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Welcome to
Park Spring Primary School

‘Achieving Together ● Inspired To Be Successful’

Year 6

 

Welcome to Year 6!

To get in touch with the Year 6 team, email : year6@parkspringprimary.co.uk

 

6A

Teacher– Miss Haigh

Teaching assistant – Mrs Gunning (Mornings only)

6B

Teacher– Mr Hansen

Teaching assistant– Mrs Newnes

6C

Teacher– Miss Benson

Important dates

Reading records and levelled reading books taken home on a Monday and returned the following Monday

PE: Tuesday and Friday (Come to school in PE kits)

Spelling test: Friday

Multiplication tables: All times tables but especially the trickier ones – 6,7,8,9,11 and 12 multiplication tables. They will do a pre test on the Monday and a post test on the Friday.

 

Home Learning

This will be set on a Monday and returned on a Monday. Please email your class teacher for any passwords needed.

The expectation for Year 6 is as follows:

  • Lexia (if provided) 2 x 20 minutes per week
  • Bedrock (if provided) 2 x 20 minutes per week
  • Reading book (‘school scheme’ or library book) To read and have recorded 5 x per week- signed by an adult each week
  • Mathletics 1000 points weekly (minimum)
  • TTRS (Time tables Rock Stars) 30 minutes total per week
  • Weekly spelling lists to practise and learn- Rehearse and practise in preparation for the weekly test on a Monday
  • Punctuation and Grammar- Weekly exercise set on teams.

 

Useful links

TT Rockstars.

Mathletics

Reading Eggs

Lexia

https://app.bedrocklearning.org/

 

What are we learning about this year?

Year Group 6 Curriculum Maps (LTP and topic themes)1

 

2021/2022

Summer 2 term

Week 4- Mayan clay masks

The children created their final designs out of clay for their Mayan art. They focused on the shape and the detailing by carving and building up their mask. Here are a few of their designs and the process.

 

Leeds United workshop

Yesterday Year 6 had visitors from Leeds United and completed a workshop on resilience, life choices and experiences to help support them in growing up for the Years ahead. The children had lots of fun and learnt lots of new things.

 

Week 3- Hoodies

Year 6 received their leavers hoodies this week and have loved wearing them every minute of every day!

Week 2- Geography

For our Geography topic the children used what they learnt in the last lesson about ordnance survey symbols on a map and created their own map of their local area. Here are just a few.

 

Week 1- Queens Jubilee

The children had a great day learning about the Queen’s Jubilee and what life was like in the 50’s. We created some wonderful posters for the Park Spring book that Miss Horner is creating.

 

Our main focuses of learning this term are French,  Geography (Compass and Map skills), Computing (Digital Citizenship) and Science (Improving our health).

For our Science topic, we are learning about How we can improve our health. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic. Science KO

For our Geography topic, we are learning about Map and Compass skills. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic. Geography KO

For our Computing topic, we are learning about Digital Citizenship. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic. Computing KO

For our French topic, we are learning about the basic skills and writing to a pen pal . Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic.

For our PSHE topic, we are learning about the Drugs and Tabaco . Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic. PSHE KO

 

This term our author of the half term is William Shakespeare.

The Shakespeare Stories 16 Book Collection - Ages 7... — Books2Door

 

This term our class reader is Just Jack by Frank Cottrell- Boyce

Just Jack : Scott, Kate: Amazon.co.uk: Books

 

 

Summer 1 term

Week 7- bike ability

This week some of the children in Year 6 have been lucky enough to complete their level 1 and some their level 2 for bike ability. Children that have not completed it (but signed up) will be after the half term.

Week 6

We had a very special visitor this week; Amanda Harper from Look North. We got to hear about her job, hold a camera and microphone, look at Look North scripts and tell her about the newspaper reports we are writing.

Week 5

Maya History day.

We had a Maya history day where we learnt about where the Maya people lived, what was going on in the world at the same time, how their complex number system worked and how this was used in their calendars. Here are some of the calendars we made.

Week 4

Good luck to all the children in 6a,6b and 6c completing their SATS this week.

 

Cooking

The children made roast potato wedges to celebrate the end of SATS. We have sent a recipe home in case they want to make them.

Week 3

In Science the children learnt about classification and used their knowledge to classify sweets. They started by using a venn diagram and then we went into classifying them using a classification tree.

Week 2

This week we have been learning about inventing new sounds in music. Particularly focusing on making new sounds with objects found in our surroundings e.g. house, classroom. We then created ‘grooves’ and juggled them together. The children had lots of fun!

 

Week 1

Today we had a lady from West End Theatre to do a Jungle Book dance workshop. The children performed the story of Jungle book and had so much fun doing it!

 

This week with have just settled in and been enjoying reading our author of the half term Sophie Anderson.

