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Year 6

Meet the Teacher

It was lovely to meet so many of the Year 6 parents at our 'Meet the Teacher' session yesterday.  If you weren't able to make it, or would like to go over anything from my presentation, then you can find that attached on this page. Please get in touch if there is anything I didn't cover or if you have any further questions. 

 

Thanks again, I hope to see you again soon.

Mr Collin 

 

 

Meet the Teacher Powerpoint 2019

Welcome to Year 6!

 

Hello and welcome to Year 6 at Thorpe Lea.  I hope that over the last few days you have started to feel settled in your new classroom and ready for the challenges ahead.  As you know, this is my first term at Thorpe Lea and I'm thrilled to be here.  I have come from a school in Bracknell and I've been teaching in Year 6 for a few years and was in Year 5 before that. This school is smaller than my previous one, but if you see me looking lost - I'd be grateful if you could point me in the right direction! 

 

We have lots of exciting things planned in our curriculum and the new timetable means that we will be able to enjoy a real variety of subjects. This term we will be focusing on Ancient Greece in our history topic - we kick things of by making some Greek pottery in our DT lessons.  In science and Geography we will look at our changing world and the very relevant issue of global warming. 

 

Below is our subject overview for the entire year if you like to plan ahead. 

 

I will update this page as regularly as I can with useful information about school and our curriculum, however, if you have any questions then please do get in touch.

 

I look forward to getting to know you all over the coming year.

Mr Collin  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yr 6

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Science

Our Changing World

The Nature Library

Body Pump/ Body Health

Light Up Your World

Everything Changes

Danger Low Voltage

Computing

E-Safety

BBC

micro bits

 

Coding

We are App planners

We are App Designers

Publisher

Marketing Campaign

Creating Social Media Profiles

Art

Sketching / murals

Making Ceramic Poppies

Tudor Rose

Picasso

Banksy

Portraits (self and of inventors)

DT

Greek Pottery and Sculpture

Model Trenches

The Globe Theatre

Chocolate (designing a bar)

Sustainable Packaging

Designing a board game (Link to circuits)

Geography

Global Warning/Climate Change

Modern Day Europe

Tudor Explorers

South America (The Amazon)

Our World and the Future

Climate Change

History

Ancient Greece

Impact of War

(WW1)

Tudors

Mayans

Impact of War

(WW2)

Inventors (Eddison)

Music

I’ll be there

Classroom Jazz 2

A New Year Carol

Happy

You’ve got a friend

Reflect, Rewind and Replay

RE

What helps Hindus to worship?

How is God three – and yet one?

 

What do the Gospels say about the birth of Jesus – and why is it ‘good news’?

Adam, Eve, Christmas, Easter: What are the connections?

Did Jesus have to die?

What is the ‘Buddhist way of life’?

How can churches help us to understand Christian belief?

PSHE

Say no!

It’s our world

 

Who Likes Chocolate?

People Around Us

Money Matters

RSE

PE

Netball

 

Martial Arts Dance

Football

 

Gymnastics

Tag Rugby

 

Stretching and Movement

Quicksticks

 

Dance

Tennis

 

Gymnastics

Athletics

 

Self Defence

French

Bon Appétit

Je suis le musician

En Route pour l’école

Scéne de plage

Le retour du printemps

Les planétes

 

Homework

All pupils in the school are given weekly homework and we ask that maximum effort is given to ensure it is completed and returned on time. Although we hope the children are able to take some responsibility and complete their work independently, we are delighted when parents choose to help children who become stuck. Please don't be afraid to support your child if they need some support and extra help at home. Should a set task baffle adults, please don't hesitate to come and see me.

 

All homework is expected to be completed to the same standard as classwork - poor presentation and effort will be not be accepted here at Thorpe Lea. 

 

CHALLENGE BY CHOICE

As the title suggests, these activities can be completed out of choice! Every week I will suggest an activity to take part in with family and friends. I appreciate that there might not time available to complete the activities each week but they are designed to encourage the children to get creative, go outside or interact with others and I strongly encourage you to participate where possible!

 

READING

Your child is expected to read every evening for 10 minutes. They need to bring their reading book and signed homework diary into school every morning. Children who do not read at home will need to catch up with it during their lunchtime. The expectation is that they read one book a week in-depth. I would also like to see a mix of fiction and non fiction books. As a class, we are not as confident or fluent as we need to be. It is a major area of development which we will work on together!

 

As well as the two tasks above, your child will also be provided with one or more of the following topics each week. 

 

LITERACY AND SPELLINGS

Your child will be provided with a spelling rule on a Thursday and a list of words connected with this rule. Each morning we will practice the spellings before holding a test on Thursday morning. These words will taken predominantly from the Year 5 and 6 spelling word list which can be found in the National Curriculum. 

 

MATHS

Pupils are asked to practice their times tables on a short, daily routine. They will usually have a times tables test on Monday; however their knowledge of their number facts greatly improves their daily performance in numeracy.

 

A piece maths homework will be provided on a bi-weekly basis (on rotation with literacy) which will require children to talk about their maths and use different strategies to work out the answers.

Anyone who is unable to complete homework at home, can attend homework club in our Library and ICT suite on Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes.

 

P4C

The school have implemented a new scheme in the classroom based on the concept of philosophy. Children are encouraged to share ideas, opinions and verbalise their thoughts in response to questions and topics created by the children themselves. The topics are wide ranging but allow the children the opportunity to think before responding. Should P4C be included in the homework, please try to spend a little time with your child discussing the chosen subject and encouraging them to articulate their thoughts and opinions.

 

Please note with SATs approaching later in the school year, additional homework will be given to help pupils prepare thoroughly. Should you wish for your child to have additional homework to help consolidate their learning, please come and speak with me.

 

Homework hand out day: Thursday

Homework is due in day: Tuesday

(Should there be any problem with meeting the weekly deadline, please speak to me before Thursday)

Example homework template

SUPPORTING YOUR CHILD AT HOME

 

I have provided some ideas for how to help support your child at home to enable them to acquire the skills they will need here at Thorpe Lea and beyond.  I have included documents about supporting your child in reading, writing and with their speaking and listening skills. It is so important that home and school work together to help children reach their full potential so I hope this will provide few ideas about how this can be achieved.

 

Please let me know if you have found this useful or have any further questions.

 

Helping your child to read with greater understanding

Supporting your child with practical every day maths skills

Helping your child through questioning

Developing advanced Speaking and Listening skills with your child

Encouraging your child to write with freedom

Additional Online Maths and Literacy Programmes

 

Web Links for SATS preparation

 

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