Class 6 - Miss Elliott
Welcome to Year 6!
I am extremely excited and proud to be teaching the Year 6 class and leading them through another school year. Mrs Wydell and I have an exciting year planned. Although Year 6 is a very busy year, with the SATS in May, there is still plenty of time for creative learning through exciting topics and for learning outside of the classroom.
We are also very fortunate to be joined weekly by Miss Forshaw who will be delivering music lessons and Mr Perez who will be teaching Spanish.
I would like to take this opportunity to let you know some key information for the year ahead:
PE days: PE days will be on a Wednesday (by PE specialist, Mr Knott) and Friday by either myself or Mrs Wydell. Children will be encouraged to take their kit home on Friday to return on Monday. Children will need both indoor and outdoor kits since PE could take place indoors or outdoors (weather dependent).
Homework: Homework will be set as a menu at the start of every half term - children are expected to attempt each of the activities. Homework should not be a chore, and should not be a cause of stress. If you have any concerns, please ask. Homework club will be on a Monday.
Reading: In order to help your child as much as possible, please could you try to read with your child at least three times a week. This would be of great benefit. I also ask that you encourage the weekly spellings and times tables set to complement end of year expectations.
We, as a whole school, hope that all children enjoy Year 6, always try their best and prepare themselves adequately for the end of year assessments and their transition to secondary schools; enjoying their final year at West Melton Primary.
Miss Elliott (Class Teacher)
Year 6 SATs
Year 6 Maths Revision
Please find below useful information on how your child can do some last minute revision for their KS2 mathematics SATs.
There are topic boosters and past papers with video tutorials to help target specific weaknesses. The resources can be used on PCs, laptops, tablets and mobile phones via the website.
Go on, give it a go - click on the image below!
Let us know how you do ...
What are we learning? - Summer 2 Term 2017/18
Around the World
As Geographers we will ... be going around the World: we are going to have a project, based on a country in which the other year groups are focusing on: presenting our work to the appropriate class at the end of the term. We will be responsible for choosing which information to include and how to present this information.
Not forgetting our residential trip to Whirlow Farm - where we will be exploring the beautiful countryside.
As Readers we will ... be reading Around the World in 80 Days. To compliment this we will be watching the film based on the same novel.
As Writers we will ... start of the term by writing in the following genres: narrative, a diary, a balanced argument and a recount of our residential. The remaining 3 genres will be chosen independently to go along our geography project.
As Mathematicians we will ... be creating graphs to compare weather across different countries. We will be applying all of our skills into exciting, problem solving activities.
As Scientists we will ... be continuing our learning on the heart from last half term; focusing on: why it is important to eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly. We hope to get the opportunity to have some science experiments too from other areas of science learning.
As Artists and Designers we will ... choose our own creations to link to a country that the other year groups are focusing their learning on.
We will celebrate our learning by ... weekly assemblies and we will record our daily achievements by using Class Dojo.
Our Year 6 Parents Narrative - 2017/18 Summer 2 is available to download.
Y6 residential to Whirlow Farm
What an amazing 3 days at Whirlow Farm - lots of fun had and memories made by everyone to last a lifetime!! A perfect post SATS treat ... followed by some stunning writing to compliment it!
Y6 Red Cross
Our Y6 had the fantastic opportunity to learn some crucial life saving skills, participating in training delivered by Red Cross, ending the day with an ice lolly post Sats treat.
Y6 Positive about SATs!
With SATS fast approaching, year 6 have been working hard on stimulating their positive mindset: overcoming worries, identifying their calm space and thinking about how they can support each other!! :-) Beautiful work!
Reading for Pleasure
Celebrating those children who have been reading for pleasure at home - 30 weeks read!!
Keep up the amazing work Year 6 - enjoy your books!!
What are we learning? - Summer 1 Term 2017/18
The Beat Must Go On
As Geographers we will ... be finding out where food comes from, the trade between countries in food and the importance of Fair-trade.
As Historians we will ... be finding out about how medicine has advanced over time. We will focus on important figures in the development of medicine, such as Marie Curie.
As Readers we will ... be challenging the class to read as many books as possible and to be Book-Lovers! As SATS approach, daily reading sessions will take place in the form of SATS questioning; however, we will be having a class novel to read and create beautiful writing from - 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'.
As Writers we will ... be writing reports on healthy living and the role of the heart. We will also be linking our love for our class novel into our daily writing lessons.
As Mathematicians we will ... be having daily arithmetic sessions. We will be spending each day looking at different skills for our problem solving and applying these into SATs style questions. We will be having a weekly group problem solving session as we really enjoy these.
As Scientists we will ... be studying different body organs and learning about their functions. We will also look at why it is important to eat a balanced diet and exercise regularly - We will be making cross curricular links with maths and data handling.
As Artists and Designers we will ... be working be creating accurate anatomical drawings of the heart. We will also be having another group project linked, hopefully, to our class novel - this project will have more of the children's input.
We will celebrate our learning by ... weekly assemblies and we will record our daily achievements by using Class Dojo.
Our Year 6 Parents Narrative - 2017/18 Summer 1 is available to download.
The Year 6 Home Learning Menu - Summer 1 is also available to download.
What are we learning? - Spring Term 2017/18
As Geographers we will ... travel to the Galapagos Islands. We will plan our own journey there. We will research David Attenborough and his adventures around the World.
