Welcome to the Year 6 webpage. Here you will find weekly updates on what the children have been learning and doing each week.
Here is a list of 100 fiction books children should read before leaving primary school 100FICTIONBOOKS-PRIMARY. How many have you read?
Spring Term 1
Welcome back and Happy New Year. I hope everyone had a well deserved rest and are ready to get back into the swing of things!
This term our Topic is Frozen Kingdom.
Homework will be given out each Tuesday and will need to be handed in every Monday. Click on the link to find the Homework grid for this term frozen kingdom homework grid
Spellings and Learn its will be uploaded each week also. Spelling test and Big Maths every Friday.
Please find this term curriculum newsletter here Curriculum Newsletter Yr 6 spring 1.
Week beginning 5th February 2018
It’s been a very busy week this week with it being assessment week and the children have worked incredibly hard all week. I am sure everyone is looking forward to a well deserved rest next week.
Not only were we busy doing assessments we also had an election campaign running for this year’s School Councillors. The children made posters to promote themselves, we had some excellent speeches with an interesting question and answering session afterwords for our nominees. On Thursday, we took to the polling station to cast our votes. Well done to everyone who took part. Unfortunately there can be only two winners, Our new school Councillors are, Baron and Makanaka. Well done to both of you. Please see below of a selection of pictures taken during this campaign.
We also had our last gymnastic lesson for this term and the children got to show off all the skills they have learnt over the last few weeks.
Have a lovely half term.
Week beginning 29th January 2018
This week we continued writing our Newspaper reports in Literacy. I think we may have some budding journalists in our class! In maths, we did some revision on short division moving on to some more difficult long division maths. Please see the video attached to see the method we use for long division.
In topic, we have been looking at the differences in the different class that were on-board the Titanic. The children then role played the Titanic disaster and we had to guess what class the were from. This will help us in writing our diary entry from a survivor of the Titanic
Week beginning 22nd January 2018
What’s coming up this week:
On Thursday 25th January Yellow house will have their assembly. All parents welcome to attend. Assembly starts at 9.00am
On Friday 26th January it is “Wear a woolly hat day” We kindly ask all children to wear a hat to school on Friday and donate £1. All proceeds will go to St Mungo’s Charity which helps homeless people to get off the streets.
Thank you to everyone who wore their woolly hats on Friday.
Week beginning 15th January 2018
This week the children wrote their own newspaper report based on the story The Ice Palace. In maths they learned how to draw and measure circles using a compass. In Ict we produced a table on a word document to present research that we undertook about the Arctic and the Antarctica.
Week beginning 8th January 2018
This week in literacy we read Ice Palace by Robert Swindells. The children worked really hard to prepare ideas for their newspaper report based on key events from this book.
In maths, we did some revision of place value up to 7-digit numbers. By the end of the week the children were able to subtract 7-digit numbers.
In topic, we are learning about the Titanic. We will be writing a diary entry from a survivor of the Titanic. In order for us to have a better understanding of what happened we watched the Titanic film as it sets the scene very effectively, tells the story in an engaging and emphatic way and focuses on the distinction of classes which the children can then use in their writing.
Have a lovely weekend.
Week beginning 4th January 2018
This term we will be introducing the Kagan approach to children. This is a whole school initiative. The Kagan structures aim to promote thinking skill and social skills and to increase self esteem, enjoyment and engagement in learning in our classroom. The children sit in groups of 4 where they complete different activities instructed by the teacher. The ideas is that everyone participates equally, everyone values their peers and higher level of thinking are promoted. See below some pictures of our Kagan groups and how it works.
As part of our topic we are learning about the titanic. First we made a human timeline of world civilastions, then we figured out where on the timeline to add the sinking of the titanic.
Autumn Term 2
Welcome back after the half term. I hope everybody got some well deserved rest and are looking forward to an exciting term ahead.
This term our Topic is the Industrial Revolution
Homework will be given out each Tuesday and will need to be handed in every Monday. Click on the link to find the Homework grid for this term Year 6 Homework Grid.industrial revolution.
Spellings and Learn its will be uploaded each week also. Spelling test and Big Maths every Friday.
In R.E we are continuing to learn The Creed. Please practice saying this every night.
P.E days this term are Tuesday and Wednesday. Please have full P.E kit each week.
