Key Stage 2 SATs tests. Additional booster classes will be taking place on a Tuesday afternoon until 4:20pm so please do encourage your child to attend.
We'll be doing a one off revision session on Thursday 27th February until 4:20pm
Books to enjoy at home!
Set your spirit of adventure free with this journey to the world’s great oceans, discovering the diversity of life that exists in the deep blue sea. Whether you’re travelling long haul with leatherback turtles across the Pacific, snoozing with sea otters or ice bathing with a walrus, this book celebrates the very prescient topic of the world’s oceans with Lucy Letherland’s animal characters.
Voices of the Titanic is a standout among Titanic books for kids that will give you insights into the disaster like never before. Take a new look at the sinking of the RMS Titanic through the eyes of the heroes and the cowards, the wealthy and the poor, the survivors and those who went down with the ship. In one of the best Titanic books for kids, you'll read the stories of real passengers and how they found their place on board.
From Tsunamis and sea turtles to riptides and reefs, learn all about the creatures, science, and ecology of our oceans, which cover more of the planet than all the continents and are just as important! Travel through all parts of the ocean to learn how it affects our world, including storms and climate. Amazing facts, photos, illustrations, and diagrams are found throughout this book, along with conservation tips, weird-but-true facts, and a mini ocean atlas. Challenges to the health of our ocean and its creatures are also presented along with what people are doing to keep it pristine for generations to come!
The humorous cartoon-style illustrations and the narrative approach encourages readers to get emotionally involved with the characters, aiding their understanding of what life would have been like exploring with Captain Cook. Informative captions, a timeline, a map, a complete glossary and an index make this title an ideal introduction to the conventions of non-fiction texts for young readers. It fits into KS2 History, providing an insight into 'significant people, events and places in the past'.