Welcome to Class 6's Page!
Here is where you will find all the necessary information about Class 6. Please let me know if anything is missing/ not working.
Class Teacher: Miss Eckersley
Class Teaching Assistant: Mrs Huthwaite
Find out what we are learning about this half term and keep up to date with upcoming events from our latest newsletter (link below). You will also find links to our Topic Map and Topic Homework Projects.
Homework for this half term is due on Monday 18th December 2017.
Firstly, I would like to wish a very warm welcome back to all of Year 6 and to parents and carers. I I hope that you all had a lovely half-term break, and are back and ready to learn!
Year Six is an exciting time and I aim to ensure that the children will be working hard and challenging themselves to become excellent, enthusiastic and independent learners for when they move on to secondary school. We have got a brand-new, exciting term to look forward to, crammed with opportunities for the children to explore and deepen their understanding on what they have learned in previous years.
Class Six are really looking forward to their trip to Cadbury World on Friday, 24th November. Please ensure that your child arrives in full school uniform no later than 8:15am. We are anticipating a slightly later return to school, due to traffic - we hope to return to school by 4:00pm.
Keep up to date with how many points your child has got by logging into Class Dojo! So far, we have over half of our parents in Class 6 connected up to see what their child is learning in the Classroom and beyond! Click the Class Dojo image below to find out more:
At Snape Wood, we believe that every child should feel proud to be a part of our school and so we have introduced PRIDE points. Each letter represents an aspect of our school values:
P - Posititive attitude
R - Respectful
I - Inquisitive
D - Determination
E - Empathy
We will be using class dojo in the classroom to record PRIDE points. Children can still collect points and spend them in the PRIDE points shop. You can also follow what's happening in our classroom using our new Class Dojo page by clicking on the picture above!
Tea with the Teacher!
There will be a meeting once a month where you can drop into the classroom after school to find out how your child is getting on and what you can do to further support your child as we approach SATs. Our first meeting will be on:
Tuesday 5th September 2017, 15:20 - 16:20
Autumn Term Learning
We will be looking at the Maya Civilisation for our topic this half term! Below is also a brief summary of what we are learning this half term:
English: we will be revising Instruction texts and Non-Chronological reports. Through these text types, we will be studying a range of grammar features for writing and practising our reading inference skills.
Maths: we will begin with place value revision, then move on to securing mental and written calculation strategies for subtraction, addition and multiplication, including understanding place value of larger digit numbers. A knowledge of and an ability to recall number facts quickly will give children a great advantage—keep practising those number facts and times tables!
Science: we will be looking at the circulatory system and the heart, the importance of leading an active, healthy lifestyle and the effect of drugs and alcohol on the body. Our Art this half term will focus on our Science topic, which is shaping up to be a creative learning opportunity!
Computing: We will be looking at visual programming language, using Scratch to command ‘sprites’ to process different tasks.
RE: our chosen religion for study is Islam. We will be looking at the 5 pillars and studying the different religious festivals that occur in the Islamic year.
PSHE/SEAL: Our theme is New Beginnings. We will have the opportunity to discuss the year ahead, set targets for learning and talk about our feelings, as well as developing a growth mind-set.
What you can do to help
We have handed out reading diaries for the year. Please ensure that your child looks after their diary as replacements will cost £5.00. Please ensure that your child is reading at least 3 times a week and that their diary is signed by an adult.
Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school on Monday, and that they take their kit home to wash on Fridays.