Red Hall Primary

Red Hall

Primary School

Believe and Achieve

Year 6

If you believe in yourself, you will achieve incredible things!

In Year 6 our teacher is Miss Henry and our fantastic teaching assistant is Mr Beadle. In our class, we know that it is OK to make mistakes, as this is how we learn and find out new things. Miss Henry and Mr Beadle believe in each and every one of us, and are always encouraging us to be the best that we can be!

 

 

As well as working extremely hard in all that we do, we have lots of fun in our lessons! This year we are really excited to have even more fantastic experiences. Miss Henry was our teacher last year, and we had so much fun learning! We are looking forward to more exciting Science experiments, lots of outdoor learning opportunities to inspire our writing and attending sports competitions!

How your child is learning at home is very important to me. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to email the School, and I can help you as best I can!
Miss Henry 🙂

Key Dates

This half-term we have some key dates coming up…

  • Crown Street Library Visit – Rappaman Donovan Performance – Thursday 4th October
  • Cross Country Event – Thursday 4th October (selected children)
  • Kingswood Meeting – Tuesday 2nd October and Monday 8th October
  • Tag Rugby Event – Tuesday 9th October (selected children)
  • Parent Consultations – Friday 19th October (Letter to come!)
  • Kingswood Residential – Monday 22nd October – Friday 26th October

Literacy

In our Literacy lessons we have been working on suspense writing to begin the term. We had a go at this last year and were really proud of the pieces of writing we produced. Now we are in Year 6, we are aiming to make our suspense writing even better, using new punctuation being taught.

As well as being fantastic writers, we are also enthusiastic readers in Year 6. As well as reading at home, we have a class novel each half term, which Miss Henry reads to us as a whole class. Our class novel at the moment is 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas'. We began reading this book towards the end of Y5 and are absolutely loving it! We try to spend some time each day reading this book!

Topic News

During our time in Y5 we developed a deep and abiding interest in the period of history from World War 1 to World War 2. We have taken our curiosity into Y6 and have asked to continue researching, investigating and exploring this time period.

On the 19th September, something peculiar happened. When we arrived at school, our classroom was blacked out and we were not allowed to leave it! We had to whisper and take our shoes off so that no one could hear us ad no one would think we were there. We did some reading, writing and played some games during this time. We even received a special parcel, which was cereal which we were told had to last us for 3 days! Some of us thought it was pretty scary; others thought it was incredibly exciting! We decided it must have been to do with war and therefore devised some questions which we still have about Wartime. Stay tuned for some of our amazing topic work!

 

Maths

We absolutely LOVE our Maths lessons in Year 6. We have lots of opportunities to use concrete resources to help us to deepen our understanding of mathematical concepts, and like to represent things in different ways to show our understanding.

This week we are focusing on the four operations. We are very good at our fluency skills, and now we are developing our problem solving and reasoning skills so that we can be mathematical experts in this area of maths!

 

Homework

  • Homework is given out on a Thursday and is due in on Monday. This is a mixture of all our subjects - not just Maths and English
  • Reading at home should be done at least 3 times per week. Reading Records will be checked on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at school. If you don't have it, you will read at break time!
  • For each Topic there will be a home project to be completed - WATCH THIS SPACE! :)