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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 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!

Meet the teacher Y6 - Mrs Kelly

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?
  • 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.

CLASS BLOG.

 

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! 

 

 

PE INFORMATION.

 

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.

 

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

 

24.09.21 - Click here for 5 maths questions for you to complete. Please write the answers in your homework books.

 

01.10.21

Produce a road safety banner to promote road safety across the UK

 

08.10.21 SPAG.COM - Passive and Active voice.

We have just started working on this totally new concept this week in school, so want to give the children chance to practise and have a go. It is likely that they will find this quite difficult. There are plenty of you tube videos around to help. We are not expecting them to get this all correct at this point in the year!

 

15.10.21 - Maths.  Your children are bringing home an 'Ultimate Division Challenge' sheet. We would like the children to complete as much as they can and time themselves. We would also like them to check out some of the division questions on 'Hit the Button'.(Just google the site - It's brilliant!)

 

SPELLINGS:

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.

 

man-eating

little-used

rock-bottom

wide-eyed

pig-headed

tight-fisted

stone-faced

green-eyed

short-tempered

pitch-black

 

 

08.10.21 - joining a prefix ending in a vowel to a root word beginning with a vowel.

 

co-operate

co-ordinate

co-own

co-author

re-enter

re-educate

re-examine

re-evaluate

re-energise

re-elect

 

01.10.21 Turning -ent Adjectives into ence/ency Nouns.

 

innocent

innocence

decent

decency

excellent

excellence

confident

confidence

existent

existence

 

 

17.09.21 Homophones. Noun = ce Verb = se
It is important that the children can use these sentences in context.

 

advice
advise
device
devise
licence
license
practice
practise
prophecy
prophesy

 

 

10.09.21 - Synonyms

 

aggressive

hostile

awkward

obstinate

desperate

frantic

disastrous

calamitous

marvellous

spectacular

 

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 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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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