Christ The King RC Primary School

Welcome to Year 6!

Mr Hampson / Mrs Patel - Class Teachers

Mrs Gallimore - Additional Teaching Support

Mrs Knight - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Powell - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Derbyshire, Miss Ormrod, Miss Cantello and Mrs Bland - SEN Teaching Assistant

We are all WELCOME in God's name, as God's children.

Inspired by the WORD of God,

We are WITNESSES to the word of God in our actions.

Throughout the day we WORSHIP in many different ways.

We care about the WELFARE of our school community.

 

            Learning at Home

             Thornhill Primary School | Home Learning

We are aware that parents want the best for our children and we have listed below some great websites that will support your child in their learning. These can be accessed at any time to support what's happening in class.

PurpleMash

Oak Academy

Khan Academy

Reading Eggs

TT Rockstars

Espresso

BBC Bitesize

National Geographic Kids

White Rose Maths Hub

Mathematics Mastery

Twinkl

Read Theory

https://readtheory.org/

EdShed

https://www.edshed.com/en-gb/login

Reading Planet

https://my.risingstars-uk.com/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f

 

 

Important information

Contact Details

Please ensure we have up to date contact details and that you are connected to Class Dojo.  This is a great way for us to communicate especially at this time. If you need help with setting up your Dojo account please do ask as we are always more than happy to help.

 

                                                                ClassDojo | Product Reviews | EdSurge

 

Homework:

Children will be given homework on Mondays and Fridays; homework will focus on the week's learning. Children will also take part in 'The Grand Spell' each week; learning a number of different spelling rules.  Results will be posted every Friday on our class DOJO page. 

Every home is busy and it can often feel as though there is no time for homework. However, we will not give out huge amounts of work to do at home.  We recommend no more than 20 - 30 minutes per night with additional time set aside for your child to read. All children have been given a Read Theory username and password which is a great resource to help with comprehension skills. A great resource to have at home is a dictionary which children can use when reading to understand any new vocabulary they come across. A simple Times Table grid is also a great resource. If you have any concerns about your child's homework please come and speak to Mr Hampson or Mrs Patel.

 

 

PE Lessons & Kit:

Our PE lessons take place on Friday. It is recommended that your child arrives wearing their kit and suitable footwear especially as we are approaching the winter months. It is a good idea for children to wear layers as they do get hot during the lesson. Year 6 children are encouraged to apply deodorants (not aerosols) prior to these lessons. This term will be focusing on dance.  We are aware that children may not be able to attend their Sporting Activities/Clubs at the minute. Therefore we have attached a few links to online resources to keep our children moving!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCzgc_RelBA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rz0go1pTda8

Mental Health

Our children's mental health is just as important as their physical health. Follow the links below for ideas and resources that children and their parents/carers can share together.

https://www.headspace.com/meditation/kids

https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/facing-winter-during-coronavirus-pandemic

Our Curriculum Overview

Our Spellings

Internet Safety

At this time it is important that our children are kept safe online.  We are using online resources more and more at school and at home and our children should be aware of how this resource can be used safely. Click the link below for more help and advice.

https://www.internetmatters.org/resources/back-to-school-online-safety-guides

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

R.E.

This term we will be looking at Holocaust Memorial Day and design posters for the new Laudate Si Centre. We are focusing on the season of Lent and will examine the Easter Tridium and the traditions surrrounding this. We will continue to study various books in the Bible and the notion of the importance of oral and written stories in the Catholic tradition. We will also look at the Passion of Our Lord as told through Our Lady's eyes.

As this year is the year of St. Joseph, we shall be learning all about him as a prominent figure in the people of God.

Reading

Everyday in Year 6, the children will be read to and have the opportunity to read aloud during Guided Reading sessions. Each term a variety of texts will be analysed and every child will look to build upon their retrieval, inference and prediction skills. We encourage every child to find their own 'pupil voice' during these sessions taking part in mature discussions each day. Reading homework will be set via Read Theory and Reading Planet where every child has their own account to answer questions about a text. 

 

https://readtheory.org/app/sign-up/role

 

 https://my.risingstars-uk.com/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f

 

This website gives you access to 250 free ebooks, which are also tablet friendly. You will need to register (for free) to access these:

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

http://freekidsbooks.org/ 

 

We shall also be learning about St. Patrick whose feast day is 17th March.

Maths

This half term we will be looking at Area, Perimeter and problem-solving.

We will also be lrevisiting the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The homework set will reflect their learning in school. We continuously revisit the topics  so we will look again at  place value.

We are hoping to venture into the crazy world of algebra and ratio and proportion.

English

This half term we shall read all about Greta Thunberg and information texts about the environment.  This will inform our writing of Non-Fiction texts such as letters of complaint and a biography of this eco-warrior.

 

Science

Our next topic in Year 6 for Science is Protecting Our Environment. This topic will be closely linked to our RE and English topics.

Culcheth Lane, Manchester, Lancashire M40 1LU

0161 681 2779

contact@christtheking.manchester.sch.uk