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Year 6 News

Sunday 22nd November

You should have all received an email and text stating that unfortunately our class has had to close due to a child testing positive for Covid. We wish them a speedy recovery. Please access Google Classroom, where you will find details about the Zoom meeting tomorrow morning. There are also tasks for English, Maths, Maths homework loaded on there for you to complete. We have also loaded the same tasks into the Home Learning folder (Maths and English) for you to access as well, if you find Google Classroom difficult. BUT we have the whole class signed up to Google Classroom and it will be great to see you all tomorrow morning at 9.30, where we will complete a register and explain the tasks you have to complete. 

 

 

Friday 20th November

Year 6 have had another productive week and they all should all be proud of the effort they are putting into each lesson. They are working incredibly hard and we can clearly see the progress they are making from the great foundations they have laid last half term. Myself and Miss Cohen enjoyed speaking to parents last night over the phone for parents evening. It was different this year, not speaking face to face but it was successful. Year 6 know their areas of strengths and where they can improve to develop further, which with the amazing work ethic they have I know they will do this.  

 

We celebrated Anti-Bullying week by wearing odd socks and completed activities around this topic in our PSHE time and in other areas of the timetable throughout the week. This week also saw children work extra hard in the 'November Numeracy Challenge' in Mathletics. We awarded the first Silver certificate this week, along with a number of Bronze certificates. Thank you to all of you who are working incredibly hard  at home as it will definitely improve your fluency and confidence in Maths. Keep logging on each day and complete 10-15minutes worth of tasks each evening. Also when you go on Live Mathletics please click on the level where the golden star is because they are your level questions you should be answering...don't go down the easy path of easier levels!

 

Have a lovely weekend, stay safe within your family bubble and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday morning (with your homework books!). Fingers crossed the weather will be better than it is as I am typing this so you can get outdoors with your family.   

Friday 13th November

Thank you to all of the amazing Year 6 who came in non-uniform to support Children In Need. It was great seeing the whole school support such an amazing cause and I know that Mrs Barnes will be announcing how much we raised, I'm guessing around £300. A massive thank you for bringing in your contributions to this and hopefully Year 6 enjoyed completing work in non-uniform for the day.

 

On Wednesday 11th November, Year 6 wrote some poignant poems to remember all those brave, heroic soldiers who sadly lost their lives in war and paid their respects with a minute silence at 11am. They produced some lovely artwork to showcase Remembrance Day and these alongside their poems will produce a lovely display in our classroom. 

 

Next week, beginning Monday 16th November, sees the start of Anti-Bullying week. On Monday we are asking children to wear odd socks for the day as this will launch the week. There will then be activities around this topic in our PSHE time and in other areas of the timetable throughout the week. 

 

This week also sees the 'November Numeracy Challenge' in Mathletics. Please can your child log on and complete Mathletics tasks at home each evening if possible. We will be ensuring they have access to Mathletics more during the school day as well this week. The last two years we have nearly broke into the top 100 schools finishing 116 and 103...not bad considering we are a single form Primary School and we are competing against Primary and Secondary schools around the world! Lets hope we can break into the 100 this year - Year 6 have great maths skills and lots to offer. 

 

Also this week is Parents Evening on Thursday 19th November between 1pm - 6.30pm. You will all have received a time where either myself or Miss Cohen will contact you by phone and discuss how your child has settled into Year 6 and the progress they are making. We have ensured that times will not clash with other siblings in the school and we look forward to chatting to you over the phone.      

 

Finally, please continue to complete tasks on Mathletics (online) and read each evening for approximately 15 minutes. This will help your fluency in both Maths and Reading. We will continue to study the books; The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Goodnight Mr Tom and our topic of WW2. We will begin our new topic in Science - Electricity. Have a lovely weekend, hopefully the rain will stay away! 

Friday 6th November

We hope you all had a lovely, relaxing half term with your families. I'm sure your Halloween and Bonfire Night celebrations were not like they usually are but hopefully next year you will be able to enjoy them even more. I had great fun carving pumpkins with my family, though my rabbit was not to impressed with the smell of the pumpkin or it lit up!

 

It is great to see that Year 6 have returned, fully of energy, ready for the challenges for this half term. They have been very productive in all lessons and demonstrating a great work ethic - well done and keep this up. A letter will be going out on Monday informing you about parents evening and we would appreciate that you can return this as soon as possible so we can allocate you a time for the telephone conversation we will have with you. 

 

Please continue to complete tasks on Mathletics (online) and read each evening for approximately 15 minutes. This will help your fluency in both Maths and Reading. We will continue to study the books; The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Goodnight Mr Tom and our topic of WW2. We will begin our new topic in Science - Electricity. Have a lovely weekend, hopefully the rain will stay away! 

