Horsehead Lane, Derbyshire, S44 6XH.
01246 822324

Holmes Class  Bolt Class Hamilton Class

Miss Buxton (Computing Lead)

Mrs Wallington (Teaching Assistant/First Aider)

 

Miss Armstrong (The Arts - Art & Design, Design Technology and Music - Lead)

Mrs Corbett (Teaching Assistant)

Miss Ratcliffe (History/Geography Lead)

 

 

 

Our Topic this term is....

Frozen Kingdom

Welcome to the planet's coldest lands. Vast wilds and hostile territories; incredibly beautiful, yet often deadly.

Take shelter from the elements or fall prey to icy winds and the deepest chill. Trek bravely and valiantly across treacherous terrain to the ends of the Earth, treading deep in snow or being pulled by a team of mighty sled dogs.

Be alert, for magnificent mammals roam these lands, sometimes hungry or fresh for a fight. Perhaps a hungry polar bear or an Arctic fox is hunting rodents, as swift as the wind. Research facts and figures of climate, temperature, habitats and ecosystems, and compose evocative poems about the Northern Lights.

Become part of an Antarctic rescue team, braving the elements to rescue terrified passengers from a ship struck by a deadly iceberg that hides deep beneath the Southern Ocean. Wrap up well and settle by the fire. I'm just going outside and may be some time.

 

Take a look at our curriculum newsletter and knowledge organiser for this topic.

Monday 9th January 2023 Back to School
W.C 30th January 2023 National Story Tellers Week
W.C 6th February 2023 Children's Mental Health Week
Tuesday 14th February 2023 Safer Internet Day
Friday 17th February 2023 End of Half Term

 

Please find information for parents regarding the end of Key Stage 2 Year 6 SATs tests.

 

If you require any more information, feel free to get in contact with the Year 6 Team.

Each week, Year 6 will have the following homework tasks to complete:

  •  Spellings - key words that they have been learning in the week are sent home on a Friday to prepare for a spelling test on Monday.

 

  •  Maths Whizz - for at least 30 minutes.

 

  •  Reading - at least 5 times a week at home, this can be on MyOn or with a school reading book.

 

  •  Class Dojo - complete the worksheet uploaded to your Class Dojo account. 

 

If there are any issues with the completion of the homework tasks set each week, please contact your child's class teacher.

 

It is very important that you are able to rapidly recall your times tables up to 12 x 12. We will be practising our times tables in school on a daily basis to improve our mental arithmetic.

Remember, we are always looking for our top TTRS scorer and there are extra rewards for those who earn the most coins each week! This is a fun and interactive way to help you learn your times tables! 

Here is a multiplication grid to help you learn your times tables:

 

 

 

We ask that Year 6 are reading for a minimum of 20 minutes each day - this can be your school ZPD reading book, a book from MyOn or any other time of text - a newspaper, magazine, website article or your own reading book.

This can be independent reading - without reading to an adult - although if possible, please read to an adult at least once a week and record this in your reading record. 

Once you have completed a school reading book with a ZPD sticker, then you can complete the Reading Quiz to gain points on the Accelerated Reader website here:

https://ukhosted60.renlearn.co.uk/2236284/

Wanting some inspiration about what to read?

Check out this website with suggested books for Key Stage 2:

http://www.suecowley.co.uk/100-books-for-ks2.html

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-for-year-6-pupils-ks2-age-10-11/

https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/100-fiction-books-all-children-should-read-leaving-primary-school-%E2%80%93

Click the link below to access the Year 5/6 word list. 

It is expected that the children can spell the majority of the words on this list by the time they reach the end of Key Stage 2. 

Year 5/6 Word List

 

It is expected that pupils come to school wearing their PE kit.

This should consist of the following;

  •  A plain white t-shirt
  •  Navy blue/Black shorts (or during the colder months, children can wear tracksuit bottoms)
  •  Trainers

*Children can also wear a hoodie for outdoor lessons during the colder months.

Our PE days in Year 6 are Tuesday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor), if this changes then you will be contacted by your child's class teacher. 

 

All earrings need to be removed (due to Derbyshire County Council policy, we can no longer provide tape to cover them) plus a bobble must be provided to tie back long hair. 

Please could you ensure all items of PE kit are clearly labelled with your child's name. 

 

We will keep you up to date with reminders via Class Dojo and Parent Hub throughout the year. 

If you have any questions or concern, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are more than happy to help wherever we can. 

You can contact us via phone (the school telephone number is 01246 822324) or Class Dojo

Click the links below to access some extremely useful revision websites to support you in your SATs revision learning at home:

Fraction Booklet

BBC Bitesize

 Fractions 'Game' Booklet

IXL Website

Top Marks

Maths Made Easy

Numeracy Revision

Maths Revision Booklet

Maths Knowledge Organiser

PAG Revision Booklet 

  PAG Overview.docx