We are excited to announce our next big trip! In January, Year 6 will be visiting Leicester city centre to take part in two activities. One is a guided walk around the centre, visiting landmarks linked to the life and death of Richard III. The second is trip to the Apple store in the Highcross Centre to take part in a green-screen project. For lunch, we will be visiting McDonalds! This is a very exciting and unique trip and one that we haven't done before at Booth Wood. Letters have been handed out but please see the office for a copy or click the link below.
On top of that, we have our annual Christmas cinema trip coming up in a few weeks. This year, we will be watching 'The Grinch' and as this is a special treat for the children, school will be fully funding it.
Exciting times! Keep posted for more exciting news!
Year 6 Team!
Mrs Christie - Class Teacher
Mrs Taylor - Learning Support Assistant
Beech Class Timetable
Beech Swimming Timetable
Year 6 Study Guide
*Please note: some topics may be taught in a different order to that stated in the guide.
It's nearly Christmas!
This term, in Literacy we will be focussing on the story 'Eye of the Wolf' by Daniel Pennac for our fiction work and learning about Pompeii in our non-fiction work. In poetry this year we will be focussing on the poet Ted Hughes and creating similar winter themed poems for our display.
In science we will be studying 'Light and Sight', discovering all about how light travels, how our eyes work, shadows and reflections. As always this will include lots of pratical scientific investigations. After half term we will be finding out all about 'Our Bodies' including the circulatory system and the impact of diet, exercise and drugs on our bodies.
In Computing we will be using our programming skills to create our own animated stories through Scratch. We will also be making much greater use of iPads within lessons and learning how to use some new apps.
Our current humanities topic is 'Amazing Americas' where we are learning all about North and South America, their location in the world, climates and key places.
Art takes place on a Monday afternoon during swimming (half the class). Mrs Taylor teaches art and encourages the children to practise their art skills using a range of medium.
Times tables and spellings will be continue to be tested weekly and it is vital that your child continues to read on a regular basis. Thank you for continuing to support your child with these.
Please see below for useful revision websites.
Weekly spellings will be updated here regularly.
Literacy and Maths homework are provided on a weekly basis (normally Friday). Maths homework is mainly provided through the online learning website - www.activelearnprimary.co.uk. Please see the class teacher if you do not a login. Literacy homework is normally a written task to complete. Homework is due in on a Friday.
Year 6 will be swimming every week until Easter. Swimming lessons take place on a Monday afternoon and half the class go each week. Mr Wolfe and Mrs Christie go with the class. Please ensure your child has the correct clothing for this: swimming costume/shorts, towel, goggles and hat (if needed). Please be aware that we are not allowed to help put on goggles and hats so please ensure your child can do this themselves.
P.E. lessons within school take place on a Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning with Mr Wolfe leading these lessons. Please ensure your child has suitable indoor and outdoor kit with them every week. These lessons can be moved around so the best option is to bring P.E. kit in on a Monday and take home on a Friday for washing. This way your child will alwats have a P.E. kit in school. A text will be sent home if you child does not have their P.E. kit.
Please ensue that all P.E. kit and uniform is clearly labelledwith their name and it makes it so much easier to find and return lost items.