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Year 6: Mrs Kelly - Hawksbill Turtles

Welcome to Year 6

Hawksbill Turtle Class!

 

Hawksbill Class is a happy and hardworking place to learn with a super team composing of Mrs Kelly, Mrs Jepson, Mrs Thomas and Mrs Read. Our midday supervisor is Mrs Moult.  We are really excited about working with you all and making memories in what is your final year at primary school!   

 

 

Hawksbill turtles are one of seven different species of sea turtle, but probably the most endangered! There are only 8,000 nesting females left globally.  These animals live in subtropical environments and are the only known spongivorous reptile.

Apart from being unbelieveable cute, these ocean-dwellers are of great value to coral reefs. By eating their favourite foods: sponges, the turtles prevent sponges from over-taking coral reefs, so other creatures are able to live there and thrive. 

Unfortunately, these reptiles are critically engangered due to many factors such as: ghost fishing; being hunted for food as well as their beautiful tortoiseshell; habitat destruction and plastic pollution to name but a few. We will find out all about these during our time together in the autumn term. 

SATs Evening for Parents.

Meet the teacher presentation.

Important dates:

  • Monday 26th February - Back to school.
  • Thursday 7th March - World Book Day (letter on school website about this)
  • W/C 11th March - Celebration Week and Science Week
  • Friday 15th March - Red Nose Day
  • Wednesday 20th March - Expert Group Afternoon
  • Thursday 21st March - PTA Film night
  • Thursday 28th March - Last Day of Term, break up for Easter
  • Friday 29th March - Good Friday

Our learning:

 

  • History Knowledge Block - The Industrial Revolution.
  • PSHE - Being safe.
  • RE - Is it better to express your religion in the arts and architecture or in charity and generosity?
  • PE - Indoor - Friday

             Outdoor - Wednesday

  • Science - Evolution and Inheritance.
  • Art - L.S. Lowry, drawing and perspective.
  • Spanish - Mucial Instruments.
  • Computing: Data and information - introduction to spreadsheets.
  • English - Biographies and newspaper reports. SPaG and comprehension skills.
  • Maths - Algebra, ratio and proportion, properties of shapes. Dveloping mental arithmetic and problem solving skills.

Medium Term Plans:

 

Knowledge Organisers:

These contain facts and information we will be covering in each of our subjects for this half term:

Homework:

Homework is set weekly an maybe an online or paper activity.

 

Reading - We would like the children to read at least three times a week at home. Please record this in your child's planner. Children will be rewarded for three home reads each week. Planners need to be in school every day.

Spellings - Spellings will be set every Friday to be tested the following Friday.  An activity will be sent home each week. There are also activites on SpellingShed. Spellings are listed below for this half term.

Multiplication tables  - Vital!  TT Rockstars.

Maths or English - A piece of work will be set each Friday to be returned the following Friday or before.

 

Friday 2nd February

 

SPAG.COM - Terminology – Y6 (A)

Reading - Aim for three times a week at least please.

Spellings - Learn list for Friday

 

 

Friday 19th January 204

Maths - My Maths - percentages of amounts

Reading - Aim for three times a week at least please.

Spellings - Learn list for Friday

 

 

 

Friday 12th January 2024

Maths - TT Rockstars & times table practice.

Reading - Aim for three times a week at least please.

Spellings - Learn list for Friday and complete the wordsearch.

English - The children are bringing home a SPaG Mat, which they will need to write on and return to school by next Friday please.

Spellings:

Please keep in touch:

 

  • Keep a close eye on our class webpage for a wealth of information that is updated regularly.
  • Link up to class dojo for up-to-date messages and announcements. You can contact me here too!
  • My email: ekelly@dovedale.derbyshire.sch.uk
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