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Year 6

Hello and welcome to the page for Classes 14 and 15

The teachers in Year 6 are Mrs Cassidy (Class 14) and Miss Richardson (Class 15). Our Teaching Assistants, Ms Clarke and Miss Evans support both classes.

Here is some key information about Year 6:

  • Our P.E. days are Monday and Friday. We need to make sure we bring our full P.E kits into school on Monday and leave them in school throughout the week. There may be unscheduled P.E activities that take place at different times during the week and we need our P.E kits ready so we do not miss out. Anyone with ears pierced will either need to take their earrings out for the lesson or cover these with plasters/micropore tape. 
  • Please send your child with a water bottle each day which is filled with water and ideally labelled. 

In Maths this half-term, we have been learning how to convert units in measures; perimeter, area and volume and ratio. We have worked on developing our strategies to solve problem-solving and reasoning questions and how best to apply our mathematical knowledge. We have also continued to practise our arithmetic skills. 

In English, we have been working on reading skills and developing the way we infer, predict, retrieve and understand the vocabulary in a text. We have consolidated our previous grammar and punctuation knowledge. We began reading the text 'Kensuke's Kingdom' by Michael Morpurgo. We have written a balanced argument discussing whether travelling the world is a good idea. We have used figurative language to describe the key settings in the story of the beach, the sea and the forest. 

In Geography, we have started our topic on 'How volcanoes affect the lives of people on Heimaey'. We have learnt about where Iceland is and where volcanoes are distributed around the world. Next half-term, we will look at why volcanoes form and what happened when the volcano in Heimaey erupted in 1973. 

In Science, we have begun to learn about light and explore how we see. Next half-term, we will look in more detail at how the eye works, make our own periscope and discover how shadows are made and how things are reflected. 

Next half-term, in Maths, we will be looking at the properties of different shapes and how to accurately draw shapes. 

In English, we will continue to read Kensuke's Kingdom and plan our extended writing, recounting the point where Michael washes up on the island. 

As always, if you have any questions, please send us a message via Seesaw or come and see us. 

Many thanks, 

Mrs Cassidy, Miss Richardson, Ms Clarke and Miss Evans