Year 6 2017

Miss Horrocks - Year 6 Class Teacher

 My name is Miss Horrocks and I am the new, year 6 teacher. Recently qualified, I spent my teacher training year at Kingston and fell in love with the school! 

One of the best things about working in Year 6 is the variety of interesting and insightful questions the children ask. Wanting to understand the world around them and explore their own beliefs and values makes working with year 6 children extremely rewarding. 

Although Year 6 can be a challenging year, I can see already that my class have a strong determination to reach their true potential and positive attidude towards supporting each other along the way!
 
In my spare time I enjoy spotting wildlife whilst on walks and watching science fiction films.

 

 

 

Mrs Morris - Teaching Assistant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs Lee - Teaching Assistant 

I work in Key Stage 2 helping the children to develop the skills they will need for secondary school. I thoroughly enjoy watching the children mature into young adults. 

My spare time is family time. I have two gorgeous children who love to go on adventures together, whether it's splashing in muddy puddles, taking our dog for a walk or going to the seaside.  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topics

'Darwin Delights' 

This term Y6 will be following Charles Darwin in his exciting expeditions on the HMS Beagle. We will explore how the unique animals of the Galapagos Islands helped him develop his theory of evolution by natural selection.

We will travel back millions of years, examining fossils to see what inhabited Earth in the distant past. We will then use these fossils to understand how animals evolved through time to suit their environment. Including how humans and apes evolved from a common ancestor and how dinosaurs evolved into birds.

Understanding how animals adapt to their environment over time we will explore local habitats and the species that reside in them. Further developing our scientific skills we will contribute our own data to a European research project into banded snails.

 


PE Sessions 

Monday afternoons - please bring indoor and outdoor kits (including trainers, jogging bottoms/leggings) 

  

Reading at Home 

Read 5x per week to get a prize or a treat 

Get a raffle ticket for the prize draw every day you read at home. 

Receive a learning reward point for every time day you read at home.  

 

Homework 

Homework is given out each week. 

 

Our home learning project this half term is to use a range of snowy images to create a polar collage. Remember to use lots of interesting textures, shapes, colours and patterns.  

  

Any links to websites/passwords that would be helpful for parents 

www.pupilrewardpoints.co.uk Log in to see how many points you have.  

  

Check out any maths homework activities and challenge each other to maths competitions. 

Ask your teacher for your username and password if you have forgot.  

  

Class Rules/Other things parents may need to know 

 

Please read at home every night. 

 

We have a weekly spelling test every Friday. Please practise the spellings we send home with your child each week. LOOK—COVER--WRITE--CHECK. 

 

We have a weekly arithmetic test every Friday. Please practice timetables with your child each week as these will help with their arithmetic.