The Year 6 teachers are Mr Higgins, Mrs Cartwright and Mrs Yarnold. We are supported by Mrs Crook.
Year 6 is the final year at Horbury Primary Academy before the children leave us to go to their chosen high School.
Welcome Meeting Information
The children will be applying grammatical terms and applying these to their writing. Attached below is a glossary of these terms.
To start this half term, we will be focusing on shape and measure. Within this topic, we will study the names and properties of different 2D and 3D shapes. We also look at nets and how 3D shapes are constructed. After the children have developed their understanding, we will move on to looking at angles before we finish our topic looking at reflection, rotation and translation.
Reading is an important skill that we develop through guided reading and our book led curriculum in Year 6. The children are presently completing whole class guided reading sessions between 9:00-9:30.
Your child has a reading record - please encourage them to share this with you. We ask that you as parents, comment upon your child's reading and sign the reading record. We expect this to be completed at least once a week. We love reading the children's comments about their home reading books.
In their reading record your child has 'Book Bingo' whereby they sign off when they have read books by particular authors. When your child has completed 4 in a row they will be rewarded for their effort.
Computing - animation
Art - Andy Warhol
P.E - Gymnastics
Science - The Human Body
History - World War One continued
YEAR 6 JOBS
Throughout the course of the year the children are encouraged to undertake responsibilities around the school. The children apply for jobs such as office worker, playground leader and helper in Key Stage One and Reception playgrounds during the academic year.
There are weekly P.E sessions for our children. Therefore, each child should ensure that they have the appropriate kit for these sessions. The children need to bring their kit on a Monday and take it home on a Friday. As the weather warms up, there may be opportunities to take part in additional PE sessions.
Please see the Year 6 Residential page 2017 for information and images.
Changes for 2018
Homework club/Mathletics will be every Tuesday in the Computing suite.
On Friday afternoons, the children will be doing gymnastics in P.E with a specialised coach.
Weekly Messages -
Maths: Missing angles
English: 500 words story ideas
Spellings to be tested 1.1.18
P.E is a statutory subject and all children are required to take part. If your child is suffering from an injury that prevents them from taking part then please contact the school by telephone or by a note passed to the class teacher. Thank you.
If your child does not bring their kit or brings the wrong kit then they will be issued with a letter which we ask you to sign and return to school. If your child is unable to do P.E please ensure that they have a note to explain why.
Please ensure that if your child requires medication, the school office has been notified and a permission slip has been completed. If your child has an inhaler please ensure that this is passed to the class teacher.
E-mail address to send in homework/school projects:
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