Year 6

Virtual Learning- updated for 01.03.21
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 Bailey- 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 - your child will be set spellings to learn each week via Spelling Shed. These will reflect the spellings we are tackling in school as well as some personal to your child and their progress.
Pupils in Jaguars will now be in class for the whole day. They will be supported by Clair in Lions and Mr Ash in Leopards. 
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 Thursday and Friday afternoons. 
Monday: Topic .
Tuesday: Science / RSE
Wednesday: Music or Art  
Thursday: PE with Ant & Skills builder with Mrs Spalding
Friday: PE with Ant and PSHE with Miss Shaw. Leopards will also have Forest School in the morning.
Year 6 children will be participating in their 'Daily Mile' walk at 2.30pm every school day (weather permitting)
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: Survivors
Our Power of Reading text: Survivors, By David Long 
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
During Summer Term 1 we will be learning about what it means to be a true survivor.
We will be exploring true tales of extraordinary heroism from around the world.
The children will be exploring these tales through whole class reading, then delving a little deeper with the help of hot seating and group discussions.
The class will be creating recounts from the perspective of a jungle using the technique of personification plus a range of poetry designed to evoke all of the emotions you would expect from tales of bravery and courage.
Each week in topic, we will take one aspect of our stories to "dig a little deeper." This will link in with geography by providing the class with more background information on where the survival stories took place. This will involve looking at the history, culture and even the food of our given country. 
The children will also be expressing themselves through art. They will be using the art of JMW Turner to create their own survival artworks. 
The Class Teachers 

Miss Laura Bailey

Leopards Class Teacher

I'm so excited to begin my teaching journey at Dale Hall! I qualified as a teacher in July 2020 after working as a teaching assistant in a year 6 class for 4 years. I'm thrilled to be teaching in year 6 as I love the curriculum and all of the exciting challenges and events we come across as we begin the transition to the next phase of education.
I can't wait to get to know everyone properly once we all return to school.  

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 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.
Mrs Powell:
Mrs Powell is our new cover supervisor to Dale Hall. She will be releasing Miss Killeen on a Wednesday afternoon to teach PSHE and Art to Leopards and will be covering Miss Killeen's PPA on a Thursday afternoon where she will be teaching RE.
She will also be teaching Lions on a Friday, taking over the role of Mrs Goodfellow's job share from Mrs Graham.
The children will know Ant of Premier Sport well as he has been working at Dale Hall to support and implement the teaching of Sport for some time now. 
He will be teaching PE to Lions on a Thursday to release Mrs Goodfellow for her PPA time and then teaching PE to Leopards on a Friday afternoon.
Key Dates:
Wednesdays - Your child will come into school with their class TA and be taught by them for the first part of the morning until 9.30am.
Thursdays - PE day. Children must come to school in their PE kits
Fridays - PE day. Children must come to school in their PE kits. Leopards who are taking part in forest school school, should come to school in their FS clothes and bring their PE kits to change in to.