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Milefield Primary School

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Welcome to the Year 6 class page. Each week we will update you with what we have been learning and add some pictures too.  Happy reading...

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Week 1- autumn 1(W/C: 2/9/18)

Your child's teachers in Y6 are: Mr McClure, Miss Howell, Mr Trickett and Miss Wenham.

 This week we have hit the ground running and started to learn all about place value with numbers up to 10,000,000 in Maths. In Literacy skills and Literacy, we have been studying diary entries and the key features in these.

Children have tried really hard and are starting to see exactly what is needed to be a successful Y6 pupil.

Autumn 1 homework has been handed out and is due back on the last Wednesday of the half term (23rd October).

Spellings have been sent home for Y1-6 and should be practised daily. Please also ensure your children are practising times tables and maths facts daily as well as reading with an adult as much as possible.

PE days for Y6 are Mondays and Tuesdays. Please ensure pupils have complete kit.

Thanks for your continued support.

 

Week 2- autumn 1 (W/C: 9/9/18)

We have continued our fantastic effort this week with our first full week back! Your children are continuing to impress me and their other teachers.

They have learnt this week:

  • Rounding, calculation methods and how to solve multi-step problems in Maths;
  • How to write an effective diary entry in Literacy
  • How to utilise reading skills in Literacy skills lessons
  • The main events' in time order of World War 2
  • Which countries were involved in World War 2 and found them on maps in Geography
  • How to discuss their thoughts and feelings around Y6 and their futures in PSHCE
  • About Judaism and the special events/artefacts involved in this religion
  • How to create their own rules to an existing game in PE

Autumn 1 homework has been handed out and is due back on the last Wednesday of the half term (23rd October).

Spellings have been sent home for Y1-6 and should be practised daily. Please also ensure your children are practising times tables and maths facts daily as well as reading with an adult as much as possible.

PE days for Y6 are Mondays and Tuesdays. Please ensure pupils have complete kit.

Please ensure Mr McClure has all Eden Camp replies/medical forms and monies as he needs to order packed lunches Monday 16th September at the latest and the trip goes ahead 26th September.

A trip to Crucial Crew will be coming up in November too  so look out for that letter.

Thanks for your continued support.

Week 3- autumn 1 (W/C: 16/9/18)

 The class of Y6 are continuing to develop their resilience and hard work this year. They must continue to develop this as we progress this year. The challenge will continue to develop.

This week we have:

  • Worked on prime numbers
  • Arithmetic skills
  • Diary writing in literacy
  • Reading skills around diary entries
  • Studied The Blitz in History
  • Researched the upcoming trip to Eden Camp and what we would like to know
  • Developed their own rules and ideas for existing games in PE
  • Developed their use of ipads and e-safety in Computing
  • Which stories are important to Christians and why?
  • Studied the effect of air resistance on paper aeroplanes in Science.

All trip monies should now be paid as all forms in Y6 are in. Children need to be at school by 8.20am and they should return for 4pm on Thursday 26th September. If they require an inhaler or travel sickness, they need to ensure they have these for the trip. Children need packed lunch (unless ordered from school) and water bottles.

Please see below for the images from our fantastic Science experiment...

Week commencing 23/9/19

This has been a very exciting week; we visited Eden Camp along with Y5 and learnt lots about our current topic: World War 2. We experienced what life was like during these times and picked up lots of interesting facts about this. Below are a selection of pictures from our trip. You can see more at our Twitter page @MilefieldP.

We have been learning:

  • Multiplication/division methods in Maths
  • How to write autobiographies in Literacy
  • How to include a flashback into our writing
  • How the War began in World War 2 and who was involved
  • How to develop a set of our own rules for Netball in PE
  • Parts of the body in French 

As you can see, a very busy week! Parents evening letters/times have been sent home this week so please ensure you get your reply in asap so you can have your chosen time.

Thank you for your continued support...

Week commencing 30/9/19

 This week we have continued to learn how to write an autobiography in Literacy. We have done this by gathering features and ideas from pieces of autobiographies.  We even studied them in our Literacy skills sessions where we comprehended what we read in the text.

In Maths, we have continued to practise our multiplication and division skills in a variety of contexts. We are struggling with long division but will be resilient and continue with this next week!

In Science, we looked at air resistance and forces and completed a mini test to see what we needed to practice in this area. Next week, we are going to conduct an experiment about air resistance using plastic bags and plasticine. If you have any old but clean plastic bags, please bring them to school before Wednesday.

Letters about Crucial Crew have gone out this week and will need returning as soon as possible. We visit there on 15th November 2019. It is completely free and takes place during school time; we just need your permission.

Parents' afternoon is next week on Tuesday 8th October from 1pm. Please make sure I have your reply slips and I can then allocate you a time. If you would like to turn up and wait, you are welcome to but other parents who have booked a time will take their place first. These meetings are very important as it is your child's final year at primary and their SATs results will inform their placement in secondary school groups.

Our last week's attendance was a poor 93%. We can do better! Please make sure you are in school, on time, everyday. Thank you for your continued support.