Year 6 2021 - 2022

Miss Dempsey

Mr Gibson

Year 5 teacher
Phase leader
Assistant Head

Dear Parents and Carers,

We would like to wish you a warm welcome back to Ashbury Meadow. Here you will find all the important information about school this half term, and the topics that we will be studying and learning about in the Autumn term. We have attached the knowledge organisers that will support the children’s learning for this term and a copy of the curriculum that we will be studying,

In Year 6 this year, Mr Gibson will be teaching 6G with Miss Madden and Miss Dempsey will be in 6D with Mr McNeil. Mr Long will be supporting children from both classes and taking small groups for Maths and English each day.

Year 6 is vital year, in May we have the SATS examinations which are set by the government and it is imperative that the children respond to feedback in the classroom, complete home and read on a daily basis.

We have included a list of important information below that is crucial to your child’s learning. If there are any issues, please speak to a member of the Year 6 team and they will be able to help.

Key Information

-Children will need to wear their PE kits every Tuesday. They must come into school wearing their uniform and they will change into their kits before the lesson. They will need; a white top, black tracksuit trousers or shorts are acceptable with trainers. Children that are not wearing the correct footwear will not be able to partake in the PE lesson.

-Please make sure your child comes to school with a water bottle each day as there will be no access to the water fountain in school. Children will be able to fill their bottles during the school day and these will be kept on their desk in front of them. Each day they must be taken home to allow for cleaning and brought back the following day.

-Children must not bring any personal items to school (pencil cases, equipment, toys etc) and all equipment that children need will be provided by school. They must not take equipment from the classroom home.

-Each Friday, the children will be set two pieces of homework. Maths will be set via the Mathletics website and the English will be set via google classroom. If there are any issues accessing the internet please let us know and we will provide a paper copy for your child. The work should be completed by the following Tuesday.

-Spelling tests will be every Friday; the list will be uploaded on a Monday morning to the google classroom and children will have the week to learn them before the test on the Friday.

-Children that walk home may bring their mobile phone into school. This must be handed to the teacher at the start of the day

Home Reading

This year, home reading books will be sent out each Monday and they must be returned by the Friday of that week.

Curriculum

 

English: We will be reading Holes by Louis Sachar and using the text to help us write in a range of genres focusing on building setting and characterization within writing. We will also be looking at how character can be built through the text within our reading lessons.

 

Maths: In Maths, we will be investigating numbers up to 10 million, four operations on whole numbers and fractions.

 

Science: In science, we will be investigating light, how we see it and how the eyeball works. This will include looking at how light beams travel, the different colours found within white light and more.

 

Geography: In geography, we will be learning about South America with a particular focus on the Amazon. Children will be learning about de-forestation and the danger it poses to our planet.

 

Art: In art, our work will be inspired by the work of Leonardo Da Vinci. Children will be creating still life drawings in the style of Da Vinci.

Teachers can be contacted via 6g@ashburymeadow.manchester.sch.uk or 6d@ashburymeadow.manchester.sch.uk correspondingly

Many thanks

The Year 6 Team

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Contact the School

Ashbury Meadow Community Primary School

Rylance St
Manchester
M11 3NA

Main Contact: Mrs Eve Peters

Tel: 0161 989 2999
admin2@ashburymeadow.manchester.sch.uk

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