Please see the 'online work' page for more information about activities at home

Welcome to the Year Six Page 

Mr Waterfield, Miss Clarke, Mr Cooper and Miss Truman are very excited to be working with Year 6. If you have any questions, please ask at the door or email myteacher6@sherrier.leics.sch.uk

 

Whilst we are working from home during this time, please follow this link to find information on our online work: https://www.sherrier.leics.sch.uk/year-groups/year-6-1/online-work-6 

Here are some photos from our exciting residential trip to Caythorpe. We had a wonderful time attempting new activities, facing our fears, becoming more independent and building our teamwork. 

Reading and Writing in Year Six

Our Reading and Writing sessions this term will focus on the text 'Holes' by Louis Sachar. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention centre, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes


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Fridge Words

Each week, children are sent home with a list of fridge words. For homework, we would like you to discuss the meaning of these words and try to use them in everyday situations. 

Our new fridge words list will be updated here every week. See across for our current list of words. Their meanings are below:

W.B. 25/02/19

customary:  a person’s usual practices associated with a particular society, place or set of circumstances.

splendor: magnificent and splendid appearance.

efficiency: working in a well-organised and competent way.

overawed: impressed so much that the person is silent or inhibited.

insolent:  showing a rude and arrogant lack of respect.

 

Maths in Year Six

This year we will be teaching Maths through a scheme called Power Maths. As we start a new unit, we will update this page with the essential vocabulary, learning objectives and key questions that we will be discussing. Use the drop down boxes below to find out more about each unit.

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In this unit we will be consolidating and learning effective methods for the four operations. The image shows the vocabulary that we will be learning as well as the models and images that will be useful.

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Spellings

We will be sending home a list of statutory spellings and rules that should be learnt throughout Year 5 and 6. When these are sent home, please help your child to learn the rules and spelling patterns invo

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Story Selfies!

We can't emphasis how important it is that your child reads a variety of texts at home. We would love for you to share images of your child enjoying their books on Twitter using the hashtag

#sherrierstoryselfie

Happy reading!

P.E.

Our P.E day will be Friday. Please ensure children have kit in school at all times in case we have an opportunity to get moving!

Our P.E. kit consists of:

  • a white t-shirt
  • black shorts
  • suitable footwear (e.g. trainers/plimsolls)
  • a tracksuit for outdoor sports

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Homework

X Factor homework has been sent home in the children's new homework folders. Homework will be sent out on a Wednesday and needs to be returned by the following Tuesday. 

Your children have also now received their Reading Records and books. Please make sure you are signing these.

Fancy doing some additional homework tasks? If so, pick something from this list! Just click here for more information or open the document below. 

Connected Curriculum and Other Topic Work

Our first topic of the Autumn term is called 'Tomorrow's World'. In this topic we will be researching famous inventions which changed the world and creating our own inventions linked to the mechanicals from our class novel, Cogheart. 

Knowledge Organiser

This handy document will tell you the main facts and vocabulary we will be learning in our topic, 'A Child's War'.

Click on the image below to download the file. 

Our Christian Value: Forgiveness

The Year Six children are growing up quickly and are getting ready for life away from Sherrier School. As a school we care about the "whole child", not just their academic success and so keen to see them flourish in all areas of their lives. As they grow up we recognise that the value of "forgiveness" will be key as they build relationships with others. So as a year group we will be ambassador for the christian value, "forgiveness." Throughout the year we will be exploring the other values adopted by Sherrier pupils but we will be focusing on what it means to show forgiveness in class, on the playground and at home and encourage others to do the same! If your child impresses you with how  forgiving they are at home do share this with us by making a note in their Boomerang book so that we can celebrate it in class.

Themes we will be thinking about:

    Saying sorry and being repentant

    Showing remorse and making amends

    Forgiving and forgetting

    Letting someone off - is that fair?

    Remaking a broken relationship/friendship

    Barriers to forgiving another

    The cost of forgiveness

    Is there a limit to forgiveness?

    Forgiveness and justice

    The fruit of forgiveness

There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. 

Bryant H McGill

Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much. 

Oscar Wilde

 

 

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