Year 6 2020 - 2021
Mr Bull 6PB
Hello! I am Mr Bull and I am now in my 6th year of teaching at Woodlands Primary School.
I am very excited to be your Year 6 teacher, and cannot wait to watch you grow and flourish over the year. As most of you will already know, I am extremely passionate about PE (although a little competitive) and lead this subject with Miss Roberts. I am also very passionate about Maths and get very excited when I see them light bulb moments as new learning is achieved.
At home, I spend a lot of time chasing after my two children Eloise and Owen. Owen has just started to walk and is racing around the house at lightning speeds. You can often see us on walks or riding our bikes when the weather is not too wet. I love to keep fit and can often be seen stretching my long legs around the streets of Chester.
I look forward to us all striving to reach our goals together. We are all capable of amazing things.
Miss Tyrer 6LT
Hi everyone! I am Miss Tyrer, and I am delighted to be entering my 5th year of teaching at Woodlands Primary School. I cannot wait to spend another year as part of such an exciting and creative school, and I am thrilled to be continuing my journey as a Year 6 teacher.
I have a real passion for Maths, and I am incredibly proud to be the Maths subject leader for Woodlands. Even though I found the subject a challenge when I was at school, I love teaching children to become confident mathematicians, able to apply their understanding of mathematical concepts to challenging and complex problems.
When I am not in school, I enjoy going to concerts, spending time with family and friends and going climbing and bouldering. You will often find me at Boulder Hut (with my brother Ben), climbing the walls and trying not to fall off! If I am not out climbing, I am usually in the gym or watching football because I am a huge fan of the game.
I believe that in order to succeed it is vital to work as a team and support one another through all of the exciting challenges a new year can bring. I cannot wait to get to know you all better and learn all about your hopes, dreams and aspirations!
Miss Moore 6IM
Hi! I am Miss Moore and this will be my third year at Woodlands Primary School. I can't wait to have the privilege of teaching our class again in Year 6.
I am particularly passionate about maths and I enjoy teaching fun and engaging science lessons. I am the computing subject lead at Woodlands and my favourite thing is planning new and creative ways to use technology in the classroom across school. I also love teaching art and SMSC because they can be such meaningful and expressive subjects.
When I am not in school, I enjoy watching live music, watching Manchester City and other football teams and spending time with my friends and family.
I can't wait to learn even more about all of you in your final year at Woodlands and be a part of your wonderful journey in Year 6.
Let's make this our best year ever!
Welcome to Year 6!
Our topic this half term is...
In this topic, we will discover who the Ancient Greeks were, where they lived and when in history they thrived. We will learn about the characteristic features and key achievements of Ancient Greek civilisations; one of our key focuses will be on the development of Ancient Greek democracy which we will compare to democratic processes in Britain today.
In Literacy this term, we will be reading Manfish by Jennifer Berne.
Once upon a time in France, a baby was born under the summer sun. His parents named him Jacques. As he grew, Jacques fell in love with the sea. He dreamed of breathing beneath the waves and swimming as gracefully as a fish. In fact, he longed to become a manfish. Jacques Cousteau grew up to become a champion of the seas and one of the best-known oceanographers in the world. In this lovely biography, poetic text and gorgeous paintings come together to create a portrait of Cousteau that is as magical as it is inspiring.
• Use relative clauses beginning with who, which, where, when, whose, or that
• Use brackets, dashes and commas for parenthesis
• Use a wide range of devices to build cohesion
• Use a colon to introduce a list and use semi-colons within lists
• Use hyphens to avoid ambiguity
Great Adventurers – Alastair Humphreys
Hand-picked by adventurer Alastair Humphreys, this brilliant book tells of the extraordinary journeys undertaken by his personal heroes. We will read about the incredible journeys undertaken by twenty of the most heroic and impressive explorers who ever lived, including Ibn Battuta (14th-century explorer); Apsley Cherry-Garrard (a member of Scott's Antarctic expedition); Michael Collins (Apollo Moon mission astronaut) and Nellie Bly (who travelled round the world in less than 80 days). These men and women have ventured into space, oceans, deserts and jungles and inspired Alastair's own adventures.
• Identify how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning
• Distinguish between fact and opinion
• Summarise the main ideas from more than one paragraph
This half term, we will recap our knowledge of Fractions before moving onto new and exciting topics including Ratio and Position and Direction in our maths lessons.
In Ratio we will:
• Compare two quantities and express it as a ratio
• Investigate the relationship between fractions and ratio
• Use ratio to calculate missing numbers
• Find the scaling factor of similar shapes
• Solve ratio and proportion problems
In Position and Direction we will:
• Describe and plot positions in the first quadrant
• Describe and plot positions in all four quadrants
• Draw and translate simple shapes in and across all four quadrants
• Draw and reflect simple shapes across axis
• Solve translation, reflection and missing coordinate problems
Year 6 will have P.E and COJOs on a Thursday. Please wear your full P.E kit to school on that day. All P.E sessions will take place outside (whatever the weather) so please make sure your child is dressed appropriately.
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