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Welcome to Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

 Welcome to the webpage for Year 6 at Linaker! Please do check back often and we will try to keep you up to date with the very busy year that we have ahead. 

 

Please check out the sections below as we will add photos and work regularly. 

 

The Year 6 Team

Ms Fraser, Mr Napier, Mrs Woodward,  Mrs Butler and Mrs Byrne.

 

Key information-

 

Homework - Maths and English homework is set every Thursday (using the new booklets) and is due to be handed in on Tuesday. Spellings are carried out every day with children recording their own 'tricky' words in their diary. If there is any issue with homework, please feel free to contact us.

In Year 6, children are given the opportunity for a reward for completing all their homework at the end of each term. 

 

PE Days - PE is every Wednesday and Thursday afternoon through the term and whenever the weather permits, the Thursday lesson will be outside so suitable PE kit will be essential - tracksuits for an extra layer may be useful as it gets colder. We find it best for children to keep their PE kit in school all week rather than trying to bring it in just on the days it is required.  Please remember that tights are not permitted so a pair of socks in the kit is recommended. Also, for health and safety, earrings should be removed for PE and hair should be tied back.

 

 

Reading - As in previous years, all the children have a school reading book . They are encouraged to bring this home daily and regular reading remains the greatest support that parents can offer their children. As children progress in reading, discussion of the books becomes more important than listening to them read - by Year 6, the children need to be able to talk about the writer's choice of vocabulary and create assumptions from subtle clues.

 

To promote reading, each year group is running a reading challenge, each session of reading with an adult should be recorded in the child’s diary and signed. These are recorded with the target of  40 reading sessions with rewards of increasing fabulousness!

 

If any parent, carer or grandparent would like to volunteer to read with children in year 6 we would love to hear from you.  Please contact Ms Fraser or Mr Napier to arrange convenient times.

 

The children have, for the first time, a diary which includes their reading record.  We are encouraging the children to take these to each lesson to record any key information they may need such as homework hints.  Please encourage your child to fully utilise these, adding the term dates, trips, PE days etc to help your child take responsibility for their day to day requirements in preparation for secondary school.

 

If you have any queries, these can also be noted in the diary and shown to the class teacher as a handy way of communicating.

 

 

For those parents/carers who were unable to attend the parent information evening, please find attached a copy of the presentation.

Contact your class teacher.

If you wish to contact the Year 6 team, please use the contact form and Ms Fraser will respond to your query.

Pupils will be working on the following maths units this year.

Year 6 timetable.

At last! Year 6 finally made it to the beach where they investigated the dunes, habitats, beach usage,endangered species and potential dangers. A super successful morning, lots of really interesting comments and observations.

Year 6 had a great day out at Stanley High School for their curriculum enhancement. They created weather forecasts in French, wrote a lonely hearts advert for Henry VIII and armoured an egg to protect it. Most fun was making rockets and choosing how much 'fuel' to put in before launching.

Rocket launches!

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Another rocket launch!

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An excellent example of a key diagram to sort the endangered species found on the Sefton Coast. This group discussed the questions to ask and worked together to sort the various species accurately.

An excellent example of a key diagram to sort the endangered species found on the Sefton Coast. This group discussed the questions to ask and worked together to sort the various species accurately.  1

Following our trip to the beach, the children created a backdrop for the found items collage. Keep visiting our class page to see how the collage advances.

Following our trip to the beach, the children created a backdrop for the found items collage.  Keep visiting our class page to see how the collage advances.  1
Following our trip to the beach, the children created a backdrop for the found items collage.  Keep visiting our class page to see how the collage advances.  2

Finished! Looking rather fantastic too.

Finished! Looking rather fantastic too. 1
Finished! Looking rather fantastic too. 2
Finished! Looking rather fantastic too. 3

Meet our experts! Not quite sure how to tackle a task? Each piece of work is guided by a group of experts who are chosen by the pupils because they have shown very good understanding. An excellent way to consolidate our skills and help each other.

Meet our experts! Not quite sure how to tackle a task? Each piece of work is guided by a group of experts who are chosen by the pupils because they have shown very good understanding.  An excellent way to consolidate our skills and help each other.  1
Meet our experts! Not quite sure how to tackle a task? Each piece of work is guided by a group of experts who are chosen by the pupils because they have shown very good understanding.  An excellent way to consolidate our skills and help each other.  2
Meet our experts! Not quite sure how to tackle a task? Each piece of work is guided by a group of experts who are chosen by the pupils because they have shown very good understanding.  An excellent way to consolidate our skills and help each other.  3
Meet our experts! Not quite sure how to tackle a task? Each piece of work is guided by a group of experts who are chosen by the pupils because they have shown very good understanding.  An excellent way to consolidate our skills and help each other.  4

Trying your best? Let's fill the wonderful work wall.

