Our teacher is Miss Hannah Mansell and our teaching Assistant is Mrs Charlie Boardman.
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
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 have been writing brochures to persuade schools to book their residential at Hooke Court.
Junk to Punk
Our DT project last term was Junk to Punk. We learnt about recyling, reusing material and reducing our waste. We created our own punk-style costumes to celebrate the end of this topic and performed a cat-walk in front of the junior children!
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 studying Animals and Other Humans.
We have taken part in two whole-day Sikhism encouter days.
Our Jigsaw topic this term is SRE.
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!
Our learning is based around using technology safely which will tie in with our PSHE.
Learner of the Week
Congratulations go to Harry for phenomenal progress!
Bronze – Hayden
Silver – Euan, Cameron, Lucy R, Ashlee, Tom
Gold – Hannah, Warren, Alex, Flinn, Roy
Super gold – Gabriel, Kaitlin
Platinum – Katya
Diamond – Lily
Star pupil – Harry D
Super star – Charlie
Outstanding – Molly, Jamie, Katie
Greentrees Giant – Lucy
Katya, Charlie, Hayden, Gabriel, Harry D, Lily
Home Learning – Term 6
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. Children will also be sent home with an arithmetic paper each week on a Monday; these are due in on Thursday of that week. It is important that children continue to learn and consolidate their knowledge of multiplication and division facts.
Every Wednesday, children will be set tasks on SPAG.com which 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.
From term 4, we will 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!