Woodheys Primary School

Together Everyone Achieves More

Attendance

Welcome to Year 6

 

Here we would like to tell you all about Year 6 and the exciting things we do. 

Please check the website regularly for updates on what we have been learning, special days and any reminders using the menu at the top.

 

Y6 Staff

MRS KEELEY

 

MRS FENNEY

MRS BLOOR

MRS JONES

News

Please follow the link to see the latest news.

Year Six News Updates

 

A list of 100 Recommended Books for Year Five and Six Children

This is a list of suggested Year Five and Six texts. Please note: some of these texts are meant for the more mature reader. We would advise you to read an online synopsis of each book before purchasing or borrowing to ensure that you are happy for your child to child to read it. If your child would like to discuss any of the themes within these books, they are very welcome to speak to a member of the Upper Key Stage Two team. 

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Some photographs taken from our leaf scavenger hunt.

Homework

Homework will be set weekly - English, Maths and spellings with occasional topic work. Children should look at their homework over the weekend (even if it is not completed then) as we would like to help any children who feel they need a little more guidance or support. If children do need help, asking on a Monday or a Tuesday would be ideal because homework is due in on a Wednesday and will often be marked together as a learning activity. 

 

Week beginning 8/10/2018

 

Christmas cards - We would like to give children the chance to complete their Christmas card activity this week. Of course, if your child would prefer not to make a Christmas card, they can create a card design of their choosing. We are hoping as many children as possible will be able to do this.

Maths:

Mrs Fenney's class - My Maths: addition and subtraction problems / Roman numerals

Mrs Keeley's class - My Maths: long and short division / Roman numerals

Times Tables Rock Stars for all children

Spellings - Children should complete the relevant week's spellings and bring in their spelling books on a Friday morning.

Year 3/4 words  - Children should continue to brush up on those words and spelling patterns that they are not yet secure with. 

Reading - Children should to read for a minimum of 20 minutes each day. 

Reading records - These should be kept updated and signed regularly by an adult at home. Adults can also write comments if they wish.

 

Learning Resources

 

Here are a few suggested learning resources that the children can access at home:

 

Maths

An online version of the numbers game from Countdown. There is no timer so the children can practise using their number knowledge in a fun way. 

https://nrich.maths.org/6499

A great resource which can help to improve the speed of calculations and knowledge of their times tables.  

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

This is a great resource for recapping your mathematical knowledge. Mr Brett's favourite page is the puzzle page.

https://www.mathsisfun.com/index.htm

This website is particularly good for checking mathematical processes as it contains a large number of video explanations and examples.

https://corbettmaths.com/

A fantastic resource for practising techniques used in the SATs arithmetic paper.

http://www.myminimaths.co.uk/

We have a new subscription to Times Tables Rockstars which will help to improve tables skills. We hope you like it as much as we do! 

https://ttrockstars.com/ 

 

English

https://www.spag.com/

A great resource for practising some of the more tricky aspects of Year Six S.P.A.G.

https://ec1.educationcity.com/

On Education City, children can access a range of activities linked to the English Curriculum.

 

Reading

Reading eggs is a super website, you can use it on any device and it can really help develop comprehension skills.

https://readingeggspress.co.uk/

 If you are ever stuck for what to read, or want to get into a new author, then this is a great website which allows you to read extracts from a range of authors.                                                                                                                                                                      

http://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

 

Topic

Education city is also a fantastic resource where the children can access a range of challenges and lessons from the whole breadth of the Curriculum.    

https://ec1.educationcity.com/ 

The BBC Primary website also has a great range of topic material, including video clips and various fun activities.      

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/levels/zbr9wmn