Year 6 2017 - 2018

Mr McCulloch

Mr McCulloch

Mr McCulloch, the teacher of Year 5M, and loves 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.

 

Spring Term

I hope everyone had a very happy happy and relaxing Christmas and New Year and are now ready to face this term! We will begin booster classes Monday 8th January for children in preparation for the looming SATs tests. These will be in a relaxed atmosphere and a place where the children will benefit from. 

 

Our Topic this term will focus on the United States of America, where the children will be given a state in which to focus a project around for each of their homeworks. We will be looking at the history of the country, the geography and how it differs from state to state, and the extreme effects of the weather on our bodies. 

 

This term we are also accessing swimming each Tuesday. This is an important part of the Curriculum for our children so please make sure thye bring in the correct swimwear for each session on a Tuesday. Boys: swimming shorts- no longer than the knee, and a towel. Girls: no bikinis, full swimming costume and a towel.

 

 

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

  • 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