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Welcome to Year 6
Australia Class - Mrs Hughes - Class Teacher
Japan Class - Miss Fraser - Class Teacher
New Zealand Class - Mr Higginson - Class Teacher
Mrs McFadyen - Year Six HLTA
Year 6 is a busy year - the children are at the top of the school and are role models for the other year groups. We have a fully packed timetable and are working hard to consolidate and develop our learning ready for SATs in May.
While the children are working very hard in school, any support at home can only help them improve. It is essential that your child reads regularly and talks to you about their books. A list of questions and quality texts can be found here: Questions to ask your child while reading
In addition, learning times tables and other number facts by heart is well worth the time! Below is a list of websites and apps which may support you and your child. Please note that not all of these apps have been tried and tested by staff, it is therefore advised that you make your own judgements when downloading or purchasing any apps from any app store or from an alternative source. It is also worth noting that some apps & games are American, which means they may use slightly different methods to us.
We appreciate that Year 6 can be a difficult and challenging year for many children; if you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
Year five and six Harvest Assembly. All donations will be taken to the North Bristol Food Bank.
On Wednesday 10th October, a Year Six Tag Rugby team attended a local competition with twenty other teams. Stoke Lodge made it out of the group with two wins before being knocked out in the quarter finals. A brilliant performance!
Japan class have been inspired by John Luther Adams' composition 'Becoming Ocean'. John Luther Adams wanted to create a piece of music inspired by the ocean showing how it has changed over the years due to climate change. Japan class have been composing their own sea-inspired music, thinking about how they can show a stormy sea and a calm sea.
Australia and Japan classes have been learning about the artist Sandhi Schimmel Gold and created their own artworks using her methods.
At the end of last term our current Year Six children studied Skellig, a children's novel written by David Almond. This was a Whitbread Children's Book of the Year and won a Carnegie Medal from the Library Association and has been adapted into a film, play and an opera. The children's work has been displayed in one KS2's main corridors.
Dojo is a reward system that both classes are using to promote good behaviour and the children are having great fun trying to obtain Dojo points. Points are given to children for good behaviour, perseverance, team work, and dedication to their work. Dojo can be accessed by parents at home so that they can see how well their children are doing. The children are rewarded on a regular basis for achieving points.
The Standards and Testing Agency (STA) has produced an information video on KS2 SATs for parents which can be found here: STA KS2 SATs video
SATS WEEK IS THE WEEK COMMENCING- 13/5/19 Please ensure your Child is in school this week as they are National Tests.
Miss Budd Blog - great blog with loads of resources to support English and Maths
BBC Bitesize - information, videos, games and quizzes for all aspects of the curriculum.
theschoolrun.com - great website with information, videos and resources for all aspects of primary education.
Woodland’s junior site – lots of links for all areas of the curriculum
CGP - Revision guide publisher with free games & activities .
English websites, apps & resources
- Collins Big Cat
- Spelling Test
Sprintz - Webpage about speedreading with links to apps which can allow children to speedread e-texts.
Lovereading4kids - great website for book recommendations, author information, books reviews and more. If you sign up (for free) you can get the first paragraph of many books to see if you will like it.
Crickweb - a range of English games and activities.
Spellzone - a range of activities and games to practise a range of spelling rules and patterns.
Compare4Kids SPAG - Grammar & Spelling resources
Maths websites, apps and resources
- Maths Trainer
- Maths Wiz
- Math Zombies
- King of Maths
- Quick Maths
- Maths Zoom
Corbett maths - Maths website with videos, worksheets and other resources. Goes to GCSE level!
Hit the button - maths games to practise core number skills (can be used with all primary age children).
Maths is Fun - great information website for Primary & well beyond – good for adults to refresh themselves too!
IXL - sample questions covering all areas of the Y6 maths curriculum
Multiplication.com - games and resources to support learning x-tables
What's my angle - angles and protractor games (plus links to further resources)