Year 6

Welcome to Year 6.

The year 6 staff this year are Mr Smith, Miss Sinclair, Mr Thompson, Mrs Mason, Mrs Shaw, Mrs Pritchard, Mrs Ullyart and Mrs Robinson.

Our Theme

In PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) we will explore the following questions: ‘Where does your moral compass come from?’ and ‘What is integrity and how do I get it?’.  Our main theme is ‘War and Peace’; up until half term we will focus on learning World War Two key dates and using a range of sources (including fiction) to find out about day-to-day life during the Blitz.  As we continue the topic from November, the children will learning about the outbreak and progression of the war and its effect upon the lives of ordinary British people.  As well as developing a range of history skills, the children will explore the geographical context and global nature of the conflict.   WW2 will provide lots of excellent writing opportunities, both in the form of stories and factual writing and we will encourage the children to share these with you at home. 

Times tables facts and sound written calculation skills continue to be a priority in maths, alongside a strong understanding of place value - working with both decimals and numbers up to a million.  Applying these skills to solve multi-step problems will also be key.

Our science topics are ‘Light’ and ‘Electricity’.  We will use both sketching and painting skills at different points throughout the term, using a range of starting points from self-portraits and photographs to historical artefacts. Music lessons with Miss Lee will continue, focusing on developing a more precise and analytical musical vocabulary which we can use in additional music appreciation sessions and linking to our WW2 topic.  Internet safety and the consolidation of laptop basic skills will be a priority this term, so that we can use ICT for research and presentation purposes more effectively.

Home Learning

Our home learning will be focused around spellings, punctuation, grammar and maths. Each Friday your child will receive a task for each of these areas and these should be returned the following Friday. Children who do not complete home learning will complete the tasks in their own time.

We have already sent home reading records.  THESE MUST BE IN SCHOOL EVERY DAY.  It is crucial that you read regularly with your child and question them to ensure understanding.

PE

INDOOR on MONDAY or THURSDAY – please check with individual class teachers.               

OUTDOOR on WEDNESDAY 

Our outdoor PE is part of the GREEN MOON PROJECT.  Children will visit on alternate weeks.  Please ensure that they have appropriate clothing (sturdy trainers/wellies, warm outdoor PE kit, waterproof coat etc) as well as a bottle of water.

Important dates

Date

Stage

1 August 2019

Application process opens

31 October 2019

Deadline for applying

28 November 2019

Late application or changes deadline for the Leeds City Council admissions policy

2 March 2020

Offers released from 9am onwards (the first working day after National Offer Day)

16 March 2020

First cut off for waiting list request

30 March 2020

Deadline for accepting offers and first cut off for appeal forms

March to August 2020

Places allocated from waiting lists

May to July 2020

Appeals heard by Independent appeal panels

September 2020

Start Secondary School

 

 

T. 0113 3230010 E. carol.cooke@meadowfieldclc.org Head Teacher. Mrs Helen Stout