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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 and Mrs Gray

Key information-

Homework - Maths and English homework is set every Thursday (using the maths 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. Year 6 also have access to MyMaths and Spag,com online for self directed revision tasks, please try to complete one per week.

Pupils have now been using Reading Plus online for a year, this is a great way to access a broad range of texts, develop comprehension skills and increase reading speed.  It is recommended that children use the programme for 30 minutes, three times a week.

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 Tuesday and Thursday afternoon through the term and whenever the weather permits, the Tuesday 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, use inference from subtle clues.

Research has also shown that reading to your children is vitally important for the development of reading and comprehension skills.  Please try to find time to share a book.

 

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. There are increasing targets through the year for 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.

Autumn 1 topic overview - Flotsam.

Autumn timetable

Visit to Ainsdale beach to investigate dune formation, endangered species habitats, investigate plastic pollution, collect shells for the art projects and to survey beach usage - a VERY busy trip!

Pupils were very concerned about the amount of plastic littering the beach, perhaps left by tourists, and washed up by the sea. They decided they wanted to investigate this further and will be writing letters to Sefton Council detailing their concerns.

After writing their letters, the children posted them to various people they considered to have influence. They were very excited to receive their very first reply.

Using photographs taken at Southport beach, the children created digital collages. ICT skills of cut, paste, resize, rotate and save to folder were developed.

Using photographs taken at Southport beach, the children created digital collages.  ICT skills of cut, paste, resize, rotate and save to folder were developed.  1
Using photographs taken at Southport beach, the children created digital collages.  ICT skills of cut, paste, resize, rotate and save to folder were developed.  2
Using photographs taken at Southport beach, the children created digital collages.  ICT skills of cut, paste, resize, rotate and save to folder were developed.  3
Using photographs taken at Southport beach, the children created digital collages.  ICT skills of cut, paste, resize, rotate and save to folder were developed.  4
Using photographs taken at Southport beach, the children created digital collages.  ICT skills of cut, paste, resize, rotate and save to folder were developed.  5
Using photographs taken at Southport beach, the children created digital collages.  ICT skills of cut, paste, resize, rotate and save to folder were developed.  6
Using photographs taken at Southport beach, the children created digital collages.  ICT skills of cut, paste, resize, rotate and save to folder were developed.  7

A group of children expressed an interest in creating unusual pieces of art so met at lunchtimes to create these fabulous papier mache shells.

Today is National Gratitude Day. Mrs Gray kindly provided chocolates whilst the pupils wrote a thank you note for adults or children in school who had gone out of their way to help them. Notes and treats were gratefully received.

Today is National Gratitude Day.  Mrs Gray kindly provided chocolates whilst the pupils wrote a thank you note for adults or children in school who had gone out of their way to help them. Notes and treats were gratefully received.  1
Today is National Gratitude Day.  Mrs Gray kindly provided chocolates whilst the pupils wrote a thank you note for adults or children in school who had gone out of their way to help them. Notes and treats were gratefully received.  2

Super success in investigating order of operations!

Super success in investigating order of operations!  1
Super success in investigating order of operations!  2

Designing and creating micro-organisms in science.

Using the coding programme, Sam's Lab, to create a moving spider!

Using the coding programme, Sam's Lab, to create a moving spider! 1
Using the coding programme, Sam's Lab, to create a moving spider! 2
Using the coding programme, Sam's Lab, to create a moving spider! 3
Using the coding programme, Sam's Lab, to create a moving spider! 4
Using the coding programme, Sam's Lab, to create a moving spider! 5

A relaxing read in the reading area.

A relaxing read in the reading area.  1
A relaxing read in the reading area.  2

Thank you to Rachel Dodgson, Senior Education and Engagement Officer, who visited school to deliver Your School, Your UK Parliament assembly to Key Stage 2. This was followed by a super workshop with Year 6. Everyone was very engaged and interested with the information and practical activities. An excellent introduction to the work and history of the UK government in readiness for the Parliament week in November.

National Poetry Day. Based on the theme of 'truth', year 6 combined their topic focus by composing poems based on the truth of plastic pollution.

Interesting visit to the Atkinson museum and library to research the Mexico disaster. We also were able to find out more about the Southport coast and the concerns for plastic pollution.

The children really enjoyed dressing up in the Victorian costumes and posing for photos!

The children really enjoyed dressing up in the Victorian costumes and posing for photos! 1

6CF have created fact boards about micro-organisms. Drawing on their learning, they made hygiene top tips, glossaries and brief definitions for fungi, bacteria and viruses in a visually interesting and eye-catching way.

