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Welcome to Class 12 - Year 6

Welcome to our Web page.

Our Class Team:

Class Teacher - Mrs Burgess

Classroom Support - Miss Rostron

Class 12 are an extremely hardworking, well-mannered group of children, always striving to be the best they can be.

We hope you enjoy looking through our class page. It will be updated with photographs and news regularly, and you will find all the curriculum information you need on here.

HOMEWORK: Children should read, practise their spelling using the handwriting sheet and learn their tables every night. Handwriting and Tables Sheets should be handed in on a Friday. Literacy and Maths homework is set on a Friday and should be completed by Tuesday.

READING AWARDS: Reading awards assemblies are held at the end of each half term. To earn a bronze certificate children need to read a minimum of five times each week. Platinums are awarded to children who go above and beyond and even read in the holidays! Help class 12 to win the trophy and read lots at home.

PE – PE for this half term will take place on Thursdays (indoor PE kit required) and Fridays (outdoor kit required)

Year 6 pupils will be having Yoga sessions on Tuesday afternoons.

MUSIC – Class 12 are currently learning to play the flute. They are making great progress and are sounding wonderful. Their lesson takes place straight after lunch on a Wednesday; therefore your child will need to have their Flutes in school every Wednesday, to allow them to participate fully.

AUTHOR OF THE TERM Our Author of the Term is Gill Lewis

Visit http://www.gilllewis.com/web/ to find out more about this wonderful author.

UKS2 KO Spr 2(3)

This Term in School...

In Science we will be looking at the circulatory and respiratory system as well as the effects of cigarettes, drugs and alcohol on the body.

We've sampled some supermarket pizza and are writing reviews in English. We'll be using our findings to create healthier pizzas which are just as tasty.

In Maths we are applying our reasoning skills to solve a range of problems

We will be taking part in an Orbiton with Chip Kendall on Friday 8th March.

Walk through the Bible.

Class 12 were visited by Class 10W for a lesson on the Old Testament. The Year 5s has summarised a story or two each from the Old Testament and our recent Walk Through the Bible sessions to share with the Year 6s. 

We held this in a 'speed-dating' style event where the Year 5 children rotated around the room to share their stories.

Learning about a different Faith

Our school had a visitor from Bolton, Imran, to share what life is like as a British Muslim. The children learned a lot about the similarities and differences Christianity and Islam. Year 5 and 6 children then enjoyed a workshop session where we were able to ask questions, learn about mosques and test our general knowledge about the Muslim communities and the Islamic religion.

Number Day

Year 6's enjoyed measuring something a little different this number day. We looked at handspans, height, foot length and head circumference. The children were given a range of tools to measure each area and had to select the most appropriate. This was not always as obvious as you may expect....

The children will be putting this information into spreadsheets to look for trends.

Fiddler's Ferry Visit

Class 12 (joined by several members of Class 10W) throroughly joined their visit to Fiddler's Ferry to learn all about how our electricity is made. We discovered how the burning of different types of coal can affect the energy produced, how circuits work and learned all about different renewable energy sources.

We also built our own creative pylons to demonstrate how electricity travels from the power station to our homes.

Maths in Class 12

Thanks to the PTA we have a wonderful range of resources to improve our understanding of complex mathematical concepts. In Year 6 we have been using place value counters to help us with our work on decimals.

Keeping Safe with Safety Central.

Years 5 and 6 had a fantastic opportunity to visit Safety Central in Lymm, a service run by Cheshire Fire and Rescue service. During this activity-packed day the children found out about how to stay safe across all areas of life including water and fire safety; road and train safety; being healthy; internet safety and wellbeing and first aid.

The staff at the centre were impressed with the existing knowledge our children had as well as their excellent attitudes and behaviour throughout the day.

Birchwood High School Performance.

Years 5 and 6 enjoyed a morning trip to Birchwood High School to watch their performance of Beauty and the Beast. The high school students did a superb job and had our classes enraptured with their act. Our pupils made notes on the performance to enable them to write a review next week.

Christmas Play

A huge well done to all children who performed in the Christmas plays. You were superb. A special 'thank you' to the children (and therefore adults at home) who were able to come to all performances and gave the audiences their best.

Meet the Teacher

A big thank you to all parents who attended 'Meet the Teacher'. 

Spellings

In addition to weekly spellings it is important for your child to practise the common exception words for their year group. We distribute these over each half term. Letters have been sent home with the spellings for this half term. A copy of the letter for Year 6 is attached below.

Reading Plus Online

Do continue to encourage the use of this at home. It is designed to improve reading fluency and comprehension as well as developing inference skills (which are vital skills for the SATs). Children can access this at home using their own log-in and it will contribute towards a reading award as long as it is signed by an adult in school planners.

Here is a link

https://login.readingplus.com/

Mathletics

Mathletics is a great programme to use in school and at home. It is designed to develop and improve all areas of mathematics from arithmetic to problem solving. It will be targeted to your child's particular year group and ability. Children can access this at home using their own log-in and can earn certificates each week. The maths class with the most points in a week also recieves the Mathletics Trophy.

Here is a link

https://community.mathletics.com/signin/#/student 

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