Staff in Our Class:
Our Class Governor:
How can you support at home?
This website has both worksheets and games which children can assess to support all the different maths skills. The website is broken down into sections as taught in school
Spellings - handed out on a Tuesday to be tested following Tuesday.
Times tables – to play on TT Rockstars at least once per week.
Tuesdays and Fridays
Our Class Animal:
Each class, has been given a different animal ( from a dragonfly all the way to a panther) to represent their class. You're probably wondering why? As a school, we wanted to be able to identify each class by a different animal, increasing in size through the different year groups.
Did you know?
Panthers are a large member of the Big Cat family, they are not native to one continent, just like some of our class members.
Our class panther will be named in September by means of a democratic vote.
Do you know anymore facts about panthers? Maybe you could write them down and give them to your class teacher?
All About Me:
I have lived in Castleford all my life – I went to Airedale Junior School and Airedale High School. I really enjoy teaching in my local community. I am into my fifth year teaching at SHMPS. I started working in year 5 before moving into year 6. This year is currently my fourth year teaching year 6; my second as Upper Key Stage 2 leader and second year as Assistant Headteacher. I cannot wait to get started working with the 2017-2018 Panthers.
In my spare time, I play football for a local team and love watching all sports – especially Leeds United and the mighty Castleford Tigers. 2017 league leaders winners – Grand Final here we come?
Summer Term Ahead:
The Summer term is one of great importance for us as we know we only have a matter of weeks until we will complete our SATs tests. We will be continuing finish off the year 6 curriculum, as well as revising elements of the Key Stage 2 curriculum.
We will continue to prepare the children the test by showing them test skills and tips. We will continue to take practice exams - we find this the best preparation.
Our homework consists of:
Weekly spellings, where we will have differentiated spellings depending on personal targets. Our spellings are stuck in spelling books and are listed on the school’s website to practise.
At least once per week, we expect Panthers to read to an adult at home – this could be your book from school or books you have at home. We do advise that you read books that are age appropriate and challenging. Books such as "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" are enjoyable but don’t offer sufficient challenge for year 6. Stuck for a book to read? Check out the books to read before you leave on the year 6 display located outside our classroom!
At least once per week, we expect Panthers to practise on TT Rockstars. Time is pencilled in the computing suite should you be unable to access this at home.
Struggling to complete any homework? A member of year 6 staff will always be available any dinner time to give you any support you require.
Summer 2018 Term Events:
The countdown to our Summer Festival begins!
Curriculum Newsletter: Coming soon
Summer 2018 Term Educational Visits:
In the Summer term, after months of intense learning towards our SATs, year 6 will be going somewhere for a treat.
Watch this space!
Our Topic in year six for the Summer term is entitled ‘Explorers’. It forms a study on a non-European society, which contrasts with British History.
The ancient Maya civilisation is one that truly fascinates me and I hope it will intrigue you. It is the least well-known, yet most developed ancient civilisations,
The Maya Empire, centred in the tropical lowlands of what is now Mexico, reached the peak of its power and influence around the sixth century A.D. The Maya excelled at agriculture, pottery, hieroglyph writing, calendar-making and mathematics, and left behind an astonishing amount of impressive architecture and symbolic artwork. Most of the great stone cities of the Maya were abandoned by A.D. 900, however, and since the 19th century scholars have debated what might have caused this dramatic decline.
During this topic we will study the geographical location of the Maya and what made their civilisation excel. We will look at the Maya creation story and how this designed their beliefs. After studying the ruins of Mayan cities, including the world-famous Chichen Itza, we will be desining a Mayan temple. One of the most exciting parts of the topic is looking at how the Mayan’s created chocolate.
This topic will also inspire our writing during this term. As well as looking at the history of the Maya, we will take a look at what modern Mexico looks like and create persuasive holiday brochures.
My challenge to you is to aim to score a time of under 1 second per answer on TT Rockstars. Get practising!
How is Progress Measured in Year Six?
Across school we use a consistent approach to assessment, using a range of methods. During lessons teachers will use AFL (Assessment for learning) strategies to assess the children's knowledge and understanding. This will then allow the teacher to judge where the class and each child's next step will be. Throughout the school year, we carry out assessment weeks where children complete a Maths, Science and SPaG assessment, followed by a piece of assessed writing. The teacher will then assess the children taking into account the assessment papers and what the child is like in class. During Year 6 the children sit the statutory assessment, these being the SATs exams.
National Curriculum Objectives:
What do the children in our class have to say?