Year 6

 
Welcome to Year 6
Welcome to Year 6! 
 
The first half of this term has whizzed past and I can’t believe that we are already in the second half of the summer term. The Year 6 team are incredibly impressed with how hard Year 6 have worked and we look forward to receiving their recent exam results!
 

Our attention is now drawn to preparing the children for their transition to secondary school. We have already been in touch with many secondary schools in the local area and have begun to invite them into Castlefield to meet your children. We will continue to develop the children’s writing, reading and mathematical skills so that they are ready for secondary school.

 

We aim to make their final few weeks at primary school purposeful, engaging and enjoyable with many different events going on throughout the term.

These include but are not limited to:

Upper Phase Spanish Afternoon – Friday 17th June

Year 6 PGL Trip – Monday 20th June – Wednesday 22nd June

Year 6 Language Day at John Hampden Grammar School – 29th June

Year 6 Leaver’s Event – Tuesday 19th July – 6pm

 

The staff and children are working incredibly hard towards our Leaver’s event and we look forward to sharing this with parents on the evening of the 19th July.

 

Our PE days are on Monday and Tuesday; however, we do aim to be able to move our learning outside. Please ensure that your child has their kit in for the entire week as this enables us to do this. We recommend that you bring a kit in on a Monday and bring it home again on a Friday.

 

Homework will continue to be set daily.  Children will have a daily maths task set on Maths-shed and any additional challenges on google classroom. Please remember that your child should read daily as well. We are trying to encourage the children to take ownership of their own time management, particularly with home learning, in readiness for secondary school.

 

If you have any questions, please speak to your child’s class teacher, email or phone the school office. Thank you for your support.

Mrs Walker (Year Lead), Miss Burrell and Miss Chandler

English

This half term we will be reading the text "Kick" by Mitch Johnson. This book follows the life of a 12-year-old boy called Buddi who lives in Indonesia. He is obsessed with football, with the dream of playing for Real Madrid. However, the closest that he has come to reaching this dream is working in a factory that makes the football boots worn by his favourite player. 

Stop - Motion Project

This half term, we will be focusing on our stop-motion project which will see the children designing, creating, filming and editing their own animations. We hope to be able to share these with parents via the website once they are complete.

Maths

We will be finishing the year revising key concepts which will be beneficial for the transition to secondary school. We would like the children to see continue to focus on their timetables and inter-related division facts by working on them at home through TTRockstars. 

Design and Technology

The children will be completing their DT food technology unit of creating Shepperd’s Pie. The children have begun to design their packaging, create recipes and will be able to bring home their own portion of their creation.

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