Books – Sophie Anderson      Books – Sophie Anderson  The Girl who Speaks Bear by Sophie Anderson, Kathrin Honesta | Waterstones

 

Our main focuses of learning this term are Art (Maya),  Art (Maya), Computing (Digital Citizenship) and Science (Classification).

For our Science topic, we are learning about Classification. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic. Science KO

For our Art topic, we will be learning about the Maya. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic. Art KO

For our Music topic, we are learning about inventing sides. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic. Music KO

For our History topic, we are learning about Maya. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic. History KO

For our Computing topic, we are learning about Digital Citizenship. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic. Computing KO

 

Our class reader this half term is the Jungle Book.

The Jungle Book: Amazon.co.uk: Kipling, Rudyard, Chalut: 9781978193727: Books

Spring 2 term

Week 5

Year 6 have been learning about Ernest Shackleton as this was our class reader this term. We produced some beautiful non-chronological reports on his early life, his trip to Antarctica, finding the Endurance in 2022 and his later life. The children decided on what they wanted to included and made sure they included all the key features of a non-chronological report as well as making it interesting for their audience.

Week 4

A special visitor came to speak to all of the Year 6s this week. John Hussey, the great-nephew to Leonard Hussey, came to talk about the Endurance expedition which ended in catastrophic failure. He shared his research of Leonard, who was a crew member on the ill-fated ship and has helped inspire all of us to write our non-chronological reports.

Week 3

This week we have learnt about refraction and completed some experiments. If you want to try them at home it was the vanishing coin, oil, pencil and water, and amazing arrows.

Week 2

Last week in Science we learnt about refraction and how rainbows are made. We even tried to make our own rainbow in class with a torch, water and white paper.

Week 1- cooking 6c

6c enjoyed making cream cheese and pineapple potato skins today. We will send the recipes home over the next few days as the children would like to make them at home with different fillings.

Our main focuses of learning this term are Geography (Fair Trade), Music (inventing sounds), RE (Christianity), PSHE (mental health and well being), Science (Light).

For our Science topic, we are learning about light. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic. Science KO

For our Geography topic, we are learning about Fair Trade. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic. Geography KO

For our Music topic, we are learning about Inventing sounds. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic. Music KO

For our PSHE topic, we are learning about Mental Health and Well Being. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic. PSHE KO

 

Our class readers this half term is Shakleton’s Journey by William Grill.

Shackleton's Journey: 1 : William Grill: Amazon.co.uk: Books

Our author for this half term is Philip Reeve.

Utterly Dark and the Face of the Deep (Paperback) - Philip Reeve | Jarrold, Norwich Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve – The Great British Bookworm

Larklight by Philip Reeve | Waterstones

 

Spring 1 term

Week 7

Year 6 have been writing some suspense stories. We thought we would share them with you.

Week 6

6c had a great time on Friday afternoon playing board games for filling their ace attendance. Well done!

 

Week 5- Periscopes (Science)

The children really enjoyed making a variety of periscopes today in Science. We will be using them next week to look at how light travels.

If you would like to make one at home the website is below by STEM.

https://learning.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/resources/periscope/

 

Week 4- Art collage

In art, Year 6 loved making a collage of different eyes and discussing which eye was their favourite and why.

Week 3- Tree planting 

As part of the school’s Planet Patrol push, class 6a  travelled to the Houghside playing field  to support Leeds City Council’s Woodland Creation project. This project has an aim of planting nearly 6 million trees to double the tree canopy cover in the city in response to the climate emergency. We were joined by local councillor, Dawn Seary and had lots of fun planting a range of trees, luckily only one spade was broken in the process!

     

         

 

Week 2

This week we had a curriculum day where we did Computing (looking at conditionals, algorithms and loops), Art (looking at our eye artists) and PSHE. Here are some photos from that day.

 

Week 1

This week with have just settled in and been enjoying reading our author of the half term- Frank Cottrell Boyce.

 

Our main focuses of learning this term are Art (eyes),  DT (Alarm systems), Computing (algorithms) and Science (Light).

For our Art topic, we will be learning about the eyes. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic. Art KO

For our DT topic, we are learning about alarm systems. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic. DT KO

For our Science topic, we are learning about light. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic. Science KO

For our Computing topic, we are learning about algorithms. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic. Computing KO

For our PSHE topic, we are learning about keeping safe and managing risks. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic. PSHE KO

 

 

Our class readers this half term are The Viewer and The Rain player.

     

Our author for this half term is Frank Cottrell-Boyce.

   

Autumn 2 term

Week 7

Year 6 had an amazing 3 days at Robin Wood (Dobroyd Castle) where they soared through the skies on the zip line and the giant swing, played canoe football, and had lots of laughs, ate lots of food and were extremely tired.

 

Week 5 and 6

Year 6 have completed some AMAZING geography learning at for the end of their topic on North America. They created a comparison on two North American states looking at physical and human features, facts, weather and anything else they found interesting.

