This year, each child in Year 6 has been bought their own brand new iPad to use within school! These are to support and enhance the teaching and learning and we will be making much greater use of them this year! Very exciting!
Year 6 Team!
Mrs Christie - Class Teacher
Mrs Dawes - Class Teacher (Friday)
Mrs Taylor - Learning Support Assistant
Beech Class Timetable
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Beech Swimming Timetable
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We hope you have all had a good summer and are refreshed ready for Year 6?!
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 poets Ted Hughes and John Agard.
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 first humanities topic this term is 'The Tudors'. Mrs Dawes will be teaching this and we will be learning about this period in History from Richard III onwards. Our trip this term will be to Bosworth Battlefield which links directly into this topic.
In Art, we will be earning how to use pencil, white pencil, print, clay tiles and modelling to draw and create birds. Art takes place on a Monday afternoon during swimming (half the class).
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 Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon 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.