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Excellence Everyday

Year 6 class

Year 6 - St Thomas' CE Primary School (VA)

We have lots of great opportunities planned for the year ahead and we are looking forward to sharing our adventures with you. Our website page will be home to a variety of helpful information, key dates and photographs of our fantastic learning journey. We can not wait to share it with you and show you all what we have been up to!

'Excellence Everyday'

'Learn, Live, Laugh and Love Ashurst'

Learn to be inspiring and make a difference to this world, we know how amazing you are,

Live with understanding and compassion for others, knowing we are all different and special in a community where equality stands tall,

Laugh and listen to the enjoyment of learning and excitement of everyone celebrating their achievements,

Love Ashurst, our special school and the hub of supportive staff, parents and children who aim high to be the best they can be.

Teacher

Miss L. Hughes

Learning Assistant

Mrs P. Prescott

Year 6 - Important Information

About us

Year 6 is such an exciting year as the children are reaching the end of their primary school journey here with all of us at Ashurst. They start to take on more responsibility around the school as they are maturing, giving them more independence, which helps with getting them 'high school ready'. 

Important notes to remember...

Routine

  • Registration for year 6 takes place at 8:40 am and the school day ends at 3:05pm - you will enter and leave from the KS2 Gates/ steps on the playground.

Homework

There is a big emphasis placed on homework and extending learning beyond the classroom; especially in Year 6. Maths and English homework is set on a Friday and is expected to be completed by the following Friday; please ensure that this is given in on time. This is a vital aspect of Year 6 as this will become common practice when the children move up to High School. Children are also expected to have rapid recall of all their times tables, in order to help them with their maths. We will continue to use SEESAW to facilitate additional homework tasks. This will enable us to set work, monitor work and provide feedback online.

 

SATS

Key Stage Two Tests this year will take place W.C. 9th May 2022. A meeting will be held in the Spring term 2022. Please ensure no holidays are booked for this week.

 

PE

PE in Year 6 takes place on a Friday afternoon. On this day, please come into school in your outdoor kits with your trainers. You can bring in your pumps to keep in your lockers in case we are doing indoor PE. 

During the Autumn term (September - December), Year 6 will be going swimming. Please ensure you have your swimming kit in school every Monday

 

PGL

Later on in the year, we are hoping that our Year 6 residential will go ahead; this is all dependent upon the COVID-19 situation and travel advice. If this is possible, we will provide further details and information, and invite you to a meeting during the Spring term 2022.

 

Book recommendations for Year 6

Follow the link below to view a wealth of recommended books for your child in Year 6.  You will never be short of a book suggestion with this site.  Children, we hope you find something that you love.  

 https://www.thereaderteacher.com/year6 

 

If you would like to discuss any aspect of your child's learning then please don't hesitate to call and make an appointment to see us.

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to working alongside your families

Miss Hughes and Mrs Prescott 

 P.S. Remember to keep those Maths and English skills flawless and impeccable by going on Times Table Rockstars, spag.com, Reading Plus and practising your year 5/6 word list spellings.

SATS Information 2021-2022

Please see the PDF below for all of the SATS Information for this coming year. If you have any questions please contact myself and I will get back to you. Thank you, Miss Hughes.

Year 6 Long Term Plan 2021-2022

Year 6 Topic Webs

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Year 6's Learning 2021 - 2022

Autumn Term 1

Geography

Year 6 have thoroughly enjoyed exploring South America in Geography.  We have looked at the location of the 13 different countries and various cities within South America, using atlases, physical maps, digital maps and political maps. We have investigated how the climate relates to the different biomes, how they are valuable, why they are under threat and how they can be protected, looking closely at the Amazon rainforest. We have enjoyed looking at the different lifestyles within the Amazon, looking at indigenous and non-contacted tribes, and how life in the Amazon is changing, exploring ways in which we can help to protect this.

Science

In Science we have looked at the topic of Electricity, using recognised scientific symbols to represent a simple circuit diagram. We can now associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit, and compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches. We also got to explore an electric car and use our knowledge we have learnt to understand how its circuit works. 

Art

This half term, in Art, we have looked at the South American Street Artist, Eduardo Kobra. We produced our final piece, inspired by him, focusing on background and foreground. We used a mixture of collage and coloured pencils to create our final piece. 

We also took part in exciting activities during arts week including a workshop with Capoiera, a workshop with Altru and a whole school drawing picture.

Music

In Music we have been looking at 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams. We really enjoyed performing our piece, and having other year groups watch our video critiquing us.