Mrs Walker's Class 2021 - 2022

Mrs Walker

 

Welcome to Mrs Walker's Class

Year 6

 

Summer Term 2022

Welcome to the Summer Term of Year 6. At the start of the term,as you all know, I will not be in school as I am recovering from my shoulder surgery. I have prepared the work and the children will be well looked after by Mrs Maxfield in the mornings and Mrs Riley and Miss Crowther-Green in the afternoons.I will update the Learning Journey and set the homework here each week- I am getting a whizz with my left hand!

This term, we will sit our SATs during the week beginning 9th May.After SATS are over, there are lots of fun activities planned- the residential to Liverpool; the School Production; and the Leavers' Assembly to list but a few!

We have lots of great work planned and you can see what the Summer Term has in store in our Summer Term Curriculum Planner.

At the heart of everything we do,will be to make your last term at Highfields a memorable one!

 

So what have we got in store for you for the Summer Term?

 

 We will continue to read the book Kensuke's Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo. This is the story of Michael, an 11 year old boy,who embarks on a sailing trip around the world with his parents. Unfortunately, one night Michael falls overboard. Washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to survive on his own. With no food and no water, he curls up to die. When he wakes, there is a plate beside him of fish, fruit and a bowl of fresh water. He is not alone...

Kensuke's Kingdom Book Cover.jpg

 

We will study our local area.We will investigate famous people from our local area and judge their significance in history. We will explore the Blue Plaque scheme and then using research we will put forward the case for our given individual to receive one. We will prepare power points and short video to help put our case forward.

Clarice Cliff.jpg

 

In Geography, we will complete our journey around the world and then investigate trade and links between countries, exploring where our products come from, imports and exports  and the chocolate supply train. We will also explore the idea of Fair Trade. In Science, we will be continuing our topic on Properties and Changes of Materials - we have some exciting things in store. In RE, we will continue to look at the beliefs and practices of Hinduism and Christianity. In Art, we will create a print of the 'The Wave' inspired by the Japanese artist Hokusai. We will use Michael's experience in Kensuke's Kingdom to design and build a model shelter. 

Please click on our  Summer Term Curriculum Planner  for more detail on the exciting work we have planned for each subject area this term.

I am looking forward to working hard with your children during their final term at Highfields.

Mrs Walker

 

 

This Week's Learning Journey

 

Date: Week Beginning 27th June 2022

Bugsy Malone Rehearsals will continue this week, after school on Monday and Friday for all who can attend.

We will also be singing, reading and performing this week during the day as we build up our rehearsals for Bugsy.

Our weekly learning journey below indicates what may be happening when children are not needed for rehearsal. 

 

***Reminder - Sportsday takes place on Tuesday afternoon.  Don't forget everything that you will need, including coming to school in PE kit, water bottles you can refill, caps incase it is hot and sun cream please.

 

This week, we will be learning about:

English:

We will continue reading Kensuke's Kingdom.This week, we will write a non-chronological report about jellyfish. We will research key facts and sort the information under subheadings. We will then use the facts to write a non-chronological report using all the features. We will especially aim to include passive sentences.

Reading 

We will read daily in our Guided Reading session. Please ensure that your child is reading at least 4 times per week at home. Please fill in and sign the reading diary.

Let's see how many more Reading Millionaires we can have in our class.

Maths:

We will be working from Maths No Problem. 

We will explore further and consolidate our learning in geometry. We begin with a focus on missing angles and then explore angles in polygons, as well as triangles and quadrilaterals. We will also explore the geometry and properties of a circle. 

We will continue to practise our arithmetic skills each day.

Science:

We will continue our topic on Properties of Materials.This week, we continue our discovery of changes that happen in and to materials. We move on to discussing and exploring solutions, solutes, dissolving and saturated solutions alongside the factors that affect these.

Geography:

 We will begin to explore the concept of Trade. We begin by looking at materials our clothes/uniform is made from and where those materials may be found over the world. We will also look at how far our food has travelled to make our lunch.

History:

We will review the criteria for who should be awarded a blue plaque, printing our research on people in Stoke-on-Trent. We will then turn our attention to Clarice Cliff. Does she deserve a blue plaque? How could we find out? What evidence would we look for?

 PE:

 PE will be on Tuesday and Wednesday. This term focuses on fielding games, cricket and rounders, net games including tennis and athletics.  

Art:

RE:

We will be exploring the impact of certain beliefs on a Hindu's life. Having looked at the consequences to actions, both good and bad, and the beliefs that Hindus have about these actions, we will be making a game of snakes and ladders which represents the different choices we can make in life. We will also be exploring the Hindu belief of Karma.

IT:

            We In ICT this half term we will be exploring and polishing off our skills when using a range of Microsoft programmes.  

Music: 

French:

We continue to explore French Food and look at a disastrous conversation held in a French restaurant and what went wrong. We will also begin to complete 'All about Me', writing different French phrases and sentences which tell other readers all about ourselves.

 

Homework:

Homework will be given out on a Friday to be completed for the following Thursday. Maths homework will be set on My Maths (if you do not have access to a computer please let me know). Grammar homework will be set in the CGP Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling book. Spellings and times tables tests will be set on the Brain Builder which will record the homework for the week and any extra information needed. Tests this term will be every Friday.

 

Please click on the pencil to download your homework - the words to learn :  

 For homework this week, we would like you to learn your lines for the production.

This takes place on Friday 8th July, with a performance in the afternoon and one in the evening. Everyone has a very special role to play in the production, whether it be singing as a chorus as part of KS2, singing a song as a class on stage or speaking lines - please do your very best to attend both performances. 

If you have speaking lines as a character please spend time reading and learning these, plus learn the words for the songs. 

If you are in Y5 please spend time learning the words for the songs. You will find the words attached below.

Y5 girls, for your costume please just find clothes which look nice and smart and you would wear to go out. You will be part of Fat Sam's Diner, which is similar to a restaurant.

Y5 boys, you will be part of the gym / boxing scene so you just need shorts, t-shirt and trainers.

If you are not in either of these scenes, then you will be back stage helping with props, cues, curtains, scenery, lights etc Everyone will have a role to play. 

 

Reading Record Diary

It would be great if parents/carers could hear their child read regularly and fill in the diary every time. We would like every child to read a minimum of four times per week. Year 6 are encouraged to read independently also, and need to fill in their Reading Diary every time they read. Parents/carers should sign the book weekly please.This diary will be beneficial to assess how much reading your child is doing.

PE Kit

Could we please remind you that PE kit is: a top in their house team colour; bottle green shorts or skort; and trainers. If the weather is cold, please wear green jogging bottoms (with school logo) .PE will be on a Tuesday and Wednesday for this half term -we would like you to come dressed in your PE kit on PE days please.

PPA Activity

Our PPA activity this year is on Thursday afternoon.

 

Please ensure your child brings their water bottle to school everyday and that it is clearly labelled with their name.Water bottles need to be returned home and washed each night. 

 

Town Sports Monday 27th June starting at 4:30pm

Sportsday Tuesday 28th June starting at 1:30pm

Bugsy Malone Friday 8th July - afternoon and evening performance 

Leavers' Evening Friday 15th July

Last day of school for pupils 19th July

 

If you need to ask me anything or have any problems, I am always available before and after school. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Please email admin@alsagerhighfields.cheshire.sch.uk

 

 

      

      

   

        

     

 

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