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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

Exciting news! 

 

The Year 6 residential has been booked for May 2023. 

Please use ParentPay to pay the deposit by 30th October. 

 

Find out more about the site here https://boundlessoutdoors.co.uk/

Hello from Miss Poyner and Miss Jeavons, 

 

Firstly, we want to welcome you to Year 6.  As you will already know, we are the Year 6 teachers and we will be supported by Miss Taylor and Mrs Bell. 

 

We are based in the Year 6 mobile classroom. In the mornings, Year 6 children usually wait on the bottom playground until the bell sounds and then walk sensibly in through the main mobile entrance ready to hang up your coat and bag.

 

In order to maximise the space in our middle area, we need your support. We are asking that you only bring a coat and a drawstring bag to put your things in (lunch box, water bottle, reading book and record).

Rucksacks are too big and bulky for this area so we will not be allowing these to come to school with you in Year 6. We are not supplying water bottles so you need to bring a drink of water in with you for throughout the day.

 

In the autumn term we have lots of interesting topics to study. In history you will be learning all about The Vikings and even make your own Viking jewellery. Another great art topic is where you create your own master pieces in the Art Nouveau style. For any budding scientists amongst you, we will start with biology topics where you will learn about the circulatory system and the classification of living things. In music we will be finding out about the instruments of the orchestra and in French you will learn about sports/ activities, the weather and seasons. In PE it will be Tag Rugby, Gymnastics, Football and Zumba and in RE looking at Christianity, Humanism and Judaism. In English we start with Matilda and writing character descriptions and settings (don’t worry we are not Miss Trunchbull!) and in maths we start with place value.

 

PE is on a Friday and, like last year, you will need to come to school in your kit on that day.

 

Just like in Year Five, your homework will be to complete 45 minutes on TTRockstars (it is best to do this in small chunks throughout the week) and read at least 3 times a week. On Friday mornings we will check that you have been practising your timestables for the correct amount of time and on a Monday we will check that your reading journal has been signed 3 times by an adult. 

 

Most of the daily routines are the same as you will have had in Year Five so we hope you find this reassuring. We have the three groups for English and Maths that you were used to in year five and Mr Price also teaches French and Music.

 

During the year, there will be opportunities for you to watch films, for example Goodnight Mister Tom and Matilda, which have a PG certificate so just let your parents know. If they have any questions or concerns they can email us.

 

Lastly, we expect you to work hard and behave well. We try to plan interesting lessons and opportunities for your last year with us so you need to attend well, try your best and always be respectful to others.

 

We think that covers it all, but if you have any questions for us you can email us at year6@comberton.worcs.sch.uk and we’ll try our best to answer them.

 

Miss Poyner and Miss Jeavons 

6TP had a training session with a coach from Kidderminser Harriers which they all really enjoyed taking part in.

In science we’ve been learning to convert visual data into numerical data.

Today we learnt about members of the fungi kingdom: we looked at yeast under the microscope and did an experiment to prove it was alive; we examined a mushroom and discussed how it was different to a plant; and we had the opportunity to eat mouldy cheese!

Year 6 have been following in the footsteps of Carl Linnaeus. We spent the afternoon classifying plant specimens.

Year 6 have completed a study around Art Nouveau and created their own pieces inspired by the movement.

Year 6 were very excited to receive a visit from Santa! They were gifted new 'wet play' activities of a magnetic dartboard and Top Trumps as well as some chocolates.

The children have worn their Christmas jumpers today and taken part in a Santa Dash to raise money for Birmingham Children's Hospital.

A member of the North Worcs Youth Engagement Team visited Year 6 and delivered an informative Knife Crime session. The children learnt about victims of knife crime, looked at trends in the crime from England and Wales, busted myths around knife crime, thought about the consequences and where they could go for support.

Children in Need 2022

Anti-Bullying Week 2022. #ReachOut. Monday 14th November - Odd Socks Day. The children could wear odd socks to show their appreciation of people's differences.

Matilda from 6TP designed and made a poster as part of her role as our class school council rep. It really was attractive and informative. Well done.

6CJ marked Remembrance Day by created a class wreath. We learnt about the meanings of the red, purple, black and white poppy. Each child coloured a poppy based on which they felt was most important to them and then they were combined to create a collaborative wreath.

6TP have now began their Health Kick Project through Kidderminster Harriers. We are all hoping to complete our healthy days and receive a medal at the end of the sessions. The children have really enjoyed this so far..

Some Year 6 children took part in The Wyre Forest cross country.

6CJ have finished their health kick project with Kidderminster Harriers and the children who had completed their health kick cards received a medal.

Year 6 are enjoying revisiting Judaism and familiarising ourselves with Jewish beliefs as our topic this half term is, "Why is The Torah so important to Jewish people."

Year 6 have been planning their own experiments to investigate how different exercises affect heart rate.

#HelloYellow. The children all wore something yellow for World Mental Health Day and made donations to raise money for YoungMinds. 6CJ also used affirmation cards to create posters and these were displayed on the Year 6 classroom windows.

Year 6 have been working on their gymnastic skills. They have learnt the terms 'synchronisation' and 'canon' and applied these to routines involving travelling and jumping.

Kidderminster Harriers have been working with 6CJ on a Health Kick project. This has used football and fitness skills to learn about topics including exercise, food, smoking and dental hygiene.

Miss Jeavons' maths group have been working hard on their understanding of long multiplication. They have applied this in an investigation and treasure hunt.

Year 6 created flowers made of plastic bottles. These were then used in a collaborative piece of art to remember Queen Elizabeth II.

In science, we’re learning about the circulatory system. We’ve demonstrated how contraction of the heart pumps blood around the body. We also made a one-way valve and some red blood cells.

Key Information

  • You will need to come dressed in your PE kit on Fridays.
  • This year children will be set for Numeracy and Literacy across three groups.
  • If you are have a prolonged absence, work will be set on Seesaw. Make sure you have a code that is up to date. 

Extra work at home
The DfE has created a list of useful websites which can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

 

Also, please continue to make use of websites which your child has a personalised login for including TT Rockstars and Seesaw. 

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