Welcome to Year 6M (The Oompa Loompas)
“The minimum requirement is maximum effort!”
Hello and welcome to the Year 6M class page! My name is Mr Maclean and I am class teacher for the Oompa Loompa class. Mrs Adams also teaches us every Wednesday afternoon and every Thursday. Mrs Rehman also works in our classroom every day. In class, we are learning to enjoy, respect and succeed in all the work we do! We are going to be learning about lots of exciting things this half term. In English, our class novel is 'Goodnight Mr Tom'. The children will be learning all about evacuees during the Second World War and will eventually be writing their own opening to a story set in a historical setting. In mathematics this half term, we will be looking at decimal numbers and units of measurements. I am sure we are going to have a FANTASTIC half term as the children work hard towards those all-important SATs tests in May!
Mr Maclean, Mrs Adams and Mrs Rehman
Children will have a reading book chosen by themselves, which is appropriate to their reading level. Accompanying these books are their reading diaries, where you can write comments on their reading daily. Your child will also be given many opportunities throughout the week to read a variety of texts and will then undertake an online quiz to assess their understanding of the text.
Mr Maclean will be teaching in class most days. On Wednesday afternoons and all day Thursday, Mrs Adams will be teaching the class. Miss Kolaitis will also be supporting the children with their learning in Year 6.
In Year 6, children are expected to complete two pieces of homework a week.
Your child has been provided with both a CGP English and a CGP Maths book to complete their homework. Each week, they will be provided with different page numbers in order to complete different tasks from each workbook! These need to be returned every Friday to be marked.
Further to this, they will also be provided with a purple homework book in order to complete a grid that will be linked to the theme work they are completing this half term.
Weekly spellings will be handed out every Monday. You should practise these throughout the week, to be tested on these for the Friday morning!
P.E. will take place for those pupils who have yet to achieve their 25 metres. They will attend a half hour weekly swimming session every Thursday morning. Other P.E. lessons will take place throughout the week so please ensure that P.E kits are in school for each these lessons.
It is important to note your child can bring a healthy snack at break times such as fruit, or vegetables and milk. We also encourage your child to water to drink in class throughout the day, but they may bring something else to drink with their packed lunch. In addition to this, school will be providing a piece of fruit daily for each child.
Our Class Novel for this half term is 'Goodnight Mr Tom', written by Michelle Magorian.
TRADE AND ECONOMICS
Our geography work for this term will be all about the theme of 'Trade and Economics'. We will be using maps and atlases to identify countries around the world, which import goods from and export goods to the UK. We will also be learning about the country of El Salvador and the reasons why it trades with the UK.
WORLD WAR II
Our history lessons this half term will be looking at evacuees during the Second World War. The children will be looking at what life was like for an evacuee during the war, and will be comparing and contrasting the similarities and differences of life as a child then and now.
Our P.S.H.E. topic for this half term will be about ‘Friendships’. The children will learn all about healthy friendships and why these are important to support them as they gradually grow older.
Our R.E. topic for this half term is… Christians (Jesus)
Here are our common exception words for this year...