Year 6 2017 - 2018

Mr Clifton

Mrs Clethro

          

 

Year Six is not only a last chance to enjoy your time here at Belgrave but also very important in preparing you for your journey onwards and upwards to high school. It is full of challenges and excitement right from the word go, with the week long residential to Conway coming at the beginning of the Autumn term.

We have three key aims that underpin everything that we do throughout the year. These are to become:

Responsible Citizens     Successful learners     Confident Individuals

 

We also have key life skills that we work towards. These are:

Team work     Communication    Managing time and Money     Problem Solving

Having these aims and key skills helps us to understand what our education here at Belgrave is really about and also ensures that everything we do will be relevant to life in the future.

This term our topic will be World War 2, looking specifically at The Battle of Britain and how this was a crucial moment in the history of the United Kingdom.

 

In Geography we will look at the distribution of the population across the globe and which countries have the largest populations.  This links to our maths where we will look at reading, ordering and rounding numbers up to and beyond 10 million.

Perhaps the most exciting aspect of term one in Year 6 will be the residential in late September, when we spend a week at the Conway Centre, participating in a range of outdoor and team building activities.

 

WEEKLY UPDATE:

This week: 11th - 15th December

We are well and truly in the Christmas spirit now after our fantastic Christmas Fair - around £2000 raised so many thanks to the PTA and all of you for supporting it. This week we have been looking at the evidence for evolution and then researching the polar bear to see how it is adapted to its environment and how it will cope with the challenge of climate change. We have been looking at percentages in maths and also writing up our Tales From Outer Suburbia.

Try asking your child...:

  • How will climate change affect the polar bear?
  • When do we use percentages in everyday life?
  • What are inverted commas?

 

Coming soon:

Thursday 14th December, 6:30pm: Y5/6 carol concert

Friday 15th December, 10:30am: Y5/6 carol concert

Tuesday 19th December: Party and panto day

Thursday 21st December: end of term

Homework:

  • All the children will have a novel to read over the holidays and a short reflection sheet to fill in.
  • In addition to this all the children will need to research somebody ready to write a biography about them in the New Year - more information about this in the homework books...

This week: 18th - 22nd December

Our last week at school and in between party days and making Christmas cards we have been finishing our topic on evolution and putting the finishing touches on our own books in the style of Shaun Tan. I would just like to take this opportuntiy to say a very big well done to everybody in Y6 for all their hard work since September - it has been a long but thoroughly enjoyable term and I feel that everyone in the class has made really good progress. Thanks also to all the parents for your continued support. A very Merry Christmas to you all and I look forward to seeing you in the New Year!

Try asking your child...:

 

Coming soon:

Monday 8th January - beginning of term

Tuesday 23rd January - trip to Dangerpoint (Staying safe) 

Homework:

  • All the children will have a novel to read over the holidays and a short reflection sheet to fill in.
  • In addition to this all the children will need to research somebody ready to write a biography about them in the New Year - more information about this in the homework books...
  • For more information see document below.

Week beginning 8th January 2018

A very Happy New Year to you all. I hope you all had a restful break. Great to see everyone and very well done for doing such excellent research (biographies) over the holidays. We will be writing two biographies over the next few weeks, looking at ways of planning effectively and how to write without just listing facts. Our topic this term is Mountain Environments and we have begun by comparing i-pads and atlases as tools for research, finding out about the different mountain ranges.

In maths we have been looking at numbers with up to three decimal places, ordering and rounding them.

We began the week by watching this short clip... well worth a quick look!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwqb7Gof7Js

Try asking your child:

  • What makes a succesful learner?
  • Which did you find more useful, an i-pad or an atlas?
  • Who was Buzz Aldrin and why is he less famous than his colleague?

Try asking your parents:

  • 5 x 17.7 x 2 =

Homework:

  • Spellings - mountain vocabulary.
  • Maths - Magic V's (available also on the nrich website - see link below) or arithmetic practise.

http://nrich.maths.org/6274

Coming soon:

  • Trip to Dangerpoint - staying safe in the modern world: 23rd January.

 

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Year 6: Gallery items

Christmas, by Miss Campbell

Year 6 Gallery, by Mr Clifton

Year 6: Calendar items

Judo 5 week course begins, by Miss Campbell

Parents' Appointments, by Miss Campbell

Non Uniform Day, by Miss Campbell

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