Trying your best? Let's fill the wonderful work wall. 1

Zuzanna brought in an amazing sculpture she had made at home after a visit to the beach. Fabulous work.

Zuzanna brought in an amazing sculpture she had made at home after a visit to the beach. Fabulous work.  1

Pupils have worked in groups to create information posters on their chosen biome.

The children have studied biomes around the world and decided to create their own. This involved creating a micro environment using sand or soil, stones, seeds and water. These are sealed in a bottle and placed in an environment to mimic the conditions of the biome ie; hot and sunny for a desert or very cold for tundra. The seedlings will be monitored and measured over the next few weeks to see how these conditions affect growth.

Work on micro-organisms involved yeast races!

Work on micro-organisms involved yeast races! 1
Work on micro-organisms involved yeast races! 2

After investigating microbes, pupils made some of their own viruses, bacteria and fungi.

To investigate how rapidly mould grows, pupils added water, milk, soil and a banana skin to separate bags containing a piece of bread. The growth of mould will be recorded over several weeks.

Linaker Primary is busy creating poppies for a display at WHSmiths to help raise money for the poppy appeal. On Friday the children made templates, threaded needles, sewed or glued to create a range of poppies. Check out the REACH page next week for the whole school display.

Learning new skills. Two creative pupils were interested in Ms Fraser's collection of fleece and asked if they could have a go at wet felting. They quickly picked up the technique and made pieces of green and red felt to make their poppies. They enjoyed it so much, "very relaxing", they asked if they could start a felting club at lunchtime! Look out for the new activity after half term.

Learning new skills. Two creative pupils were interested in Ms Fraser's collection of fleece and asked if they could have a go at wet felting.  They quickly picked up the technique and made pieces of green and red felt to make their poppies.  They enjoyed it so much, "very relaxing", they asked if they could start a felting club at lunchtime! Look out for the new activity after half term.  1
Learning new skills. Two creative pupils were interested in Ms Fraser's collection of fleece and asked if they could have a go at wet felting.  They quickly picked up the technique and made pieces of green and red felt to make their poppies.  They enjoyed it so much, "very relaxing", they asked if they could start a felting club at lunchtime! Look out for the new activity after half term.  2
Learning new skills. Two creative pupils were interested in Ms Fraser's collection of fleece and asked if they could have a go at wet felting.  They quickly picked up the technique and made pieces of green and red felt to make their poppies.  They enjoyed it so much, "very relaxing", they asked if they could start a felting club at lunchtime! Look out for the new activity after half term.  3

Ms Fraser's maths groups had a maths relay today. One member of the team collected a question then took it back to the team to solve before the next child could get another question. This involved lots of maths chat and rapid calculation. It was good to hear lots of maths vocabulary and discussion on how to solve.

After studying the work of artist Amiria Gale, the children used shells found on the beach to create their own water colour composition.

Mr Shawcross visited Year 6 today and told us all about the Mexico disaster and the history of the Southport lifeboats. He had a fascinating slide show and the children listened with great interest, asking many questions. We also raised some money to donate to the Southport Lifeboat fund - £54.

Our new science topic is all about light, this week we investigated how a light source reflects off an object and is seen by the eye.

Our new science topic is all about light, this week we investigated how a light source reflects off an object and is seen by the eye.  1
Our new science topic is all about light, this week we investigated how a light source reflects off an object and is seen by the eye.  2
Our new science topic is all about light, this week we investigated how a light source reflects off an object and is seen by the eye.  3
Our new science topic is all about light, this week we investigated how a light source reflects off an object and is seen by the eye.  4

Year 6 planned a bonfire party in maths, problem solving using money and ratio. They worked in mixed groups to identify the key information in the problem, decide on the operation and solve the calculation.

Year 6 visited the Baptist Church today who kindly hosted the Stardome. This self contained planetarium was brought by Matt from Edge Hill University. Pupils discovered how light travels, the life of stars, how to recognise constellations, how to find Mars in the night sky and much much more! It was a fascinating demonstration and the pupils, as always, were a credit to the school with their manners, behaviour plus a range of searching and perceptive questions.

Magic science! Investigating refraction, an arrow was drawn pointing left then viewed through a glass - it was pointing in the opposite direction!

Magic science! Investigating refraction, an arrow was drawn pointing left then viewed through a glass - it was pointing in the opposite direction!  1
Magic science! Investigating refraction, an arrow was drawn pointing left then viewed through a glass - it was pointing in the opposite direction!  2

Look what Joe has made at home! Fantastic detail. We love children who are excited about their learning.

Look what Joe has made at home! Fantastic detail.  We love children who are excited about their learning.  1

Thank you very much to Emma and Graham from HMRC who are spending two days with our Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 pupils. A fascinating workshop looking at how our taxes are spent plus pupils choosing to be Chancellor for a day - a very diverse approach to spending the nation's money!


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