Year 6 2018 - 2019

Mrs Hodgkins

Mrs King

WELCOME TO YEAR 6 2018/19

HAPPY NEW YEAR

This part of the school year we will be making preparations to help the children move onto high school, which can be exciting for some but also slighlty daunting.  Do not fear, together with our secondary colleages we are here to ease the process and ensure that transition to high school is as smooth as possible for all pupils. 

 

Spring 1 Topic - Extremes

The children will begin by looking at 'extremes' that can affect the human body.  They will look at how to keep their bodies healthy by learning all about nutrition, the importance of exercise, their hearts, lungs and more.  They will investigate how water and nutrients are transported in the circulatory system and recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on how their bodies function.

 

After this, the children will find out all about the Earth's extremes, from raging tropical storms to violent erupting volcanoes to terrifying towering tsunamis. They can also explore how these extremes affect people, communities and landscapes through a series of informative and thought-provoking lessons.

 

 

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.

 

Homework

Each week, on a Monday, the children will receive a list of spellings and multiplication tables to work on.  They will also spend some time focussing on this list whilst in class.  These spellings and multiplication tables will then be tested in class on every Friday.  

Reading, as mentioned, should be the main focus for a child oiutside of school.  Children should attempt to access "BUGCLUB" at least 3 times per week.  Bug Club provides the children with lots of books to enjoy set at their reading level.  It also poses comprehension type questions for the children to answer as they are reading each book.  Children do have login details for this.

 

USEFUL WEBSITES

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