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WELCOME TO YEAR 6

Welcome to Year 6 at Red Hill!

IN YEAR 6, WE ARE COMMITTED TO PROVIDING THE BUILDING BLOCKS FOR EVERY CHILD TO FLOURISH IN A SAFE AND NURTURING ENVIRONMENT.

We would like to warmly welcome your child into Year 6 and we are very excited to support them on their journey through their final year at Red Hill Primary School!

At Red Hill, we have four Year 6 classes:-

6L Miss Long (Mrs Kimber and Miss Greig) 

6M Miss Melvin

6FM Miss Marshall

6A Miss Argent

Mrs Fuller and Mrs Saunders also support our year group.

Our Class Pioneers!

At the start of the year, Y6 were really excited to learn about their class pioneers! We explored why they are known as such significant individuals and the impact they they had on the world we live in today.

Curriculum

 

Please click below to see the topic web for this half term (Spring 1). These are working documents however, so they may change as we progress into the term.

 

Our Learning

Year 6 have been incredibly busy immersing themselves in their topic: 900CE!

In History, we’ll be learning about:

  • The Maya from the buildings and artefacts they left behind
  • Maya religion and ceremonies
  • The Maya writing and counting system
  • Possible reasons Mayans abandoned their cities
  • What Benin City in West Africa might have looked like
  • How to use different sources to find out about the Kingdom of Benin
  • How the Edo/Benin people celebrate and worship
  • What happened to the Kingdom of Benin
  • What the ancient city of Baghdad was like
  • The spread of the Islamic Empire
  • The achievements and inventions of the Golden Age

In art, we will be learning about:

  • Mayan masks
  • Islamic art

 

IPC

English

In English, we are a variety of different videos to prompt us with our writing. We are also focusing on our GPS skills! Across the next half term, we will be:

  • Exploring modal verbs
  • Using relative clauses
  • Identifying a range of adverbials
  • Using varied sentence lengths to impact our writing
  • Continuing to use a wide range of punctuation
English

Maths

In maths, we are moving onto our next topics:

  • In ratio we will be learning to use the ratio symbol, link fractions and ratios and scale shapes.
  • In algebra we will be learning to form expressions, form equations and use function machines.
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  • In decimals we will be learning to multiply and divide decimals, order decimals and round decimals.
Maths

Supporting your child with their learning at home

Reading

Reading should be completed a minimum of 3x a week, but ideally for 10 minutes each evening. This can be done independently, and children can choose to read their own book, a book from school or on bug club. Children/adults need to record their reading in their reading record, alongside a sentence or two about what they have read. This then needs to be signed by an adult. Reading records must be in school every day.

Homework books

Homework books are sent home on a Friday and must be returned to school on a Wednesday. Weekly homework includes:

Maths

A short maths challenge linking to the week’s learning. There will be 3 different challenges that your child can choose to complete depending on how confident they felt with that concept in class. They will also have a maths activity set on MathShed that is optional, but can be completed should they want to. Again, this will be linked with the learning taking place in class. Children should also log into TTRS (https://ttrockstars.com) and practise their multiplication recall.

Spellings

Children will have 10 spellings sent home linking to a spelling pattern being taught in class. These will be tested in the spelling session on a Wednesday morning.

IPC

At the bottom of the homework will be some questions linking to the topics being taught in class. Please ask your children these questions and get them talking about all the incredible learning that is taking place in classrooms! This is a great chance for children to share all of their amazing knowledge.

Weekly homework sheets and spelling lists

PE and Forest School

PE and Forest school days are as follows for Spring 1:

6L- Thursday and Friday

6M- Wednesday and Friday 

6FM- Thursday

6A- Tuesday and Wednesday

As we move into Winter, please ensure that children wear their winter PE kits (jogging bottoms, Red Hill PE top, school jumper and trainers). Please also make sure children bring a warm, waterproof coat with a hood. 

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