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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Welcome To Year 6



Welcome to Year 6

Hello! I would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone to Year Six! Firstly, I want to say how fantastic it is to see all the children back in school! I am so excited to work with the children and families of Year Six over the coming academic year. Despite many of our children not being in school since March, I am so pleased and proud with the way that they have settled in.

The children have approached the ‘new normal’ in school with such maturity. Despite the changes we have had to make, they have embraced these and have continued to approach school life with vigour and zest. During the year, we have lots of exciting learning experiences planned across all areas of the curriculum. In addition to these experiences, we will also be reflecting and recapping on any areas of learning from Year Five which may have been missed.

Below is an overview of what will be happening in Year Six during the Autumn Term:

English

In our English work this term, our focus will be based around the development of a dilemma narrative, balanced argument, and magazine article. The texts we will be focusing on are: ‘King Kong’ by Anthony Browne and ‘Shackleton’s Journey’ by William Grill. During the term, we will be recapping on key elements of the Year Five English curriculum in addition to the objectives linked to Year Six.

The children will familiarise themselves with specific text structures and language features linked to both texts. As part of the writing process, they will gather ideas, plan their writing, and apply their skills to a range of writing genres. They will use modelled and guided writing sessions to support their writing journey and will independently draft and present extended pieces of writing. 

Reading is a crucial part of our daily English lessons. Understanding the language, plot and characters of a story through skills such as inference and deduction has a real impact on your child’s quality of writing. Please can you ensure that your child continues to read on a daily basis.

Maths

Our learning in maths will link closely to maths mastery principles. In addition to following the White Rose Maths Scheme of Learning, as a class we will be covering key concepts and objectives linked to the Year Five curriculum. Assessments completed at the beginning of the year will also be used to identify areas of strength as well as gaps in learning.

As part of the Year Six Scheme of Learning, we will be covering the following concepts:

·          Number: Place Value
·          Number: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division
·          Number: Fractions
·          Geometry: Position and Direction

In our maths lessons the children will be exposed to a range of fluency and problem-solving challenges. They will have the opportunity to work collaboratively as well as being able to have access to a range of resources and materials to support their learning. In addition to this, we will also be practising our multiplication and division skills using Times Table Rockstars. This can also be accessed at home. If you require a password reminder then please do not hesitate to contact me.

Science

Our Science focuses this term will be on Evolution and Inheritance, and Animals Including Humans. Over the course of the term, the children will be learning about how, over millions of years, humans and animals have evolved. We will explore the concept of inheritance in both ourselves, our families and in the wider animal kingdom. Together, we will learn about the work of various scientists, and will conduct investigations linked to these areas of learning. 

RE

Our RE lessons follow a locally agreed syllabus which is supported by the Diocese of Chester. This term we will be focusing on the following key questions:

·          Why is Jesus ‘Light of the World’ good news for Christians?
·          How do the signs in John’s gospel help to explain Jesus as good news?
·          How do different Christians describe God?
·          How does the teaching of the church influence the everyday life of believers to make an impact in today’s world?
·          How do different artists show what is important about the Incarnation?

History and Geography

Our history and geography focus this term will be based around the British Empire and Monarchy. Within these sessions, the children will learn more about the development of the Empire, the reasons behind its development, and of the key events relating to it. Not only will they learn about the British Empire, the children will also learn about the significant Kings and Queens who had an impact on Britain and its place in the wider world. They will study a variety of sources and will use these to inform their learning.

Computing

The children will build on their coding and programming work from previous years using an online programming website. In addition to this, they will complete a range of computing-based activities that will compliment areas of learning across the wider Year Six Curriculum. These will include working on programs such as Scratch, Airtable and Google Earth.

Art

Our Year Six children will have the opportunity to work towards the Arts Award Explore. Mrs Robinson will support the children on their Arts Mark journey. The work produced by the children this term, will link closely to our focus on the British Empire.

PE

PE will take place every Friday morning. Please make sure that your child comes dressed in their PE kit with a waterproof jacket.

Forest School

Year Six will have Forest School on a Thursday afternoon every other week. Please can you make sure that your child comes appropriately dressed, especially coming into the autumn and winter months. They will need warm waterproof clothing for these sessions.

My Happy Mind

As part of our work on ‘My Happy Mind’, we will be covering the following areas of the course curriculum: Meet Your Brain; Celebrate; Appreciate; Relate and Engage. This will take place on a weekly basis.

Homework

Our homework will now be delivered through an online learning platform called ‘Seesaw’. Details will have been sent out via Parent Mail and your child. If you need any support regarding the provision of homework, then please do not hesitate to contact the school office (office@willastonce.cheshire.sch.uk)

Thank you for all the support you have given school over the past few months and I am extremely excited to be working alongside your child over the course of the year.

Mr Graham and Mrs Scott




The staff at Willaston C of E Primary School are missing their pupils and the entire School community, so here are some little messages from them all.

Easter message from Mrs Chambers
Mrs Lamb's 
Easter Story 
Message from Mr Graham
Miss Hughes reading 
Monkey Puzzle.
Mr Ellinson's Forest School At Home 
virtual bunch of flowers, rainbow of hope,  recycled bird feederThe Happy Tree

Mrs Chambers 'Respect' Assembly
Mrs Chambers 
'Compassion' Assembly.
Miss Bell (and Buddy) reading There's A Snake In My School by David Walliams
Just a few words to say 'hello' and we are thinking of you all

Miss Hull's 
Challenge
Value Ambassadors 'Perseverance' Assembly
Miss Chapman reading a story about a Rainbow
Revd Bazely's 'Creation' Assembly
Miss Hull's 'Service' Assembly
'Possible' read by Mrs Robinson
Mr Graham's 'Respect' Assembly
Mrs Lamb's 'Compassion' Assembly
Mrs Chambers 'Perseverance' Assembly
House Captain's 'Creation' Assembly
'Service' Assembly by Miss Hughes & Miss Garcia
Mrs Edge reading 'Meerat Mail'

Home Learning w/c March 2020, 20th April27th April4th May, 11th May, 18th May, 1st June, 8th June,15th June, 22nd June, 29th June, 6th July, 13th July

Sending best wishes to everyone.

Take care and keep safe.


Year Six September 2020 (2).pdf (PDF 230.5KB)
Science Questions.pdf (PDF 739.5KB)
Reasoning Questions.pdf (PDF 759.0KB)
Reading Challenge.pdf (PDF 652.2KB)
Grammar Challenge.pdf (PDF 203.6KB)
Digital Footprint Activity Sheet.pdf (PDF 132.7KB)
Arithmetic Challenge.pdf (PDF 95.9KB)
Guidelines for spelling, years 5 and 6, including word lists.pdf (PDF 70.5KB)
Guidelines for vocabulary, grammar and punctuation Year 6.pdf (PDF 64.4KB)
Glossary of terms for English Year 6.pdf (PDF 167.2KB)