Friday 23rd October

Year 6 have been working hard all this half term and fully deserve the welcomed break, to recharge their batteries. They have begun the year with such positivity and determination and willingness to improve in an abundance...keep this going all year and you will certainly succeed. We enjoyed having our virtual meeting with the Mayor of Bury, Tim Pickstone, on Monday afternoon. You all certainly asked some excellent questions, to keep him on his toes!

 

There has been some homework sent to be completed over the half term - Mathletics tasks (online) and Spelling tasks to be completed for when we return. This will help their fluency in both subject areas. We will continue to study the books; The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Goodnight Mr Tom and our topic of WW2.

 

We would like to wish you all to have a happy and safe half term with your families. Look forward to seeing you all refreshed and raring to go on Tuesday 3rd November. Remember to put your clocks back this weekend and enjoy the extra hour on Sunday! Have a relaxing week. 

Tuesday 13th October

Year 6 have had a busy week since returning from isolation. Thank you so much to those who uploaded the home learning tasks on to Google Classrooms. Speaking to a few parents, children appreciated the quick feedback and responses they were receiving. There are still a couple more that need to sign up to this. Hopefully you have all received a guide to Google Classroom via the school email. This will help show how to upload and send in any further tasks that are set on here.

 

Thanks also to those who sent work in via the Year 6 email, which we looked at and sent comments back. Final thanks to those who sent in the work on paper, having used the website to access the learning and then completing this on paper. You have all done marvellously whilst in isolation and you should be proud what you achieved and completed. Keep this hunger for learning burning throughout the year. 

 

We have been continuing to study the books; The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Goodnight Mr Tom. In Maths we have moved onto learning how to add and subtract fractions. Year 6 are really enjoying the topic of WW2. This month they have been completing tasks to celebrate Black History Month and have also entered a competition to design a Christmas card for the Mayor of Bury.

 

Hope you all have a lovely week and continue to keep yourselves and families safe and well.

Sunday 4th October

Happy Sunday Year 6. Each day I am getting stronger. I am  writing this as the sun is out after a horrible day of weather yesterday - good old storm Alex! I have uploaded the last home learning before we return to school on Tuesday. There is a Maths task, English Task - though this is more art based, and a Black History Month task. Your English and Black History Month task, please bring into school with you on Tuesday as we will be using these in the lessons. This learning will also be accessible in Google Classrooms as well. Thank you so much for those who have been using this portal. 

We look forward to seeing you in a couple of days, where we can continue your journey in Year 6. Please make sure you continue to self-isolate and look after yourself and your family. Stay safe and well and see you all on Tuesday 6th October at 9am

Thursday 1st October

Hello Year 6. I am recovering well (it is a horrible virus) and it was great seeing so many of you on the zoom meeting yesterday - it certainly cheered up all the Year 6 team seeing so many happy and smiling faces. From all the positive responses; it is good that you can easily access the learning either here on the website or via google classrooms. Hopefully you will all becoming more independent learners.  

Thank you to all of you, who have being using Google Classroom - we hope you have found it easier to use and navigate round. When you have set up the Google Classroom, please can you ensure that it is a parents name or your name as it makes it easier for teachers to work out who is submitting the work! In Also, please could we also ask that we have one account per family to keep the class number down and easier to work out who we need to invite, or has not submitted work. 

Sunday 27th September

Hello Year 6, I hope you and your families are safe and well. Unfortunately, I am one of the adults who have been tested positive for Covid. I am putting all my energies, as it is not a pleasant illness, into ensuring that you have work to complete at home on Monday and Tuesday, with clear guidance so you can work independently through them. These will be posted in both the Home Learning folder on this page and also in Google Classrooms; you can choose which portal you want to access them. 

 

Timetable of Tasks for the week:

Monday - Maths, English and GPS (Grammar punctuation and Spelling)

Tuesday - Maths, English and Guided Reading + Maths homework will be set on Mathletics

Wednesday - Maths, English and Science

Thursday - Maths, English and WW2 Topic

Friday - Maths, English and RE + English homework and Spellings will be set

If you wish you can complete the Morning Challenge each day by clicking on the link below. 

 

If you do a piece of work for any lesson, those of you who have signed up for Google Classrooms can type your work and send it back on that same portal, where we can type feedback to you. Others have emailed in and I know Miss Cohen has already given feedback to those children stating strengths and areas for development. Maths work will be set with examples how to complete the activity and will also come with answer sheets as well, so you or your parents can mark this. 

 

I look forward to seeing you all soon, when I am better, so we can continue your journey in Year 6. Please make sure you self-isolate and look after yourself and your family. Stay safe and well. 

Thursday 24th September

Hi Year 6.  As you are fully aware you will be working from home for a short period due to the spread of covid in our school. Please can your parents click on the link on an email that the school office sent out regarding Google Classrooms. I checked earlier and we had 22 members, when we teach 35 children!

