Welcome to class 6B

Your class teacher is

Miss Bennett

Year 6 also have extra help from

Caroline and Donna 

We have P.E. on

Thursday and Friday

so please make sure you have

a P.E. kit in school.

Welcome back to school!

 

This half term we are studying some extreme Earth and weather events so keep your eyes and ears out for anything interesting in the news, and have a look on your shelves to see if you have any relevant books that might help us do our research in class!
Remember you must be reading for (at least) half an hour every day to get your reading head ready for secondary school- reading the paper counts! Don’t forget to record something about what you have read in your reading record.
If you fancy getting ahead with your Arabic, there are some really good apps that you can try if you have a phone or a tablet... they will help you learn the alphabet really quickly: https://languagedrops.com/#drop-it-like-its-hot is a really good one, that lets you practice a little bit each day for free. There’s lots of different languages on there so you could try another one too if you like... It’s all great for your brain!
Go onto https://app.gonoodle.com/discover to share some routines with your family. I’m sure your aunty or your grandad would love to practise their ‘Banana Banana Meatball’ dance!

 Homework 

Year 6 Homework Expectation

Essential Core Skills – Maths - once a week

Each week, on Fridays, one sheet of practice work will be set in maths. This work will relate to the work completed in class and will have been identified by the teacher as an essential skill in need of practice. The completed work should be brought into class by the following Friday, when it will be checked and marked together. 

Accelerated Reader – personal reading – 20 minutes per day 

The Accelerated Reader programme was introduced in school at the end of last year. The programme recommends that children read for twenty minutes every day. The children should record their independent reading in their Reading Record Books, which will be monitored by class teachers. As part of this programme, the children can also be read to by a parent or family member. This too can be recorded in Reading Record Books if you wish. Children should ensure that their reading books are in school EVERY DAY as they will be needed in class. 

Spelling Lists for Years 3,4,5 and 6 – regular and on-going

On a Thursday, children will receive weekly spellings to practise at home. These will be reviewed on Wednesday. 

Times Tables – regular and on-going 

The children need to know their tables quickly and mixed up. Regular practice is essential. 

Topic Projects

Each half term, one open-ended creative project will be set. This will relate to the topic that is being studied in class that term. The children usually have approximately six weeks to complete work for this project, which is then shared with the year band in a special assembly.

Extreme Earth

Make a map of your own volcanic island

Research and present the story of the island of Krakatoa.

Write some diary entries imagining that you lived in Pompeii.

Draw and write about an animal that is native to a volcanic island.

 Write an article about the Canvey Island floods of 1953.

Imagine you are a news presenter. Write ten questions that you would ask someone who has survived an event such as an earthquake or volcanic eruption.

Make a graph or chart… (It could show the height of famous volcanoes for example.)

Design a building that would be capable of surviving a specific natural event. Draw it or make a model.

Find a poem or an extract from a story that fits with this theme. Handwrite and illustrate it beautifully.

Make your own model of a volcano or earthquake or tsunami.

Make a poster that tells people in school what to do in the case of a natural disaster. How should they stay safe?

Imagine that you had to be evacuated from your home. What ten things would you take with you? And why?

Your own idea... anything at all!

Make a timeline of dramatic earth events of the last century or millennium.

Collect pictures and articles about natural events from the newspapers and make a collage.

Write and illustrate your own version of the bible story of Noah.

We are really looking forward to seeing some beautiful work from you this half term.