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This week the Year 6 stars are;

 

6B 6M 6RG

 

Maisie

Olivia

Bronwen 

Rohan

 

Tafari

Akhil

Karina

Lucas

Faith

Amalie

Ella-Mai

Anthony 

Caitlin

 

Week beginning 4th July

 

Year 6 production - After weeks of hard work the big night is upon us. The children will be performing The Pirates of the Currybean on Monday 4th July and Thursday 7th July. Children are required to be in school on the nights of the performances at 6:00 whilst the performance starts at 6:30. 

 

Leaver's BBQ - All children are invited to attend the Leavers BBQ on Friday 8th July. If you haven't done so already please return the pink slip before Wednesday 6th July. 

 

Project Based Learning - The children continue to learn about the human body. They will investigate the link between exercise and heart rate and learn how to present their result in a line graph. 

 

Week beginning 27th June 2016 

 

PBL: The children will continue to learn about the human body. We will look at the heart rate and how it can be affected by exercise. 

 

Computing: The children will continue to develop their knowledge of excel. The will look at planning and budgeting for an event using the software. 

 

School production: The children have been rehearsing incredibly hard for The Pirates of the Curry Bean. The first dress rehearsal will be taking place on the 1st of July. If the children haven't done so already they will need to bring their costumes in for this date. Thank you for your support.

 

Reigate Grammar Production: On Wednesday, the children will be visiting Reigate Grammar school to see a production of Much To Do About Nothing. Weather permitting, this will take place outside therefore children will need a waterproof and sun hat and cream. 

Week beginning 21st June

 

Sports Day - Friday 24th is sports day.  Please join us for a picnic lunch and support the children in their athletic and multi-skill activities in the afternoon.  Details are in quick reads.

 

Parent Consultations - Tuesday and Thursday evenings.  Please sign-up using the electronic booking system by the end of Monday.  Speak to the office if you need support with this.  Full details on quick reads.

 

Preparations for the end of year production are in full swing and the children are busy rehearsing lines and songs and preparing staging and props.

 

We have begun our new topic of The Human Body and children will be dissecting hearts to learn about the structure and function of this vital organ.

 

In writing the children will be applying all the skills they have learned this year to a piece of independent writing based around the theme of "stolen".  This will give them the chance to showcase their talents.

 

RE will focus on marriage ceremonies with children learning about similarities and differences across religions and cultures.  Please share your own experiences with your children to broaden their knowledge which they can then share with the class.

Week beginning 7th June

 

Please note that Monday 6th June is an inset day. The children will return back to school on Tuesday 7th June. 

 

Those children coming on the residential trip will need to be in school at 7:15 with a packed lunch for that day.  Please click here for more details. 

 

Have a lovely half term! 

Week beginning 22nd May

 

Maths: The children will be using and applying their mathematical skills to a range of open ended investigations and problems based around kite building.

 

PBL: The children will begin a project which will involve using team work and their knowledge of budgeting to build a successful kite.  They will apply their geography skills to locate an ideal site to fly them from and plan a route there.

 

 

Week beginning 16th May

 

Writing: Next week the children will be using a music video as a stimulus for their creative writing. They will look at how to use adventurous vocabulary to build a vivid description of events. 

 

Maths: The children will be using an applying their mathematical skills to a range of open ended investigations and problems. 

 

PBL: The children will begin a project which will involve using team work and their knowledge of budgeting to build a successful kite. 

 

Reading: The children will continue to look at the wonderful illustrations of Brain Selznick in his book The Marvels and will begin to make their own book which tells a story through pictures. 

Week Beginning 9th May

 

This week is SATS week in Year 6.  The testing timetable, as set by the Standards and Testing Agency, is;

 - Monday; Reading

 - Tuesday; Grammar and Punctuation, Spelling (2 separate tests)

- Wednesday; Arithmetic, Mathematical Reasoning (2 separate tests)

- Thursday; Mathematical reasoning (second paper)

 

Please ensure children are in school on time (by 8.45 if at all possible) so that tests are not delayed.  We appreciate your support at this important time for the children.