These are just a few of the best ones. I will add more once the children have finished.

Week 4

We had a curriculum day this week and did some music. We learnt how to sing 2 parts in the song happy and play the glockenspiel in time with the music. We also learnt about New York in Geography and the human and physical features. We then used this information to create our own fact file or travel brochure.

 

Week 3

Friday 19th was Children In Need day and we worn yellow, spots or Pudsey bear clothing. There was a raffle and a magnificent prize.  I wonder who will win it!

Week 2

This week in Re we learnt about the Gurdwara and made flat breads as part of the langar how sikhs celebrate their religion daily.

In Science the children learnt about characteristics, and which characteristics can be passed genetically from parent to offspring. We used Mr Mr and Little Miss to help explain this.

In Math, we have been learning about area and using shreddies to help us practising and show what area would look like and how to work it out. The children loved this practical lesson and being able to write on the tables.

 

Week 1

The children have started their new topic of learning about Evolution and when humans became humans. We started by looking at fossils and how these capture what an animal might have looked like.

Here are the KO for this term

Y6 North America KO

 

Science Evolution KO

 

 

Our class book for this half term is Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver and our author of this term is Philip Pullman.

Wolf Brother - Scholastic Shop    The Subtle Knife (His dark materials, #2) by Philip Pullman     His Dark Materials: Northern Lights by Philip Pullman, Chris Wormell | Waterstones  Book Reviews for Clockwork By Philip Pullman and Paul Bailey | Toppsta

Autumn 1 term

Week 7

Year 6 had a wonderful time at Yorkshire Sculpture Park yesterday. We looked closely at our artist Henry Moore and his sculptures. We also completed a workshop where we used nature to help with shading and created our our sculptures and placed them in nature. We had a fabulous time and the children loved looking at all the different art and the artists.

 

Week 6

This week we finished writing our WW2 poems. We are going to be sending them off to Eden Camp for WW2. We also loved learning about Benjamin Zephaniah our hero of the week. We listened to him reading his poem about his mother and one about talking turkeys!

Week 5

The children had a visitor this week, which was Judith Rhodes.  She showed a documentary, The Little Suitcase, that tells her mother’s story, and will bring Ursula’s Kinder transport case with her. The children asked such great questions and Judith was impressed with the Year 6 children, their knowledge and their interest in WW2.

Week 4

The children loved learning to play the violin today. We found it difficult to hold but were great at pizzicato (plucking) the strings.

 

E- learning super stars!

Aaron earnt his gold and silver in Matheltics!

The following children completed all their e learning this week: Aaron, Oscar, Seb, Olivia, Lucas, Bailey and Grace.

 

Week 3

Science is at the Heart of It
The year 6 children had an amazing Science lesson this week learning about the parts of the heart. They got to make a model of the heart out of plasticine and salt dough and then labelled it. If you would like to make your own at home you will need: flour, salt, red and blue food colouring and some water. Find out how to make salt dough on line and then create your own model of the heart!

Week 2

In our second week back, The children had a hook day where they took part in a WW2 boot camp. Tried their hand at morse code and created some beautiful Blitz photos.

 

 

Our two main focuses of learning this term are WW2 and Circulatory System.

For our history topic, we will be learning about the WW2. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic. WW2

Then in Science we are learning about the Circulatory System. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic. Animals including humans

Our class reader this half term is Letters From the Lighthouse. 

Our author for this half term is Malorie Blackman.

Letters from the Lighthouse: Emma Carroll: 1 : Carroll, Emma: Amazon.co.uk: BooksNoughts & Crosses By Malorie Blackman | Used | 9780552555708 | World of BooksNought Forever by Malorie Blackman | Waterstones

 

 

 

Recent News

Year 6- Bike ability

This week some of the children in Year 6 have been lucky enough to complete their level 1 and some their level 2 for bike ability. Children that have not completed it (but signed up) Read more…

Year 6 special visitor: Amanda Harper

We had a very special visitor this week; Amanda Harper from Look North. We got to hear about her job, hold a camera and microphone, look at Look North scripts and tell her about the Read more…

Cooking in Year 6

The children made roast potato wedges to celebrate the end of SATS. We have sent a recipe home in case they want to make them.

Jungle book dance workshop

Today we had a lady from West End Theatre to do a Jungle Book dance workshop. The children performed the story of Jungle book and had so much fun doing it!

John Hussey- Visitor in Ernest Shackleton Year 6

A special visitor came to speak to all of the Year 6s this week. John Hussey, the great-nephew to Leonard Hussey, came to talk about the Endurance expedition which ended in catastrophic failure. He shared Read more…

6c- Cooking

6c enjoyed making cream cheese and pineapple potato skins today. We will send the recipes home over the next few days as the children would like to make them at home with different fillings.