Mrs Harrison's Class 2023 - 2024

Mrs Harrison

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Welcome to Year 6!

It's our final term!

It’s your final year at Alsager Highfields and we’re going to make sure it’s a great one! There are lots of exciting activities and events planned for the year (including visits, visitors and a residential), and of course, we have lots of learning to do too. Year 6 is a really important year as it is the last time you will be together as a class, working in the ‘primary’ way before you leave for high school. It comes with extra responsibilities as the rest of the school will look to you to set the example and act as role models, but it’s also a year full of celebration of all that you have achieved. During the week commencing 13th May, 2024, you will take your SATs. Some of you have already asked me about these tests, and they are not something you need to be worried about – all I will be asking of you is that you simply do your best throughout the year. This fits perfectly with our Year 6 mantra: ‘work hard and be nice’. 

Please remember, the school day starts at 8.45am and ends at 3.15pm. It is crucial that you are on time everyday so that you do not miss any learning during our morning activities. 

So, Class of 2024, let’s be the best versions of ourselves, give it all we’ve got, and make this a fantastic year of learning, friendship and smiles! 

Mrs Harrison 

This Week's Learning Journey 

w/c 22nd April

English 

Our class novel which we will share at the end of day 'D-Day Dog' by Tom Palmer, which of course links to History focus: WWII

For our English lessons, we will be creating a product review of a new broomstick, linked to a class favourite, 'Harry Potter'.

We will also complete a daily grammar and punctuation fluency session, as well as a weekly focus session.

Maths (Maths No Problem)

This week we will be revising triangles, problem solving, place value, factors, multiples and division.

We will continue to practice times tables and mixed arithmetic through our fluency sessions.

Science 

Our unit focus this half term will be Evolution and Inheritance. This week we will be looking at different traits we inherit from our parents.

History 

This half-term, we will be thinking about the impact of WWII on Britain. This week we will focus on the events that led to WWII.

Geography 

Not taught this half-term.

Music 

This half-term we will be learning songs for our Y5/6 production, 'Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits'.

Computing 

This half-term, we will be learning about 3D modelling.

PSHE 

Our focus this half term is 'Being my best self'.

French 

Our focus this half-term is cafe culture and restaurants.

PE 

Our focus in PE for this half-term will be football on Tuesdays and dance (musical theatre) on a Friday.

RE 

Our focus this half-term will be about suffering.

DT 

Not this half-term

Art 

This half-term we will be creating animal masks with a multi-media approach.

 


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Dates for your diary:

  • KS2 SATs will take place between Monday 13th May and Thursday 16th May. It is essential that your child is in school on these days.
  • Y6 Residential - Monday 20th - Wednesday 22nd May 2024

I understand each year group is a little different and that you may have questions. Hopefully the information below will help, but please feel free to pop a note in your child’s reading diary and ask them to show me, catch me at the classroom door at the end of the day, or send an email via the school office and I will get back to you as soon as I am able. 

The Y6 curriculum: there is a link at the bottom of this page to the Y6 curriculum overview, which outlines the learning for the year. Some of the texts may change based on new publications and the class’ interests. You will also find a document outlining the national expectations for Y6; of course some children will be working below or above these statements, but I am sure it will be a helpful guide. I have also attached the Y5/6 spellings that it is expected all Y6 children know in order be assessed at the ‘expected standard’. This runs alongside the weekly spelling activities we will complete both in class and as homework, so please practice these as often as you can with your child. 

PE: PE will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays this term. Children should come dressed in their PE kits on these days. 

Snacks and water bottles: please ensure children bring a healthy snack for breaktime and a named water bottle (no juice) to drink from throughout the day. 

Reading: Please ensure your child reads every day at home, as this will have an incredible impact on not just their reading ability, but all areas of learning both now and in the future. As an absolute minimum, children must read at least 4 times a week as part of their homework, and they must record their reading in their reading diary. Please sign their diary at the end of every week (I will do so during their Guided Reading slot during the week). If your child needs to take a quiz on their book, they can access this via the Accelerated Reader link towards the bottom of the page. Please see the front of your child’s planner for further guidance. 

Homework: please see above for reading homework, all other homework will be sent out on a Friday, ready for collection on the following Wednesday. When homework has not been completed, children will lose part of a lunchtime to ensure it is completed, as it is important they get into good habits in readiness for the high school. You can access the homework via the homework pencil below.

Some websites to support Maths and English: 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize 

https://corbettmathsprimary.com/  

https://www.youtube.com/c/Grammarsaurus  

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/english/primary-grammar/grammar-year-6-age-10-11/ 

https://www.educationquizzes.com/ks2/maths/ 


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Homework will be given out on a Friday to be completed for the following Wednesday. Spellings will be set on Spelling Shed following the year 6 scheme of work.

If you have any questions relating to any aspect of school life, please do not hesitate in contacting me. I can be contacted through the school office using the email address below or by phone. I will then endeavour to reply within 48 hours. 

admin@alsagerhighfields.cheshire.sch.uk 

 

Sites to access:

Doodle Maths

 

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