Year 6 2018-2019

Mr Campbell Class 19

Mr Campbell Class 19

My name is Mr Campbell and I am excited to start my first year at Woodlands Primary School. This will be my fifth year as a teacher (third in Year 6) and I have heard nothing but great things about the children at Woodlands – it’s safe to say I can’t wait to get started.

I am particularly passionate about teaching mathematics and love nothing more than challenging children to raise their aspirations and think outside of the box. I also enjoy teaching PE and Art because they are subjects that allow children who are not so confident in core subjects to really express themselves.

Outside of school, I am a mad Evertonian and have been a season ticket holder since the age of 5. I also enjoy playing football, the occasional spin class and avoiding DIY. Furthermore, I am passionate about music, spending time with loved ones and travelling the world to experience different cultures.

I am proud to be your teacher this year and look forward to: learning more about you, helping you to become the best learner you can possibly be and most importantly helping you to enjoy your final year at this amazing school.

Miss Tyrer Class 20

Miss Tyrer Class 20

Welcome to Class 20; your final year at Woodlands Primary School.

I am Miss Tyrer, and I am delighted to be entering my 3rd 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 returning to teaching in Year 6.

I have a real passion for teaching History as it was one of my favourite subject at school. For this reason, I am very excited to be part of the History team this year. I also love teaching Maths – especially developing problem solving and reasoning skills in the classroom.
When I am not in school, I enjoy going to concerts, spending time with family and friends and going on long walks and hikes. At home, I am usually watching the 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 as we face the new and exciting challenges of Year 6. We will share our dreams and aspirations, show respect to one another, and we won’t forget to have fun along the way.

Mr Matthew Class 21

Mr Matthew Class 21

This is my first year at Woodlands and I have been looking forward to working with all the children, staff and parents. I have a particular love of teaching maths and P.E. and particularly enjoy seeing children reach their full potential.

Outside of school, I am very sporty and enjoy both playing and watching football. I am an avid Liverpool supporter and follow them very closely. I also really enjoy watching films and TV series on Netflix.

In Class 21, our focus will be on working together at all times and supporting each other as much as we possibly can. Year 6 will be full of many exciting challenges and I am looking forward to tackling them head on, while also having a great time doing it.

Welcome to Year 6!

Our topic for this term is...

The World Wars 

We will be learning about the events that lead to WW1 and WW2, and discussing the experiences of men, women and children in the war periods. We will investigate what life was like in the trenches, and reflect upon the impact of the wars on Britain. We cannot wait to delve into this exciting topic!

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Literacy

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Star of Fear, Star of Hope

Set in France, during the Nazi occupation of World War II, a gentile child named Helen recalls the mounting persecution of her Jewish friend. She wonders why her best friend, Lydia, has to wear a yellow star. Why are people in hiding and using strange names? What is Lydia afraid of?

This beautiful book will allow the Year 6 children to touch upon the Holocaust with sensitivity and poignancy, Star of Fear, Star of Hope will help them understand this difficult event in history.

This half term, we will mainly be focusing on narrative writing, and we will have plenty of opportunities to write at length. By the end of the term, the children will have written a breath-taking story containing a flashback, and we cannot wait to share them with you all. 

Literacy Mastery Targets – Autumn 1

•Use expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely 
• Use passive verbs
• Link ideas across paragraphs using a wider range of cohesive devices
• Integrate dialogue to convey character and advance the action

Our on-going targets from Y5 are:

• Use devices to build cohesion within a paragraph
• Link ideas across paragraphs using adverbials of time, place and number
• Use of inverted commas and other punctuation to punctuate direct speech
• Use consistent and correct tense

Maths

In maths this half term we will be looking at:

  • Reading, writing and comparing numbers to 10, 000, 000
  • Rounding numbers to any stated degree of accuracy 
  • Adding and subtracting negative numbers
  • Multiplying multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a 2-digit number
  • Dividing numbers up to 4 digits by a 2-digit whole number (short and long division)
  • Identifying common factors, common multiples and prime numbers.
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    • Practise the formal written methods for the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) at home. 

 

P.E

Please make sure that you bring the following items in:

  • Indoor P.E kit: a white t-shirt, black shorts, pumps and socks
  • Outdoor P.E. kit: plain, dark coloured jogging bottoms, a jumper or hooded jacket, and outdoor trainers.

Please make sure all items are clearly labelled in a named sports bag to help children look after their clothes. 

 Year 6 children will have P.E on Tuesday and Thursday. 

Homework

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Maths - Each week, the children will come home with two pieces of maths homework. One will be focused specifically on times tables, and the other piece will focus on the objectives covered in lessons that week.

SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) - The children will have set spellings and sentence work to complete each week. All children will have a copy of the Year 5/6 spellings at the front of their homework book to display the end of year expectation.

Reading - At home, we encourage the children to read as much as possible! We would request that the children read a minimum of three times a week and record each read in their homework diary with a comment about what they have read. An adult at home can also write a comment (as well as their signature) for a read they have completed with the child.

Homework will be set on a Friday and due for the following Wednesday.

If you have any questions about the homework, please do not hesitate to come in and ask your child's class teacher.

 

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