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Welcome to Year 6!

Welcome to our Year 6 page. Here you will find important information about our class routines, curriculum and general information. We will also keep you updated about the amazing activities we have been getting up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

Our Year 6 staff:

Miss Amy Whiffin – Teacher

Mrs Alison Davison – Teaching Assistant

Week beginning 14.9.20

It has been so lovely getting back into a routine with the children this week. They have settled into Year 6 so well and I am super proud of each and every one of them. I can tell we are going to have a great year! The children have enjoyed getting back into the swing of things this week and have worked really hard.

English

In English this week, we have enjoyed starting our new unit based around William Shakespeare’s playscript: Macbeth. We have used a video which explains the story and have started work on the sequence of the story and the main characters. The children are really enjoying it and are looking forward to looking deeper into archaic language next week. Here is a link to the video if you want to talk about the story at home!

Maths

In Maths this week, the children have been recapping their place value knowledge. We have worked hard to read, write, order and compare numbers up to ten million and round numbers.

Topic

We have started our new topic learning this week on our USA topic. We have identified countries within North and South America as a continent, and then looked at the 50 states of the USA as a focus. I’m looking forward to seeing the children’s homework projects surrounding this topic 🙂

Certificates

Head Teacher’s award: Isabelle for being a good friend

English award: Sophie for excellent descriptive writing about Macbeth

Maths award: Hayden for great work on place value this week

Well done everyone!

Reminders/Messages

A letter went home to parents on Friday regarding Reading Plus. Reading Plus is an online reading programme which aims to improve fluency and comprehension skills within reading. Year 6 are trialling the programme this half term and I am running an after school club on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays so the children can access the programme. The children are more than welcome to access Reading Plus at home too. Please contact me if you have any queries regarding this.

Homework is given out on a Wednesday and should be returned to school on Monday.

Reading books are given out on Mondays and should be brought in on Fridays. There should be a minimum of 3 signatures per week by an adult in the home reading record.

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