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Welcome to Succeed Class - Year 6

 

"Success is not final; failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." (Winston Churchill)

 

Welcome to Year 6 - Succeed Class. We have 32 children in Succeed class this year, all striving to achieve their own personal goals. I, Miss Fleming, am the Year 6 teacher and alongside myself will be Miss Milner as our class' Teaching Assistants. We all share the same goal - to guide, to support, to learn, to laugh and to ensure that memories are made. We are looking forward to the exciting, and hard-working, journey ahead!

 

Now that the children are in Year 6, they will have many responsibilities around the school such as: leading by example as school role models to the younger children; taking the lead with School Council; participating as senior members of the GIFT Team; supporting younger children in reception with key reading skills; demonstrating sound knowledge of Internet Safety as members of the Internet Warriors; assisting within whole school assemblies; and representing the school at the various sporting competitions that we will be participating in throughout the year. It is sure to be a busy year!

 

We have an action packed year of learning planned for the children, beginning with an exciting journey into the Nowhere Emporium! Here, we aim to provide the children with an exciting and engaging start to their year which aims to build and expand upon the previous years' learning, whilst incorporating current year objectives. We will then move onto explore WW2 turning points in British History; discovering our local environments through our 'Coasts' topic in Geography; finding out about the ancient civilisation of Baghdad; learning how important Greek History was to our own language and society; discovering the history of evolution through science and exploring the dangers and delights of the Amazon. All of this, as well as preparing for our SAT's and the not-to-be-missed end of year musical production, which is always a highlight in the children's calendar!

 

Your child's well-being is of vital importance to us and we want to ensure that they are happy and progressing. If you ever have any queries, questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us via our staff email:

nfleming@olsa.lancs.sch.uk

vmilner@olsa.lancs.sch.uk

 

 

AUTUMN TERM LEARNING

 

This term, the children will begin their learning through the enchanting text of 'The Nowhere Emporium.' This is to ensure that the children have the opportunity to recap upon the skills learned in Year 5 to ensure a smooth transition to Year 6.

 

We will then move onto exploring the topic of World War Two within our Literacy and History units. Here the children will explore key turning points in British History, such as the impact of the Blitz and the impact of war upon Whitworth. Alongside this History unit, we will read the thought-provoking text of 'The Boy in The Striped Pyjama's' to really capture the children's imagination of what life was like during war time.

 

In maths, the children will be consolidating learning upon place value, addition & subtraction, and multiplication & division methods. Children will have regular arithmetic practise daily to ensure their pace and recall of known facts develop in preparation for the SAT's.

 

In Science, the children will explore the Circulatory System to understand how important a healthy lifestyle is for a healthy body.

In RE, we will be taught each week by Mrs Twist. This term, we will explore all about ourselves and how we all contribute towards the Christian faith.

 

Our Art work will be closely linked to our topic on WW2 where we will explore collages through the work of Paul Nash.

In computing, it is extremely important that children learn all about internet safety and staying safe online. We will also be nominating children to become our very own Internet Warriors to provide key safety advice and top tips for internet use to members of the school community in our weekly assemblies with Mrs Rainey.

 

PE this term will be on Tuesday (FUNDA) and Friday (Samba Dance.) Children are to come into school with their PE kits on for these days. 

 

Important information

Remember - No jewellery is allowed in school expect for plain watches (no smart watches). No earrings are permitted in school. If a child has earrings in, they will be asked to cover them with plasters at home prior to attending school. Please can we ask all parents to support this.

Girls MUST have their long hair tied up.

 

Reading

Reading remains a key priority, especially within Year 6 where we aim to increase children's stamina to read to prepare them for transition to high school. It is vital that your child reads for at least 20 minutes per day and records their achievements in their reading record.

 

We expect to see children completing quizzes upon Accelerated reader every fortnight as a minimum. Class teachers will carefully monitor this and will regularly update parents with their child's progress towards this target.  

 

Your child does not have to always read to you. They can read to themselves or others. However, it is important to listen to your child regularly and support their reading and comprehension at home. Alongside the Accelerated Reader scheme, we also have a wider range of texts that children are free to sample as part of our Reading for Pleasure. Children are also allowed to read books from home and complete reading quizzes on these too. 

 

On return to school, your child will automatically be issued with a reading book. This is to ensure that they start reading immediately upon return. Over the coming weeks, your child will complete a further Accelerated Reader baseline test to assess their current reading level and a further book will be issued at their correct reading level. If you have any questions on this process, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Homework and spellings:

 

Each week, children will be given a piece of mathematics or English homework. This will be linked to the learning that has occurred within class.

 

The children will also have regular spellings each week to practise and revise which are contained on this website. It is also important for the children to learn the meaning of these words to support their understanding of reading and comprehension texts.

 

Homework will be handed out on a Friday and needs to be brought back into school on a Wednesday. It is your child's responsibility to complete all pieces of work to the highest standard and that it is submitted on time. 

Literacy Texts

Succeed Class Reading Scrapbook - Who will be next to recommend a text?

Autumn Term Spelling List

 

Spellings will be practised and tested in class on a weekly basis in line with the following list. Please help your child to practise and learn the relevant week spellings. Spelling tests will occur every Friday morning.

 

Week 1

(Test 17th Sept)

Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6

Statutory Yr5/6 Word List

 

accommodate

accompany

according

aggressive

amateur

apparent

appreciate

attached

average

cemetery

-Able  -Ible

 

adorable

agreeable

valuable

breakable

edible

legible

reversible

committee

community

competition

-Ably  -Ibly

 

incredibly

sensibly

reliably

respectably

agreeably

enviably

conscience

conscious

controversy

convenience

Add suffixes beginning with vowels to -fer

 

preferring

reference

transferred

referral

preferably

referee

correspond

curiosity

disastrous

embarrass

SAT's Practice

 

exaggerate

foreign

government

guarantee

harass

hindrance

interfere

interrupt

lightning

marvellous

Proofreading

 

Revision

 

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