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Year 6 - Sycamore

Welcome to Year 6 - Sycamore
 

Our class teacher is Mrs Keyworth-Edwards and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Annett. Mrs Boast is our English and Maths Booster Group teacher

We are all looking forward to the year ahead and working alongside you all.

There are 30 children in our class - 17 boys and  13 girls.

 

Class Codes

  • Keep your hands and feet to yourself.

  • Respect everyone and everything.
  • Be a good listener and try your best.
  • Be proud to be in the Victoria team.
  • Show good manners.

British Values

As part of our British Values in Year 6, we will be learning about democracy by encouraging the children to make decisions together. One of the ways we will be doing this is by holding class votes. We vote for our School Council representatives and we also vote for our Behaviour Ambassador each half term.

 

Respect and tolerance of each other are part of the values underpinned in our school, and the importance of accepting, respecting and valuing the feelings and views of others is embedded in the day to day learning. Children are always encouraged to develop their self-confidence and self-esteem, and to express their needs and opinions.

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Job Roles in Year 6

 

Tuck Shop Monitors – 

 

Monday Halima 
Tuesday  Umer
Wednesday Muntiha
Thursday Muhammed
Friday Mouzn

 

Class Monitors

Timetable Monitor - Abdul                     Chair Monitors – Ismaeel and Aaliyan   

ICT technicians – Jaidan and Nate         Glue checker &  Water bottle monitors – Zainab and Ameer                             

 

School Council – Sulayman and Khuzaima 

Sports Council - Ameer and Umer

Eco Warriors - Jaidan and Shayaan

School Librarians - Rabia and Mouzn

 

 

House Captains

Livingstone: Saif and Mouzn

Edison: Frishta and Jaidan

Brunel: Ali-Riza and Halima

Kingsley: Aqsa and Furqan

 

Class Representatives

We have our own school council members that are responsible for attending meetings, making decisions and feeding back to their class. Our School Council Representatives are 

 

Our Behaviour Ambassador for this half term is Jasiya, she has shown a developing confidence and determination to help others.  

Star of the week: M. Zulkifil

Reader of the week: Nosheen

Mathematician of the week: Navees 

Behaviour of the Week: Muntiha

 

 

 

 

 

6 Sycamore SmartBots

Our great representatives for Smartbots are Mouzn and Furqan. Keep up the great work of looking after us all when on the computers.

Homework

 

All children at Victoria Community School have homework, in Year 6 it just gets a little more demanding, preparing them for their transition to daily homework in Year 7 at High School. Homework books will be supplied to each child at the beginning of the year, I hope you will take good care of them and take pride in the work you put into them. You could cover them to keep them looking pristine!

The children are expected to read daily for 20 minutes as this will help them develop their understanding and fluency when reading longer texts. Their reading records are to be signed when parents/guardians/older siblings have listened to them read. We aim for each child to have read 100 books by the end of Year 6 so they can achieve their Gold Award Olympic Reader Certificate.

Spellings will be given out to learn on a weekly basis.

English, Maths and Research homework will be given out on a Thursday and will be returned on a Tuesday, if a child has any difficulty with any aspect of the homework they must come to see one of the Year 6 team.

 

If you need help see any Year 6 member of staff on a Friday or a Monday Break or Lunchtime.

 

Homework Club is on a Thursday lunchtime.

 

There is also Computer Club on a Tuesday lunchtime if you want further develop your thinking and apply what you have been learning.

 

 

Year 6 Sycamore Timetable

 

  

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

8.45-9.00

Registration/Thinking activity/Wake up shake up

8.45-9.00

Registration/Thinking activity/Wake up shake up

8.45-9.00

Registration/Thinking activity/Wake up shake up

8.45-9.00

Registration/Thinking activity/Wake up shake up

8.45-9.00

Registration/Thinking activity/Wake up shake up

9.00-9.30 SPAG/Comprehension

9.00-9.30 Mental Maths

9.00-9.30 SPAG/Spelling Test

9.00-9.30 100 Club/ Timestables

9.00-9.30 SPAG/Comprehension

9.30-10.30 Maths

9.30-10.30 Maths

9.30-10.30 Maths

9.30-10.30 Maths

9.30-10.30 Maths

BREAK TIME 10.30-10.45

10.45 - 11.15 English Reading

10.45 - 11.15 English Reading

10.45 - 11.15 English Reading

10.45 - 11.15 English Reading

10.45 - 11.15 English Reading

11.15-12.00 English Writing

11.15-12.00 English Writing

11.15-12.00 English Writing

11.15-12.00 English Writing

11.15-12.00 English Writing

LUNCH 12.00pm-12.45pm

HKE PPA

12.45-1.05 Registration / Reading for pleasure

HKE PPA

12.45-1.05 Registration / Reading for pleasure

HKE & AM PPA

12.45-1.05 Registration / Reading for pleasure

12.45-1.05 Registration / Reading for pleasure

12.45-1.05 Registration / Reading for pleasure

1.05-1.55

Creative Curriculum

1.05-1.55

Creative Curriculum

1.05-2.00

RE/PSHE

1.05-2.00

Science

1.05-2.05

PE

1.55-2.40

Creative Curriculum

1.55-2.40

Creative Curriculum

2.00-2.30

ICT

2.30-2.40 Homework Marking

2.00-3.00

PE

2.05-2.30

Music/French

Assembly

2.40-2.55

Star/ Reader/ Mathematician/ Behaviour

Assembly

2.40-2.55

Story/ Current Affairs/ Newsfeed

Assembly

2.40-2.55

Song Practise

Class Assembly

2.40-2.55

 

