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.
During this first half term, we will be basing our English around the novel 'How to Live Forever' by Colin Thompson and the pupils will be producing both narrative and art work in the style of the book and artist Lisa Lorenz. We will also be exploring the classification of the animal kingdom for our science studies and coastal flooding as our focus in geography.
The Year 6 Team
(Ms Fraser, Mr Napier, Mrs Robertson, Mrs Iljica, Mr Beaver & Mrs Butler)
Homework - Maths and English homework is set every Thursday and is due to be handed in on Tuesday. Spellings are also sent home on Monday and are tested on Friday. If there is any issue with homework, please feel free to contact us. In Year 6, children are given the opportunity to go on a school trip for completing their homework at the end of each term. In the past, Year 6 have been to the cinema, played ten pin bowling and have taken part in water based outdoor activities.
PE Days - PE is every Monday and Friday afternoon through the term and whenever the weather permits, the Friday 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.
Reading - As in previous years, all the children have a school reading book and a reading record. They are encouraged to bring these 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.
World Book Day
Year 6 have had a brilliant day dressing up as their favourite book characters. As well as being given the opportunity to read with the Reception classes, the children visited Waterstones book shop. During the trip, they were given the opportunity to draw, act and take part in a book quiz!
Towards the end of half term, Year 6 have enjoyed creating their own funfair rides. Children have learnt about rotational movement and with their recent knowledge about circuits, have been able to create Ferris wheels and Carousels.
Computing: Making Apps
Year 6 have been using App Inventor 2 this year to create their own individual applications. Working in groups, the children have thought carefully about phone apps that would be useful and relevant. Using the on-line software, children have been able to design how their app would look and behave.