Welcome to Year 6

 

Mrs Kennedy – Class Teacher

Mrs Diorazio – Teaching Assistant 

Mrs Banks – Teaching Assistant

 

I’m very much looking forward to my third year at Buglawton and getting to know the new Year 6 children and their families. On this page you will find links to useful homework information, parent presentations and topic overviews. I will also share what activities we have been enjoying together as a class and some of our key whole school events.

September 2018

We start our first term with an exciting, interesting and reflective topic, covering World War 1 and World War 2:- 

‘Lest We Forget’

On 11th September, we will be joined in school by a Drama and Arts based company ‘Makers of History’ who will be providing a WW1 Centenary Workshop for us to get involved in. We will meet a WW1 Tommy soldier and a nurse, who will show us just what life was like throughout the Great War.

tommy-and-nurse

 

Our first Science topic is ‘Animals including humans’ within which we will be focussing on ‘The Human Body’. We will be exploring the ‘Circulatory System’ and finding out how our blood is transported around our bodies and the jobs of our vital organs. 

Mathematics

For the first two weeks, we will be concentrating on Place Value in our Maths lessons. This is the basis of all secure mathematical understanding so is a vital start to our preparations for Sats. There are some great games the pupils can play at home to help embed their knowledge and understanding on the following websites:-

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=21

https://uk.ixl.com/?partner=bing&adGroup=Year+6+math+games&campaign=1462&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Search+-+Grade+Levels+-+Broad+-+Math+-+Int&utm_term=math+game+year+6&utm_content=Year+6+math+games

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/place_value_headings/play/

Literacy

We begin our Literacy work by looking at a text by Marcia Williams called ‘Archie’s War’.

You can view the trailer for this book on the following link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjQugoo2jdg. 

WW1 and WW2 are really interesting topic areas that can be shared with older family members and it is always great for the children to be able to share their family stories with the class, so please share your family memories about the wartime with them.

 

Week 1:

What a fabulous start to our year! The children have been a delight to spend learning time with – enthusiastic, helpful and curious. I have a great feeling about this year…

This week we have chosen new ‘buddies’ from Year 1 to help and support throughout the year. We spent some quality time with them, helping them create some beautiful artwork and listening to them read.

 

       

I will be choosing a member of year 6 each week to be our ‘Top Banana’! This will be judged on the overall behaviour, attitiude and work ethic shown throughout the week.

Frazer has been chosen as our first Top Banana – well deserved!!

A great start to Year 6 Frazer: mature attitude, enthusiasm in class and friendly and polite – keep it up!!

Week 2:

Our WW1 workshop on Tuesday was great fun and a fantastic learning experience. We used drama to re-enact how WW1 began, learnt about 1st aid in the Great War, handled artifacts, discussed the role and struggle of being a concientious objector and put on our own play called ‘Tommy goes to War!’

 

We also took part in an exciting and practical science investigation this week for our topic all about The Circulatory System.
To learn more about the functions of the heart and how this amazing muscle pumps blood all around our bodies, we disected a sheep’s heart – observing, photographing and labelling all the major parts of the organ.