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Welcome to Year 6B! - Spring Term

Year 6B Team

2022 - 2023

Mrs Christie - Class Teacher

Miss Wolfe - Learning Support Assistant

Mr Campbell - 1-1 support


Spring Term 2023

What is the circulatory system?

How does the heart work?

What is blood?

How can we keep our hearts and bodies healthy?

What happens to our pulse rate when we exercise?

What effect do drugs and alcohol have on our bodies?

How are the form & function of organs related?

What is ratio?

How can simple formulae be used in maths?

How are letters used in algebra?

What is 10% of any number? (50%, 25%, 30% 1%??!!)

What is perimeter and how is it calculated?

What is area and how is it calculated?

What is volume and how is it calculated?

What are our dreams and goals for this term?

How can we stay safe online?

What countries make up North and South America?

How does Death Valley in North America compare to Loughborough in England?

What features are physical and human geography?

What is rhythm?

What is pitch?


All these questions and more will be answered during this term!


Knowledge Mats

Please click the links below to access knowledge mats for our current science and geography units.

Amazing Americas
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Animals, including humans
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Download • 1.14MB
Electricity
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Download • 589KB

PE

We will be having two PE lessons each week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These will be taught by our sports coach, Mr Wolfe.

It is very important that your child has a suitable indoor and outdoor PE kit with trainers. Please make sure that your child's PE kit is clearly named and they arrive to school wearing their PE kit. PE kit includes a white t-shirt, dark shorts or jogging bottoms, trainers and a Booth Wood fleece.

Homework

Children will receive two pieces of homework each week which will be linked to current learning in maths and English/grammar. They will receive this on a Friday and have a week to complete it and return. They should be able to complete it independently or with little support, but please encourage your child to speak to me if they have any problems. In addition to this, we ask that all pupils practise their spellings and times tables regularly and read at least 4 times a week.

Spelling Shed helps children to practise their spellings via a simple game. The game gives four different degrees of support in the form of difficulty modes: Easy, Medium, Hard and Extreme. Higher levels allow a higher score to be achieved but children can practise as much as they like on lower levels before trying to gain high scores. The scores achieved give a league position and each class has its own league position within a school league and Spelling Shed’s world league.


Once your child has their login information they can access our online game via http://play.spellingshed.com. The class will be tested every Friday. The idea is that your child practices their spellings at home via the online 'Spelling Shed' resource as described above. If you do not have access to this, then please use the list on the school website.


Times Tables Rock Stars is a wonderful maths resource for your child to learn and practice their times tables to improve fluency and speed. It is expected that all Year 6 pupils should know their times tables by heart and it impacts greatly on their ability to complete other types of maths questions. The fun online resource is incredibly effective and highly recommended. It has been thoroughly enjoyed by many previous pupils in Year 6.


Things we need

  • A bottle of water (no juice please in case of sticky spillages!).

  • A healthy snack at break.

  • A bag with reading book and reading record. Year 6 pupils may bring their own stationary to school if they wish but we will provide everything they need.

  • PE kit - Please make sure you label your child's clothing with their name to ensure that it can be returned to your child if lost and found. They should arrive to school wearing their PE kit - we will not get changed at school.

Celebrating success!

Year 6 is full of amazing children and we want to celebrate every success and achievement during this year both inside and outside of school. We would love to hear about all the amazing things your child does, so please tell us about them.


...and finally

As a team, we are always here for you. If you need to discuss anything, please let us know. If you would like a longer meeting to talk about your child’s needs please make an appointment so we can discuss your queries without feeling rushed. If you need any other information please do not hesitate to ask.

Many thanks for your continued support,

Mrs Christie, Miss Wolfe & Mr Campbell

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