Welcome to the Scorpions’ Class Page
Welcome to Scorpions’ Class Page.
Our teacher is Mrs Carla Sladen and our teaching assistant is Mrs Pam Rainsley.
Summer Term 2
This term, Year 6 will be visiting the Hooke Court Residential Centre in Dorset. The children will be enjoying a range of activities, including: kayaking, rocket making, raft building and a Victorian day.
At the start of this term, all the children will be taking part in two Christianity encounter days. For the rest of the term, the topic for RE will be
This term, our Year 6 topic will be Smoothies. This is an entrepreneurial topic, where children will design and make their own smoothie product. They will be researching and writing about the importance of healthy eating and creating a product design label for their smoothie. They will also be learning about how to market a product. At the end of the topic, they will be holding a smoothie fair where parents will be invited to sample the smoothie.
During this term, the children will be developing their non-fiction writing skills through non-chronological reports and information text.
This term’s main maths topic will be investigations where the children will be using the maths skills that they have learned throughout year 6 to solve open-ended problems.
Home Learning – Term 1-4
We will be setting a range of home learning activities which the children should complete each week. There is a step up in expectations, as we feel that this is good preparation for secondary school. It will also help to prepare the children for end of Key Stage 2 testing.
Each child has be given a Homework Diary where they can write down instructions or make notes. It is also a place where parents may comment on any specific problems.
Each child will be given an English related activity to complete each week. This may be a reading comprehension task, or a grammar, punctuation and spelling task. The work will be set on a Monday and should be completed and returned to school on the Thursday of the same week. Children are also expected to read at least 5 times per week and should record their reading in the homework diary, rather than in a reading record book. They should try to read a range of text for enjoyment and to support learning. Children should continue to learn spellings from the Y5/6 word list and will bring home 6 targeted spellings each week to learn for their test on Friday.
Each child will be given a log in for SPAG.com where they can access activities to support their learning in Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation.
In year 6, children will be set a few specific maths activities to complete using the Mathletics program every week. These activities will be set on a Wednesday, with an expectation that they are completed by the following Wednesday, and will relate to our learning in maths lessons. It is also important that children continue to learn multiplication and division facts, and are encouraged to use maths in a range of practical situations at home.
We have a Maths Passports box in our classroom. Remember to put your passport in the box if there is something you feel you have achieved. Next to each skill, there are three columns to date (MM/YY). The first box is for the pupil to date when they think they have achieved the skill. The second box is for an adult at home to date when they have seen the child achieve this skill. The third box is for the teacher to use when they have verified that the skill has been achieved. If your passport is in the box, we will be able to verify that you have achieved that skill and tick it off!
Junk To Punk Fashion Show
Year 6 Science Trip
Year 6 London Trip
In September we visited London and enjoyed a trip on a river cruise down the Thames and a trip on the London Eye.