Week beginning 11th December 2017
Reminder: Lots of fun things happening this week.
Monday – Year 1 and 2 Nativity Play to whole school and parents with young children.
Wednesday – Christmas jumper Day and Christmas lunch
Thursday – Year 5/6 inter-house tag rugby competition and from 2.45 -3.15 opening afternoon
Friday – trip to Caversham library at 9.15am and school Christmas fayre in school hall. Doors open at 3.30pm
Thank you to all the children who wore their Christmas jumpers and donated £1. Everyone looked very festive. We also enjoyed our Christmas dinner – it was delicious!
On Friday, we had a very enjoyable visit to Caversham library and learning all about how books are organised. The children were then given the opportunity to explore some of the books. Thank you to Mrs Murtagh for volunteering and helping us with the visit.
I hope you all have a very peaceful and happy Christmas. I’m looking forward to all the fun work we will be doing in 2018.
Week beginning 4th December 2017
Its been a busy week in Year 6 this week with it being assessment week but the children have all worked incredibly hard so a big well done to all of you.
On Monday the children performed their own Christmas songs that they wrote and composed their own music. I was amazed by all their musical talents and for singing and playing in front of their fellow classmates and younger siblings. It was fantastic and really got me into the Christmas spirit.
We finished our week by going down to our buddies in reception who were having a snuggle day.Year 6 joined them at the end of the day where they got to snuggle up with their buddy and read them a bedtime story. A lovely way to finish off a busy week.
Week beginning 27th November 2017
We had great fun watching the Pantomime that came to visit St Anne’s. This year it was Beauty and the Beast. The children really got involved and enjoyed a fun afternoon. It’s behind you……. (Oh no it’s not!!!)
We also got to spend some quiet time in our school library. Every Tuesday the children will get the opportunity to go to the library to take home or exchange a book. Please make sure all books are returned to the library once you are finished reading them.
Week beginning 20th November 2017
As part of our Art topic, we have been learning about the work of the artist L.S Lowry and his famous paintings of the Industrial Revolution. Lowry famously used five different colours in his work; black, red, blue, yellow and white. Inspired by his work we created our own version of paintings from the Industrial revolution. Please have a look at some of the fabulous paintings the children created.
Week Beginning 13th November 2017
Thank you to all the Year 6 children who wore their spots on Friday and raised money for Children in Need.
In maths this week we have been learning how to multiply and divide fractions by whole numbers. In Literacy, we started to write our own version of Oliver Twist from an other person’s perspective. In R.E, we have started our advent unit and we are beginning our preparation for the coming of Jesus. In Science, the children really enjoyed making their own circuit. We investigated if the brightness of a bulb would be effected by using different voltages in a circuit.
Week Beginning 6th November 2017
This week in SPAG we are learning how to use apostrophes for possession and contraction accurately.
This week some of the year 5 and 6 children took part in an indoor athletics competition in Kendrick School. The children competed in various track and field events which included running, jumping and throwing.We had some great team and individual performances.Well done to all.
On Thursday we had our first ever house assembly from Red House. A big well done to all the children that took part, especially our Red House Captains Mark and Nafera, who helped organise the assembly – this included helping the other children with their parts, showing them where and when to stand, choosing their own prayers to read and the beautiful music that was played by Zora in Year 6 and Saffi in Year 4. They did a fantastic job and had a lovely assembly. It was lovely to see so many parents there also.
It was great to see so many children wearing blue on Friday to raise awareness against bullying. In year 6 we had a very interesting discussion on bullying – what it is, how to identify it and why it happens.
Next Friday, we are wearing spots for children in need.
Looking forward to meeting parents at parents evening next week.
Week Beginning 30th October 2017
This week in SPAG, we have been learning about simple,compound and complex sentences
This week the children were introduced to our model text Oliver Twist. We looked at the language that was used and the structure of the text. This will help us when we get to write our own historical narrative. We then used our knowledge of different eras and civilizations to place the Industrial Revolution on a timeline.
This term we are continuing our basketball training with Reading Rockets. Every Wednesday two Reading Rocket basketball players coach year 6 children.They children are really enjoying it and already I can see them improving in their basketball skills.
Don’t forget homework books need to be in on Monday.
Have a lovely weekend.
Autumn Term 1
Click on the link to see a curriculum map of what we will be learning this term.
