Year Six Class Page
Teacher: Mrs Forward-Davies
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Cairns & Mrs Gerbrands
Welcome to Year Six
Welcome to Year 6
Our School Day
To find out details of how the Y6 pupils spend their time, please take a look at the timeline of our school day. Important times to note are arrival time (8.40am) and registration (8.50am). It is important the children are at school and settled in time for the day to begin.
The English national curriculum means children in different schools (at primary and secondary level) study the same subjects to similar standards - it's split into key stages with tests. If you would like to know more about each individual subject please visit our Curriculum Page. Each term our class topic will link in to the curriculum in a way that brings the subjects to life for the children.
Autumn Term Topic
Our autumn topic is called 'Spectacular Stroud'. Throughout this term we will be investigating World War Two. We will analyse a range of sources and information to answer frequently asked questions and gain a better understanding of the causes and effects of WWII. We will also research the lives of children in and around Stroud, comparing our lives now to the lives of those children living in Stroud in the early 1940s.
Take a look at the documents below to see a grid of voluntary topic-related homework, and also a map of how our topic links to the curriculum.
Our PE day is on Wednesday. The children will need to wear the Rosary PE kit to school on this day. We also take part in 'Fitness Fridays' with the rest of the school so the children will also need to wear PE kit every Friday. Please click here to find out PE kit requirements.
We are very lucky to be able to offer regular Forest School sessions to all our classes at the Rosary School. Our grounds are perfect to help the children connect and engage with the outdoors, and learn through active and exciting tasks and challenges such as den building, making a fire or tools, and identifying insects and birds. Y6 Forest School sessions are every three weeks on Friday. Children will need to wear Forest School kit to school on these days, details of which can be found along with the session timetable, as links from the Forest School page.
Reading & Book Change
The children should read at least 4 times a week. Please read with them and record your comments in their yellow reading record. This is checked every Monday morning. Children can change their books at any time during the week once they are familiar with the text.
English & SPaG
This term we will be producing many pieces of writing this term we will be producing many pieces of writing linked to our topic. From writing news reports with eye witness statements, to writing a letter through the eyes of an evacuee, we aim to use all the Y6 writing criteria (see document below) to produce the best work we can.
Rainbow & Read Write Inc Spellings
Our Rainbow Spellings in each year group focus on 'tricky words' that are commonly misspelled or do not follow regular rules. These words are re-visited two years in a row and are tested regularly. In Y6 we continue to practise Read Write Inc Spellings which focus on the rules of spelling. Children have two weeks to look at each rule before they are tested in class, using some of the examples listed on the document below.
In Maths this term we will be sharpening our calculations skills to tackle the trickiest of problems. We will also be focusing on our place-value skills. To see a summary of what we will learn each term, please take a look at the document below. to help us with all future.
Our Class Saint
Joan of Arc, nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans" is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Hundred Years' War. She was a 16 year old peasant girl who, believing that she was acting under divine guidance, cut her hair short, wore men's armour, and led the French army in a momentous victory that repulsed an English attempt to conquer France during the war. A few months later, though, Joan was captured in battle and held captive for more than a year. She was accused of witchcraft and the crime of dressing as a man. Not wanting to threaten his newly returned crown, the king didn’t come to Joan’s aid and, in 1431, Joan was burned at the stake. But, beloved by France, she was officially cleared of her crimes 20 years later, and became a Catholic saint in 1920. Today Joan of Arc remains the patron saint of France and a symbol of national pride.