Skip to content ↓

Widden Primary School

Year 6

WELCOME TO YEAR 6!

Year 6 is a huge year for children at Widden Primary School.  This year, the children learn to develop their independence further and be more responsible as they begin the final steps of their journey towards secondary school.  In the Summer, they will have their SATs but more than that, they benefit from an enriched curriculum.  They will learn more about the world around them as well as about themselves and will make great strides in their preparation for the next big step.  Year 6 is also a difficult year with lots of change and some big moments. However, the year 6 team work hard with all colleagues to ensure the children enjoy a happy and progressive year, which should be full of fun, laughter and responsibility.  Throughout the year, they will all have experience of different roles within the school, including jobs where they will be able to develop confidence and empathy with others and their surroundings. We are very excited for the year ahead.

The Year 6 team:

Zephaniah - Mr Jacks 

Blackman - Mr Evans 

PPA/Management Time - Mr Baker

Mrs Nanabawa and Ms Parsons 

If you wish to contact the class teachers, please use the emails below:

rjacks@widdenprimary.co.uk

jevans@widdenprimary.co.uk

sbaker@widdenprimary.co.uk

Autumn Term 1 2023-24

Keep Calm & Carry On Learning!

Welcome to Year 6, we hope you are all refreshed after the summer break and are ready for lots of adventurous learning in Term 1. Our first topic is all about World War Two.

The aim of this topic is for the children in Year 6 to get a better understanding of the significant events leading up to and during World War 2 and the impact these have had since. The children will learn about the different Allied and Axis countries as well as significant leaders involved. They will also look in detail at the Battle of Britain and the effect the Blitz had on everyday lives.

Our Texts This Term

 

Letters From the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll

From the queen of historical fiction, Letters From the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll is a stunningly evocative wartime drama, and sure to keep you breathlessly reading to its very last page.We weren't supposed to be going to the pictures that night. We weren't even meant to be outside, not in a blackout, and definitely not when German bombs had been falling on London all month like pennies from a jar.February, 1941. After months of bombing raids in London, twelve-year-old Olive Bradshaw and her little brother Cliff are evacuated to the Devon coast.

Rose Blanche by Ian McEwan

Rose Blanche was the name of a group of young German citizens who, at their peril, protested against the war. Like them, Rose observes all the changes going on around her which others choose to ignore. She watches as the streets of her small German town fill with soldiers. One day she sees a little boy escaping from the back of a truck, only to be captured by the mayor and shoved back into it. Rose follows the truck to a desolate place out of town, where she discovers many other children, staring hungrily from behind an electric barbed wire fence. She starts bringing the children food, instinctively sensing the need for secrecy, even with her mother. Until the tide of the war turns and soldiers in different uniforms stream in from the East, and Rose and the imprisoned children disappear for ever . . .

Important information:

PE

PE this term will be on Wednesday - Football and Thursday - Badminton every week - please make sure you wear appropriate PE kit into school.  

Reading

Reading records are to be brought in daily. Please make sure that you are listening to your child read during the week and record this in their books. 

Homework

Homework will be given to the children on a Friday. This may include: Maths, Writing/SPaG, and/or topic work. This will need to be completed in the homework books, unless told otherwise. Homework is to be brought back into school the following Wednesday.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Website Links

Some useful websites to support your children's learning:

Times Table Rock Stars - Times Tables Rock Stars is a maths programme that takes all the worry out of learning times tables and has a proven track record of boosting children's learning.

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth

Class Dojo - Class Dojo is a global community of more than 50 million teachers and families who come together to share kids’ most important learning moments, in school and at home—through photos, videos, messages, and more.

https://www.classdojo.com/en-gb/

BBC Education have produced a whole host of materials for KS2.  Follow the KS2 link and then select either Maths or English.   Each area usually has an information section for reading, plus an activity and then quiz which is marked online.  Some aspects require a subscription.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education 

A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along.

http://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/maths/ 

A site with a range of information and questions – great for revision purposes!

http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/children_sats.htm

A range of English games and activities.

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

A range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and patterns.

http://www.spellzone.com/games/index.cfm?wordlist=2255