Year 6

Teachers' welcome

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Year 6! We are thrilled to be teaching and supporting your children this year. Year 6 is an exciting, busy time for children and staff alike and we can't wait to get started. Due to current circumstances, we have made a few changes to the way the school operates in order to ensure the children's safety.  Please have a read of the information below to help ensure the start of term is as smooth as possible! 

Meet the Teacher

Hello Year 6 Parents,

It has been a pleasure to get to know your children over the last few weeks. Normally at this time of year we would be welcoming you all into the classroom for our Meet the Teacher session, but seeing as that is not currently possible, I have recorded a Meet the Teacher video which runs through some of our key routines, focus areas and reminders. The pdf below runs alongside the video and includes this information too. I've also done a little tour of the classroom so you can get a taster for your child's learning environment!

I hope these are useful and as ever, if you have any questions or would like any more detail or explanation of anything, please don't hesitate to get in touch. 

I look forward to speaking/seeing you all soon!

Mrs Oliver

 

Meet the Teacher video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4qixKC8-dO0

Classroom Tour video https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xnfRx5h3rkU&t=85s

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Termly topics

Term

Topic

 

Autumn

Mayan Civilisation

 

Spring

Edward the Confessor 

 

Summer 

The Great Outdoors

 

Click on the topic units for an overview document detailing the term's work.

Curriculum coverage documents for each subject are available on each subject's web page. 

At Brill, we have daily English, Maths, SPaG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) and Guided Reading lessons. Our texts are linked to our current topic and we strive to ensure wider learning is purposeful, topic-based and creative. We support children's Maths learning through daily Wizard Maths sessions. 

Supporting your child’s learning at home

Please read with your child at home on a regular basis. It is important to listen to them read and then discuss the story and language with your child. Ask them questions about the setting and the characters, perhaps they could predict what might happen next and check they understand the meaning of challenging vocabulary. A good place to start when looking for a new book to enjoy is our Brill School Year 6 recommended book list.

At school, your child will undertake daily Wizard Maths sessions, which seek to strengthen their times tables and arithmetic ability. Extra times tables practice at home would be hugely beneficial. There are some useful links below for you to use.

 

BBC Bitesize is great for a range of KS2 subjects, topics and skills
 
Topmarks is a useful website for fun consolidation of English skills
A few examples of useful websites for problem solving and Maths challenges
 

The Year 6 Team

Mrs Oliver

r.oliver@brillschool.org.uk

Class Teacher on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays

Mrs Wilkinson

l.wilkinson@brillschool.org.uk

Class Teacher on Thursdays

Mrs Worthington

Teaching Assistant 

Year 6 Wow Moments!

Mayan Day!

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Today in Year six we had our Mayan experience day. It included making: yummy, spiced Mayan hot chocolate and delicious corn tortillas. After our amazing eating time, we made travel brochures advertising the Mayan civilisation which included: the location, local attractions and activities to do in Ancient Maya. In the afternoon, we made Mayan headdresses and also extra items such as bracelets and necklaces. In summary the day was an amazing experience!

By Harriet Brown, Y6


Star of the Week!

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This week, our star of the week award goes to.... Lucas!  He has impressed us all so much this week with his motivation & imagination. His adventure story was brilliant and a joy to read (there is an extract to read on the Literacy blog!) Well done Lucas!


Our very first STAR of the week!

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To round off a busy week it was so much fun to have our first virtual school assembly today, led by Mrs White and Mrs Baker. We had some lovely discussion around World Mental Health Day and we all managed some singing too! We also awarded our first Star of the Week for Year 6.

Our first Year 6 Star of the Week goes to.... Jakey!! For amazing imagination & motivation, striving for excellence with his spelling practise, being kind, positive and just generally a fantastic member of the class. Well done Jakey!


Poetry Challenge

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Year Six

Please make sure you visit our literacy page for some fantastic poetry from Mrs Ellis and a challenge on the blog! My favourite has to be 'The Trouble with Smiggle' and it's not just because I get a starring role :)


Fractions Monopoly!

