Year 6 2021 - 2022

Miss Norris

Year 6 Teacher
English and Curriculum Lead

 

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A very warm welcome to the Year 6 class page!

Year six is not only the last year for our children to enjoy their time here at Little Leigh, but also very important in preparing them for their journey onwards and upwards to high school. It is full of challenges and excitement right from the outset. The year 6 children hold many different roles of responsibility and leadership, as the oldest children in the school. Our aim is that they leave us as responsible citizens, confident individuals and successful learners. I am sure they are going to do a wonderful job in being excellent role models for our younger children.

In addition to myself, we will be joined by Miss Sudworth! Mrs Tomlinson will also be taking the class on a Tuesday morning. We are also going to be joined this half term by Miss Hughes, an associate teacher from Chester University. Please see the attachment at the bottom of the page to find out a little bit about Miss Hughes.

Our PE sessions are on a Thursday afternoon so don't forget to come to school in your pe kit on that day!

If you have any questions or queries please don't hesitate to contact me. 

Here's to a wonderful year ahead!

Miss Norris

 

Autumn Term 2

As Writers...

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This half term we will be using the text 'A Story Like the Wind' by Gill Lewis to inspire our writing. This is a beautifully illustrated story about freedom, music and seeking refuge. This powerful story will lead to a range of writing outcomes, including a flashback narrative and a newspaper report.

As Readers...

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Through our reading sessions we will develop our word reading and comprehension skills through high quality fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts. Some of the texts that we will be looking at in our reading sessions include: Asha and the Spiritbird by Jasbinder Bilan, poems by Carol Ann Duffy and The Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen.  All of these texts are rich with knowledge and vocabulary and will broaden our understanding of modern fiction and poetry.

As Geographers...

 

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Our theme for this half term is protecting our environment. Our key enquiry question will be: ‘What role can we play in protecting our future? In our geography lessons, we will find out about the causes of climate change and how it is affecting our world. We will learn about the difference between weather and climate and what the term ‘climate change’ means. Then, we will explore the human causes of climate change and the effect these causes are having on the planet. Our learning on this theme will lead to range of high quality outcomes for our discovery books.

As Designers...

 

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In our Design Technology lessons this half term we will be developing our textiles skills as we work towards combing different fabric shapes to create a Christmas decoration! Keep checking our school Twitter feed to see our progress each week. 

 

As Scientists...

 

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Our focus for this half term is 'Light'. Our key aims for this unit are to recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines and that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye. We will look at the eye in detail, as well as light sources and shadows. We will also take the opportunity to work scientifically by carrying out a range of scientific investigations. 

As Mathematicians....

 

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This half term the mathematical concepts Year 6 will be covering, will be:

-Number (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)

- Fractions

 

Click on the links below to practise at home:

BBC Bitesize - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

I See Maths - https://www.iseemaths.com

Maths Playground - https://www.mathplayground.com/grade_6_games.html

Topmarks - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/11-14-years/number

NRICH - Maths at home - https://nrich.maths.org/14580

Please keep checking Twitter to follow our learning!

Whole Class Reading


Each week the children take part both whole class and guided reading sessions with the class teacher. We will work together in this session to read extracts of text and develop our deduction and inference skills through specific and targeted questions. As well as this, it is important that you are regularly reading with your child and we advise that you read 10-15 minutes per day with them. Whilst listening to your child, try to ask them questions about events that have happened so far, characters thoughts and motives and to make accurate predictions based on the text. 

P.E. Lessons


This half term, our P.E. sessions will take place on Thursday afternoon. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their kit on this day.

During the winter months, it is advisable that children bring with them warmer clothes for outdoor sessions.

Please ensure that all P.E. clothing is labelled clearly to avoid any confusion!

Homework


Homework will be set every Friday to be completed by the following Friday. Times tables or spelling practise will be set each week on Times Tables Rockstars and Spelling Shed. I will also be setting an additional piece of Maths or English homework on Microsoft Teams to prepare the children for the SATs tests in May (and to prepare them for high school!). Please ensure homework is completed on time. 

If you have any issues regarding the homework set then please don't hesitate to contact me and I will do my best to resolve the issue.

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