St George's CE Primary School

Welcome to Class 6

 

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 2020-2021

 We are polite and treat each other well.  We are honest and try to help other people no matter what the situation.  We are responsible for our own belongings and behaviour.  We try our best.  We respect each other and other people’s opinions.  We want to have a great year with lots of fun so we will behave well.  We are kind and treat others as we would like to be treated. We try hard to achieve our goals.  We are united as one and work together for the best results possible.

 We are more than friends: we are a class family.

Transition

Pingle Granville William Allitt The Blessed Robert Sutton

https://www.pingle.derbyshire.sch.uk/page/?title=Year+6+into+Year+7+Transition&pid=217 

 Induction day will be on Tuesday 6 July

Virtual Intake Parents'/Carers' Evening will be from 6pm on Tuesday 6 July by Zoom

Information packs for both of these will follow.

We have purchased a book for all the Y6 students who are transferring to us. It is called "You are Awesome" by Matthew Syed. On Showbie there will be a welcome video from me, and a questionnaire. All students will be able to ask questions, raise any fears - this worked well last year. NO other student will see anything they write.  There will be weekly tasks added to Showbie for you to complete.

We hope to run a summer school for ALL Y6's coming to Granville, but are just trying to get a few things sorted with this. I will share plans once we have things firmed up. 

William Allitt have put together some useful information for parents on the school website: http://www.williamallitt.derbyshire.sch.uk/Parents/Year-6-into-Year-7-Parent-Information/ 

We have asked on our school website that the Data Collection Form is returned to us either by post or via our school transition email address transition@williamallitt.derbyshire.sch.uk by June 2021. 

Tuesday 29th June and Wednesday 30th June have been set as transition days. Letters and consent forms will be sent to primary schools over the next couple of weeks.

At this time we are in the process of ensuring we can give pupils the best transition in line with COVID-19 restrictions, currently our intention is to run our transition days on the following days: 

30th June and 1st July (Full days)

Parents evening session – 1st July 6:30pm

Check out their website for specific transition information and support for pupils and parents: https://www.robertsutton.staffs.sch.uk/index.php/transition/ There is also a questionnaire for pupils to complete which allows them to provide friends names for Form support and a section for them to ask any questions.

English

Extreme Earth - Earthquakes and Volcanoes

 In this topic, the children will learn all about earthquakes and volcanoes. Inspired by a powerful image, they will plan and write their own disaster stories,
using sensory description and crafted dialogue. They will also learn how to analyse, plan, write and edit a newspaper article about the Nepal earthquake,
including creating interviews with witnesses.

 

Disaster Stories

This week we have been writing our own disaster stories, based on these three images.  Click on the links below to read our work...

 

Maths

Please speak to me if you have lost your log in details!  Remember - they should be in your reading record, your jotter and your maths book too!

Science

This term we are learning more about electricity.  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.

In Year 6, we need to consider the "degree of trust" you can have in our results.

Our experiments:

are Objective are Accurate have Reproducibility have Consensus 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.

 

Seesaw

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.

Young Voices PE Keeping in touch

 

Tuesday - indoor

Wednesday - outdoor

 

Why not try one of Joe Wicks' "5 Minute Move" programmes, if you fancy a little extra exercise?

 

 

How do we keep in touch?

School Jotter app - we use this app solely for messages for the whole school.  It is updated by Mrs Millar, the headteacher.

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.

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!).

Long Term Plan

Here is an overview of all of the things we will learn in Year 6.

Year 6

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Science

Animals including humans

Electricity

Light

Scientists and Inventors

Living things and their habitats

Evolution and Inheritance

ICT

 

Communicating and Collaborating

Digital exploration

Programming, coding and controlling devices

Data Handling

Multimedia

Digital Imagery

Music and Sound

Geography

 

The Amazing Americas

x

x

Our changing world

x

Rivers

History

 

x

The Shang Dynasty

Leisure and Entertainment

x

Early Islamic Civilisation

x

Art

 

South and Central American art

x

North American art

x

Wildlife Birds

x

Design and Technology

x

Felt phone cases

x

Super Seasonal Cooking

x

Automata animals

Music

 

World Unite

Journeys

Growth

Roots

Class Awards

Moving On

Indoor PE

 

Dance - HAKA

Dance - Electricity

Gymnastics – Bottoms Up

Gymnastics – Double Up

FUNS Cards

Blue - Pink

Gymnastics – Shape and Balance (linked to Rivers and Mountains)

Outdoor PE

 

Invasion Games – Tag Rugby

QCA Unit 4

Net/Wall Games – Netball/High 5s

QCA Unit 2

Athletics

QCA Unit 3

PSHE

Growing Up

 

Safety First

RSHE

Think Positive

Respecting Rights

VIPs

One World

RE

 

2.1 Why do some people believe in God and some do not?

UC2.2 Creation or Science?

2.5 Arts and architecture or charity and generosity?

UC2.5 What do Christians believe Jesus did to ‘save’ people?

UC2.6 For Christians, what kind of Kind is Jesus?

2.3 What do religions say to people when life gets hard?

Class Story

Wonder

R.J. Palacio

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

J.K. Rowling

Stormbreaker

Anthony Horowitz

 

MFL - German

Forest Schools

 

 

MFL - German

 

Home Learning

OAK NATIONAL ACADEMY are publishing lessons every week for all subjects.

https://www.thenational.academy/

BBC BITESIZE are bringing us 3 new lessons every weekday with videos and activities!

Click on the link below to access the lessons for all year groups

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/dailylessons

In the case of another national or local lockdown, additional resources will be added to the Seesaw learning platform.

LITERACY COUNTS have put together a pack of materials to support you to continue learning at home.

You will need to register on the site.  Then you will receive weekly updates in addition to the learning packs.

https://literacycounts.co.uk/free-home-learning/

 

Parent Zone

Here are the answer books for the 2019 tests which we recently completed in school.

Mathematics

SPAG

Reading

Film Zone

Films related to work

Films for fun - wet lunchtimes or as a treat 

Coming soon - Christmas films!

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