Year 6

Virtual Learning- updated for 28.9.20
 
Hi all!
If your child is unable to be at school due to a period of isolation, we have provided a learning menu that you can use to continue their education at home. The learning menu will look very similar to that which you used at home during school closures so hopefully, you should be familiar with how it works. The learning featured mimics that which your child would receive at school ensuring they're staying up to date with the learning covered and won't feel behind when they return to school.
Please contact us via Dojo if you have any questions or queries relating to the learning menu and the continuation of your child's education whilst at home.
 
Mrs Goodfellow and Miss Killeen- Year 6 Teachers 
 
Home Learning
 
This year, we will be sending home weekly and occasionally half termly Home Learning for your child to complete. Any Home Learning sent home will be an expectation of Year 6 and has been chosen to consolidate or embed skills that your child has been learning about or using within school.
 
For this half term, we would like children to complete the following:
 
TT Rockstars - 5 minutes each day will support instant recall of multiplication and division facts.
Reading - reading little and often each day will support fluency and comprehension. This does not have to always be reading independently; it could include reading to your child, reading collaboratively or listening to an audiobook. Remember, all completed books are worth points in our reading challenge - just ensure you complete a book review for each one.
Spellings - the autumn term overview for Year 6 spellings has been uploaded to this page. Each week, there are 10 spelling for your child to learn using taught techniques and strategies. If you wanted to, you could practice your handwriting while learning these too!
 
Jaguars 
Our Timetable:
 
 
Your children will be taught by their main class teacher for all English and Maths in the morning and the majority of afternoon lessons, except on a Wednesday when it is PPA time for the class teachers. 
 
Monday: Both classes- Topic .
Tuesday: Both classes- PE- this term Tag Rugby.
Wednesday: Mrs Ardern - RE/French (Leopards) Miss Shaw- RE/French (Lions)
Thursday: both classes Science
Friday: Both classes Art - half a class Forest schools (this will be separately communicated via DOJO)
 
Here's a little more about some of the staff members teaching in Year 6 this year...
Our classrooms
 
We have both worked really hard on making sure our classrooms are still inviting and nurturing spaces as well as being Covid Safe. Children have their own places to sit and their own equipment. Displays are updated regularly so they represent the learning that is taking place in the classes.
We have interactive displays, such as our Reading Challenge progress displays that encourage children to challenge themselves further.
Welcome to Year 6!
Our Topic: World War 1
Our Power of Reading text: Private Peaceful 
 
Year 6 is one of the most busy yet exciting years of your child's primary education. Over the course of this year, you will see your child grow, develop and achieve in more ways than you could imagine and it is our absolute pleasure to be a part of this journey alongside them. From staying away from home on residential trips to preparing for the transition to high school, your children will overcome challenges using the resilience and growth mindset that they've developed over the last 6 years at Dale Hall.
 
This page will detail some of the incredible learning opportunities your children will experience this year as well as key information, important dates and smaller updates on their day to day learning.
Our learning this half term
 
Life in the Trenches 
 
This half term we will be learning about WW1. In our Topic Learning the children will be learning about the life of a soldier during WW1 including what it would have been like to be in the trenches, what life was like for the people left at home and why WW1 was a 'Total War' and affected all people.
Our Power of Reading texts explore what life was like for a soldier from 'signing up' to becoming a soldier and experiencing life in the trenches and fighting on the front line.
In Music, we will learning about marching songs and how music became a huge motivator for the soldiers as they marched through France. We will be reflecting on the lyrics and the story telling of songs.
We will also be delving into the poetry of WW1 and focussing on the life of Wilfred Owen who was also a soldier on the front line.
 
 
 
The Class Teachers 

Miss Viki Killeen

Leopards Class Teacher

Year 6 is one of my favourite year groups to teach, not only because of the amazing progress you see in the children both academically and personally, but because of the amazing personalities I'm lucky enough to surround myself with everyday! I love to encourage the children to take responsibility for their own learning - to determine how, when and where they learn best and to provide opportunities for this within my classroom.

Mrs Laura Goodfellow

Assistant Headteacher for KS2 and Lions Class Teacher

I'm so excited about being back in the classroom and teaching year 6 again! I have now been at Dale Hall 11 years and during my time here I have had the privilidge of teaching many year 6 classes. I really do find teaching year 6 an enjoyable challenge- enabling children to progress ready for their next steps in education.
To be a class teacher as well as Assistant Head teacher for KS2 allows me to know in fine detail the steps children need to take in their learning- I also get to enjoy seeing how the children grow and progress from the start to year 3 to the when they leave in year 6!

Our Year 6 Teaching Assistants 
 
In Year 6, our TAs are Mrs Shefford and Mrs Ward.
Mrs Ward mainly supports in Lions and Mrs Shefford in Leopards.
In the afternoons both TAs do reactive Intervention with the classes.
Other adults that teach in Year 6 
Mrs Graham:
 
Mrs Graham will be teaching Lions on Friday.
She is also a teacher in Hawks on a Monday and a Tuesday.
Mrs Graham is our English Lead teacher and will be focussing on comprehension skills with the children. She also has a passion for creative art work!!
Miss Shaw:
 
Miss Shaw will be working alongside Miss Killeen and Mrs Goodfellow every Thursday afternoon to work on interventions.
Miss Shaw is a HLTA in the school, so when she isn't busy covering other classes she will spend time in Year 6 supporting our learners.
Mrs Eldred:
 
Mrs Eldred will be running Forest School sessions with Year 6 throughout the school year. Each child in Year 6 will receive at least half a terms Forest school sessions on a Friday afternoon.
When your child will be having these sessions will be communicated to you via DOJO.
Key Dates:
 
Tuesdays - PE days
Wednesdays - Your child will come into school with their class TA and be seen out of school by Mrs Ardern and Miss Shaw.