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St Margaret’s C of E Junior School

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6! 

 

Welcome to Year 6’s page on our school website. Here you can find photographs of the Year 6 classes in action, copies of letters we send home, key information for daily routines and the Year 6 curriculum, SATs week information, useful websites and examples of our wonderful work. 

Please keep making regular visits to check out what Year 6 are up to!

 

Should you have any issues please contact the Year 6 team on SMJYear6@welearn.com 

 

Thank you for your continued support,

Team Year 6 🙂

Please click on the school logo below for information about our Year 6 learning each term. 

Useful Information

 

Homework

Homework is set on a Monday and should be completed by the following Monday. Children will have Mathletics and Study Ladder activities to complete as well as times table practise, spelling practise and they should also read every day for a minimum of 20 minutes. They should record their reading in their diaries at least 3 times a week. Please note spellings are tested on Fridays and new spellings sent out on Fridays. 

 

PE

On PE days children should come to school in their outdoor PE kit (black shorts/ joggers, white t-shirt, black hoodie and black trainers). Hair longer than shoulder length should be tied back and jewellery removed. PE days are as follows:

SM10 - Tuesday and Friday SM11 - Thursday and Friday

SM12 - Monday and Friday

 

Swimming

Each Year 6 class will go swimming in the autumn term. Children need to come to school on swimming days (Tuesday and Wednesday) wearing their outdoor PE kit (even if it is not a PE day) with their swimming costume underneath. They should bring underwear, a towel, goggles and a swimming hat in a separate swimming bag to take to the swimming pool. Swimming dates are as follows:

SM10 - 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th September, 5th, 6th October

SM11 - 12th, 13th, 19th, 20th October, 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th November

SM12 - 16th, 17th, 23rd, 24th, 30th November, 1st, 7th, 8th December

 

Equipment

Pupils should come to school every day with all the equipment they need. They will need the following: A small named pencil case, HB pencils, clear shatterproof 30cm ruler, blue handwriting pens (not biro), rubber and sharpener. Children can also bring in glue sticks, gel pens, pencil crayons, highlighters and felt tips if they like but these are not essential.

 

Mobile Phones

Children are not permitted to have a mobile phone at school. If we see a child with their mobile phone, an adult will ask the child to put it in a sanitised plastic wallet which will then be stored safely in the school office. A parent/carer should then pick this up from the office at the end of the school day.

 

Nut Free School

Please remember that we are a NUT FREE school. Pupils are allowed to bring in snacks of fruit, vegetables, plain bread sticks or cheese to eat at morning break. Thank you for your support with this.

Charter created by and for Year 6

During the Spring term Year 6 children worked collaboratively to investigate problems we face on the playground and in class and to come up with resolutions that we can all take (children and adults) to make sure that 'our fun is fun for everyone'. Class teachers were blown away with the responses that children had! We put all ideas together to create a charter or expectations that we all verbally agreed to follow. You can find this here: 

Blended Learning

During periods of lockdown for whole classes or remote learning for individuals, your child may be required to access learning from home. Please click on the link below for guidance and log in to the welearn365 account for access to resources and live Teams lessons.

A super example of remote learning in History

Here is a taster of the wonderful learning opportunities that the Year 6 children have experienced so far this year. Please click on the term tabs at the top of the page to see more photos and videos.

Writing and Performing a Rap Song on World Book Day

Still image for this video

Bikeability

Sharing Stories with Year 3 buddies on Story Telling Week

Meeting our Year 3 Buddies

Judicial System Workshop - November 2021

Our visitors, law students from Warwick University, gave us an insight into the British Judicial System during a very informative workshop.

Active Maths - Fractions

Storytime with the teachers on the Learning in Action page...

Worship at Home

Maths Activities

Mathletics, SATs buster 10 minute test booklet, Timestable Rockstars website.

Literacy Activities

SATs buster 10 minute test booklet (reading and grammar), reading books.

Reading- You are now able to quiz at home. Use the link in the document below.

Science, Technology and Maths ideas for home.

Computing

You can access Scratch for coding on our Welearn365 site using your email address and normal school password or you can use the following links...

2020-2021 Gallery

Summer Term...

Year 6  had fun sewing phone and pen cases during their Design Technology day . Pupils shone as designers and they loved learning how to use a sewing machine.

SM10 enjoying some active English to revise how to punctuate speech. They then included speech in their fabulous narratives!

 

Punctuating Speech

Year 6 have made clay tiles depicting what they learnt during their India topic.

Maths Investigations

As part of their SCIENCE WEEK work, Year 6 found out about some Cutting-edge science research in Rainforests. Termites which make tunnels and decompose the leaf litter on the forest floor are helping the Rainforest be more resilient to global warming. We enjoyed investigating why termites are well adapted to droughts and tested tunnel strength in wet and dry conditions.

In RE we used role play to show actions that we believed that God dislikes and then we corrected these to show forgiveness.

Slideshow

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Welcome to Briar Hill and St Margaret's!...Our Federation vision: 'Flourish as a family, love to learn, make memories, shine!'...Our St Margaret's Christian vision: 'How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity.' (Psalm 133)
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