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Year 6 2023 - 2024

Mr S Torrie

Year 6 Spring Term 2024

Welcome back, Year 6!  I hope you have all had a great Christmas break.  We've got a really busy term ahead of us, including our residential visit!

Our topics for this term are as follows:

Maths: Ratio, Algebra, Decimal Calculation, Area, Perimeter and Volume, and Statistics.

English: Newspaper Reports, Diaries, Recounts, Adventure Stories, Letters.

Geography: South America

History: Migration to Britain           

Our PE days are currently Monday and Friday and our topics for Autumn 1 are Hockey and Fitness Training.

Each week, one member of the class will prepare and deliver a short presentation on a topic of their choice.  The last two years, we had a very wide range of topics: Poland, the lower half of a horse's leg, ways the world could end, Phil Foden, conspiracy theories, the RNLI, cricket... The choices are endless!  

Spelling will be set as per usual, Friday to Thursday.  A first attempt test will take place on a Friday and a re-test will be given on a Thursday. See how much you can improve, and let's get learning those common exception words too!  I've attached them to this page, both the Y3/4 list, and also the Y5/6 ones too!

Maths homework is set Friday to Friday.  This is set on our new online Homework platform, Century.  Login details have been placed in children's diaries and ought to completing at least one activity a week on this.  The most relevant for your child is visible on the home screen once logged in. I've put the link to the Century login page at the bottom of this webpage.

Please note that all children have been given a Times Tables Rock Stars login - please continue to access this if your child does not know their 2-12 times tables (or if they just like playing the game!).

English homework is set Monday to Monday.  This is also set on Century.  The expectation is that all children complete at least one reading and one grammar homework each week.  Again, the most relevant for your child are visible on the homepage.

Revision guides have also now been sent home.  Again, the expectation of this is one piece, per book, per week.  Each week, children will be provided with a page to complete in each book and these are due in on the same days as homework of the same subject.

Let's also make sure we are all reading at home too - it has a massive impact on ALL of your learning; our class library is huge and is added to each month so there is bound to be something you like in there!  If you aren't sure what to read, I will do my best to help you choose something I think you will like. 

Embedded Calendar

Year 6 Residential - Day One

We've all arrived safely and settled in well.  The children were very excited about their cabins!  Groups 1 and 2 have had climbing and crate stack challenge this afternoon, whilst Group 3 have been canoeing.  All the children have pushed themselves and really enjoyed their first day.  We've just finished our night walk through the nearby woodland and are about to finish the day with a game and a hot chocolate.  Lots more exciting activities to come tomorrow!  Please see the gallery below for some photos of today's adventures.

Year 6 Residential - Day Two

We've had another fantastic day today and the weather has stayed dry all day... until now!  After a few tired eyes first thing this morning, we've had an action packed day full of new experiences for the children.  The instructors and staff have been really impressed with how they have been pushing themselves out of their comfort zone - from children scared of heights reaching the top of the climbing wall, abseiling into a stream, pushing themselves off the zip wire at the point of no return... Some children even completed the hard course on the climbing wall... blindfolded! It's all been an absolute pleasure to be part of.

See below for the latest photos of today's action.

Year 6 Residential - Day 3

Today we've done our final rotation of activities.  It was a glorious day for canoeing for Group 1 and 2 - no breeze and no rain!  Lots of great wildlife on view: kingfishers, cormorants, little grebes and long-tailed tits.  We've been taking on the high ropes course, completing the leap of faith and taking part in archery, a treasure hunt and been sent whizzing down the zip wire.  Last, but not least, we have Forest Adventure tomorrow before we make the short coach trip home!  See you all soon!

See below for the latest photos!

Useful games/links

Fun Geography games: Can you record the highest score or the lowest time in the class?

https://www.geoguessr.com/vgp/3069 - Large countries around world quiz

https://www.geoguessr.com/vgp/3007 - European countries

https://www.geoguessr.com/vgp/3144 - European capitals

https://www.geoguessr.com/vgp/3146 - English counties

https://www.geoguessr.com/vgp/3447 - Regions of England

https://www.geoguessr.com/vgp/3104 - Key cities of UK (although I would question some of those not in the quiz, and also some that are!!)

https://www.geoguessr.com/vgp/3771 - UK major cities and towns

New Accelerated Reader login page:

https://global-zone61.renaissance-go.com/welcomeportal/6702553

Times Table Rock Stars

https://ttrockstars.com/

MyMaths - for Maths homework set online

https://www.mymaths.co.uk/

World War 2 Quiz

https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/history/world-war-2/

Century Homework Login Portal (Our new homework for Maths and English)

https://app.century.tech/login/

 

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