Happy and Successful Children
Welcome to Year 6 at Whitecotes Primary Academy with Mrs Crease and 25 pupils. We are also very lucky to have Mrs Preston in class on Tuesday afternoon and Mrs Preston and Miss Bonsall in class on a Friday afternoon. Our Tai Chi instructor, Wendy, will continue teaching the class on Wednesday afternoons and our PE specialist will continue teaching a variety of physical activities on Monday afternoon.
We are entering our Spring term of 2017-2018. The topics we still have planned are: Stargazers, Off with her Head!, Allotment and Scream Machine.This half term our focus is 'Stargazers'.
Things to Remember:
Expectations in Y6
Y6 will have weekly year group spellings, which will be tested on Friday. Please ensure your child is practising their times tables at home to develop their fluency. See the link below to access some fantastic games. Times tables are crucial for Y6. As well as this, they will have homework given in their homework book when necessary. This may be English or Maths and it will be given on varied days depending on the children's learning.
PE is a statutory requirement. Y6 PE is currently every Monday and Wednesday afternoon. All children are expected to have the correct school PE kit each week; navy blue shorts, navy blue jogging bottoms, white tshirt, pumps or trainers. Unless it is raining, snowing, extremely windy or frosty, Y6 PE will take place outside, so children will need to bring appropriate clothing, i.e. a jumper (without a hood) if it is cold and trainers if it is wet. Children must not come to school with jewellery on i.e. necklaces, bracelets etc. and if children wear earrings, they must be able to take them out for PE. Children with long hair also need to tie their hair back for PE.
Reading at Home
Children are expected to read frequently at home. They should read independently, as well as having the opportunity to read to/with their adult. Children in Y6 need to increase their reading pace and practice will develop this.
We will be reviewing the Y6 pen licences this year. We will only be giving pen licences to the children who are fluently joining their writing and are forming their letters accurately. Any writing your child does at home, please encourage them to write joined up. Children will learn to select the correct writing equipment for each task. For example, a pencil for draft writing.
Autumn 1: Darwin's Delights
Our Autumn 1 topic was Darwin's Delights. Our learning was based around evolution, inheritance and animals. Here is some of the work we produced:
Autumn 2: Pharaohs
Our Autumn 2 topic was Pharaohs. Our learning was based around Ancient Egypt, the Egyptian tombs and their legacy. Check below for some examples of their fantastic work.
Spring 1: Stargazers
Our Spring 1 topic is Stargazers. Our learning will be based around space, astronaughts and life beyond Earth. Keep checking below for some of their learning.
Y6, here are some prompts to help you with learning at home.
KS2 Past SATs Papers
Use the link below to access previous SATs papers from the KS2 SATs.
Use the link below to access the mini maths questions. These cover all areas of your child's maths learning.
Use the link below to access areas of learning related to spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Y5/6 Spelling List
Here are additional spellings that we are covering in class but you may want to practise these at home too!