 

On Friday we will begin auditions in preparation for our end of year production before returning to a more standard timetable of learning the following week, albeit with a little less SPAG and reading after the children's excellent efforts this year.

 

Week Beginning 3rd May

 

Please remember the bank holiday, this Monday 2nd May.

 

Maths; Children will be recapping key areas of the curriculum and practising applying these to reasoning questions to be confident and secure for upcoming SATS.

 

Writing;  The children will continue using the fairy story of Hansel and Gretel as inspiration for their own modern day twist on this classic tale. In their versions the characters' personalities will switch, with the children being mean and spiteful and the old lady generous and caring and taken hostage by the children.  Children will focus on the use of dialogue to progress events and explain character's personality and feelings. 

 

SPAG;  The children will be recapping how to use dashes and hyphens for clarity in sentences.

 

Reading; This week children will learn to use context to understand unfamiliar words.

 

Homework;  All topics have been unlocked on mathletics so that children can practise the particular areas they feel would most benefit them.  They are expected to complete at least 20 minutes over the week.

 

Week Beginning 25th April

 

Maths; Children will be recapping key areas of the curriculum and practising applying these to reasoning questions to be confident and secure for upcoming SATS.

 

Writing;  The children will be looking at the story of Hansel and Gretel. They will begin  the week by looking at different versions of the tale leading up to them writing their own version with a modern twist. 

 

SPAG;  The children will be recapping how to identify a expanded noun phrase as well as looking at how to use semi-colons and colons in a sentence. 

 

Reading; This week children will learn to use context to understand unfamiliar words.

 

Homework;  All topics have been unlocked on mathletics so that children can practise the particular areas they feel would most benefit them.  They are expected to complete at least 20 minutes over the week.

 

Chickens;  6RG are looking after the chickens this week.  Please have wellington boots in school as this is now a requirement to enter the chicken run.

 

Week Beginning 18th April

 

Maths; Children will be recapping key areas of the curriculum and practising applying these to reasoning questions to be confident and secure for upcoming SATS.

 

Writing;  The children will be using a modern twist on a classic fairy tale as inspiration for their own writing.  They will be learning to vary sentence structure and length to engage the reader and create atmosphere.

 

SPAG;  The children will be learning to use conjunctions in a variety of sentence structures to create multiple-clause sentences which add detail to their writing.

 

Reading; This week children will learn to use context to understand unfamiliar words.

 

Homework;  All topics have been unlocked on mathletics so that children can practise the particular areas they feel would most benefit them.  They are expected to complete at least 20 minutes over the week.

 

Chickens;  6B are looking after the chickens this week.  Please have wellington boots in school as this is now a requirement to enter the chicken run.

 

PE; Now that summer is upon us we want to take advantage of any opportunity to use the field for PE.  Please have your PE kit with you every day.

Week Beginning 21st March

 

This week the children will be taking part in mock SATS as we replicate the timetable and format of the upcoming tests in May.  The intention is that the children are familiar and comfortable with the arrangements, locations and adult support which will be in place.

Week Beginning 14th March

 

Maths; Children will be applying their skills in conversions of units of time to answer a range of reasoning questions. They will then look at a range of different graphs and learn how to interpret the  data. 

 

Writing;  The children will be continuing to write the rest of their story based on the short film 'Replay'. They will be using their knowledge of inverted commas to write a conversations between two characters.

 

SPAG;  The children will be recapping the skills of conjunctions to vary sentence structure. 

 

Reading; This week children will continue to practise constructing reasoned responses to complex questions, using the skills of inference and deduction. The will be looking at the method of PEE - Point, Evidence, Explain - in order to effectively structure answers that require a detailed response. 

Week Beginning 7th March

 

Maths; Children will be applying their skills in handling decimal numbers to solve a broad range of reasoning problems involving conversion of amounts in context, e.g. length conversions between cm, m, mm & km, mass conversions between g & kg and conversion of money from £ to p.

 

Writing;  Children will be learning to add detail and interest to their description of settings and characters to engage their audience. 

