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Year 6 - Sycamore

Welcome to Year 6 - Sycamore
 

Our class teacher is Miss Nicholson and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Annett and Mrs Burrows.

Mrs Keyworth-Edwards and Mrs Boast are our Booster Teachers

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

There are 35 children in our class - 22 boys and  13 girls.

 

Home School Agreement

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 also vote for our Behaviour Ambassador each half term.

 

Mutual respect and tolerance of each other are part of the values underpinned in Year 6, and the importance of accepting, respecting and valuing the feelings and views of others is embedded in the day to day learning.  We will be learning about similarities and differences, and how these should be celebrated.  Children are always encouraged to develop their self-confidence and self-esteem, and to express their needs and opinions. 

 

The children are taught the importance of having rules and routines in place within the school and classroom, and how they contribute to making our school a safe and happy environment.  They are always encouraged to think about their actions and make good choices.  Our Behaviour Ambassador will choose a weekly 'Behaviour Star' to celebrate this.

 

We will work together to help one another and to make Year 6 Sycamore a great class!

Job Roles in Year 6

 

Timetable Monitor - Esha              

Chair Monitors – Rehan and Sahil

Water Bottle Monitors – Alfiyah and Piotr

Class Librarians - Junior and Malaika           

 

School Council Representatives - Shokria and Awais

Sports' Council -  Inaya and Luqman

Eco Warriors - Sehar and Denis

SmartBots - Konrad and Shahzeb

 

House Captains

Livingstone:  Lewis and Laibah

Edison: Abdullah and Hadya

Brunel: Awais and Inaya

Kingsley: Eshan and Alfiyah

 

Class Representatives

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

 

Our Behaviour Ambassador for this half-term is Dawar. 

Reader of the week: Shokria

Mathematician of the week: Atif

Behaviour of the Week: -

Team Tigers: Alfiyah, Shokria and Hadia

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.

Some 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. 

 

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

 

The children are welcome to complete their homework from 8.30am to 8.45am each day if they arrive at school during these times. 

 

Year 6 Sycamore Timetable

 

 

 

 

8.45 – 9.00

9.00 – 9.30

9.30 – 10.30

10.45 – 11.15

11.15 - 12

12.45 – 1.00

1.00- 2.00

2 – 2.35

2.35 – 2.55

Monday

Registration / Wake Up, Shake Up/ Independent Activities

Guided Reading

 

Maths

 

 

Spelling Test

 

English

Reading for Pleasure (Read Aloud)

 

Creative Curriculum

Special Events & Themes Assembly

Tuesday

Registration / Wake Up, Shake Up/ Independent Activities

Shared Reading

 

Maths

 

 

English

Reading for Pleasure (Read Aloud)

 

Creative Curriculum

P.S.H.E. & R.E.

Assembly

Wednesday

Registration / Wake Up, Shake Up/ Independent Activities

Shared Reading

 

Maths

 

 

English

Reading for Pleasure (Read Aloud)

 

R.E.

 

P.S.H.E.

Local, National & World Events Assembly

Thursday

Registration / Wake Up, Shake Up/ Independent Activities

 

100 Club/ Arithmetic

 

Maths

 

Shared Reading

 

English

Reading for Pleasure (Read Aloud)

 

Science

 

P.E.

Friday

Registration

 

8.55 – 9.15am

Assembly

9.15am

Arithmetic

 

Maths

 

Guided Reading

 

English

Reading for Pleasure (Read Aloud)

 

P.E.

2 – 2.30pm

Music with A.S.

2.30pm

Computing / Library (reading for pleasure)

 

Management Time – Tuesday P.M. (covered by Mrs Deb Annett)

P.P.A. Time – Wednesday P.M. (covered by Mrs Deb Annett)

Year 6 Maths Targets

 

The children have half-termly maths targets to work on.  These are the targets for autumn 1.

 

Must - I can read and write any number up to 2000.

Should -  I can read and write any number up to 10 000, including decimals.

Could -  I can read and write any number up to 1 000 000, including decimals. 

 

Year 6 English Learning Walls

 

The children have these Learning Walls in the front of their reading and writing books.  They have to highlight when they have achieved that particular target.   We aim to have them all achieved towards the end of the year!

 

 

 

Year 6 Target Booklet

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

Year 6's Wow Work

 

Sycamore Reading Corner - Autumn 1 - Jill Paton-Walsh - 'Fireweed'

Sycamore Reading Corner - Autumn 1 - Jill Paton-Walsh - 'Fireweed' 1

September 2019 - Trip to the Imperial War Museum North

September 2019 - Abbot Beyne Visit

October 2019 - World War 2 Outreach Visit

October 2019 - National Poetry Day

 

On Thursday 3rd October, we all celebrated National Poetry Day and wrote poems about food.  Lewis wrote a poem called 'The Cake Crusader' which we all loved!  We chose that one to perform in front of the whole school the following day.  Our voices and actions were fantastic!  Read the poem below.

 

Vanilla, chocolate, I don’t mind,

They’re all delicious you will find.

Toppings; icing, cookies and cream, 

You will find they’re all supreme!

Cake, carrot cake, creamy, carrot cake,

So much better than a moody shake.

Cake, coconut cake, there’s no end,

I will eat with my fab friend.

Suddenly my whole body froze,

The fantastic fragrance was jiggling up my nose. 

I am the cake crusader,

I am an evil raider!

Vanilla, chocolate, I don’t mind,

They’re all delicious you will find.

Toppings; icing, cookies and cream,

You will find they’re all supreme!

Cake, cake, there’s no end,

They will eat YOU in the end!

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.