Mrs Walker's Class 2021 - 2022

Mrs Walker

 

Welcome to Mrs Walker's Class

Year 6

 

Spring Term 2022

Welcome to the Spring Term of Year 6. This term, we will continue working very hard to prepare for the Year 6 SATs in May, but we will hopefully have lots of fun along the way. You will be able to find out all you need to know on our class web page.

We have lots of great work planned each term and you can see what the year has in store in our Annual Curriculum Planner.

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

 

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

We have some really exciting work planned. We will complete our Story Topic Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell - a personal favourite of mine. Will Sophie be able to find her mother before it's too late?

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When we have found out if Sophie finds her mother, we will move on to 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...

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We will complete our work on Ancient Egypt and then move on to studying our local area. We will study local art, pottery and artefacts. We will investigate the industry of the local area in the past- the coal mines and pot banks. We will look at the lives of the people who worked in these industries- their living and working conditions. We will investigate local famous people- Josiah Wedgewood, Clarice Cliff, Reginald Mitchell - to name but a few!

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In Science, we will be completing our topic on Forces and then start 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 Geography, we will journey around the world ( like Michael aimed to in Kensuke's Kingdom) and explore the different continents and oceans.

Please click on our  Spring 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 year at Highfields.

Mrs Walker

 

 

This Week's Learning Journey

 

Date: Week Beginning 17th January 2022

 

This week, we will be learning about:

English: 

We will start a newspaper report this week. We will look at newspaper reports and identify the features. We will look for the 5 Ws and a H- the Who? What? Where? When? Why? and How?

We will investigate direct and indirect speech and include each in our writing.

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 continue our topic on Decimals. We will multiply and divide decimals.

We will continue to practise our arithmetic skills each morning.

Science

We will continue our topic on Forces.This week, we will investigate levers and how they work. We will explore how a lever allows a smaller force to have a greater effect.

Geography:

We will identify and label the continents and oceans of the world.

 PE:

 PE will be on Monday and Thursday.  We will be working with coaches from Crewe Alex on Thursday. This term, the focus is on invasion games, such as hockey or netball, basketball along with gymnastic activities

Art:

We will start to look at the art of Georges Seurat.

RE:

We will be studying Hinduism this term. We will investigate theTrimurti- the three main Hindu deities: Brahma - creator; Vishnu- preserver; Shiva- destroyer. 

IT:

              We will start our new topic on spreadsheets. We will be looking at how to create spreadsheets, the tools and short cuts that can be used and begin to problem solve.          

Music: 

We will begin to learn to play the ukulele.

French:

 We will be exploring sports, naming, guessing their descriptions and saying which is our favourite.

 

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 Brain Builder : 14-1-22

 

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 Monday for this half term and Thursday-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. 

 

 

 

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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