 

SPAG;  Children will be learning to use the subjunctive form (If I were...)  the passive voice in their writing.

 

Reading; This week children will continue to practise constructing reasoned responses to complex questions, using the skills of inference and deduction.

Week Beginning 29th February 

 

Reading; This week children will continue to practise constructing reasoned responses to complex questions, using the skills of inference and deduction to answer.

 

Maths; Children will be learning to find percentages of totals and use these to construct pie charts to represent data groups.

 

Writing;  Children will be learning to use formal persuasive language as they write letters to their MP expressing their thoughts about government spending on defence projects.

 

SPAG;  Children will be recapping and reinforcing a broad range of skills which have been learned this year.

Week Beginning 22nd February 

 

Next term, our term our topic is 'Survival of the Fittest'. Following on from our learning about WW2, we will be imagining that we have survived an atomic bomb and now live in an underground bunker. We will be thinking about how the world will change over time and what it will look like once we break free of our bunker.

 

We hope that you have a lovely well deserved rest. 

 

The Year 6 Team . 

Week beginning 8th February

 

This week we will be assessing the children's progress in SPAG, maths and reading through SATS style testing.

 

Maths: This week the children will be continuing to learn and embed the skills of using ratios and proportions to compare quantities of objects and solve problems relating to scale.

 

English: The children will be learning to use subordinating and coordinating conjunctions in their writing and how to vary the position of these in their sentences for impact and variation.

 

Reading: The children will continue to look at the skills of inference and deduction. This is where they use the clues and evidence given to us in the text to help us make a conclusion. 

 

PBL: The children have now designed and begun to construct a prototype of their WWII gliders.  They will now reflect on the success of their design at meeting the specification for the glider and refine and improve it.

Week beginning 1st February

 

Maths: We will start the week by looking at ratio and proportion. We will also look at calculating with fractions and how to find a missing angle during Come and Learn sessions. 

 

English: We will continue to look at the diary of a WW2 evacuee. We will begin to write our first diary extract where we will describe how we felt after spending a night in our Anderson shelter whilst the bombs rained down around us. 

 

Reading: We will continue to look at the skills of inference and deduction. This is where we use the clues and evidence given to us in the text to help us make a conclusion. 

 

PBL: As part of our topic of WW2 the children are going to begin a D&T project where they will design and build their very own glider. We will then launch the gliders to see how effective they have been! 

Week beginning 25th January

 

Maths: Next week, the children will recap how to simplify fractions as well as adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. The children will then be taught how to multiple fractions and divide a fraction by a whole number. 

 

English: The children will begin to think about what it would have been like to be a evacuee during WW2. They will then write a diary entry as if they were evacuated. They will be writing in the past tense and will look at identifying the present perfect, past progressive and simple past tense.

 

Reading: The children will be continuing to infer and deduce information to find out more information about the characters feelings. 

 

PBL: The children will continue to imagine that they are code breakers during the war. They will then move on looking at the life of an evacuee and think about how they would feel if they were evacuated. 

Week beginning 18th January

 

Maths: Next week, the children will be looking at 2D shapes and their properties. The will specifically be looking at the size of angles in the shapes and how to calculate the missing angle. 

 

English: Next week, the children will continue to look at 'the piano'. They will look at how to write speech correctly and how to use it in their writing. 

 

Reading: The children will continue to look at the skills of skimming and scanning to be able to locate information. 

 

PBL: Next week, the children will continue to look and 'The Blitz'. Using chalks they will create their own Blitz landscape using the skills of blending to create effect. 

 

The children will be visiting Aldershot Military Museum on either Wednesday or Thursday. The coach will be leaving school promptly at 8:30 and will arrive back at 4:30. 

Week beginning 11th January

 

Maths: Next week, the children will begin to learn how to interpret simple formulae to solve number equations. 

 

English: The children will learn how to use expanded noun phrases and adverbials to add information to their writing. 

 

Reading: The children will continue to develop their skimming and scanning skills to retrieve information from the text. 

