Year 6 – Octopus

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General Information

After half term, year 6 will be beginning a new unit of work in Literacy, and they will be writing persuasive letters. In maths, the children will be exploring the skill of reflection and translation in Maths, as well as looking at the properties of shape. We will be starting our new topic, ‘Fitness and Food Frenzie’, which will explore the importance of a healthy diet in maintaining our personal fitness.

Our topic this half term is called ‘Preserving the Land of Neverbelieve,’ which is based on a text which we will be studying in Literacy. The children will be creating their own descriptive pieces of writing as well as their own narratives based on the ‘Land of Neverbelieve’, and we hope it will be a real source of inspiration for the children. We will be studying different ecosystems and classification models in Science, looking at how different species have adapted to their natural environments. In Geography, the children will learn how to read maps and study the formation of mountains. In ICT, the children will be using Kodu to create their own computer game, again drawing inspiration from our core text. We have also set a very ambitious home learning project, based on preserving their natural environment. We are asking the children to design their own environmental project (in small groups), which the children will be able to present to the year group. There is an opportunity for the children to present their ideas to the general public later on in the term, and we will of course be providing them with some extra support for this.

In the second week of this half term, the children will sit their mock SATs, which will help prepare them and us for the actual SATs in May. I am sure the children will feel a little nervous about these, but this will help them in the long-run to understand the kind of questions they may face. To help with the SATs, reading 5 times a week is as important as ever, and we would really encourage the children to read as widely and frequently as possible. We will continue to use the Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars app in school, and it would be really beneficial if the children could continue to access these apps at home also. As per normal, if your child has any concerns, we would really encourage them to come and see us.

Thanks, the Year 6 team.

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Upcoming Events

Staff INSET Day (no children in school)

25th Feb

World Book Day & Bedtime Story for Kingsleigh (more details will follow)

6th Mar

World Book Day – Dress up day (more details to follow)

7th Mar

Parents Evening 1.30-6.30pm

13th Mar

Comic Relief – Kingsleigh Got Talent Competition

15th Mar

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Meet The Staff

Mrs Tarchetti

Mrs Tarchetti

Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Millar

Mrs Millar

Teacher

Miss Atkinson

Miss Atkinson

Teacher

Mr Hart

Mr Hart

Year Leader

Mrs Manston

Mrs Manston

Teacher

Mrs F Watson

Mrs F Watson

Teacher

Mrs Thorpe

Mrs Thorpe

Teacher

Mrs Newton

Mrs Newton

HLTA

Mrs Michelo

Mrs Michelo

Teaching Assistant

Mr Acreman

Mr Acreman

Teaching Assistant

Mr Bainton

Mr Bainton

Teaching Assistant

Recent Blog Posts

14th February 2019

Year 6 turn to the environment…

This half term, the children in year 6 were set the very ambitious task of designing their own environmental protection project, as part of their lhome…

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11th February 2019

Year 6 Internet Safety Day

Tuesday 6th February was Internet Safety Day.  Year 6 used various online resources to explore issues of safety when using the internet. We…

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4th February 2019

Year 6 Balancing Equations!

In Year 6, we have started to explore how to balance equations in our algebra learning. We started by understanding that letters can be used…

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