Welcome to Year 6, 6DW.
Well, here we are again - same class, same teacher but different classroom and different name! Plus a close-up view of the building works taking place right outside our classroom.
I have fond memories of last year and am really excited to see what Year 6 brings.
Thank you for visiting our class page - don't forget to stop by regularly to access letters, information, resources and news items. You will also be able to find out what 6DW are up to and view some of our amazing work.
Key timetabling information
* 6DW's P.E days are Thursday and Friday afternoons, and both sessions will be taught by Mrs Moores.
* R.E will be taken by Mrs Spooner on a Thursday afternoon.
* Forest Schools will take place on a Friday afternoon this year. * Year 6 will take part in Forest Schools in the half-term before Christmas.
*Homework days remain as in Y5, with homework issued on Wednesday and due in the next Monday. However, there is an increase to two pieces - one English, one Maths - to begin the preparation for secondary school. Spellings will be given out on a Monday and the test will be the following Monday.
*Our class timetable will be available on this page as soon as it is finalised. **Please note that this is subject to change.**
An Atlas of Imaginary Places:
As with previous years, the learning in the first few days will be centred around a whole-school text. This year we have chosen to peer inside this fantastic book, written by Mia Cassany and Ana de Lima! Throughout the first two weeks the whole school will be studying this book and showcasing their skills throughout all lessons. There is a slight difference, however, to the celebration of writing and artwork. On Friday 13th September, school will be open to parents after school if you're keen to see what we get up to linked to the text. I don't want to give too much away, but Y6 are working on 'The Labyrinth of Desires' and 'The Desert of Lost and Found'. I hope that this choice really engages the children as they start their final chapter of Leasowes - keep an eye on the website and newsletters for more information about the showcase event.
A quick update:
Next Tuesday - the 10th September - is our "Meet the Teacher" evenings. Please keep in mind that the Y6 presentation will detail information about your child's education this academic year, and will also be an opportunity to gain information out next half term's residential trip to Condover Hall. Due to the time needed to address both of these topics, Year 6's only session will be at 5:45pm in the KS2 Hall, continuing past 6pm. Note that all other year groups will have two sessions, so if you have a child in another year group, please attend that session at 5:00pm and then join us in the hall following it.
This evening will not detail information regarding end of KS2 SATs; there will be an additional meeting for parents on January 13th 2020.
Please remember that if you have any queries, I am available each afternoon on the school gate - here's to another enjoyable year and the adventures and challenges that we will face together!
Tuesday 10th September - Meet the Teacher evenings. First session (non-year 6) 5.00pm-5:30pm. Second session (including year 6) 5:45pm.
Monday 4th November- Friday 8th November - Condover Hall residential trip.
BBC Bitesize KS2 - English, Maths and Science videos, games and more.
Spelling Frame - A simple website for practising the Year 3/4 and 5/6 spelling lists.
Espresso Learning - A site school has bought into; see your teacher for your login.
Compare4Kids - Some free activities, including Year 6 SATs 'online boot camps'.
Sumdog - Online maths games. Please see your teacher for your login.
Parkfields Links - Links to a raft of helpful sites for revision.
iXL Maths - a subscription site, with limited free activities. Great for focusing on specific maths skills.
Clarity Maths - A site with links to old style Key Stage 2 Maths Papers, Maths Tutorials as well as Maths Games. Some of these games are linked to Memory and would therefore help pupils to retain key information.
Mad4Maths - Click on “For Kids” to access some fun games to practise speed of recall of times tables.
Crickweb - A range of English games and activities.
KS2 Literacy - Activities to reinforce and practise a range of spelling rules.
Spellzone - A range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and patterns.
For printable resources, please access our Parent Secure area for Year Six. Click the Parent News tab at the top of the page. This will give you access to TT38 (times table) resources, arithmetic/reading/grammar test resources and more, that we can only offer to parents if uploaded in a password protected area. If you have lost yours, please see someone in school for the username and password.