Please request at least 4 different times (in 10 minute intervals from 3:30-5:00pm) with Mr Jaques' available dates; Monday 12th October, Tuesday 13th October, Wednesday 14th October, Tuesday 20th October.
Welcome to Falcon Class
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Mrs Blakeborough, Mrs Jaques and I would like to offer you a very warm welcome to Year 6 and to our class page.
We appreciate that the start to this school year is starting off differently to how we would usually start a school year, but we are really excited to be working with your child this year.
Throughout the course of the year, there will be lots of different and exciting challenges which we are going to tackle together as a team, working together and supporting each other. There will also be lots of exciting roles and responsibilities for your child to become involved within, allowing us to grow in confidence, independence, and resilience and more importantly, allow for us to be immersed in fun and develop our love for learning. These include roles in our School Council.
Each week, your child will be set homework which links in with the learning taking place within the classroom that week. We encourage you to support your child with the tasks which have been set, alongside listening to your child read at least twice a week – our homework timetable can be found at the bottom of this page.
Throughout the year, different reading challenges will be set and reading will be celebrated throughout the school. We also have a class reading challenge, where the children can receive raffle tickets for the number of times they read to an adult each week. These tickets will then be entered into a raffle, where you child could win a gift voucher for Boston, West End Cinema.
We also have some fantastic Year 6 texts to read this year including: Anne Frank’s Diary, The Titanic Detective Agency, Hidden Figures and not forgetting our first text of Goodnight Mister Tom in support of our English and History lessons for Term 1.
If you do have any concerns or queries, then please do not hesitate to contact us (preferably by phone or email) before or after the school day.
If your child is struggling with homework, then please encourage them to come and speak to myself, Mrs Blakeborough or Mrs Jaques BEFORE their homework is due in, this means we can go over the homework together in enough time.
On a Thursday, Miss Neal will be teaching Falcon Class where she will be teaching a range of subjects, which include: PE, French, RE, Read Write Inc Spellings and also Music in the afternoon.
Please keep browsing our class page for important updates, homework timetables, curriculum newsletters and more importantly, the children's learning – these can all be found at the bottom of our class page.
We hope you enjoy browsing our page and we look forward to working with you closely this academic year.
Numbers to 10,000,000 Scavenger Hunt
This morning, both Year 6 classes took part in a Scavenger Hunt to consolidate our children's understanding of place value in numbers up to 10,000,000.
Mrs Brennan and I gave the children a number of clues and questions that the children had to solve using their knowledge of Number and Place Value.
Each pupil worked in pairs to locate different questions, which were scattered around the playground and on the school field. Each pair then had to write their answers onto an answer sheet, before having their answers checked by an adult.
There were a range of questions that the children had to complete which involved: reading and writing numbers up to 10,00,000, recognising digits in numbers up to 10,000,000 and recognising numbers displayed on a place value chart.
Negative Numbers Maths Investigation
In our maths lesson today, we have been learning about negative numbers as part of our Number and Place Value unit.
As part of our lesson, we had to fill in missing numbers on a number line, calculate the difference between different numbers (including negative numbers) and also solve some complex problems involving decimals.
Once we had a secure understanding of negative numbers, we were set an investigation where we had to locate different countries around the world and compare average temperatures during different months. We then had to explain why these countries had such different or similar climates before calculating the difference between their temperatures.
See how we got on below.
Light Travels in a Straight Line
In our Science lesson today, we had to create an informative poster in our pairs, which explained how we are able to see light.
We first recapped about what we could remember from when we were in Year 3, when learned about light. We worked in groups to collect research, so we could create a presentation to the rest of the class explain what we have found out. We used this information to write in detail about how light travels and how we are able to see items around us. We know that rays of light travel from a light source and hit objects around us. The rays of light reflect, or bounce, off an object, and then travel into our eyes. This reflection of light allows us to see the object.
Once we had created our posters, we had to work together to present our posters to the rest of the class.
Here is how we got on...
Science Knowledge Organiser - Light
Here is our Knowledge Organiser for our Science topic Light.
We will be using our Knowledge Oragnisers throughout the year to help us recall key facts and information about each of our Science topics.
Why not ask our learners about their knowledge of Light and see what they can recall!
Homework and Additional Home Learning
At the bottom of our class page, you will be able to find our weekly homework menu - this will not change throughout the year.
If your child finishes their weekly homework and would like some additional challenges, then please feel to visit the following links for fun maths games.
Together we can ALL make History!
Each week, our Year 6 children will be receiving some exciting information about an important and influential figure from history. At the end of every week, on Friday afternoon, we will discuss this important figure of world history, discuss how they helped to shape history and see how they are remembered today.
This week, we are starting with Rosa Parks, known as 'The Mother of the Civil Rights Movement.' Rosa fought for racial equality in the 1950's after she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Parks was arrested for this action on 1st December 1955. Her actions launched the Montgomery Bus Boycott of 17,000 black citizens.
Read her story below...
London Residential 2021
Mrs Brennan and I would like to inform you all about an exiting opportunity for our Year 6 pupils. Next year, we would like to take our Year 6 pupils on a three-day residential to London.
The three day trip will allow for your child to explore London through World War 2.
Over the three days, we will visit The Imperial War Museum, where we will explore the causes, course and consequences of World War , hop on board the HMS Belfast to explore what life was like at war on the sea, before discovering the secrets beneath the streets of Westminster in the underground nerve centre of the Churchill War Rooms.
In addition to our war time adventures, we will also be enjoying a stunning 360-degree, panoramic view of London on the London Eye, before taking in the sights from a whole new perspective with a cruise down the River Thames.
We also have the opportunity to watch a West End Show (show to be confirmed) before rounding off our trip by visiting Warner Bros. Studios - The Making of Harry Potter. Here, the children will take a spellbinding, behind the scenes exploration of the sets used in the massively successful franchise.
If you would like more information about this trip, then please find more information and payment schedule via Parent Mail or visit our Newsletter section on the school website.
We hope you can join us!
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 6 team!