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School Target 2020/21 = 96%

  • Whole School 93.3
  • Reception 100
  • Year 1 98.9
  • Year 2 91.6
  • Year 3/4 92.6
  • Year 5 90.9
  • Year 6 88.8
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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6! 

Below is an outline of what the children will be learning each term.

 

Homework 📚

In year 6, homework will be set on Google Classrooms on a Monday and needs to be completed and turned in by Friday. Each week the children will receive: maths, grammar, PSHE and spellings. 

Reading books will be sent home with reading logs which are to be returned daily. 

 

⭐Behaviour -Steps to Success⭐ 

We have introduced our new behaviour system in class where children aim to reach the 'Sky is the limit' zone to show outstanding behaviour or maintain their good behaviour in the 'Green for Growth' zone. Look out for a certificate on a Friday to commend your child if they manage to end the week in green or blue zone.

 

Secret Student 🕵️‍♂️🕵️‍♀️

Secret student takes place daily. One child in the class is the secret student and it is their job to model excellent behaviour as well as report back any outstanding behaviour they have seen from their peers in class. 

 

Autumn Term 1
During Autumn Term 1, Year 6 will be studying the book 'The Nowhere Emporium' with plenty of opportunity for creative writing. We will be studying our local area in Geography thinking about the city of Liverpool and its iconic landmarks, which we will recreate in Art. Our history focus will be 'Black History Month', researching a range of influential people in the music and sporting industry. The children will investigate forces completing experiments on friction, gravity and air resistance. 

 

Autumn Term 2
During Autumn Term 2, Year 6 will be studying the book 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas', learning to empathise with characters and support their understanding of the holocaust which will make cross curricular links to their History topic WWII. For Geography the children will research similarities and differences between London and Berlin. In Science children will investigate properties and changes in materials, testing the absorbency of different materials and investigating soluble/insoluble solutions and mixtures. 

 

Spring Term 1

During Spring Term 1, Year 6 will be studying the book ‘The Secrets of a Sun King’ which will enhance their knowledge of Ancient Egypt - linking to their spring term History focus. There will be cross curricular links to Geography as the children will be studying the River Nile as their new topic. Additionally, Year 6 will be making clay sculptures of Tutankhamun’s burial mask in Art. For Science, the children will be investigating light and shadows and learning about key scientific terminology such as ‘refraction’ and ‘reflection’.

 

Spring Term 2

Now we are back in school, Year 6 will be completing some writing on the short story 'The Water Tower' giving them the opportunity to explore what makes a good Sci-Fi story and  write their own. In History the children will be creating a timeline of key historical events which they have studied throughout their school life, as well as giving them the chance to research new periods of History which they have not studied previously. This will build on their chronological ordering skills. Our Geography unit this term follows on from our Ancient Egypt topic and is looking at deserts; how they are formed, locating deserts across the world and researching the animals which inhabit them. For science children will study the Theory of Evolution and adaptation. In Art children will be exploring using paint to recreate space and Sci-Fi paintings, linking to the illustrations in our story. 

Wellbeing Warriors 🌈

A big well done to all our Year 6 children who applied to be a Wellbeing Warrior, we know you will all do a fantastic job! 

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Request a selfie📸

Pupils in Year 6 will now be given the opportunity to ‘request a selfie’ of any work they have produced which they feel proud of. A picture of them and their work will be taken and emailed to their parents/carers with a little note from their teacher. These pictures will then be uploaded onto the school website to share their excellent work!

 

Year 6 Parliament

Next term Year 6 will be starting up their own parliament. They will be doing weekly news updates for the school, creating posters for a notifications board on any upcoming events and providing a suggestions box in the school hall for children and staff to use. The children have also decided that they would like to introduce 'Behaviour Ambassadors' to Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. It will be their responsibility to model excellent behaviour around school. 

 

As part of our planning for Year 6 Parliament, the children participated in a range of activities during

'UK Parliament Week' to help gain a deeper understanding of the roles and responsibilities involved.

 

Weekly Maths Investigations 

Each week Year 6 use their reasoning and problem solving skills to complete Maths investigations.

👨‍🔬Science Experiments👩‍🔬

YEAR 6 CHET 

Year 6 CHET visit

Year 6 had a fantastic time during their visit to CHET.

They enjoyed participating in a range of outdoor activities building on their teamwork skills.  

Christmas fun!🎅

CIRCUS TRIP🎪

Key Stage 2 children had a fantastic time at the circus.  It was a wonderful trip which has inspired the children to produce lots of excellent writing.

 

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