Welcome to Year 6
Our teachers this year are: In Peter Pan Mrs. Greenfield , in Captain Hook Mr.Mansey, and in Tinkerbell Mrs.Holt.
Mr.Gleeson, Mrs. Spencer, Mrs Barzinji and Mrs.Miah will work with individual classes., with the additional help of Mrs.Zesmin Ali and Mrs. Cooper.
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 too if you have any questions.
This year we will be splitting the children into smaller, more focused classes for reading, writing and maths. Please come into school and speak to your child's teacher if you wish to find out more about their class..
Homework is set on a weekly basis for Spellings and Number facts. The spellings and times tables are sent out via the apps and can be accessed at home. All children have log ins for both sites. These need to be completed at least 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 try to read with your child every night. 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 and their name moved up the class reading tree, the children may also need to read during the day.
CLICK HERE FOR GETEPIC
Children have PE 6 times over the three 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. ALL PE WILL BE OUTDOORS FOR THE FIRST HALF TERM - PLEASE ENSURE CHILDREN HAVE ADEQUATE CLOTHING IN THEIR KIT. (THIS MUST INCLUDE TRAINERS AND A WARM JACKET).
Children will also need a change of clothes for Forest School during adverse weather.
If your child needs to self - isolate because of a family member having symptoms/testing positive for COVID 19 then they can access the daily work through the Seesaw app. or via class dojo.
All children will have an individual log in and will be fully able to access and submit work through both sites.
Click here for our Medium Term Plan
This year our projects will be changing as the year progresses, we will update this page or let you know via Class Dojo to keep you fully informed.
Summer 2 - Our project big question is ... Are we ready to move on?
Within this project we will be writing character descriptions, holiday brochures and newspaper reports in English.
In Maths we will be consolidating all our previous learning and transition work for high school and continuing with our TTRockstars challenges.
In Art we will be creating fossils using clay/salt dough.
In Geography we will be looking at islands in the world and comparing them to the UK.
In History we will be looking at the journey of Charles Darwin and linking it to our geography work.
In Science we will be looking at evolution and inheritance.
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.
Each class has a class novel that they are reading each term. Check individual class pages for more information.
This half term we will also be reading Stone Girl, Bone Girl - The story of Mary Anning
LOOK AT OUR WORK SO FAR...
We investigated the parts of the eye.
We wrote biographies about William Shakespeare.
We created exercise videos.
We wrote some descriptive commentary about a film clip.
We looked in detail at a real heart.
We created fake blood too.
Check out some of our persuasive adverts - We designed a new toy/gadget, we created a prototype and then wrote a persuasive advert to sell our product. Have a listen to a few by clicking on the links below.
Look out for our half termly newsletter, this will give you up to date information about events happening within Y6