Year 6 2020 - 2021

Mr Bull  6PB

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

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

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 main topic for Autumn 1 is WW2! 

World War II: Summary, Combatants & Facts - HISTORY

In our WW2 unit, Year 6 will begin by finding out all about the 'when'. Securing our knowledge of world history, we will be researching the key reasons why the second world war began and learning who was involved in it, exploring the many countries and discussing which side they faught for and why. Further into the term, we will look at the many reasons why Hitler got into power and debate to what extent this was a catalyst to the start of WW2. Beginning in Great Britain, we will look at the impact the war had on cities, industries and children. We will then delve further into topics such as evacuation, rationing and the Blitz. As we further our understanding, we will compare the experiences of children in Britain to those in Germany. Finally, Year 6 will research the impact of the war immediately after it ended and how the war changed Great Britain forever.

Literacy: Autumn 1

During the first two weeks in literacy, we will be focusing on the book, 'Of Thee I Sing- A letter to my daughters' by Barack Obama. 

In this beautiful letter to his daughters, Barack Obama has written a moving tribute to thirteen groundbreaking Americans and the ideals that have shaped a nation. From the artistry of Georgia O'Keeffe, to the courage of Jackie Robinson, to the patriotism of George Washington, President Obama sees the traits of these heroes within his own children, and within all children.

 

Following this, and relating to our topic, Year 6 will be studying Star of Fear, Star of Hope by Jo Hoestlandt.

 

Star of Fear, Star of Hope by Jo Hoestlandt

Set in France, during the Nazi occupation of Word War 2, a gentile child named Helen recalls the mounting persecution of her Jewish friend. She wonders why does her best friend Lydia, have to wear a yellow star? Why are people hiding and using strange names? What is Lydia afraid of? 

Mastery Targets:

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

 

 

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Please continue to use the Spelling Shed app and complete the spelling assignments that are set weekly by your class teacher!

 

Maths: Autumn 1

In our first term, Year 6 will be focusing on place value and the four methods! They will be securing previous knowledge and furthering their learning by completing exciting open-ended investigations to ensure their understanding.

 

Place Value Counters Addding 4 Digit Numbers and Part Whole Diagrams and  Bar Model | Teaching Resources

 

Times Tables Rockstars!

Last year, the children really enjoyed watching their 'Rock Status' grow and challenging other classes. It is vitally important that all children have a firm understanding of their multiplication tables by the time they leave primary school. We strongly encourage the children to practise their times tables at home weekly using the TTRockstars website or app. 

 

Click the links below to see a video from our Y6 teachers:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LW5nhhlJIo - Miss Tyrer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdmbDEX6fWc - Mr Bull

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr8uN8MRy58 - Miss Moore

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