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Belton Lane Primary School

Belton LanePrimary School

Year 6

Welcome to the Year 6

We have collated lots of information on here about being in year 6 including our curriculum, homework, Seesaw and PE. We will update it regularly and will notify you of updates via Seesaw. We look forward to working with you all this year to ensure that your child has the best possible final year of primary school. As always, if there are any queries or questions you have, please come and see us.... we like to hear positive comments too! 

The Year 6 Team

   

Mrs Shaw, Mrs Smith, Mrs Wojciak and Mrs Atter

Our Curriculum

We have started the year using a book called "Here We Are" by Oliver Jeffers which looks at our planet, how we treat it along with everyone and everything on it! Our main focus has been on environmental issues with a specific look at the use of plastics and the pollution caused by them. 

As the term progresses, we will be learning about the Victorians and studying classic literary texts such as Oliver Twist. We will be looking into the life of Charles Dickens and Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the affects of the Industrial Revolution on the world we live in today! Our Knowledge Organiser, for the Victorians, can be found at the bottom of this page which will give more detail on what we will be learning about. 

Homework

Due to the current situation, we are limiting the number of items being brought to and from school, therefore we will be using Seesaw to post homework. We will use Seesaw and this webpage to give you access to resources which will help with homework.

Keep eyes below on the uploads - we will let you know what has been added through Seesaw! 

Spellings

There will be a spelling test every Friday. Spellings for the term will be uploaded onto Seesaw with the date at the top of the list being the date on which the test will be. Children will be expected to learn their spellings at home and scores will be collected. The spellings given will be appropriate to the ability of the child.

Times Tables

In Year 6, it is an expectation that the children know their times tables to 12x12. We do not set times tables as homework but children are expected to, independently, play on Times Tables Rock Stars to help improve their speed of recall.

Reading

Reading is so important to help children develop their vocabulary and also their knowledge and sentence structure. Authors write in many different ways and we encourage the children to read a wide range of authors and genres. 

We expect the children to be reading for at least 1/2 an hour every day on top of the reading they are completing at school. The children will all been allocated a book from the Year 6 Reading Spine for them to read and enjoy and, like last year, there are some activities to do when they have completed the book. We will recommend books to the children using Seesaw and they will be able to have a book of their choice from the library. 

There are some great websites for reading. On the website below you will find some super books aimed at 9-11 year olds.

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page/?view=image&query=&type=book&age_group=Age+9-11&level=&level_select=&book_type=&series=#

In the words of Dr Seuss.... The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.

Maths/GPS

As we head towards half term and Christmas, we will be giving the children maths and grammar, punctuation and spelling homework. This will help to consolidate their learning from in class but also start to prepare them for secondary school. More information will be given when it is handed out, again via Seesaw, and the children will be expected to complete it to the best of their ability and on time.  

PE days

6S - Tuesday and Friday

6A - Wednesday and Friday

Children need to come to school in their PE kits on these days. They can wear shorts under their leggings/joggers. We advise that they wear trainers but if they only have plimsolls please send them in school shoes and they can change into their plimsolls for PE. 

PE kit - white or pale blue T shirt, navy/black joggers/leggings, navy/black shorts, navy/black hoody or school jumper. Please ensure kit is as plain as possible. 

Seesaw

We will be using Seesaw to communicate between home and school. If you have any issues, please do not hesitate to contact us!