Year 6 2017 - 2018

Mr McCulloch

Mr McCulloch

Mr McCulloch, the teacher of Year 6, I love to play football! I love Liverpool FC - as you all know!

 

Mr McCulloch  works with Year 6 - any problems please feel free to pop in and speak to me.

 

Summer Term

All the waiting is over and now the focus this term has turned to SATs. This year they commence Week begining 14th May, and begin with SPAG, Reading then finishing with Maths. Please encourage your child to revise each night, and complete any homework that is sent home. 

The term we are also Going on our Residential trip to Condover Hall, a welcome break I'm sure for both parents and children (although we are taking the whiteboard and our revision books!!). 

 

Our Topic this term will be 'Through the Decades' beginning in the 1950s. Looking how different life was back then, comparing fashion, music and lifestyles of the time. We will spend time looking a tthe different decades before choosing our favourite and completing a project based around it!

Please don't forget to encourage your child to attend booster classes each week! Not many more left to go!

 

Reading

Reading remains a main focus for children in year 6 and will be studied in small groups or as a whole class.  Some children will be given a banded book to read at home as chosen by the class teacher, whereas others will bring home a free choice Library Book.  Children may wish to read a book of their own choice from home – which is fine.  

 

As with every year group in St. John Fisher, home reading is of high priority and of huge importance.  Our expectation is that every child in class will read with an adult at home at least three times per week.  We will continue to check your child’s home/school reading diary each week, to see your comments and to gain an insight into the great discussion that you are having at home about the texts being read.  A ‘home’ read, in our opinion, should be approximately 10 minutes, of which half of the time should be your child reading (aloud or in their head), and then the remaining time should be spent discussing, questioning and evaluating what has been read.  This aspect of your child’s home learning is incredibly important, and your support is greatly appreciate.

 

At this stage in year 6, an essential part of homework is reading which we expect to continue for at least ten minutes every day.

 

USEFUL WEBSITES

These are the ones Mr McCulloch was talking about today:

Spelling

Bitesize spelling

Verbs and Adverbs

Grammar

 

Old trusty websites:

  • Vocabulary Here is a website which is full of exciting vocabulary. Click on the different links to find adjectives, adverbs, alternative words for said and many more! There is also a link called 'word classes' this will help you to revise what verbs, nouns, adjectives and adverbs are.

  • Maths A range of questions for you to test yourself.

  • Maths Telling the time and times tables games.

  • Sentence games. Here are some sentence games to help you to work on those complex sentences!

 

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Contact the School

St John Fisher Primary School

Edward Street,
Widnes,
Cheshire,
WA8 0BW

Main Contact: Office Manager Margaret Hassett

Tel: 0151 424 7794
sec.stjohnfisher@halton.gov.uk