Assembly

2.50-3.15

Whole school assembly @ VR

Year 6 Target Booklet

Year 6 Overview - What we will be studying throughout the year

Author of the Term - Tim Bowler

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Author of the Term - Tim Bowler 2

The Wonder by Faye Hanson

This week was a week inspired by this truly beautiful book - The Wonder. Year 6 produced scripts for their own Wonder Cook show, went for walks, baked cookies, created Wonder Art and did a whole lot of wondering...

What a fantastic week!

Wonder Week - Wonder Walk

Wonder Origami Stars

Wonder Origami Stars 1

Wonder Cook

Wonder Cook 1
Wonder Cook 2
Wonder Cook 3
Wonder Cook 4

Wonder Cook the film!

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Celebrating Red Nose Day

Celebrating Red Nose Day 1

Author of the 1/2 term - Spring 2 - Louis Sachar

Author of the 1/2 term - Spring 2 - Louis Sachar 1
Author of the 1/2 term - Spring 2 - Louis Sachar 2

Lacrosse

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Safer Internet Day 2019

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Drama - the children in Sycamore wrote their own scripts and acted them out to the class.

Drama - the children in Sycamore wrote their own scripts and acted them out to the class. 1
Drama - the children in Sycamore wrote their own scripts and acted them out to the class. 2
Drama - the children in Sycamore wrote their own scripts and acted them out to the class. 3
Drama - the children in Sycamore wrote their own scripts and acted them out to the class. 4

The start of our imaginary animals inspired by our author of the 1/2 term Shaun Tan - The Arrival

Maths Problem Solving - Fractions

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Year 6 visit the National Memorial Arboretum

During the centenary week of the end of WW1, both year 6 classes, Sycamore and Chestnut were lucky enough to

visit the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas.

What a spectacular place!

Children were able to explore many monuments to soldiers and civilians who took part in WW1, WW2 and many

 other scenes of conflict. A highlight of the day was when the pupils took part in their own small remembrance

service at a memorial for the grandfather (William Harold Coltman) of a well known visitor to our school - Mr John Coltman.

William, a non-commissioned officer, was a stretcher bearer during WW1 and won several medals, including

the Victoria Cross for his bravery - everyone was enthralled by his story.

Afternoon activities took place in a classroom, when girls and boys researched and made their own armband to

stipulate the kinds of jobs available towards the war effort and then were able to present their findings to the rest of the

class. Everyone took part and really enjoyed themselves.

Commemorative Week - 100 years of the RAF

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Sycamore Commemorative book corner - Autumn 2 - Focus Author Jill Paton Walsh

Sycamore Commemorative book corner - Autumn 2 - Focus Author Jill Paton Walsh 1
Sycamore Commemorative book corner - Autumn 2 - Focus Author Jill Paton Walsh 2
Sycamore Commemorative book corner - Autumn 2 - Focus Author Jill Paton Walsh 3

Problem Solving in Maths

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Playing Top Trumps with our homemade Mayan inspired cards - what a great lesson!

Playing Top Trumps with our homemade Mayan inspired cards - what a great lesson! 1
Playing Top Trumps with our homemade Mayan inspired cards - what a great lesson! 2
Playing Top Trumps with our homemade Mayan inspired cards - what a great lesson! 3
Playing Top Trumps with our homemade Mayan inspired cards - what a great lesson! 4
Playing Top Trumps with our homemade Mayan inspired cards - what a great lesson! 5
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Creative Curriculum - making hot chocolate the way the Mayan civilisation used to.

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Fairground Day at Victoria Community School -Thursday 4th October

Science Investigation - Darwin's Finches - Adaptation - Which beak is adapted to picking up which seed the best?

Science Investigation - Darwin's Finches - Adaptation - Which beak is adapted to picking up which seed the best?   1
Science Investigation - Darwin's Finches - Adaptation - Which beak is adapted to picking up which seed the best?   2
Science Investigation - Darwin's Finches - Adaptation - Which beak is adapted to picking up which seed the best?   3
Science Investigation - Darwin's Finches - Adaptation - Which beak is adapted to picking up which seed the best?   4
Science Investigation - Darwin's Finches - Adaptation - Which beak is adapted to picking up which seed the best?   5
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Science Investigation - Darwin's Finches - Adaptation - Which beak is adapted to picking up which seed the best?   7
Science Investigation - Darwin's Finches - Adaptation - Which beak is adapted to picking up which seed the best?   8
The children enjoyed a superb morning learning about fraud and what we can do to prevent it. They all worked well in their teams to help each other and to solve the problems related to fraud. It really amazed Jo and Mohammed, our helpers from Nat West Bank, to learn about how much our Year 6 children knew about the topic. I have put the presentation and documents onto the website in case you want to do it again at home with your family. 