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Look at this wonderful game Alice has created to practise her fraction knowledge. She has even been challenging her family with her tricky questions! Well done Alice, this looks fab!


Olivia's Delicious Baked Treats

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Olivia has been busy baking some delicious cookies as well as working hard on BBC Bitesize today!  


Author Bella

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As part of her home learning, Bella has created a front cover and blurb for her own novel. I would definitely buy this book on my kindle it sounds amazing! 

 


Go Jodie!

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Jodie has started the term how she means to go on! I have already had pictures of her lovely work; I particularly liked her lovely homophone dictionary :) 

   

Well done Jodie!


Happy Birthday Claudia

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I hope you are having a lovely Birthday Claudia. Enjoy the video:

https://www.jibjab.com/view/make/spacy_birthday/27a5c517-33cc-41bb-b796-4849d3abdb71


Yum!

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I think Bella wanted to make us all jealous with this delicious cake she has made. Well done Bella, I could definitely do with a piece of this right now!


Happy Birthday Ella!!

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Happy Birthday Ella. Hope you have a lovely day and hope you like the video :)

https://www.jibjab.com/view/make/candle_ballet/9f238480-c748-4ad8-8e5e-dfb3741e7767


Happy Easter Everyone!

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Hello Year Six,

Just a big thank you from me for all the lovely work you have sent my way. I have loved seeing it and keeping in contact with you :)

There will be no work set for the next two weeks, but make sure you look at the curriculum pages for some fun tasks to have a go at if you find yourselves with any spare time! The reading will also stop now until after the Easter holidays.

Have a lovely Easter and I will still be checking my emails if you want to contact me!

Miss Webb X


Jodie & Her Green Fingers!

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Loving this Jodie! Hope you are better at watering plants than I am :) 


Bella's Maths Dictionary

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Hope this comes in handy Bella!


Happy Birthday Charlotte!!

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https://www.jibjab.com/view/make/roller_disco_female/3b2cb426-5318-4c3d-b23f-1d3d74eff775

Happy Birthday Charlotte. Hope you appreciate all the moves! :) 


Keeping Fit

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Well done to Maddie who as well as working very hard, has also been keeping up her fitness levels


Keep Up The Hard Work Ellie!

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Ellie has been so motivated with her online school work these past couple of weeks. As well as this, she has also been appreciating a bit of time to explore her beautiful surroundings. Well done Ellie!


Birthday Mocktails

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The lovely Grace and her sister have made a delicious mocktail for their mum's Birthday. Grace has sent in the recipe if anyone else wants to have a go at making one as a treat for their loved ones! 


Pukentation

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Tijmen's gorgeous dog Puk has really inspired him today with his SPAG work- well done Tijmen and Puk!!


Nina's Maths Dictionary

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Nina has started a Maths Dictionary to recap all this year's vocabulary! It's looking great Nina!


Holly's SPAG Lesson

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Well done Holly for teaching your class about different sentence types. I'm not sure they are all listening to you though!


Claudia's French Town

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Loving this beautiful work from Claudia. I bet Madame Tate will love this too!


Amazing Artwork from Georgia

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This definitely puts my artwork to shame! Georgia, please teach the next art lesson for me :) 

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Our Amazing Class

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Here are some more of Yr6 working hard, inspiring others and following their passions.

What a talented class I have! 

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Our Thoughtful Students

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Look at the lovely banner Alice designed as a thanks to NHS staff and key workers- what a wonderful idea!


Bella's Protest T-Shirt Design

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Lovely and imaginative Bella-keep up the hard work at home! 


Jodie and Ivy's Meditation Scripts

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Well done girls for putting so much effort into your meditation scripts!

I will definitely be using these over the next few weeks!

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Cheering Up the Staff

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Ella has been keeping staff morale high! Please remember to send in your lovely work so we can all celebrate it! Or feel free to tell us you miss us! :) 

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A Year 6 reminder to 'Be Kind!'