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Year 6: Mrs Kelly - Beverley Naidoo

Welcome to Year 6

Beverley Naidoo Class!

 

 

 

 

Your teachers for next year are: Mrs Kelly, Mrs Jepson and Mrs Read.

Mrs. Thomas will be working alongside our class too!  We can't wait to begin working with you all and hope to have lots of fun along the way!

Our Class is named after Beverley Naidoo who has written many books in her time, but my favourite is called Journey to Jo'Burg. Beverley Naidoo was born in 1943 and grew up under apartheid in South Africa. She uses her experiences to write stories for children with fascinating themes around racial segregation and discrimination. I cannot wait to read you Journey to Jo'Burg, I hope you'll love it just as much as I do!

Meet the teacher Y6 - Mrs Kelly

The Dovedale £1 Challenge!

Today we launched our Year 6 project: Grow £1.  Staff and children alike are so excited. The children have thought of some wonderful ideas already!  We wish everyone lots of luck and can't wait to hear how your fundraising is progressing!

Please find the powerpoint we shared with the children and the letter to parents in the section below.

HOME LEARNING.

 

If you find yourself at home over the next few weeks and are well enough, please try to:

 

  • Read daily and record it in your planner (20 minutes at least).
  • Spending 30 minutes on TT Rockstars.
  • Practise the statutory spellings for Years 5 & 6 - can you use them accurately in sentences? Can you use a dictionary to find the definitions?

 

Also, please check here for daily tasks that we will put on for you too!

 

 

 

 

Click the hyperlink below to go to our page of tasks in case of a whole class closure - please only use this when informed to do so.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!

 

I will update this section of the website regularly, you'll also be informed of any up and coming important dates on our class dojo!

 

Summer Term dates so far:

 

Monday 25th April - First day back for all pupils.

Friday 29th April - Year 6 wellbeing session.

Monday 2nd May - Bank Holiday.

Friday 6th May - Whole Class Photo Day & Year 6 wellbeing session.

Week beginning 9th May - SATs Week.

Week beginning 23rd May - Jubilee Week.

Friday 27th May - INSET Day.

Week Beginning 30th May - HALF TERM.

Tuesday 6th June - Children start back to school.

PE INFORMATION.

 

Our PE days are Wednesdays and Fridays and children are required to come in their PE kits on those days.

Tuesday - Indoor session - Cricket.

Thursday - Outoor session - Rounders.

 

PE kit: plain red t-shirt, either with or without the school logo; a plain black sports jacket and plain black or navy shorts/joggers.

 

 

 

 

SUMMER TERM 1 CURRICULUM.

 

Our Knowledge block for this term is the Ancient Egypt and in many of our subjects our lessons will link around this theme. Our class text is linked to this knowldge block and is called 'Secrets of a Sun King' by Emma Carroll. The children will absolutely love this story.  It's jam-packed with action, mystery and excitement!

 

The list below includes the theme of what we are learning about in each subject. For more detailed information on a lesson by lesson basis, please see the Medium Term Plan (MTP) below.

 

Maths - Following our SATs preparation time we will be exploring all of the different operations and applying them to problem solving tasks in a Theme Park Project.

English - Following our SATs preparation time, we will be exploring how we can persuade through writing.  We will be writing persuasive letters in addition to stories, both linking to our Secrets of a Sun King novel.  We will also be writing persuasive advertising campaigns linked to our DT cooking and nutrition unit.

History - Ancient Egypt. This will link closely to our work in English and our class novel - Secrets of a Sun King.  We will look at chronology in the Egyptian Era, how artefacts can provide clues to the past and mummification.

Science - Evolution and Inheritance. 

RE - Is it better to express your faith through the arts or charity? 

PSCHE - Being safe.

PE - Cricket and Rounders.

SPANISH - Musical instruments and the orchestra.

MUSIC -  How does music shape our way of life?

DT - Cooking and nutrition unit.

 

Below you will find a selection of knowledge organisers. These include information that the children will be learning about in their lessons and children refer to these during their lessons. It also has our Medium Term Plan and what we will be covering each week. 

 

 

 

 

 

HOMEWORK.

 

Homework will be set on Fridays each week.  There will be spellings each week, reading and either a maths or literacy task.

 

 

 

SPELLINGS:

Children will be expected to learn their spellings for a test the following Friday. These will be listed below each week. There will be an activity linked to each week's spellings on Spelling shed and a sheet in their homework books too.

 

Summer Term:1  Week 1. (Word families).

programme

telegram

hologram

diagram

grammar

grammatical

parallelogram

monogram

programmer

program

 

Summer Term:1  Week 2. (Words that can be nouns and verbs).

 

challenge

protest

broadcast

benefit

charge

function

influence

interest

object

damage

 

Summer Term:1.  Week 3. (Words that can be nouns and verbs)

 

produce

present

reason

silence

support

transport

surprise

scratch

freeze

balance

 

Summer Term:1 Week 4. (Long 'o' sound).

 

shoulder

smoulder

mould

poultry

soul

shallow

window

blown

known

thrown

 

Summer Term:1. Week 5. (Words ending in -ible).

 

possible

horribe

terrible

visible

incredible

sensible

forcible

legible

responsible

reversible

 

STATUTORY SPELLINGS

 

By the end of Year 6 the children are expected to know most of the words from a Year 5/6 word list.

Lots of these words come up in our weekly tests, but it is beneficial for the children to learn some at home too.

They will not be tested every week, but we will re-visit them a few times each term. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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