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Year 6

Welcome to the P6 page!

This page will give you an idea of what we’ll be getting up to in P6. Click on the P6 Photo Gallery for a taste of what we’ve been learning!

There are two P6 classes in the 2018/2019 year. The P6 teachers are Mrs McKeegan (P6SM) and Mr Fisher (P6JF).

 

THINGS TO REMEMBER! 

What should your child bring with them each day to school?

  • Pencils
  • Rubber
  • Sharpener
  • 30cm ruler
  • Pritt stick
  • Biro pens for marking (blue, black, red or green) - no gel pens please
  • Colouring pencils/crayons
  • Homework diary, reading book and any other homework (completed, checked and signed)
  • Healthy break / canteen money and a packed lunch / dinner money
  • Any notes that have been sent home, returned and signed
  • PE kit - this remains in school and is sent home every half term to be washed

Homework

Homework is an important part of your child's development and helps to reinforce the learning that has taken place during the school day.

On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday nights the children will have:

  • Reading
  • Spellings
  • Tables or mental maths related to the current topic

Written Homeworks will be given on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday nights. These will be either Literacy or Maths. There is no written homework on a Thursday night so that pupils can revise their spellings and tables/mental maths for the weekly Friday test.

Help with Homework

Helping your child with their homework will help motivate and encourage them to continue to work at their best.  Here are a number of ways in which you can help your child with their homework:

  • Listen to them read / ask them some questions about their reading book
  • Ask them their spellings
  • Go through their maths facts/tables
  • Ask them some questions about what they learned today
  • Check that their homework is completed and signed.
  • Please sign or initial your child’s spelling book, homework diary and written homework book.

If you feel your child has found their homework a little tricky or requires a little extra help from the class teacher, please put a note in the homework diary for us to check the next day.

Whilst these are simple things, they will make all the difference to your child’s learning.

 

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER

MATHS

In the first half term of P6 we intend to cover Place Value, Mental Maths strategies, basic adding and subtraction, common fractions and Problem Solving. The pupils will be expected to know up to 5 digits and should become confident rounding, manipulating and working with large numbers. We will study, practice and discuss lots of different strategies to assist the children with mental arithmetic. It's always useful for the pupils to talk about their method of working out a calculation as it helps to develop their own understanding. Fractions is a fundamental area within the P6 maths curriculum and we like to cover this thoroughly early on in the year. It is an area we will revisit consistently throughout the year.

 

ENGLISH

Pupils in P6 will cover many different aspects of English within Reading, Writing and Talking and Listening.

Comprehension work allows us to improve our understanding of the things we read.  In our comprehension work we will be learning how to clarify - or work out what unfamiliar words or phrases mean - in our reading books, library books and in other pieces of text we read in school.  We will also be learning how to summarise pieces of text so that we capture the main idea. 

Grammar activities will include reinforcing their knowledge of alphabetical order, different types of nouns and verbs.

The main Creative Writing area covered this half term will be the writing of a Podcast called 'My Favourite'. We will also be writing postcards and learning about the style and format of limericks, among other things.

 

W.A.U.

Our theme for the first term is 'Unsinkable'. This proves to be a real favourite for both staff and pupils as the majority of the theme focuses round learning about the Titanic. We will study the planning, designing, building and setting sail of the famous local ship. The children will use a range of resources to assist with their learning including a large range of information books and websites located in a specially designed Fronter room. We hope to organise a trip to the Titanic Visitor's Centre before the Christmas break.

 

Mrs McKeegan and Mr Fisher

 

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15th Oct 2018
The children have been learning about how to write a limerick. They found out about...
 
 
 
12th Oct 2018
Listen and enjoy Brett's rap.
 
 
 
10th Oct 2018
P6 have been working on types of lines. They worked in pairs to find examples of...
 
 
 
9th Oct 2018
Some of the club members have finished off their baskets.  They enjoyed using...