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:
Autumn Term 2 - 2023-24
Map It Out!
Welcome to Year 6, we hope you are all refreshed after the half term break and are ready for lots of adventurous learning in Term 2. Our topic is all about maps and geographical skills.
The aim of this topic is for the children in Year 6 to get a better understanding of how to use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied, apply the 8 points of a compass, make use of 4 and 6-figure grid references, use symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world. The children will learn how to study maps to identify longitude and latitude, as well as identify environmental regions within localities.
Our Texts This Term
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
A monster calls is about a 13 year old boy named Conor O'Malley has a reoccurring nightmare about a specific monster he can't get rid of. One night at seven minutes past twelve a monster paid him a visit. The monster wasn't the one from the nightmare, this monster was the Yew tree from the cemetery across the street.
Scrooge (Character) using the book A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
Our writing will be thinking about Scrooge from the tale...A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.
PE this term will be on Wednesday - Basketball and Thursday - Gymnastics every week - please make sure you wear appropriate PE kit into school.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
A site with both Maths and English based quizzes which are marked as you go along.
A site with a range of information and questions – great for revision purposes!
A range of English games and activities.
A range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and patterns.