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Year 6 - Leopard & Owl

Heart Dissection

 

Look what fun we had observing a dissected heart. We could see the atriums, ventricles and valves and it was particularly interesting to see how one side had a thicker muscle wall than the other, meaning that it could pump blood against gravity.

Terms 3/4 Newsletter

 

 

 January to April 2020

 

Owls & Leopard class

 

 

 

We hope you've had a great Christmas break...welcome back to Year 6, what an exciting and busy year we have ahead!  We look forward to meeting with you during the Parent Interview day on Wednesday 22nd January.

In this newsletter you’ll find information about the learning that will be taking place across both classes.  

Trips this term:  Wednesday 12th February WWII Experience day at Kent Museum of Life - please remember to dress up!

 

Best wishes

 

Mrs Betts, Mrs Bailey and Mrs Salisbury.

 

 

 

English

After the success of an amazing trip to Warner Brother Studios, the children have started the term by writing detailed recounts of their visit.  Examples of these will follow.

Our next adventure will be to the mystifying world of Pandora.  The children will be discovering lots of astounding facts and hopefully will create some impressive pieces of writing as a result.

We will continue to have comprehension and SPAG sessions each week .

 

Maths

Arithmetic, reasoning and problem solving activities.

 

 

Science:

Animals including humans: we will be dissecting lambs’ hearts and discovering the components of blood.

Evolution & Inheritance

 

 Topic: 

World War II

Art: WWII & Lowry

DT: WWII recipes

 

 Spellings

New spelling words will be given to practise and learn each Thursday. On the following Thursday, children will be tested to check their progress. We will focus on specific spelling patterns during the week in class.

 

 

We will hand out a piece of maths and literacy homework each week on a Monday - which needs to be handed in by the following Monday.

 

Occasionally, we may set a piece of homework to support other curriculum work we are doing in class.

 

In addition, try numerous fun educational games and learning resources at:

 

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/

 

TT~Rockstars

Year 6 Has Talent!

We were not disappointed with the amount of talent on show at our annual talent show.  The children performed with confidence and we are sure there are many stars of the future!  They were all winners, just by taking part, however some exceptional acts stood out and we award with 1st, 2nd 3rd and Highly Commended prizes.  Here are some highlights...

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Gymnastics Term 2

 

Year 6 have been learning and perfecting how to do a variety of balances (front support, back support, dish and arch) and jumps (straight, tucked, straddle, pike and half turn). They have been focusing on good take-offs and landings as well as creatively using these moves in their own routines.

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Parent Information on SATs

Welcome to Year 6

 

The class teachers are Mrs Betts, Mrs Bailey and Mrs Salisbury .

The teaching assistants are Mrs Giles and Mrs Clark.

 

Term 1/2 Newsletter

 

September to December 2019

Owls & Leopard class

 

We hope you've had a great summer...welcome to Year 6!

 

We hope you have all enjoyed a fantastic summer and that everyone is refreshed and ready to go.

In this newsletter you’ll find information about the learning that will be taking place across both classes.

Best wishes

Mrs Betts, Mrs Bailey and Mrs Salisbury.

 

English

 

During Environmental week (9th-13th September) we will be reading 'The Song of the Dolphin Boy' and writing letters to local shops to persuade them to reduce their plastic use. For the remainder of the two terms, we will be focusing our lessons on the Novel 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'. We will also be carrying out reading

comprehension and SPAG sessions each week .

 

Maths

Arithmetic, reasoning and problem solving activities.

 

Topic Areas

 

Art/DT:

Chuck Close portraits

 

 

Science:

Living Things

 

History/Geography:

Ancient Greece

 

Spellings

 

New spelling words will be given to practise and learn each Thursday. On the following Thursday, children will be tested to check their progress. We will focus on specific spelling patterns during the week in class.

 

We will hand out a piece of maths and literacy homework each week on a Monday - which needs to be handed in by the following Monday.

Occasionally, we may set a piece of homework to support other curriculum work we are doing in class.

In addition, try numerous fun educational games and learning resources at:

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/

TT~Rockstars

 

Reading

Each child will be set a points target which is related to the number of words in books they are expected to read each term. A quiz will be taken when a book is finished, to check comprehension.

To move up a level, every child will be expected to complete five quizzes scoring at least 80% on each quiz. A minimum of 20 minutes reading is expected most evenings during the week.

Forest School - Each group will have 1 whole afternoon per week, they will be working on team building and tree identification, as well as clay work.

Bikeablility - Children will be given the opportunity to achieve their level 1 and 2 Bikeability certificates after passing assessments over 2 days.

 

Year 6 Trips 2019

 

  • Harry Potter London trip: Monday 9th December

 

 

PE

Outdoor Games & indoor Gymnastics/Dance every Tuesday

 

Please ensure Full Kit is in school.

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