Class 6 - Miss Elliott

Welcome to Year 6!

I am extremely excited and proud to be teaching the Year 6 class and leading them through another school year. Mrs Wydell and I have an exciting year planned. Although Year 6 is a very busy year, with the SATS in May, there is still plenty of time for creative learning through exciting topics and for learning outside of the classroom.

We are also very fortunate to be joined weekly by Miss Forshaw who will be delivering music lessons and Mr Perez who will be teaching Spanish.

I would like to take this opportunity to let you know some key information for the year ahead:

PE days: PE days will be on a Wednesday (by PE specialist, Mr Knott) and Friday by either myself or Mrs Wydell. Children will be encouraged to take their kit home on Friday to return on Monday. Children will need both indoor and outdoor kits since PE could take place indoors or outdoors (weather dependent).

Homework: Homework will be set as a menu at the start of every half term - children are expected to attempt each of the activities. Homework should not be a chore, and should not be a cause of stress. If you have any concerns, please ask. Homework club will be on a Monday.

Reading: In order to help your child as much as possible, please could you try to read with your child at least three times a week. This would be of great benefit. I also ask that you encourage the weekly spellings and times tables set to complement end of year expectations.

We, as a whole school, hope that all children enjoy Year 6, always try their best and prepare themselves adequately for the end of year assessments and their transition to secondary schools; enjoying their final year at West Melton Primary.

Many thanks,

Miss Elliott (Class Teacher)

What are we learning? - Autumn 1 Term

Land of Hope and Glory

As Historians we will ... learn all about World War 2. We will look at how the war affected people here at West Melton, we will find out what the effects of the blitz were, whether children were evacuated and how rationing affected people's daily diets.

As Geographers we will ... be finding out which countries were involved during World War 2, and how the food in the war could not be brought across the Atlantic. We will look at maps of West Melton and compare how the land was used then and now.

As Readers we will ... be reading for pleasure every day, and we will have the opportunity to read out loud daily as well as to an adult at least once a week! Our book study will be of 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas'. Our class reading book will be 'Goodnight Mr Tom'.

As Mathematicians we will ... be exploring number. We will begin by investigating place value and decimals. We use this knowledge to look at addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. There will be lots of opportunities for maths challenges.

As Writers we will ... be developing our SPAG and writing skills every day. We will use our book study of 'The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas' to write in a range of genres, including: a letter, character profiles, play script alongside other exciting writing outcomes during topic lessons.

As Scientists we will ... become scientists of electricity, knowing how to be safe around electricity. We will look at how electricity has developed and how electricity affects our everyday lives; we will compare the use of electricity between now and during World War 2.

As Artists and Designers we will ... get creative with cooking food during World War 2. We will create propaganda posters and we will be painting images from the Blitz.

We will celebrate our learning by ... sharing our work on class Dojo and in a showcase event for parents at the end of term.

What did Class 6 learn in 2016/17?

If you'd like to see what last year's Year 6 got up to, you can view their page here.