Welcome to Mrs. Pickup's Year 6 Class Page!
Every week the children are given the following homework:
If they read their book every school night for 20 minutes, have 10 minutes practising their times tables and 5 minutes of spelling practice that would be 2 hours and 55 minutes of homework every week!
With this, children will be better prepared for the expectations of high school.
Happy New Year!After the Christmas holidays, it is time to get back to work. This half term we will be looking at a variety of heroes and villains, focussing on those we associate with our health through science and food technology.
Spellings for this half term:
Welcome back, hopefully everyone had a lovely week off.
Our new topic is based around music, starting with Benjamin Britten.
Spellings for this half term:
Welcome to Year 6. For the first part of the autumn term we will be looking at the topic of survival.
Whilst you are here why not have a look at some of the activities and events last year's class did.
As you view our class page you will also find lots of resources to help you with your learning during this important year.
A date for your diary: On Sunday 11th November we will be taking part in the Remembrance Service at Mellor Church.
Our own school service will be on Friday 9th November.
Working with the sculptor, Andrew Hill.
What a great day for reading. We met the author and illustrator of the Goth Girl series, Chris Riddell. He was highly entertaining and just amazing as you can see.
Following his talk, we had lunch (very important) and then took part in book-based activities. The books we looked at were Wonder by RJ Palacio and Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo. Have a look at some of the things we did:
We took advantage of the sunshine and started our maths lesson outside today.
We investigated the exterior angles of polygons.
Year 6 started their research on 'the fallen' from Mellor Village during World War I. Today we looked at the plaque in St Mary's Church.
Mrs. Gorman kindly helped us understand how and when the plaque came to be in the church.
The inscription read: To the Glory of God and in Honoured Memory of Those Who fell in the Great War. 1914-1919
From the church we went to see the village memorial. This is where part of the village centennial service will be held.
A glowing endorsement for our new spelling scheme from Toby, "I don't want to stop doing spellings!"
Throughout the year we are working on growing both our brains and mindsets. Have a look at the Class Dojo site and see how it can also help you to master your mistakes and create a growth mindset.
A good site for spelling revision is: spelling frame.co.uk
On this you can play games, hear the words and learn or revise the spelling patterns learnt throughout KS2.
Have a go by clicking the link above.
Revision and practice sites for mathematics (all are free)- just click the links below to access the sites:
REVISION IDEAS FOR Y6
The children are encouraged to undertake a regular programme of revision alongside their usual weekly homework tasks. This should be guided by information given to them individually through the children's individual strengths and areas for improvement discussed with Mrs. Pickup.
To help them along the way we have found some sites which they may find useful. Many of these are interactive and use brief tutorials or engage the children to use their knowledge through the playing of games. These should be used alongside Study Guides to help with their practise and revision.
With thanks to Alder Coppice for some of their ideas.