Welcome To Badger Class
Miss Jefferies and Miss Earnshaw are the staff who support learning in Year 6.
Our PE lesson are on Thursday. PE kits should be in school at all times. Earrings must be removed or covered with tape for PE lessons.
Water Bottles -
Children should bring a water bottle to school everyday. Bottles should go home and be cleaned each night.
In Year 6 children take responsibility for their own homework. Each child has a reading record. These need to be in school every day and signed at least three times per week. This will be checked every morning at the start of the day. In addition, homework for Year 6 children during Autumn 1 term is set on Google classroom each Friday. This needs to be completed for the following Wednesday. From Autumn 2, each child will receive a set of homework books to support preparation for the KS2 SATS: information about this was shared at our parents evening in Autumn term and via a letter sent home via email.
In addition to homework, children can choose to visit the school library once per week to select a book of their choice. We also have a class library which children can choose books from throughout the week.
We love to see what you have been up to outside of school. If you have received any achievements in your out of school activities, please feel free to bring them in for our celebration assembly on a Friday!
In the morning we have:
Spelling, Maths, Guided Reading and Literacy
In the afternoon we have:
Worship and Wider Curriculum (Science, Art, DT, French, History, Geography, PSHE and RE)
On Thursday afternoons, we have Junior Jam to help us with our learning. In Junior Jam we do Computing, PE and Music. You can see what we learn about in our curriculum map below.
It has been a fantastic first few weeks in Year 6. To begin with, we focussed on developing our growth mindset, thinking about british values and taking part in the House Captain elections. We wrote and gave speeches which highlighted all the skills which make us perfect for the role.
We have enjoyed getting to know our Reception "seedlings". We have helped them out at lunchtimes and created self-portraits together.
In class, our learning in English has focussed around Ross McKenzie's The Nowhere Emporium where we have used drama, art and discussion to explore the setting and characters portrayed in the text. In geography we have been learning about earthquakes and volcanoes. The children have shown to be inquisitive learners by coming up with questions and researching them at home to share with the class. In Science we explored classification. Ask us all about Carl Linnaeus and have a look out our super classification trees in the slideshow below.
We rounded off the first half term with a wonderful ACE Time! We created erupting volcanoes and enjoyed a circus workshop, which was lots of fun!
The second half of the autumn term has involved a fascinating history topic on propaganda in British History. The children have been fantastic historians, realising that film, art and photographs are not always as they seem!
November 13th-17th was Community Week. In Year 6, we explored the issue of loneliness. We looked at Age Concern’s isolation adverts which highlight this issue as well as exploring projects which aim to tackle it. Our House Captains visited a coffee morning held at Cornerstones Church in Nelson to see how their weekly meeting allowed members of the community to talk over a cup of tea. We then invited members of our community to join a coffee morning held in our school hall. We welcomed lots of visitors to share flapjacks (made by ourselves) and a game of noughts and crosses.