Year 6 Class Page

Welcome to Year 6
 
Maple (6EM) and Magnolia (6SB)
Miss Emma Marriott

English Lead

emarriott@elburton.plymouth.sch.uk

Mrs Sarah Bates

History Lead and Designated Safeguard Lead

sbates@elburton.plymouth.sch.uk

Welcome to our new Year 6 classes.  On this page we have information about the Year 6 curriculum, home learning, PE days and useful websites for both parents and children.
 
Miss E Marriott and Mrs S Bates
 
Calendar Autumn Term 2021
 
Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th September - Emotional Logic Sessions
 
Friday 17th September - Roald Dahl Day
 
Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd September - Emotional Logic Sessions
 
Monday 18th - Friday 22nd October - Bikeability Week
 
Monday 25th - Friday 29th October - HALF TERM
 
What are Year 6 learning this term?
PE Days
 
Indoor PE: Tuesday
Outdoor PE: Thursday
 
Please remember we have a new PE uniform: Navy shorts, white T-shirt, navy or Elburton hoodies.
Home Learning in Year 6
 
 
We expect the children to read aloud to you on a daily basis for 10-15 minutes to:
* develop their fluency
* give you the opportunity to explain the meaning of new words
* to check their understanding by asking them questions.
 
We strongly recommend that you read to your child as much as possible preferably a more challenging book that they would not necessarily choose or be able to read themselves to. When your child completes a book, they will take a quiz on our Accelerated Reader platform in school to test their knowledge and understanding of what they have read. 
 
During the term, the children will have the opportunity to become a Reading Champion.  They will  be awarded a certificate for every 10 books they read.  On the website, we have listed the top 100 recommended books for Year 5 and 6.
 
From the 13th September, the children will come home with two home learning tasks to be completed by the Friday.  This will consist of an English and a maths task which consolidates the learning that has taken place in school.
 
We will continue to introduce a new spelling rule every Monday in school and practise it throughout the week. This term, we will be setting all spellings through Spelling Shed as well as sending a sheet for further practise.
 
Children can also continue to use TT Rock Stars to consolidate their times table fluency.  
 
Year 6 Information
Weekly Home Learning
Introductions
Useful Websites to support learning and revision

Useful links and resources for parents and children

Top Marks Maths

A web page full of number games and activities

Maths Playground

This is a website full of math games that encourage logical thinking and reasoning. It is the perfect site to help your child develop their mathematical knowledge in a fun and interactive way.

Spelling Shed

This website enables your child to learn their spellings through a fun and interactive way. Their weekly spelling lists will be uploaded to the site each week.

Letterjoin

You will need your log in for the website. This is a web site to help your child improve their joined handwriting and help them to master their letter formation. 

Oxford Owl

This is a free website that gives you access to free eBooks that you can share with your child at home.  

Pobble 365

This website gives you a different picture each day and provides you with some question prompts and ideas to help inspire and motivate children to write. 

 Explorify

 This website is free to use and has lots of different science activities that you can work through.

 Accelerated reader

Accelerated Reader link

Getepic

Access to 35,000 books online for the children to enjoy and read for pleasure.

Audacity

Audacity are proving children with the opportunity of listening to stories on their streaming service.  This is normally a payment only site so this is a fantastic opportunity for the children.

DK Information books

 Access to a range of information books and quizzes through the DK website.

SPAG work

The children have been set a number of tasks on spag.com and they can login using their login details that they have been given.

French

Duolingo is an online website for children to continue their French learning whilst at home.

 

SATs Information for Parents
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
E-Safety Advice and Information
General Information
What is Accelerated Reader?
Accelerated Reader is a computerised programme that is designed to improve children’s reading ability and to raise their reading age. 
 
The Accelerated Reader Program works by identifying a child’s ZPD (Zone of Proximal Development) which is a selection of books that will not only match their ability, but will also challenge them and develop their vocabulary.

Each child takes an online comprehension test in order to determine their ZPD. Children will be directed to choose books from the class library that fall within this range. When they have finished the book, they will take a short, electronic quiz that assesses their understanding.  It also enables teachers to closely monitor individual reading progress and ensure that children are selecting books that are challenging enough to meet their individual needs. Teachers will have meaningful discussions about a child’s reading: what they have learnt and how we can help them to develop. 

Children are encouraged to read through an award system linked to Accelerated Reader which monitors the challenge, quizzes as well as number of words children are reading.

 To access a parents guide on the scheme please click on the link below. 

Parents guide to Accelerated Reader 

AR Book Finder

The top 100 books for Year 5 and 6
Roald Dahl Day