As Scientists we will ... learn about evolution and inheritance. We will build on our previous learning of living things and understand how animals and plants have adapted over time to suit their environments.
As Writers we will ... be writing for several different purposes. We will begin by writing a letter from the perspective of Charles Darwin as he lands on the Galapagos Islands. We will apply our skills as readers to write our own chapter of Skellig.
As Artists and Designers we will ... be developing our handwriting through art. We will be observing animals from the Galapagos Islands and producing accurate representations.
As Mathematicians we will ... continue to learn about the four operations and solve problems with them. We will develop our understanding of shapes and measure. We will learn about fractions, percentages and decimal and their relationship. We will continue to have daily arithmetic sessions in preparation for our SATS.
As Readers we will ... continue to use our reading characters to help us understand and answer different types if questions. We will read the book 'Skellig' by David Almond and will be using our understanding of the text in literacy. We will have daily comprehension practice in preparation for our SATS.
As Responsible Citizens we will ... look at how we can protect our world. We will focus on our responsibly as individual and how we can spread our knowledge.
As Enterprising Learners we will ... be reflective learners. We will look at our work and think what we have done well and how could we improve next time.
We will celebrate our learning by ... making sure that our work is well presented so that we can display some of it. Our work will also be on the website, shared on Class Dojo and we will choose a learner of the week. There will be a presentation for parents at the end of term too.
Our Year 6 Parents Narrative - 2017/18 Spring 1 is available to download.
Our Spring 2 Learning
Take a look at the fantastic animal sculptures that the Y6 pupils enjoyed creating as part of their Spring 2 Learning ...
Our Spring 1 Learning
The Y6 have been having brass lessons from our Wickersley Partnership Trust Music Specialist, Miss Forshaw.
The children have worked hard to produce a biography of Charles Darwin complete with a skilled portrait - the outcome is amazing!
Our CLC Videos - World War II
Year 6 enjoyed their day out at CLC - we definitely have some aspiring app and movie creators.
Our Work Displays
The following photos show display work and beautiful art work and written work for the topic on Darwin's Delights, written work produced in Diversity Week and beautiful story writing inspired from other stories that they have read too.
What are we learning? - Autumn 2 Term 2017/18
As Geographers we will ... find out where the Mayans lived and use atlases and globes to develop our knowledge of continents and countries. We will learn about Mexican cultures and compare them to our own.
As Readers and Writers we will ... be getting imaginative with 'Where the Wild Things Are'. Taking part in our class challenge - to get all Year 6 up on stage for 30 weeks of home reading at the end of the year!! We are becoming fantastic readers using our reading characters - we will be continuing with this!
As Mathematicians we will ... be continuing with our problem solving focusing on multiplication, division and fractions. We will also be practising our mental arithmetic each day.
As Enterprising Learners we will ... be reflective learners. We will look at our work and think what we have done well and how could we improve next time. The Christmas Fayre is coming up - we will enjoy taking part in being creative for this.
As Scientists we will ... be learning all about light, We will find out about how light travels in a straight line and what happens when it is blocked. We will explore how light is made up of different colours and finally what happens to light when it bounces off a shiny surface.
As Artists and Designers we will ... be getting crafty using fabric and sewing tools to design and create our topic themed artwork.
As Responsible Citizens we will ... continue to develop our speaking skills through P4C.
We will celebrate our learning by ... weekly celebration assemblies. We will also share our learning and proud point collection with parents on dojo too.
Our Year 6 Parents Narrative - 2017/18 Autumn 2 is available to download.
The Year 6 Home Learning Menu - Autumn 2 is also available to download.
Our Autumn 2 Learning
'The Day of the Dead' - Getting creative in topic groups. We have been working hard to develop our team work skills through identifying our own unique skills
Maths - investigating symmetry work.
Christmas Jumper & party photos.
What are we learning? - Autumn 1 Term 2017/18
Land of Hope and Glory
As Historians we will ... learn all about World War 2. We will look at how the war affected people here at West Melton, we will find out what the effects of the blitz were, whether children were evacuated and how rationing affected people's daily diets.
As Geographers we will ... be finding out which countries were involved during World War 2, and how the food in the war could not be brought across the Atlantic. We will look at maps of West Melton and compare how the land was used then and now.
As Readers we will ... be reading for pleasure every day, and we will have the opportunity to read out loud daily as well as to an adult at least once a week! Our book study will be of 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas'. Our class reading book will be 'Goodnight Mr Tom'.
As Mathematicians we will ... be exploring number. We will begin by investigating place value and decimals. We use this knowledge to look at addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. There will be lots of opportunities for maths challenges.
As Writers we will ... be developing our SPAG and writing skills every day. We will use our book study of 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' to write in a range of genres, including: a letter, character profiles, play script alongside other exciting writing outcomes during topic lessons.
As Scientists we will ... become scientists of electricity, knowing how to be safe around electricity. We will look at how electricity has developed and how electricity affects our everyday lives; we will compare the use of electricity between now and during World War 2.
As Artists and Designers we will ... get creative with cooking food during World War 2. We will create propaganda posters and we will be painting images from the Blitz.
We will celebrate our learning by ... sharing our work on class Dojo and in a showcase event for parents at the end of term.
Our Year 6 Parents Narrative - 2017/18 Autumn 1 is available to download.