Christ The King RC Primary School

Welcome to Year 6!

Spring Term

Mr Hampson / Mrs Patel - Class Teachers

Mrs Derbyshire - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Powell - Teaching Assistant

Miss Ormrod - Teaching Assistant

Miss Cantello - 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.

             

We are aware that you want the best for your 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.

 

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Homework:

Children will be given homework on 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 Mondayss. 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. 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 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 

Children can practise their spellings by following the link- https://www.edshed.com 

Internet Safety

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.

We shall start this year by celebrating the Feast of the Epiphany. This term we will be looking at the theme of 'Calling' and looking specifically at Holy Orders.  We will be looking at the inspirational life of St. Oscar Romero and his contribution to Catholic Social Teaching.  We will look at the impact of his amazing life on the people of El Salvador.

 

Please follow the links below to find out more.

 

https://cafod.org.uk/News/International-news/About-Oscar-Romero

https://kids.kiddle.co/%C3%93scar_Romero

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zwyjxnb

 

English

This half term we shall read Who Let the Gods Out by Maz Evans.  When a shooting star crashes to earth, it lands Eliot smack bang in the path of Virgo - a young Zodiac goddess on a mission. But when the pair accidentally release Thanatos, a wicked death daemon imprisoned beneath Stonehenge, they've got nowhere to turn for help but to the old Olympian gods.  

 

We will use this text as a springboard for writing an alternative ending.  We shall also be using our work in History to write a non-chronological report about the Olympic Games.

 

 

 

Above are some of the elements of writing we shall be learning in Year 6.  This builds upon the work the children have done in Writing in previous years.

History

This half-term we shall be looking at Ancient Greece.In this unit, the children will learn about aspects of political, social and cultural Ancient Greek life. They will focus on some areas in depth, such as the systems
of government, religion and the importance of the Olympic Games. They will examine the legacy of the Ancient Greeks, and will have opportunities for further study of areas of interest.

 

TT Rockstars Day 2021

Below are examples of the kinds of questions children will be asked about the text they are reading.  In Year 6, we emphasise that children justify their answers by referring to the text.  For example, 'I think...... because in the text it says.......and.............

Reading

Every day, 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 reading skills.   In order to become competent readers children need to be able to understand:

vocabulary,

infer,

predict,

explain,

retrieve

and summarise.

 

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

https://my.risingstars-uk.com

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/ 

 

Below are some books your children may enjoy in Year 6.  Our school library and class library are always expanding and we encourage children to recommend books to each other.  Ideally, children should read daily. We ensure children's efforts are rewarded!!

The novel we shall be reading for pleasure is 'Crater Lake'.  

Maths

This half term we will be looking at percentages, decimals and algebra.  Children often find this concept tricky. Please help your child at home by ensuring they learn their times tables.  Please also ensure Maths homework is completed as this will relate to work done in class that week.  Finally, please remember that Booster classes are continuing Monday-Thursday before school.  The LBQ code will be shared each morning for children who wish to complete it at home.

Science

This half-term we will be looking at Light. The topic introduces the concept of light travelling in straight lines. It starts by looking at beams of light and how light travels to enable children to understand how we see things. This understanding is then applied to the production of shadows and starts to look at how light is reflected. The topic then takes
the learning into the realm of coloured light and rainbows, using scientific skills to raise and answer questions. It builds on the work carried out in Year 3 on light, shadows and reflection.

Culcheth Lane, Manchester, Lancashire M40 1LU

0161 681 2779

contact@christtheking.manchester.sch.uk