Welcome to Year 6
Here are our curriculum maps for 2019/20:
We use our CLIC values to help us to learn to the best of our ability. We believe that every child has the right-
C– to be a confident communicator
L– to learn
I– to improve their health
C– to be part of a community
At Netley Abbey Junior School, these ideas underpin all of our learning. With this in mind, please take some time to see what we have been up to in class.
If you would like any further information about our curriculum, please feel free to talk to our class teachers in the first instance who should be able to answer any queries. After talking to the class teacher, if there are any further enquires, they can be directed toward our head teacher.
Miss Piper —- Heath
Miss Blundell —- Beach
Miss Whittlesea —- Wykeham
We would like children to have their PE kit in school every day, however, we understand that they do need washing!
Our PE days are-
Heath: Monday and Tuesday
Beach: Tuesday and Thursday
Westwood: Tuesday and Thursday
As we often give children the opportunity to take part in the Daily Mile, please ensure, where possible, that children have trainers in school everyday.
Homework is always given out on a Friday and hand-in day is Wednesday.
All children will receive spellings, English/SPaG and maths homework each week. We would encourage times table learning and lots of reading too. Ask questions about what books your child is reading; about the characters and what they think might happen next, based on what they have read. Reading aloud to an adult will help fluency and understanding.
BBC Bitesize Maths revision: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/
Maths games: http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/
Even more maths games: http://www.mathsisfun.com/puzzles/index.html
Times tables: http://www.timestables.me.uk/
Grammar glossary: http://www.theschoolrun.com/primary-literacy-glossary-for-parents
BBC Bitesize English revision games: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar/
First News: http://www.firstnews.co.uk/
BBC Bitesize Science: http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/
Natural History Museum: http://www.nhm.ac.uk/kids-only/index.html
Computing and coding: https://studio.code.org/
National Geographic: http://www.ngkids.co.uk/
Woodlands Trust: http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/
Helping your child at home
At Netley Abbey Junior School, we use the acronym ‘VIPERS’ when teaching the different skills required when reading. For an explanation of these, please use the link below:
Many parents have asked if we can recommend age-appropriate challenging texts for their child.
Below are links to two book lists of ‘recommended reads’ which are suitable for Year 6 Readers and for More Able Readers:
Grammar Guide for Parents
This useful guide is an excellent tool when helping children with their homework or revising key grammar vocabulary:
What have we been learning?
Welcome to Year 6: Autumn 1
The children returned from the summer break ready for an exciting year of learning, and we have all been extremely impressed at the learning behaviours they are already showing in all curriculum areas. In Maths, we have been reviewing the four operations and securing our knowledge of place value, ready to apply these skills to a range of problems. In English, we have been looking at the wordless picture book ‘The Arrival’, exploring the themes of war and asylum seeking: the children are working towards writing a letter home in the role of a character. We have also enjoyed getting stuck into our Guided Reading text ‘Whale Boy’, finding out about the characters and using evidence from the text to support ideas.
We look forward to sharing some work with you soon!
At Runway’s End, we had a lot of activities throughout the week: abseiling, climbing, shooting, archery, traverse, team challenges, caving, canoeing, raft building, kayaking and a free session. We learnt a lot about team work and showed resilience when we were faced with a challenge. In the evenings, we had a film night and had a disco. Also, the food was delicious. We would definitely go again!
By Rosie and Josh
While they were at Runway’s End, we did loads of fun activities too! In English, we planned and wrote our own play script for a short, animated movie called ‘Soar’. In Maths, we planned a festival and all the costs to go with it. Other activities included: wave boarding, playing online games on the IPads, and built dens in the field.
By Ava and Daisy
Thank you for all of those who attended the SATs meeting, where we shared key information about these assessments. Below is a link to the slides from the meeting, including everything you will need to know. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask your child’s class teacher!