|IT'S THE AUTUMN TERM...YEAR 6...BIRKDALE PRIMARY|
Check back here each week to find out who in 6JS has been awarded Star of the Week!
Congratulations to our 'Superstars' this week!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEW Y6 AMBASSADORS
School Council Chairperson -
School Council Class Rep. -
Eco-Star Ambassadors -
Wellbeing Ambassador -
Our New Curriculum Ambassadors in 6JS
Our class teachers
Mr Jessop & Mrs Szabó
We are very lucky to have Mrs Willocks, Mr Nuttall and Miss Williams working in 6JS with us too!
- Our day begins at 08:45-9:00am and ends at 15:20.
- P.E. is on Tuesday and Wednesday, so you need to come in your outdoor P.E. kit.
- Bags - Should you need to bring a bag to school each day, please ensure that this bag is either a book bag or a small bag which will easily fit inside your locker.
- Equipment - you will be provided with all the equipment you need.
- Reading books will be issued in the first full week back. Please remember to look after these and keep your diary up to date. You will be awarded Dojos for evidence of home reading.
SNACK - You can bring a snack for morning break.
This snack MUST ONLY BE FRUIT OR VEGETABLES. Anything else is not permitted and will not be able to be eaten. This is for the safety of other children who may have allergies.
As we settle back into school we will be looking at the book 'The Rabbits' by J Marsden and S Tan and engaging in lots of discussions and a variety of activities throughout our English lessons.
In the autumn term, we will be learning about humans, healthy diet and the circulatory system including the heart and blood vessels. We will also be studying electricity, making circuits and changing components.
In the autumn term, we will be studying World War 2, looking at who the allies and the axis powers were and considering how life changed during this time.
In the autumn term, we will be studying the features of a map and grid references. We will also be organising information about the world’s Biomes including; Temperate Deciduous Forests, Desert Biome and Tundra Biome.
In the autumn term we will be looking at esafety and at coding.
We will be fortunate enough to be learning the Djembe in the Autumn term!
We will be playing hockey and learning all of the appropriate skills during our outdoor PE sessions and we will have Mr Murphy for gymnastics for our indoor sessions.
Art and DT:
We will be looking at wartime propaganda posters and creating our own and in DT we will be designing and making shelters. We will also be producing our own Christmas craft.
During the autumn term we will be learning about the religions of Christianity and Islam.
Our topic is 'Good To Be Me!' and we will be considering what habits are (good and bad), the impact of our peers on ourselves, what our identity is and how we can express ourselves.
Homework schedule - Autumn term
Day due in
Maths – Please check your MyMaths account and complete all tasks set for you.
Reading books and diaries will be collected today - please ensure that you bring them into school. Dojos awarded for evidence of home reading.
English (grammar/reading) - Tasks will be set either on PurpleMash or on Google Classroom or they may be a paper copy of the homework.
Maths – Please check your MyMaths account and complete all tasks set for you
Spelling – A spelling list will be sent home each week in Spelling Homework Books.
10 words to learn each week using the 'Look, Say, Cover...' sheet. You will then have a dictation using these spellings on a Friday in school.
It is important that you are organised and know all your logins for Google Classroom, MyMaths and PurpleMash.
There is an expectation that you will read every day for at least 20 minutes. It is always nice to share reading with someone when you can. If you need some ideas for new books to enjoy, please have a look at the suggested reading list for year 6 on our class page. Your reading diaries will be collected in every Tuesday so please have your diaries signed so we can see evidence of home reading - Dojos will be awarded!!
Please continue to practise your times tables regularly and use Times Table Rock Stars and Monster Multiplication (on Purple Mash) as often as you can.
You may wish to do your own independent research or activities based on some of our topics in science, history or geography. You may complete some art or computing work that you would love to show us. You might even wish to share an achievement or an award you have received. If you do, you can upload these onto our year 6 online floorbook. Instructions on how to do this are on the class page. We can't wait to see what you do!
Dojos will be awarded for completion of tasks which are handed in on time
This year, Mrs Willocks will be teaching you on Thursday afternoon.