Welcome to Year 6
Beverley Naidoo Class!
Your teachers for next year are: Mrs. Kelly and Mrs. Reid.
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!
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?
- Complete some of the activities in the ancient Greek home learning grid (see link below).
Also, please check here for daily tasks that we will put on for you too!
Try to keep up with your school work and record it in your homework books.
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!
Autumn Term dates so far:
Thursday 2nd September - Your first day in Year 6!
Friday 10th September - Homework and spellings begin.
Friday 17th September - School swimming begins (letter to follow)
Friday 22nd October - Break up for half term.
Starting from September, there will be a weekly blog, letting you know all of the highlights from Beverley Naidoo class! Watch this space to find out what we've been up to!
Our PE days are Monday and Thursday and children are required to come in their PE kits on those days.
Monday - Outdoor session
Thursday - Indoor session
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.
We will be swimming on Friday mornings from the 17th September 2021.
Homework will be set on Fridays each week. There will be spellings each week, reading and either a maths or literacy task.
03.09.21 Spend time on TT Rockstars scoring points for our class against the other Y6 class.
10.09.21 - My Maths - Place Value
17.09.21 - My Maths - Rounding
Produce a road safety banner to promote road safety across the UK
Children will be expected to learn their spellings for a test the following Friday. These will be listed on the website each week. The first set of spellings will be given out on Friday 10th September.
There will be an activity linked to each week's spellings on Spelling shed.
15.10.21 - Hyphens. Joining compound adjectives to avoid ambuguity.
08.10.21 - joining a prefix ending in a vowel to a root word beginning with a vowel.
01.10.21 Turning -ent Adjectives into ence/ency Nouns.
17.09.21 Homophones. Noun = ce Verb = se
It is important that the children can use these sentences in context.
10.09.21 - Synonyms
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 texts, 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. (Follow the link below for the list).