6CF have created fact boards about micro-organisms. Drawing on their learning, they made hygiene top tips, glossaries and brief definitions for fungi, bacteria and viruses in a visually interesting and eye-catching way.  1
6CF have created fact boards about micro-organisms. Drawing on their learning, they made hygiene top tips, glossaries and brief definitions for fungi, bacteria and viruses in a visually interesting and eye-catching way.  2
6CF have created fact boards about micro-organisms. Drawing on their learning, they made hygiene top tips, glossaries and brief definitions for fungi, bacteria and viruses in a visually interesting and eye-catching way.  3
6CF have created fact boards about micro-organisms. Drawing on their learning, they made hygiene top tips, glossaries and brief definitions for fungi, bacteria and viruses in a visually interesting and eye-catching way.  4
6CF have created fact boards about micro-organisms. Drawing on their learning, they made hygiene top tips, glossaries and brief definitions for fungi, bacteria and viruses in a visually interesting and eye-catching way.  5
6CF have created fact boards about micro-organisms. Drawing on their learning, they made hygiene top tips, glossaries and brief definitions for fungi, bacteria and viruses in a visually interesting and eye-catching way.  6
6CF have created fact boards about micro-organisms. Drawing on their learning, they made hygiene top tips, glossaries and brief definitions for fungi, bacteria and viruses in a visually interesting and eye-catching way.  7
6CF have created fact boards about micro-organisms. Drawing on their learning, they made hygiene top tips, glossaries and brief definitions for fungi, bacteria and viruses in a visually interesting and eye-catching way.  8
6CF have created fact boards about micro-organisms. Drawing on their learning, they made hygiene top tips, glossaries and brief definitions for fungi, bacteria and viruses in a visually interesting and eye-catching way.  9

SPOTTED! I noticed these three Year 6 pupils reading for pleasure at lunchtime. One young man was reading up on WWI knowing that this is Year 6's topic next half term - excellent attitude to learning.

SPOTTED! I noticed these three Year 6 pupils reading for pleasure at lunchtime.  One young man was reading up on WWI knowing that this is Year 6's topic next half term - excellent attitude to learning.  1

Children looked at several viewpoints concerning use of the coast, local commerce and various groups based around the shore. They had to complete a diamond of power considering and rating which views were, in their own opinion, most to least important. The children discussed the ratings, put forward their own justified views and had, at times, to compromise.

Fabulous group collages using found items from the beach trip.

Fabulous group collages using found items from the beach trip. 1
Fabulous group collages using found items from the beach trip. 2
Fabulous group collages using found items from the beach trip. 3

The Pearl of Africa Children's Choir have spent the day hosting workshops with the pupils - a fantastic time had by all! Year 6 created tie dye samplers to bring a little colour into the classroom.

Autumn 2 Topic overview - WWI.

Homework, over the holiday, was to carefully read the description of the beavers' house in chapter 7 of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Using their retrieval and inference skills, the pupils were to create either a detailed image or 3d model of the house. Superb examples have been created - well done Year 6!

Homework, over the holiday, was to carefully read the description of the beavers' house in chapter 7 of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Using their retrieval and inference skills, the pupils were to create either a detailed image or 3d model of the house.  Superb examples have been created - well done Year 6! 1
Homework, over the holiday, was to carefully read the description of the beavers' house in chapter 7 of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Using their retrieval and inference skills, the pupils were to create either a detailed image or 3d model of the house.  Superb examples have been created - well done Year 6! 2
Homework, over the holiday, was to carefully read the description of the beavers' house in chapter 7 of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Using their retrieval and inference skills, the pupils were to create either a detailed image or 3d model of the house.  Superb examples have been created - well done Year 6! 3
Homework, over the holiday, was to carefully read the description of the beavers' house in chapter 7 of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Using their retrieval and inference skills, the pupils were to create either a detailed image or 3d model of the house.  Superb examples have been created - well done Year 6! 4
Homework, over the holiday, was to carefully read the description of the beavers' house in chapter 7 of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Using their retrieval and inference skills, the pupils were to create either a detailed image or 3d model of the house.  Superb examples have been created - well done Year 6! 5
Homework, over the holiday, was to carefully read the description of the beavers' house in chapter 7 of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Using their retrieval and inference skills, the pupils were to create either a detailed image or 3d model of the house.  Superb examples have been created - well done Year 6! 6

Using Sam's Labs technology, we created lighthouses to start our science topic- Light.

Following a diamond of power activity considering the causes of WWI, pupils devised questions for leaders or characters involved. The children devised very interesting and thought provoking questions which were answered with reference to our learning. Well done - this was a very challenging task and Mr Napier and Ms Fraser were very impressed with both the questions and answers.

Aspiration, Inspiration, Motivation, Aim High

 
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