 

PBL: The children have already started to immerse themselves into our new topic of WW2 and have looked at why the war started. Next week the children will look which countries were involved in the war and what parts they played. We are also lucky enough to have a visit from a lady who experienced WW2 first hand. The children will have the opportunity to ask her questions to gain a deeper insight into life as a child during WW2. 

Merry Christmas!

 

Wishing you a very happy Christmas from the Year 6 Team! There has been no homework set for the holidays. We hope you all have a lovely rest and come back next term eager and ready to begin our new topic - WW2! 

 

 

Young Voices Lyrics - February 2016

Week beginning 14th December 

 

Next week the children will be participating in a Maya workshop. We hope this will be lots of fun and a great end to our project!

 

SPAG: The children will be taking a look back at many of the key aspects of SPAG we have looked at so far this year. They will be completing different activities to remind themselves how to use punctuation correctly in their writing. 

 

Maths: The children will be revisiting decimals, fractions and percentages. They will be looking at these in a variety of different contexts to remind themselves how to solve different calculations and problems. 

 

Reading: We will continue to improve our skimming and scanning skills to locate and retrieve information quickly in order to answer questions based around a text. 

 

Reminders: You are all invited to the Year 6 sing a long, on Tuesday 15th at 2:45! 

Week beginning 7th December

 

Children will be assessed in SPAG. maths, reading and writing this week to identify progress made and areas of the curriculum to focus on over the coming term.

 

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar): In SPAG, the children will be learning to select and the use correct homophones.  Homophones are words which sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings; e.g. their/there/they're;  which/witch;  where/were/we're.

 

Maths: The children will be learning to calculate average speeds and distances travelled in a range of units (km/h, mph, m/s) using their division skills.  They will then apply these to practical problems to use their learning in context.

 

Reading: Children will be using their skills of inference and deduction to answer questions about a variety of short texts and passages.

 

Project Based Learning; The children will be finishing and decorating their clay whistles and making animal head dresses in preparation for our visitors the following week so that they can play out the part of the ancient Maya in a range of activities.

 

Week beginning 30th November

 

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar): In SPAG, the children will be learning to use apostrophes to show possession.  For example;  The books which belong to Barry - Barry's books.  The books which belong to the kids - The kids' books.  Children will also learn to use hyphens to avoid ambiguity.  E.g. The man eating tiger had indigestion or the man-eating tiger had indigestion.

 

Maths: The children will be learning to convert between units of time.  They will then use these skills to help them calculate speeds.

 

Reading: Children will be using their skills of inference and deduction to answer questions about a variety of short texts and passages.

 

Reminders; 

Christmas making day is Tuesday 1 December, 9am - 11am.  Please could each child bring in a small box lid to help with their Christmas Making morning activity. They have also been asked to bring in some extra resources, if they wish, to accessorise their 'Salt Dough' house.

Below you will find the resources given out at the Year 6 Information Evening:

Week beginning 23rd   November

 

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar): In SPAG, the children will be looking at how to use hyphens to avoid ambiguity and expanded noun phrases. These type of phrases add information to nouns (naming words). They make your writing more interesting and can help the reader to build a picture in their minds.

Examples of nouns:

 house, garden, lady, creature 

Expansion before and after the noun:

The spooky house on the hill,

An overgrown garden, with litter scattered

everywhere

The old lady, who lived next door

A grotesque creature, with an enormous, furry body and a tiny head. 

 

Maths: The children will be converting fractions into decimals and decimals into fractions.

 

 

Reading: We will be looking at using the skills of skimming and scanning to find out information about the mysterious Mayas, as well as beginning to think about designing an elaborate Maya headdress. 

 

Reminders; 

Please could each child bring in a small box lid to help with their Christmas Making morning activity. They have also been asked to bring in some extra resources, if they wish, to accessorise their 'Salt Dough' house.

 

Parent Consultation Evenings - Tuesday 24th and Thursday 26th November.

Week beginning 9th November

 

We have enjoyed a great start to the half term with the children approaching their learning with enthusiasm and focus.  They have immersed themselves in learning about the Maya and have presented some interesting ideas about how they think people lived based on evidence presented.   We will continue to investigate the lives of these fascinating people and start putting together fact sheets to present what we have learned.

