welcome to Year 6!
L-R: Ms Seamons (Phase Leader), Ms Bashorun (Teacher), Ms Burton (Teacher) and Ms Smith (Y6 Facilitator). Mr Chowdhury is our wonderful Learning Mentor (not pictured).
What are Year 6 learning in Summer?
As we move onto their final term at Sheringham, our writers will be writing a variety of different styles from April until July. Starting with Summer 1, there will be two writing opportunities, one a fiction piece and the other a non-fiction piece. Our first writing topic titled ‘Myths & Legends’ will ignite their imagination and encourage creativity. They will develop their descriptive writing techniques and learn how to write in a unique way to sound just like a traditional Greek Myth! The second writing piece will be to write a balanced argument about a topic they feel passionate about. In this writing unit, the children will need to write in a more formal style and be able to use factual yet emotive language to produce two sides of an argument. We are very much looking forward to seeing what our Year 6’s write this half term.
We will also be encouraging our Y6’s to continue to read everyday for at least 10 minutes. Not only is reading so enjoyable but it also helps us become great writers, so make sure you are reading inspiring texts to spark your imagination and expose you to new vocabulary to use in your writing.
Mathematicians in Year 6 constantly revisit and consolidate learning from previous years as they prepare for their SATS and ensure they are secondary school ready. With this, they are being more confident and able to answer challenging questions and applying the best method and operation to do this. Our Y6’s will continue to problem solve and work out word problems to help develop their reasoning skills.
Having secure foundations such as times table knowledge and number bonds will ensure our mathematicians will be confident and successful throughout the year - daily practise on BBC bitesize, Mathletics and Times Tables Rock Stars will support this.
In Summer, our year 6 readers will be applying all their knowledge and skills to answer questions about a range of text types. This is to prepare our year 6 pupils for their end of year tests and equip them with the confidence to succeed heading off to secondary school. A huge part of our reading lessons include lots of discussions about the texts they are reading, this collaboration will continue through Summer and they will be challenging each other to evaluate, infer and discuss when carrying out a novel study.
Daily reading and discussions about the world around us will support your child’s understanding, vocabulary and imagination. Children are encouraged to choose books from our class libraries that they enjoy to continue their love of reading and promote reading for pleasure.
In the Summer term, on a Tuesday, our year 6 athletes will be focusing on their cricket skills with Ms Greene-Williams. They will develop their hand eye coordination so they are able to effectively bat, bowl and catch.
During their second lesson of the week, which takes place on a Thursday afternoon. The children will be exploring and developing their skills in either badminton or athletics. Children will have an opportunity to show off their athletics skills at our sports day in Summer 2.
Good daily habits such as a balanced nutritious diet, regular exercise and getting enough sleep will support their health and fitness. Getting active together and involving your child in food preparation is beneficial for the whole family!
The themes for our citizens in Summer are Relationships and Changing Me. We explore how mental health, love and loss, and power and control and how they can impact the relationship we have with ourselves and others. We will also look at howselves and how we change physically and as individuals and the impact this change has on us.
JIGSAW lessons are a safe space for our year 6 to talk about the world and real life situations. We will learn about living a healthy lifestyle and learn about what could harm us. During each JIGSAW lesson we sit calmly as a class and have time to focus on being calm and happy.
Our historians are going to be undertaking a unit about the History of Crime and Punishment. Children will explore different aspects of the systems in place over history and look at untold stories for key individuals.
Please come to school wearing you P.E kit (jogging bottoms/leggings/white t-shirt, jumper and trainers) . Take note of the weather and make sure you dress appropriately for PE.
6Ba- Ms Bashorun
6B- Ms Burton
6S- Ms Smith
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Check your Google Classroom for your learning.
- Develop your maths skills through Mathletics or Times Tables Rock Stars and fact fluency level you are on. If you have a 123 Maths log in, make sure you log on and practise key maths skills.
- Practise your spelling by clicking on year 5 and 6, choose the spelling rule, play free games and write sentences with spelling words.
- Log into your DuoLingo account for Spanish
- Computing - Touch typing / Create a new game on Scratch
- Don't forget there are also lots more fun activities on our subject pages!