Welcome to the Year 6 Class page!
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn!" Benjamin Franklin
"We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths..." Walt Disney
Welcome back to a new year and a brand new school classroom! We have so much to learn, so much to look forward to, so much to achieve and such a lot of fun to have as we prepare ourselves for our SATs tests in May!
Year 6 is taught by Miss Dunkley, with invaluable help from Mr Allack (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Miss Ibbotson (Thursday and Friday).
Why not have a look at the Routine and Timetable tab to the right to see what usually happens during a 'normal' class day?
This half term, our topic is 'Brilliant Brain', in which we shall learn about how our brains work, how we can challenge them and what we need to do to keep them healthy! We shall also be looking at people other than ourselves who have brilliant brains, including artists, inventors, scientists and people who have changed the world for the better.
Home Learning this half term is linked with the topic and all Year 6 pupils are aware of the need to submit home learning of a standard they can be proud of; this is invaluable practise for when they enter secondary education. The Home Learning tab is also a useful tool to find out what homework pupils should be doing if they 'forget' or lose their Home Learning instructions sheets!
Our pupils are also expected to learn their spellings and spend time reading for pleasure at home each week.
Each half term, our pupils will also take home KIRFs (Key Instant Recall Facts) to learn, to ensure they are able to instantly recall mathematical facts which will help increase their confidence and speed in their work. This half term , our KIRFs are to learn the times tables and related facts.
In October 2018 we offer all of our pupils the opportunity to take part in a fun filled, memory making week at Bewerley Park Outdoor Residential School in th Yorkshire Dales. You can find key information by clicking here.
Learning Themes in 1819
Autumn 1 - Brilliant Brain
Autumn 2 - Local Heroes
Spring 1 - Astounding Ancient Egyptians
Spring 2 - The Putrid Plagues
Summer 1 - Norwich (UK) vs Norwich (USA)
Summer 2 - Production focus (tbc)
For more details visit the Y6 curriculum page or see the Long term plan here
Parents, should you have any concerns, worries or simply something you would care to discuss about the education and well-being of your child, please do not hesitate to arrange to have a chat with me after 3.30pm.
I look forward to working with you all in the school year of 2018-19.
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