Welcome to the Scorpions’ Class Page
We are a Year 6 class. Our teachers are Mrs Carla Sladen and Mrs Helen Cole and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Rainsley
Year 6 have an exciting and jam-packed term ahead!
Once we have returned from Hooke Court, we will be beginning our topic on Shakespeare, looking at his life and his works. We will be studying (and acting!) A Midsummer Night’s Dream later on in the term.
Alongside this, we will be starting another topic all to do with Healthy Smoothies. This will involve us being entrepreneurs, having to design, taste and create our own smoothies. We will look at successful packaging and how shops sell to consumers and make their product so appealing.
Trips and special occasions
Both Scorpions and Spiders class will be visiting South Wilts Grammar School as part of a primary outreach programme to take part in a science and a computing workshop. Here are some photos of Spiders science workshop:
The dates for the remaining upcoming visits are:
Tuesday 3rd July – Computing 1pm-2pm – Spiders
Thursday 12th July – Science 12.30pm – 2.15pm – Scorpions
Our Y6 residential to Hooke Court is on 11th June and we return on 15th June. We’ve got our fingers crossed for sunny weather!
We also have our Sports Day coming up on Thursday 21st July at 1pm. We will be using some of our PE lessons to prepare for the races so that we can do the best we can on the day.
We will be taking part in some cooking sessions throughout the term and practising other exciting skills such as tent building and much more.
On Thursday 5th July, we will be visiting Salisbury Museum to look around the Henry Lamb art exhibition. We hope this will inspire us for our own art exhibition which is coming up at school.
Before the end of term, we will be meeting up with our reception buddies again to make sure that they are ready for their transition to Y1 and share with them what we have been up to since our last meet.
We will be continuing with our spellings in preparation for secondary school by using the No Nonsense Spelling scheme.
We will be doing lots of practical maths investigations throughout the term.
In Science, we will be
We have taken part in two whole-day Sikhism encouter days.
Our Jigsaw topic this term is Relationships and Sex Education.
We will be using our Music Scheme of Work, Chiranga and learning songs for the Leavers Assembly.
Our PE days are Monday’s and Thursday’s. Please have your kit on these days and ensure that it is weather appropriate – we will go outside as much as we can! We will be practising for Sports Day on 21st June.
Our learning is based around using technology safely which will tie in with our PSHE. We will aslo be looking at the Python and Scratch programs as part of our trip to South Wilts.
Maths- Problems Solving June 2018
Hooke Court June 2018
Junk 2 Punk and Renewable Energy May 2018
Mayan Cooking March 2018
Learner of the Week
Robyn for her Junk to Punk costume design.
Super gold –
Outstanding Yashvi, Evie
Home Learning – Term 5
This term, home learning arrangements will be slightly different.
1. Maths reasoning will be sent home on a Monday and is due in on Thursday.
2. SPAG.com will be set on a Wednesday and needs to be completed by the following Wednesday. Please note that there is no Mathletics being set this term.
3. A reading comprehension will be sent home on a Thursday and is due in the following Monday.
Home Learning – Term 1-4
Children will be set Matheltics tasks each week. These will be set on a Wednesday, with an expectation that these will be completed (and brought into school) the following Wednesday. It is important that children continue to learn and consolidate their knowledge of multiplication and division facts.
In additon, children will also be set an arithmetic task every Monday, which must be completed by the following Thursday.
Each child has been given a login for SPAG.com where a range of activities will be set for the children each week. Again, these will also be set on a Wednesday and need to be completed by the following Wednesday.
In terms of reading, the children should be reading 5 times a week for a minimum of 10 minutes a time. We encourage children to read with their parents or trusted adult to ensure that their reading is accurate. Please ask children questions about the text they have been reading – this will help them so much! Please sign their homework diary each time they read.