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Year 6 - Chestnut

Welcome to Year 6 - Chestnut
 

Our class teacher is Mrs Akhtar and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Annett

Mrs Keyworth-Edwards supports some children on set mornings.

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

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

Remote Learning

If you are isolating with Covid and well, you are still expected to complete your learning.  Click on links below to see the weekly learning planners and work set for each day.

Victoria Behaviour Codes

  • Be Safe and Happy

  • Be Respectful

  • Learn More!

Our Welcome leaflet

Parents Introductory information

Home school agreement

British Values

As part of our British values we have been discussing democracy and how we can influence decision making through the democratic process.  The class took part in a mock election with a ballot paper of nominees to select the Class representatives for School Council, Sports Council and Eco Warriors.  The children were given opportunities to present a speech to their peers to persuade them to vote for them.  We looked at how the democratic system works in Britain and the advantages and disadvantages of this. 

 

We discussed that the rule of law protects everyone and how we need school and class codes to distinguish right from wrong and also how these may differ from some religious views and opinions. 

 

Through our PSHE lessons, we will discuss and model freedom of speech via pupil participation in circle time and class discussions and debates.  We respect and promote our cultural and religious differences by celebrating multicultural festivals. 

 

Children are encouraged to challenge stereotypes and they know and understand that it is expected and imperative that respect is shown to everyone, whatever differences we may have and to everything, however big or small.

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 and 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.

 

Most homework will be given out on a weekly basis, but there may be some other weeks when there are tasks to complete.  Weekly homework will be given out on Thursdays, to be returned by the following Tuesday. 

The homework will all relate to what your child is currently learning in class.  This half-term, the children will be completing the following, in addition to their reading and spellings;

 

  • maths work about place value, addition and subtraction
  • English work for autobiographical writing, poetry and balanced arguments
  • comprehension work about the Mayan civilisation 
  • science work about living things and their habitats

School Council members

 

Mustafa and Skye 

 

Our representatives were elected by the class.  They are both very excited about representing our class.  

 

Reading Ambassadors

 

Safa, Zoshia, Aaisha, Aneeq our four reading ambassadors have a passion for reading and are very excited about their roles.  Watch out for the newsletters over the academic year full of information.

 

Sports Council

 

Aaisha and Khattab were elected by the class.  

 

Digital Leaders

 

Alan and Ainni are very excited about taking on the Smartbots for your class this year

 

Other responsibilities

 

Cloakroom monitors - Fatima, M Noor

Reading corner monitors - Aneeq, Norisa

Book monitors - Alishbah and Velizar

 

 

Assembly awards - Week commencing 28/2/22

 

Aaisha - reader of the week

Aaisha has shown a great understanding of converting different units of measure over the week. 

 

Noor - Have a go hippo

Noor has tried very hard in participating and contributing in class. 

 

Well done to both children for their superb efforts. 

Science knowledge organsier

Author for this half term - Louis Sachar

We are reading Holes by Louis Sachar this half term,

World Book Day

Year 6 had a lot of fun of World Book Day dressing up as a character from a book they had read in class - we had a great day!

Apple picking

On Wednesday 8th September 2021, we picked apples from the trees at the Orchard site.  

Coding

 

We looked at the braille alphabet and learnt how to write our names in braille.

Creative Curriculum - Mayan numbers

 

During our Creative Curriculum lesson on identifying mayan numbers, we looked at how they used a base 20 number system  called a vigesimil positional number system.  

Mayan masks

As part of our work on 'The Mayans' we made some masks.  We learnt that masks played a central role in the Mayan culture.  They used masks for many different occasions. 

Science - mould investigation

As part of our Science topic on living things and their habitats, we learned about micro-organisms.  We learned about good and bad micro-organisms and how some can be harmful and some can be helpful to our bodies.

We placed two slices of bread (one white and one wholemeal) in the class cupboard and two in the fridge.  We will observe these over the next few days to see which one had mould grow quicker.  Look out for our results!

During our Art lesson, we looked at copying patterns onto an A4 sheet.  We then did the same on an A3 piece of paper.  We will be working on this over the next few lessons and begin to introduce colour to our work.