 

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar): In SPAG, the children will be reinforcing their understanding and use of a range of skills they have learned including: active and passive sentences, parenthesis to add detail and the use of conjunctions to extend sentences and clarify ideas.

 

Maths: The children will be deepening their learning from the past week of decimals through multiplying and dividing decimal numbers.  A useful skill when it comes to helping work out the shopping bill. 

 

Reading: We will continue to look at the skills of inference and deduction. This is where we use the clues and evidence given to us in the text to help us make a conclusion. 

 

Reminders; 

Rememberance Day - Wednesday 11th November.  Children and staff will discuss the significance of this day and symbolism of the poppy at an age appropriate level as well as holding a minute silence.  Poppies are on sale in school each day.

Diwali day - Thursday 12th November.  Children will be learning about the Hindu festival of Diwali and comparing this with other world religions.

Week beginning 2nd November

 

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar): In SPAG, the children will be learning to use various types of tenses to enable them to become more accurate and consistent.  The different tenses include; present, perfect, progressive and past.

 

Maths: The children will be learning how to use decimals in a variety of ways. We will be adding and subtracting decimals, reading decimals, ordering and converting.

 

Reading: We will continue to look at the skills of inference and deduction. This is where we use the clues and evidence given to us in the text to help us make a conclusion. 

 

Project: Children will embark on a new topic about the Maya, an ancient civilization that reached its peak from AD 300 - 800. We will research questions such as; What clothes did Mayans wear? What were Mayan cities like? Who ruled the Maya? Did the Maya build pyramids? What gods did they worship? 

 

It would be great if the children could begin to think about their new topic over half term.

Week beginning 12th October 

 

Reminders

School photos will be taken at the Junior School on Wednesday morning, please wear full uniform.  

 

A session explaining the teaching of phonics in early reading will be held at the Infant School on Thursday from 18.30 to 19.30.  

 

Classrooms are open and children's work out for you to see on Friday after school.

 

Halloween disco is this Friday from 6.00 - 7.00pm.

 

Harvest assembly is in the Junior School hall on Friday 23rd at 2.45pm.  Please bring your donations of non-perishable food and out them in the hall when you arrive. The Salvation Army will use your donations to support the local homeless.

 

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar): In SPAG this week the children will be learning to use bullet points, dashes and parenthesis to organise and add detail to their writing.

 

Maths: The children will be learning to plot, translate and rotate 2D shapes across the four quadrants using co-ordinates.

 

Reading: We will continue to look at the skills of inference and deduction. This is where we use the clues and evidence given to us in the text to help us make a conclusion. 

 

Project: Children have written drafts of their persuasive adverts, encouraging people to visit India.  Their focus will now be on identifying where they can improve their work through editing and to create an eye-catching and appealing layout to help promote their product.

Week beginning 28th September 

 

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar): We will be looking at a variety of Synonyms and Antonyms. We will be learning that these types of words add spice and flavour to our communication skills!

 

Maths: The children will continue to look at fractions. We will be adding and subtracting fractions with different denominators. We begin the week by learning how to convert fractions, using our multiplication skills to find the common denominator. 

 

Reading: We will continue to look at the skills of inference and deduction. This is where we use the clues and evidence given to us in the text to help us make a conclusion. 

 

Project: Now we have gathered lots of information about India, we will be refining our research in order to create a fabulously interesting piece of persuasive writing. We will include specific elements such as: rhetorical questions, imperative verbs, superlatives and catchy slogans.

 

Reminders: Please practise times tables at home! There is a great Dorling Kindersley app where you can race against the clock with your tables skills.  click here  to view.

 

There will be a meeting for parents on Wednesday the 7th October at 6pm to discuss our Residential Trip. 

 

We will be continuing to use the field for our PE lessons, it is wet so children must bring in a second pair of socks in their PE bag.  

 

Book Fair

‘Travelling Books’ are returning to the Infant School on Wednesday 7th October. The Book Fair was a huge success last year and we raised over £500 worth of book vouchers for the school.

