Tuesday, 25 September 2012

The pace of work and success in year 6 continues unabated.

In our topic work we have been looking at the start of World War II and how it began to impact on the daily lives of the people of Britain.
Our art work has been linked in with our topic and the corridor outside the office area has become a gallery for the work of some very talented artists- scenes after the Blitz at sunset being the theme.

In our literacy work we are coming to the end of our unit on biographies and the children should be using their homework time this week to research questions brought home from school about someone either in their family, or who they know, or using the internet some famous name who was alive during World War II.

This information will then be planned into the form of a biography and written up in school during big writing time. Children should ensure that all the necessary information is in school for Thursday morning.

Wednesday of this week sees our annual day of Modern Foreign Languages. This year each class is looking at a particular region of France. In year 6 we are studying Normandy as a whole region and linking it again to our World war II topic and the D Day Landings.

This weekend sees Mrs Doran's preliminary visit to Marchants Hill, the PGL site that we are looking into in Surrey. Once we know more, a letter regarding the year 6 trip will be sent out.

Next week we begin a new literacy unit on fiction, the childre will need to write a book review during the first week. In order for this to be successful we will be asking the children to decide upon a recently read book and discuss it with an adult at home.

Thank you for your continued support.

The Year 6 Team

Thursday, 13 September 2012

French Homework for the weekend. Due in on Monday ready for French on Tuesday:

Your homework this weekend is to create a cover for your French book using the computer.
You can either print this out at home or save it to the learning platform and then print it out in school.

There are some words that you must include in your cover and they appear below.
You will need to search, using Google or such, Second World War posters in French, type in

2ème Guerre Mondiale Posters en francais- some examples are on the sheet you were given in school.
In order to get the letters with the accents you need to insert symbol and select appropriately.

Make sure that you save your cover, either at home or to the learning platform so that if you need a new book you will be able to print out a new cover.
Wording for your front cover should include

CM1 et CM2

2012- 2013

Cours Moyen Deuxième Année

Madame Baikie
Then add your name and any relevant picture from the above web site.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Hello to everyone

What a fantastic start to the new school year culminating last week in a really great day out at Hendon. Many thanks to you all for dressing up and taking the time to make our evacuation day such a success. We look forward this week to beginning our World War II topic in the classroom.

This week sees the start of the real routine in year 6. Children have already brought home their first written literacy homework of the year, due in on Wednesday. Whilst homework will be set on Monday, due on Wednesday, set on Wednesday, due on Friday and set on Friday, due on Monday the specific nights for each of the subjects will vary to begin with.

Spellings will be set on a Friday to be learnt and tested the following Friday.

As the majority of homework will be done on paper it is important that the children make sure that the folders they have been given for transporting their homework back and forth to school are used in order to keep things neat and tidy. The folders are expensive and if lost it will be down to the children to replace with a similar one. Please ensure that your children fully understand this.

We look forward to meeting many of you on Friday afternoon at the year 6 Meet The Teacher.
At this meeting we will be giving out the termly topic webs and explaining our expectations for the term and year ahead.
Please sign your class list upon arrival as this will allow us to e mail topic webs to those people unable to attend.

The Year 6 Team

Monday, 3 September 2012

Welcome to Year 6

Dear Parents and Year 6 children,

First and foremost, we would like to welcome you in Year 6. Your first few days back are going to be jam packed! We will be starting our curriculum straight away and celebrate our first topic’s Big Bang with our visit to Hendon. Don’t forget that we will be leaving around 9am on Friday and coming back around 4 – 4.30 pm. Any traffic delays should be communicated to you by text on the day. And please don’t forget a packed lunch. You will have the opportunity to visit the shop at Hendon and may bring a maximum of £5.00 in a named purse or wallet. Hopefully, you’ve started gathering your evacuee's costume! J

We would also like to kindly remind all children that their first piece of homework set last term is due on Wednesday. We’ve already been told that some of you have been doing lots of research and interviewing over the summer! We can’t wait to see the end result.

Below is Year 6’s first piece of homework. Although we will have a “Meet the Teacher” meeting on Friday 15th, when aspects of academic life in Year 6 will be explained in details, please note that homework in the 1st couple of weeks may not strictly follow the usual Year 6 time table.

Year 6’s first homework due on Tuesday 11th September:

As part of our Literacy work, in the next two week you will be writing your ‘autobiography’. We want you to gather together items that are significant in describing your life so far e.g. first blanket, photographs of you walking for the first time, medals (achievements), something you have collected that is important to you, things from when you were a baby etc.

Use a shoe box to put these items in.

You will need your box in school next week on Tuesday 11th September.

In preparation for writing your autobiography, you will be asked to describe your collection to others. Your items (a maximum of 8) MUST be carefully chosen and help you make a helpful time line of your life. Again, the reason why you are given an extended period of time to complete this is because you are required to take a lot of time over selecting these objects. You will need to use them in order to plan your auto-biography.

Thank you and look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday,

The Year 6 team