Thursday 6th September

Year 6 trip to Warner Bros. Studios - The Making of Harry Potter

Another fantastic experience was had by year 6 Sycamore and Chestnut classes on Thursday 6th September when they visited Harry Potter World at Warner Brothers Studios in Watford. Excited year 6 children toured round the super venue where they saw real magic happening before their very eyes...

Cauldrons stirring themselves, portraits coming to life, knitting needles knitting all by themselves were just a few of the magical sights. All the characters and settings from the original Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone were there to be seen and enjoyed. The children were even able to handle some of the real props (with kid gloves of course) in a special Harry Potter classroom. Everyone had an amazing time - even though we had a very adventurous time on the way back when we got stuck on the M1 motorway for nearly three hours and munched our way through all the remaining food on the coach. Only one tiny little cheese sandwich triangle left!

Sycamore Reading Corner - Autumn 1 - David Almond - Skellig

Sycamore Reading Corner - Autumn 1 - David Almond - Skellig 1
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Use these lists to help you learn tricky spellings.

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Keep working on your Maths skills, these websites can help with a range of questions for each area 

http://uk.ixl.com/math/year-6 

http://www.compare4kids.co.uk/maths.php

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Key-Stage-2.html covers all curriculum areas for you to develop your understanding.

And if you fancy challenging yourself a little further try http://nrich.maths.org/frontpage 

 

Also I have found some Apps that might come in handy to help you revise and be ready for the SAT's in May. There are hundreds out there, a lot are free and I will keep updating with new ones as I find them.

Maths

KS2SatsMathsApp

Available for iPadAndroid, or Kindle Fire KS2 Maths by Brian Harkins is a comprehensive revision tools, packed with over 500 SATs-type questions. Pupils can take a test in each of the maths topics, or a mix of each. Each test is random and easily customisable – with a summary at the end which gives an approximate NC level and score, which helps find areas of strength & areas for development. The app is priced at £2.99*

 

IamLearningKS2Maths

Available for iPad/iPhone, I am learning: KS2 Maths is an entertaining and engaging game based revision and assessment tool, supporting the revision process. The app merges interactive games with official curriculum content – and featuring 3500 unique questions, allowing you to see results to analyse gaps in learning or understanding. The app is priced at £1.49*

 

achievelevel4mathsapp

Built by Rising Stars for iPad/iPhone aimed for pupils working towards a Level 4 grading in Maths, ‘Achieve’ offers a tried and tested formula for raising attainment. There are over 200 interactive questions covering all of Level 4 Maths including: Number and algebra; Shape, space and measures; Handling data; Using and applying mathematics. The app is priced at £3.99.

 

DoodleMathsApp

DoodleMaths by EZ Education Limited is a free app for iPad but the full version is available as a £6.99 in-app purchase within the app, plus a £4.99 extra payment for each additional user. The app is built as a progressive development tool for pupils from 7-11, helping build on maths skills as they progress. Children are encouraged to use DoodleMaths for a few minutes daily and with over 6000 carefully-crafted questions covering the entire curriculum, the program makes it ideal for SATs or 11+ preparation and can be set to create weekly email reports to parents. The app can be trailed free for a week. This app is free, but in-app purchases are required to continue and progress.

 

English

KS2SatsEnglishApp

KS2 SATs English, by Brian Harkins is a really useful app for iPad,Android, or Kindle Fire tablet devices. With over 400 SATs-type questions, pupils can take a test in four English topics: spelling, punctuation, grammar and vocabulary – or a mix of each. Each test is random and easily customisable – with a summary at the end which gives an approximate NC level and score, helping find areas of strength & areas for development.The app is priced £2.99*, and available by clicking on the app stores mentioned above.

 

IamlearningenglishKS2

I am learning Key Stage 2 English, for iPad / iPod merges interactive games with official curriculum content, featuring 2500 unique questions. The app covers all major topic areas and builds easy to use reports, allowing to focus learning with a powerful gap analysis. The app is priced at £1.49*.

 

Science

KS2SATsScience

Some schools like to check progression and understanding in Science for pupils aged 11, so KS2 Science by Brian Harkins is a valuable revision tool built for iPadAndroid, or Kindle Fire.The app contains hundreds of SATs-type questions, pupils can take a test in each of the science topics, or a mixture of each. Each test is random and easily customisable – with a summary at the end which gives an approximate National Curriculum level and score, finding those areas of strength & areas for development. The app is priced at £2.99*

 

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Interactive.aspx?cat=47 will explain things to you clearly and help you understand key terminology for the test.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar/ Year 6 all know I like this website.