Year 6 - Miss Haslam
We are so excited to be back in school and ready to learn!
The focus for this term will be on getting your child ready to make the move to High School. If you have any questions - please do not hesitate to contact me in school, either by phone or email (Vicky.Haslam@sthelens.org.uk)
Welcome to the Summer Term! Your final term in primary school!
The Next Step...
We will be chatting (via Teams) to Mrs. Seddon (Assistant Principal) from Sutton Academy on Wednesday 21st April. She will be telling the children about making the move to high school and she will be answering any questions that the children have.
I will update the website with further transition information as I receive it :-)
Reading to Achieve!
We will be continuing with our daily 'Steps to Read' sessions. These develop reading and comprehension skills as well as introducing the children to high-level vocabulary.
We are going to read 'Fuzzy Mud' by Louis Sachar.
If you go down to the woods today ... Well, every child knows NOT to, don't they?
Tamaya is on a scholarship to the prestigious Woodridge Academy and every day she and seventh-grader Marshall walk to school together. They never go through the woods.
When they arrive at school they stop talking to each other - because Marshall can't be seen to be friends with a little kid like Tamaya. Especially not with Chad around. Chadthebully, who makes Marshall's life utterly miserable. But today, hoping to avoid Chad, Marshall and Tamaya decide to go through the woods ... And what is waiting there for them is strange, sinister and entirely unexpected.
The town is about to be turned upside down by the mysterious Fuzzy Mud ...
Please ensure that your child is regularly accessing the Bug Club learning platform. There are many excellent books on here that will offer the appropriate level of challenge. Reading is part of our weekly homework expectations. Please contact me if you need me to re-issue your child's password/login details.
Remember - those who read - succeed!
We will start the term off by developing and securing our understanding of all things Fractions, Decimals and Percentages.
Maths - Times Tables
Times tables are the heart of most things mathematical and in Year 6 it is crucial that your child can recall multiplication and division facts quickly. This will help your child when they move to high school too! TT Rockstars is brilliant for developing these key skills in a fun and competitive environment. Pupils should aim to practise for 5 minutes at least 3 x per week for maximum benefit! Why not challenge Miss Haslam? Or your friends?
Our topic this term is all about electricity.
We will investigate the following questions:
Can fruit light a bulb? Children work with different fruit and vegetables to investigate how they can act as batteries capable of powering a circuit.
Can you turn a light down? Children build a circuit and use lead from a pencil to learn how electrical conductors can resist an electric current reducing its flow and dimming a bulb.
History/Geography - Frozen Kingdoms
This project teaches children about the characteristics and features of polar regions, including the North and South Poles, and includes a detailed exploration of the environmental factors that shape and influence them.
Our PE days have changed slightly. PE will now be on a Tuesday and Friday each week. On these days, children have the option to come to school dressed in PE Kits (or not). Tracksuits and plain black leggings are fine, but please ensure that your child is wearing the correct PE top (green).
During this half term we will be developing our skills in tag rugby, tennis and athletics in preparation for Sports Day (if it can go ahead!).
Your child will be set online homework each week. This is set every Thursday and will be due in the following week. Please ensure that your child completes the weekly homework tasks as this is preparing them for the expectations for high school.
Homework consists of:
- Online maths homework (My Maths)
- Times Tables practise (TT Rockstars)
- Reading Practise (Bug Club)
As always, our priority is your child's happiness and well-being. If you have any questions or concerns throughout the year, please don't hesitate to contact Miss Haslam.
Stay safe :-)
Miss Haslam and Mrs. Johns