Welcome to Class 6!
Year 6 are taught by Mrs Tyers along with Ms Read, Mrs Clarke and Mrs McInerney
Work hard, be kind and amazing things will happen - Conan O'Brien. Work hard, be kind and amazing things will happen - Conan O'Brien.
Class Vision 2023-24
In Year 6, we would like to achieve our best, and push ourselves further to improve in all aspects of school life. We are respectful to all in our school community, even if their opinions do not align with our own. This year, we would like to gain our teachers’ trust and show that we can be relied upon. We accept responsibilities, and participate in all areas of school life, to accomplish these successfully as a team. We will develop a good mind-set and enjoy our new learning opportunities - we will try our best and never give up. Our hard work will be rewarded! We try to be nice to other people. We make great choices so that everyone has an amazing time and wants to come to school. We will make the class fun, as long as this doesn’t hurt others and their feelings.
We have planned a curriculum based on six Global Themes that is creative, fun and focused on knowledge, skills and understanding, which is taught sequentially, building on prior knowledge.
To find out more about the St. George's curriculum, please click here.
The Global Themes are:
Term 1 - Identity and Diversity
Term 2 - Peace and Conflict
Term 3 - Saving Our Environment
Term 4 - Social Justice
Term 5 - Our World and Beyond
Term 6 - Our Heritage
Here is the year 6 overview which contains the knowledge and vocabulary which we will teach each term.
English - Writing
We are currently reading The Princess' Blankets by Carol Ann Duffy and will write our own endings.
English - Spelling
Each week in Year 6, we learn or revise a spelling pattern, from years 3 to year 6. We also have spelling zappers which help us practise our year 5 and 6 statutory spellings.
|Years 3 and 4 Statutory Spelling Words
|Years 5 and 6 Statutory Spelling Words
Term 1a (up to October half term)
Term 1b (up to Christmas)
Term 2a (up to February half term)
Term 2b (up to Easter)
Term 3a (up to May half term)
Term 3b (up to summer)
English - Reading
Our class story...
We use White Rose maths in year 6 and supplement this with reasoning and problem solving activities from Twinkl.
The yearly overview can be found here.
In Year 6, we need to consider the "degree of trust" you can have in our results.
|have a reliable Sample Size
|We are honest and don't try to change our results to make them fit our prediction.
|We work carefully and give our experiment our full attention.
|We can reproduce the experiment again and should get the same results.
|Each result we find is similar to our other results...and if it isn't, we find out why.
|The more data we have, the more likely it is to show the real picture.
The photographs below show us testing whether the length of a wire affects how brightly a bulb will shine. We used tissue paper to ensure that our results are accurate.
Each year, Year 6 enjoy a trip to PGL (Boreatton Park in Shropshire). This year we will be camping as well as enjoying all of the activities PGL have to offer.
If your child would like to practise at home, there are some resources on Purple Mash and some here on the BBC Bitesize page.
Homework will be set every Wednesday and checked the following Wednesday. Further details will be added to Seesaw each week and an activity created for the children to respond to.
In year 6, we work hard to prepare ourselves for secondary school.
We are currently practising to join the Young Voices concert in Birmingham on Friday 12th January 2024.
There is a link to the songs here: https://www.youngvoices.co.uk/for-children
Parents can find lots of information here: https://www.youngvoices.co.uk/for-parents
Log in to Seesaw to upload any work that you do at home, or to share work completed in school with your family and friends.
We will use Purple Mash for our computing lessons, as well as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Each child has an individual log in (there is a copy in their reading record) so that they can log in at home. They can also be set tasks to complete and can use Purple Mash to play learning games too.
Times Tables Rock Stars
In Year 6 we continue to use Times Tables Rock Stars, as being able to recall these facts quickly and accurately is essential for success in the end of year arithmetic paper.
During the summer term, Year 6 children have the opportunity to complete levels 1 and 2 of their Bikeability. More information can be found here: https://www.southderbyshire.gov.uk/our-services/education-and-schools/bikeability
In Year 6, we have a visit from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue, to educate children about the importance of fire safety in the home and how to avoid accidental fires. Their website, https://www.derbys-fire.gov.uk/community/schools not only has all of the resources linked to their work, but also links to railway safety, water safety, electrical safety, road safety, carbon monoxide safety and keeping active (mind and body). It is well worth a look.
Wednesday - outdoor
Thursday - indoor
Keeping in touch
How do we keep in touch?
Class Dojo - I use this to send messages to all year 6 parents and to reward the class. I also use the "Story" on Class Dojo when I want to send pictures of what we have done, but only with the class. Dojo enables us to have 1:1 conversations, parent to teacher. All staff members can update the School Story, when an event applies to more than one class.
School webpage - here you will find links to lots of useful resources. As this page can be seen beyond the school, I only update the page with general examples of work.
Letters - I try not to send paper copies home, but where I have too, you will usually be able to find a replacement copy on the webpage (see below!).
A knowledge organiser is a document that lists the important facts – not practical skills – that pupils should know by the end of a unit of work. At home, you can use it as a quizzing tool, to help pupils boost their recall of key knowledge.
We currently use them in maths, science, history and geography.