Miss Miller and Miss Gormley
As a school we have decided to take a new approach to homework. We will be focusing on spellings, reading and times tables practice. Children will be tested weekly on their spellings and times tables. We will be aiming for children to achieve 80% or more on these tests. If children fall consistently below this benchmark, then we will arrange a meeting with parents/carers to discuss how we can move forward. Children that achieve 80% or more, three weeks in a row, on their times tables will achieve a sticker on their chart and move onto the next times table. Spellings sent out will be in line with Year 6 expectations given from the government. With regards to reading, we are expecting children to quiz on their reading books at home. Books will be changed on a bi-weekly rota so children will be taking 2 or 3 reading books home in this period. Class weekly word counts will still be communicated to the children and they have the opportunity to earn an extra privilege break.
Outdoor games & Dance: Shorts and a T-shirt
Outdoor games: Shorts/Joggers, T-shirt and trainers. As we are approaching the colder months please send in extra jumpers/ a hoodie for your child to wear for outdoor games as this lesson will still take place outside.
Please ensure your child brings the correct items of their P.E. kit to school and that it is labelled.
We will be doing outdoor games on a Monday afternoon and Dance on a Wednesday afternoon.
Spellings will be given out every Monday and you will be tested on Friday, Spelling is important because it helps to aid your reading and improve your writing.
Year 6 become... actors!
Today in English we worked in groups and acted out some conversations from the book 'Wonder'. The main character, Auggie, was included in all conversations. Before performing these, we discussed the characters thoughts and feelings to help us get in to character. Have a look at our videos below.
Year 6 learn.... Portuguese
On Friday 25th September the whole school celebrated European Languages Day. Year 6 chose the country Portugal and did a series of activities about this country. We created a fact file, learnt some phrases and played a Portuguese game.
Celebration Assembly - Tongue Twister
Sara and Olivia were gutted to not be able to share their tongue twister on Friday's assembly, so they've decided to film themselves and share it with you all! They can't wait to see what is in store for next week's segment!
Have you taken a quiz this week? Remember in Year 6 you should be reading at least 1,500 to 2,000 words per a week.
Click on the picture below to take a quiz:
What has been in the News this week? To watch this week's Newsround. Click on the picture below:
Click on the picture/ links to play SPAG games:
Is your writing at the Expected Standard ?
These are what we will use in class as our 'checklists' to ensure that all of our work contains the elements needed for excellent pieces of writing:
Are you including:
full range of punctuation for control (including commas, apostrophes and inverted commas )
a mixture of simple, compound and complex sentences
all types of punctuation
. , ? ! / - " " ... : ; ( )
interesting words chosen for effect
writing in clear sequenced paragraphs
key features of genre
formal and informal styles are clear
alliteration / similes / personification
joined / clear handwriting