Welcome to Year 6
Our teachers this year are:
Peter Pan Mrs. Greenfield and Captain Hook Mr.Mansey
Mrs. Spencer, Mrs. Barzinji and Mrs. Amjad will work with individual classes., with the additional help of Mrs. Holt, Mrs. Goodall, Mrs.Zesmin Ali and Mrs. Crossley.
Year Six is a very exciting year with lots going on. Please keep up to date with everything that is happening in all classes on this page. or via Class Dojo.
(Click on the link HERE to go straight to the website and sign up using your child's code. If you don't have the code please speak to Mrs. Greenfield or Mr.Mansey who will be able to give you your child's individual code.).
Keep up to date with everything going on in our classes by following: @BCPS_Mrs.G @BCPS_6M or @BCPSDeputy on Twitter.
Please don't hesitate to make an appointment to speak to your child's class teacher if you have any questions.
This year we will be splitting the children into smaller, more focused groups for reading, writing and maths.
Please come into school and speak to your child's teacher if you wish to find out more about this.
Homework is set on a weekly basis for Spellings and Number facts. The spellings and times tables are sent out via the apps and should be accessed at home. All children have log ins for both sites. These need to be completed daily, to ensure the children get the best opportunities to succeed.
CLICK HERE TO ACCESS TTROCKSTARS
CLICK HERE FOR SPELLING SHED
Reading books are changed at least weekly.
Please either read with your child or encourage them to read independently nightly for at least 20 minutes each time.
Please encourage the children to read a wide range of books, any reading is better than no reading at all. The children are also enrolled on Getepic which is a FREE site that offers lots of books for children to read, as well as audio books and videos. The children have a log in each which lets them sign in during certain hours of the day. If children want to access it after 4pm then it will need an adult's email address but it is still FREE.
Reading books must be in school every day so that their progress can be monitored.
The children may also need to read to an adult during the day.
CLICK HERE FOR GETEPIC
Children have PE 4 times over the two week timetable. Please ensure that all children have sensible PE kit, including trainers, in school on a Monday and that it is taken home on a Friday for washing.
SOME PE WILL BE OUTDOORS - PLEASE ENSURE CHILDREN HAVE SUITABLE CLOTHING IN THEIR KIT.
(THIS MUST INCLUDE TRAINERS AND A WARM JACKET).
Children will also need a change of clothes for Forest School and outdoor learning during adverse weather.
Outdoor learning will be taught half termly, on a rota basis, for each class.
Our projects will be changing as the year progresses, we will update this page and let you know via Class Dojo to keep you fully informed. You will also find links to our work in this area.
Our Autumn 1 project is Who am I?
Within this project we will be looking at where our families originate from, across the world and local area in our Geography and History lessons.
We will be looking at the circulatory system in Science, in Art we will be creating self portraits and in PE checking which exercises make our heart rate go quicker and why that happens.
In Forest School we will be outdoors, learning about the environment that has been created, learning new skills and undertaking challenges. Keep an eye out for pictures and updates on our class Dojo pages.
Our Autumn 2 project is War! What is it good for?
Within this project we will be looking at the affect of war on individuals and communities. We will be looking at light in Science lessons and at local history and geography in Humanities. Other subjects include Art where we will be continuing with our sketching skills, PE where we will be learning about balance and counter-balance in gymnastics and learning the skills needed in Netball. In MFL we will be learning about time, PHSE about relationships, RE about when times are hard do we need religion and DT creating puppets to demonstrate how shadows form. In Music we will listening to and appraising Jazz music and composing music. In ICT learning about the importance of online safety and how important coding was during WW2.
In English we will be looking at extracts from The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and creating character analysis and descriptions, as well as setting descriptions.
In Maths we will be exploring fractions: including adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing them. As well as number facts and arithmetic skills.
Each class has a class novel that they are reading each term. Check individual class pages for more information.
This term we will be reading The Malamander by Thomas Taylor
All children will have an individual log in for Seesaw and will be fully able to access and submit work through this.
This is our half termly newsletter, this will give you up-to-date information about events happening within Y6.