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. We are going to be learning about lots of exciting things this half term. In English, our class novel is all about the book, ‘The Nowhere Emporium’, written by author, Ross McKenzie. The children will eventually be writing their own versions of this story; creating their own characters, their own settings and their own problems for their characters to overcome. We will also be learning all about the Ancient Mayans in our theme lessons. This half term, the children will be designing and creating their very own Mayan masks! I am sure we are going to have a FANTASTIC half term as the children work hard towards those all-important SATs tests!
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 every Friday afternoon. On Friday, if the weather is fine, the children will go outside. However, if the weather is bad, then P.E. lessons will take place inside. Please ensure that P.E kits are in school each week for 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.
Our Class Novel for this half term will be… The Nowhere Emporium by Ross Mackenzie.
Our theme work for this term will all be about the Ancient Mayans. We will be learning whereabouts they were from, who they were and why they are important to this very day. The children will even have the opportunity to design and create their very own Mayan mask!
Our P.S.H.E. topic for this half term will be about ‘Health and Wellbeing’. The children will learn all about physical and mental health, as well as growing and changing. This topic will include sex and relationships education.
Our R.E. topic for this half term is… Christianity