Please look in the Home Learning folder for the work set by Miss Cohen on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and by myself on Mondays and Tuesdays. There will be work set in English and Maths every day and then Science on a Wednesday, Topic work (WW2) on Thursday and RE on a Friday. Please keep checking these each day for the tasks for you to complete. You can also go on mathletics and complete activities on any areas that you might not be as confident with. 

Work you complete please email a copy of this to the year 6 email, but from next week we will be experimenting with Google Classrooms to set work and you can return that on the same platform. But please be patient with us and this is new to us as well!

Make sure that you self isolate and you and your families stay safe and well. Look forward to seeing you all soon to continue our journey in Y6. 

Week Beginning: Monday 21st September 
Hope you all had another lovely weekend and that your children are feeling refreshed for the learning that will take place this week. Please can you check your emails from the school office, which has a link to join the Year 6 Google Classroom. Click on the link and sign up to the classroom...currently we have a class of 20 and there are 35 Year 6 children! I have begun to show the homework via this platform as well and if you could log into this weekly to familiarise yourself with it will be useful. 

 

Children are continuing to work incredibly hard and are still motivated with a hunger to learn, it is a pleasure to teach them and see such enthusiasm. In Maths, we are moving onto learning how to calculate percentage of amounts. In English with Miss Cohen, children are continuing to study the book Goodnight Mr Tom and with Mr Longworth, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Both of these texts link in well with our topic of WW2 this term. Please continue to ensure your child is reading regularly at home and completing homework by the due date. Finally, your child should be bringing spellings home in a folder and please could you help in the learning of these words, but also the rules associated with them. Have a lovely week, and it is great seeing so many of you when dropping off and collecting your child 

 

Week Beginning: Monday 14th September 
Hope you all had a lovely weekend, after the first full week back at school. Your child will have been given  a letter regarding the Year 6 residential to Dearne Valley in February 2021. This explains when payments can be made and more information about the trip. Nearer the time, we will hold a meeting telling you more details about our exciting week away. 

 

You will also have received an email from the school office with a link to join the Year 6 Google Classroom. Please can you click on the link and sign up to the classroom...currently we have a class of 12 and there are 35 Year 6 children! We will begin to set homework on this once we have everyone joining. 

 

Children are working incredibly hard and still motivated in all there subjects, it is a pleasure to teach them and see such enthusiasm each lesson. In the Home Learning section please look at the video to support your children with long multiplication. We are moving onto learning how to answer long division questions in maths this week. In English with Miss Cohen, children are continuing to study the book Goodnight Mr Tom and with Mr Longworth, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. Both of these texts link in well with our topic of WW2 this term. Please continue to ensure your child is reading regularly at home and completing homework by the due date.

Good evening parents, 

 

I just wanted to introduce myself. I am Miss Cohen and I will be teaching your children on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting your wonderful children and I feel very lucky to be working with such a polite, lovely and hard working class. I had a fantastic first few days and I hope they did too. I am really excited about the year ahead and looking forward to meeting you all throughout the year.

 

Miss Cohen :) 

Monday 7th September

It has been great to see and hear what the children have been doing over the past few weeks and months. They all seem eager to embark upon their new journey in Year 6 and I am sure they will thrive and succeed. Hopefully, you are all navigating around the Year 6 page with relative ease. The school office has sent you an email regarding joining the Year 6 Google Classroom. Please could you click on the link and get your child to join the class. 

Miss Cohen, has set some topic homework, which your child should bring home with them. This is due in next week. From next week, Maths and English will be set and their will be a paper copy and also and electronic copy which will be posted in the homework folder in the Home Learning section. 

Next week, children will begin studying the books; Goodnight Mr Tom (Miss Cohen) and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas (Mr Longworth). In Maths they will develop their multiplication skills by looking at how to complete Long Multiplication. If you look in the Maths folder in home learning their is a video on how to support your child to do this. Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you all on Monday. The drop off time for Year 6 is 9.00 a.m. and collection time is 3.30 p.m.

 

BREAKING NEWS - Year 6 residential to Dearne Valley will now take place Monday 8th February 2021 till Friday 12th February 2021 . More details will follow regarding payments and information about this.

Week Beginning: Monday 31st August

Hello and welcome to a new Year. We hope that you all have relaxed and recharged yourselves ready for a fun year of learning. We are all looking to seeing you on Wednesday.

The Year 6 classroom will look slightly different this year, as you will be in rows that will be facing the front of class. You will need to be dropped off between 9.00 and 9.10 in the morning on the top playground and you will walk down the stairs towards the Y6 classroom. There will be hand sanitiser to use, hang your coat up and into the classroom -ready to learn. The end of the school day is 3.30, where you will sanitise your hands before leaving through the Year 6 door onto the playground. 

Breaktimes: 10.00 - 10.15 and 2.00 - 2.15

Lunch: 12.00 - 12.30 (Inside eating) 12.30 - 1.00 Outside

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