Homework will be given out each Tuesday and will need to be handed in every Monday.
Click on the link to find the homework grid for this half term A child’s war homework grid.
Many thanks to those who joined us for the ‘Meet the Teacher’ evening. Please find the Powerpoint and newsletter from the evening below:
In R,E this term we are learning The Creed. Please practice saying this every night.
Week beginning 16th October 2017
Some amazing homework being done relating to our topic, World War 2. Keep up the good work. Gentle reminder that all children should have at least 5 activities completed by the end of this week from the homework grid.
Congratulations to all the Year 6 children who were presented with their gold ties to mark their new position at the top of their school tree and the extra responsibilities that come with it.
Have a look at some of the wonderful projects the children made as part of their world war 2 homework.
Week beginning 8th October 2017
This week in SPAG we will be focusing on personification in our writing. Click on the link to find out more about this.
Well done to Imogen, Beth, Sankhadeep, Lara, Luke, David, Mollie-Jane and Alex in Year 6 who took part in a hockey tournament in The Heights on Monday 9th October. The children had a great time and demonstrated some fabulous skills. There was some fierce competition between the teams but the support and determination from the St Anne’s children was great to see. Thank you to all parents and staff for their support also.
A huge well done to all of our year 6 children who presented themselves as candidate to be nominated as House Captains for this academic year. It was fabulous to see just how many children decided to go for the opportunity. Each and every child showed real confidence and maturity as they delivered their own informative and personal speech.
Huge congratulations to all of the children for taking part and to the winners.
Blue House Captains – Lara and Evan
Yellow House Captains – Luke and Beth
Red House Captains – Nafera and Mark
Green House Captains – David and Mollie-Jane
Week beginning 2nd October 2017
On Friday the children came in dressed up as if they were evacuees in world war 2. They had packed their belongings into a small suitcase, were carrying their gas masks and their identity cards in their pockets all ready to be evacuated!
We started the day by lining the children up in the playground and informing them where they would be evacuate to. Friends and siblings were separated and the children had an opportunity to say goodbye to each other.
We looked at how food was rationed during the war and compared this to children’s own lunch.
Throughout the day the air raid sirens would go off which meant all the children had to hide under the tables for shelter.
The children presented their suitcases to the class and explained what they chose to bring with them.
Well done to all the children for making a super effort with their costumes on Friday and really taking on the role of an evacuee.
Week beginning 25th September 2017
We had lots of fun learning this week. In literacy, we have finished writing our war poems and have moved onto looking at recounts. We started the week by reading lots of different recounts so we could identify the language and structure of a recount. On Wednesday we read an extract from Boy by Roald Dahl and we discussed what we know about Boy’s life and his personality from what we read. We then drew our own boy and described his personality.
We were also learning about different sentence types – simple, compound and complex. The children had great fun making up each sentence type.
In Maths, we continued subtracting decimals including money. We also started ding some algebra.
In RE, we wrote a letter to Moses as if we were one of the Israelites begging for some food and water.
Next week we hope to have an evacuation day where we hope to to dress up as evacuees and children could bring in a box with things they would bring with them.
Don;t forget homework to be handed in on Monday.
Week beginning 18th September 2017
In Literacy this week we have started to write our own war poem. The children have written some wonderful poems and have created atmosphere through imagery and description. I am really looking forward to hearing them perform their own poems. In maths, we have been learning different strategies for add and subtracting whole numbers and decimal numbers. Next week, we will begin to learn about algebra.
In R.E, we revised the story of Moses through role play. Have a look at some of the children acting.
In Science, we have been learning about the circulatory system. On Friday, we learned how blood travels around the body. The children drew their own bodies and were able to say how the heart pumps oxygenated blood around the body through arteries and then deoxygenated blood returns to the heart through veins.
Well done to those children who were selected to play in a hockey tournament on 9th October.
Remember homework needs to be in on Monday.
Have a lovely weekend.
Week beginning 10th September 2017
I am happy to say the year 6 children have been settling back well and have already began to carry out some of their responsibilities that come with being in year 6. This week the children met their buddies in reception. They each were allocated a child from reception who they will look out for and play with over the year. They have also being keeping their buddies company during lunch. Here are a few pictures of Year 6 meeting and playing with their buddies. I am so impressed with how enthusiastic they all were meeting and playing with their buddies. Keep up the good work.