Welcome to Year 6
Our teachers this year are: In Peter Pan Mrs. Greenfield and in Pinocchio Miss Bellanti, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Holt, Mrs. Spencer and Mrs Barzinji will work across both classes., with the additional help of Mr. Gleeson and Mrs. Rasheed.
Year Six is a very exciting year with lots going on. Please keep up to date with everything that is happening in both classes on this page. or via Class Dojo. Please don't hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher too if you have any questions.
During the school closures we will update this page with some suggestions of activities and learning tools to help the children revise and revisit some key areas of the curriculum. There are plenty of ways to bring learning into the home, it doesn't have to be worksheets or online.
Below is a suggested timetable of activities that we will be posting on Seesaw/Class Dojo. Please encourage the children to complete some of them to ensure they are not forgetting key information.
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.
Our first project big question is ... How marvellous is it to be me?
Within this project we will be looking at how unique we are all, which different countries we all come from, as well as how our body works by looking at the function of the heart and our circulatory system. In Art we will be attempting to draw our self-portraits.
Our second big question is... What was the impact of WW2 on the UK?
Within this project, the children will be finding out all about what happened during WW2 and the impact that this had on the UK.
Spring 1 - Our next big question is... Why were some religions persecuted during the war?
During this we will be investigating the atrocities of the war and the impact it had on certain religions.
Spring 2 - Our big question is What is great about Rochdale?
During this project we will be researching key areas of Rochdale as well as important people who made an impact on Rochdale. We will be looking at the local area and how things have changed over the years, we will be comparing Rochdale of the past to present day Rochdale and discussing whether it was better then or now. In Art we will be using different mediums to complete a landscape picture of the Town Hall and a portrait of Edwin Waugh.
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 their groups.
Homework is set on a weekly basis for Spellings and Number facts. The spellings and timestables 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.
Reading books were given out at the start of the year. Please try to read with your child every night. Encourage the children to read a wide range of books, any reading is better then no reading at all.
Reading books must be in school every day so that the children can also read during the day.
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.
We have a very busy year ahead of us but we are sure that the children we be absolutely brilliant! We are looking forward to learning lots of exciting things over the next year!
Keep up to date with everything going on in our classes by following: @BCPS_Mrs.G on Twitter or @BCPSDeputy
Please join our class dojo page too! 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 Miss Bellanti who will be able to give you your child's individual code.
In Year Six we will be exploring many genres of text through many different quality novels. Below, is a grid of the different units that Year Six will be studying throughout the year.
Our work so far this half term
Year 6 worked really hard during International week, our chosen country to research was Denmark. We produced some great work, we hope we have persuaded you to visit Denmark. Check out more of our work on Seesaw or Class Dojo or Twitter.
To introduce our next Big Question, we have been looking at WW1 and 'why the poppy is such a symbolic flower.?' The children have been looking at the poem "In Flanders Fields'. They have looked at the language used as well as learning it so they can recite it. They have also used the poem to create some art work for display.
Well what a start to our Spring term. We have started off with Science Week.
During this week we have researched a famous scientist - Albert Einstein- and tried to make our own compasses. We had a visit from a scientist who demonstrated how easy it was to do science experiments at home.
As well as this we made memory boxes about Albert Einstein's life. We had such fun.
Check out some of our pictures here.
At the end of half term we had a visitor in school, Mr. Holt is a History teacher in a high school. We had a question and answer session with him. We had lots of questions about WW2 and we found out lots of other interesting facts too.