The Smashing Sixes

Autumn 2 Newsletter

 

Everyone made such a great start to Year 6 last half term so we’re looking forward to another good few weeks in this exciting term.

 

Don’t forget the Reading Reward system.  Some children are making excellent progress towards their Sapphire Award.  Keep it up!  Remember you don’t need to hear your child every night, just sign the Reading Record when you know they’ve read.

 

READING TARGETS

I can explain and discuss my understanding by drawing inferences and justifying these with evidence.

I can independently work out the meaning of words from the context.

I can make comparisons within and across books.

 

SCIENCE TARGETS

 

Properties and changes of materials

I can compare and group materials based on their properties (e.g. hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity, [electrical & thermal], and response to magnets).

I can describe how a material dissolves to form a solution; explaining the process of dissolving.

I can describe and show how to recover a substance from a solution.

I can describe how some materials can be separated.

I can demonstrate how materials can be separated (e.g. through filtering, sieving and evaporating).

I know and can demonstrate that some changes are reversible and some are not.

I can explain how some changes result in the formation of a new material and that this is usually irreversible.

I can discuss reversible and irreversible changes.

I can give evidenced reasons why materials should be used for specific purposes.

 

We will be showing you some of the Science work we’ve been doing this term in our Science Fair – see Diary Dates.

 

 

 

 

Homework

Your child will receive homework every Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday.  Weekly homework will be as follows:

 

 

Week beginning

 

4.11

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

11.11

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

18.11

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

25.11

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

2.12

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

9.12

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

16.12

Optional holiday homework

 

Spellings will be handed out on a Wednesday to be tested the following Monday.  Children can then take their books home so that you can see their results but they must have their book in school every Monday. 

 

Water Bottles

Children are encouraged to bring drinks bottles to school with water so they can have a drink in class.

 

PE

This half term PE will be on a Thursday and Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child has appropriate kit in school on these days.  Long hair must be tied back and earrings should be removed. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diary Dates

Week beginning 11 Nov       Anti Bullying Week

3 Dec                               Year 6 Science Fair (2.45pm for parents)

11 Dec                             Panto in school

12 Dec                             Children’s Christmas stalls

13 Dec                             Christmas Jumper Day

17 Dec                             Trip to Derby Panto

18 Dec                             Christmas Dinner

20 Dec                             KS2 Christmas Party!

 

If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help, please come and see one of us.

 

Mrs Biggin & Miss Parsons

Brilliant Bridges

Take a look at the fantastic bridges we've been making in DT.  We looked at examples of bridges and then designed and made our own, developing our measuring, sawing and joining skills.

Autumn 1 Newsletter

 

 

Welcome to The Smashing Sixes!  It’s lovely to see everyone back and so keen to learn.

 

Year 6 is set to be a challenging but (hopefully) fun year for us all!  The children will be expected to Aim Higher all year but we’re sure they will rise to the challenge.

 

We will be continuing with the reading reward system to encourage the children with their reading at home.  As a lot of children have already achieved their bronze, silver and gold medals, we will, instead, be trying to achieve sapphire, diamond and platinum badges.  Again, the children will get a tick each time they have read 3 times in a week and had their Reading Records signed.  Then, when they have achieved enough ticks, they will get their next reward.  Go for it Smashing Sixes, you can do it!

 

READING TARGETS

I can explain and discuss my understanding by drawing inferences and justifying these with evidence.

I can summarise main ideas and key details, using quotations for illustration.

I can retrieve information from different non-fiction sources.

 

SCIENCE TARGETS

 

Properties and changes of materials

I can compare and group materials based on their properties (e.g. hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity, [electrical & thermal], and response to magnets).

I can describe how a material dissolves to form a solution; explaining the process of dissolving.

I can describe and show how to recover a substance from a solution.

I can describe how some materials can be separated.

I can demonstrate how materials can be separated (e.g. through filtering, sieving and evaporating).

I know and can demonstrate that some changes are reversible and some are not.

I can explain how some changes result in the formation of a new material and that this is usually irreversible.

I can discuss reversible and irreversible changes.

I can give evidenced reasons why materials should be used for specific purposes.

 

 

Homework

Your child will receive homework every Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday.  Weekly homework will be as follows:

 

Week beginning

 

2.9

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

9.9

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

16.9

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

23.9

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

30.9

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

7.10

Maths – Mathletics

English – Reading Comprehension workbook activity

Spellings

14.10

Maths – Workbook activity

English – Worksheet activity

Spellings

21.10

Optional holiday homework

Spellings will be handed out on a Wednesday to be tested the following Monday.  Children can then take their books home so that you can see their results but they must have their book in school every Monday. 

 

Water Bottles

Children are encouraged to bring drinks bottles to school with water so they can have a drink in class.

 

PE

This half term PE will be on a Thursday and Friday afternoon. Please ensure your child has appropriate kit in school on these days.  Long hair must be tied back and earrings should be removed.

 

If you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to help, please come and see one of us.

 

Mrs Biggin & Miss Parsons