 

There will be a large selection of books suitable for children aged 4-11 years old, at great prices, so please come and have a look on 7th, 8th and 9th October before and after school.

 

If you will not be able to make the book fair, you can still support us by buying a book online. Just go to http://shop.travellingbooks.co.uk/pages/Book-Store.html and start shopping!

 

 

 

If you enter our school postcode RH1 6DZ, you can have the books delivered to school free of charge. This is also a great option if you would like to pay by card, as we can only take cash payments at school.

 

We hope to see you at the book fair next week.

 

Alice Calvert, Helen Pull, Jo Stockton and Katy Royce – Literacy Leaders

 

Week beginning 21st September 

 

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar): We will be focusing on effectively using brackets, dashes and commas. We will be learning how we can include these in our writing to add extra information. 

 

Maths: The children will be learning to multiply large numbers using formal written methods, with a focus on long multiplication

 

Reading: We will be looking at the skill of inference. This is where we use the clues and evidence given to us in the text to help us make a conclusion. 

 

Project: The children will be gathering information on a chosen destination in India. They will then begin to make advertisements to persuade people to visit their destination. 

 

Reminders: Children are able to bring a snack to eat at break times, however this must consist of either fruit or vegetables. 

 

Week beginning 14th September

 

SPAG(Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar): Children will be learning to draft, edit and link ideas in their writing.  They will be learning to build cohesion within and across paragraphs so that ideas flow and plot developments are set-up to build excitement and maintain the reader's interest. 

 

Maths: Children will be learning to add and subtract large numbers, including decimals, using mental methods and estimation to help them quickly and accurately find answers.

 

Reading: We will be looking at the skills of skimming and scanning to help us answer comprehension questions based on passages about India. We will also look at how we can use evidence in the text to support our answers. 

 

Project: The children have immersed themselves in our India topic; researching facts, studying the geography and composing their own music.  Next week they will look in more detail at the physical geography, refining their map skills and comparing and contrasting the environment both across India and with other countries.

 

Reminders:  Homework has now been set.  Your child has mathletics activities which need to be completed by Thursday.  If for any reason your child is unable to access the internet at home or is having difficulty logging on, please let your class teacher know as soon as you are aware of this.  Spellings have been set.  The look, say, cover, write, check approach to learning these should be followed.  Reading records should be completed by the child to show the amount they are reading and that they are reaching the goal of at least 5 reads per week of at least 20 minutes each.  Please encourage your child to record a comment about what they have read, saying what aspects of the text they have enjoyed and why.

Week beginning 7th September

 

SPAG(Spelling, Punctuation & Grammar): We will be looking at different word classes. We will be identifying them in sentences and learning how to use the word classes to make our writing more exciting. 

Nouns - People, animal, place, object e.g. castle

Verb - action e.g. running

Adverb - describes the verb e.g. quickly

Adjective - describes the noun e.g. beautiful

 

Maths: We will be learning how to read, order and compare numbers up to a million. Towards the end of the week we learn how to round numbers to different degrees of accuracy based on the context. 

 

Reading: We will be looking at the skills of skimming and scanning to help us answer comprehension questions based on passages about India. We will also look at how we can use evidence in the text to support our answers. 

 

Project: This half term the children will be learning about India. Next week we will be focusing on gathering lots of new and exciting information about India and the River Ganges to support our writing. 

 

Reminders: The children we have PE every Monday and Wednesday and therefore will need their PE kit in school on those days. Every child must have; black trainers, white polo top, burgundy shorts or black tracksuit bottoms/leggings. 

The children should also have wellington boots in school for our woodlands visits together with a waterproof coat.

 

Welcome to Year 6!

 

We hope you had a fantastic summer and are ready for all the exciting things that will be happening this year!
 

On this page we will provide a weekly update of what we have been doing and what's coming up in the following week. 

 

As always, we encourage communication between home and school. Please come and talk to us if you have any questions.

The Federation of Earlswood Schools recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Child protection forms part of the school’s safeguarding responsibilities.
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