Class 6 2023-24

Welcome to Year 6's Web Page
Here you can find out all about what goes on in Year 6. Our page is updated regularly with news and photographs, along with links to useful information and websites.
Welcome to the Summer Term 

Year 6 have finished their SATs and finally had some fun! We kicked off the post-SATs celebrations with a spaghetti and marshmallow tower challenge. The teams competed to build the tallest tower that could stand on its own. Some teams made very creative structures, while others just made a big mess!

On Friday, the children had their post-SATs party, which kicked off with a huge water fight—boys against girls! As you can imagine, there was lots of screaming and water flying everywhere.


We have been learning how shadows are formed. We created our own shadow theatres where we retold Issac Newton and Robert Hooke's theory of light and colour. 
Year 6 Photo Album
Year 6 Stars Gallery
Lacey wrote an excellent diary entry, demonstrating an profound understanding about the Maya civilisation beliefs whilst entertaining her reader throughout. Well done Lacey!
 Well done to Katie who has achieved incredible results in learning her 6 x tables! Well done! 
 Year 6 have worked on collaborative art project where they have created a festive, winter scene for our school hall. I think you will agree, the end results is absolutely stunning and the children should be really proud of themselves. 
News from Year 6
Year 5 and 6 Careers Fair
Arts and Culture Week 
This week's homework 


Maths: Please log onto IXL and complete questions in your recommendations (from your teacher section). These skills are revision of the topics we have covered so far. You are expected to complete 3 x 10-15 minute sessions per week. 

Reading: Reading Plus lessons. Complete five reading lessons and at least one vocabulary lesson each week.

Optional Homework: You have all shown you are fantastic persuasive writers, so Miss Van der Ploeg and Mr. Thompson would like to put your skills to the test.

This year the school will be 50 years old and we are going to need a birthday cake. Wouldn't it be great if we could persuade Mary Berry to make our school's 50th birthday cake? In addition, we would need someone to open our event. Tony Hadley is a local celebrity so why not try and persuade him to come to our school and cut the ribbon to begin our celebrations. 

Your task is to write a letter to either one of or both of these local celebrities using all the skills you have learned this term. Bring your finished letters back into school and Miss Van der Ploeg and Mr. Thompson will pick their favourite to be sent off. Please use the school's address as the sender. You will have time back at school to refine your letter if needed. 


Remember - A.F.O.R.E.S.T.

Useful Information
Year 6 will be having a PE session on a Monday and a Wednesday afternoon each week (there will be no PE during the first week back). Where possible, PE will be outdoors so please ensure your child has suitable clothing for outdoor PE. Just a reminder about PE clothing. T-shirts/tops should be red or white and shorts or tracksuit bottoms should be black.  No football kits please.  
Homework in Year 6 will be set on a Friday and due on a Thursday. If there are any issues with your child completing their homework on time, please email me before the due date. 
In Year 6, it is still important for children to read every day, they must consolidate and extend their basic skills, become fluent, confident readers, build a vocabulary of words and concepts, and most importantly be able to comprehend increasingly sophisticated texts. It is a transition from ‘learning to read’ to ‘reading to learn’. Year 6 will be using the Reading Plus program which develops the skills they need to become proficient readers. This program is specifically designed to prepare the children for the end of KS2 reading assessment. 
Please encourage your child to read regularly at home, they will be given the opportunity to choose books from our library to read at home and in school. They are able to earn their Reading Awards and unlike in earlier year groups, they are able to fill out their reading diary themselves, but we do ask that parents sign this once a week to keep that school/home communication. We have introduced a new reading scheme into school to which the children will have a specific book allocated to them that matches their reading ability.
Children will be set weekly maths or English homework which will be linked to the area we have worked on in class during that week.
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