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****Parent information. School is operating a staggered start due to Covid. Reception, Y2, Y4 and Y6 start at 8.40 and finish at 3.15. Y1, Y3 and Y5 start at 8.55 and finish at 3.30. Thank you for your continued patience and cooperation.****
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Year 6 Mrs Nolan

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Welcome to Year 6!

We hope that you have all had a safe and rewarding time with your families during the summer break; we are really looking forward to returning as we have missed you all! We realise that the last six months will have been different for everyone and want to reassure you that we will be doing our best to make your time back at Firs as safe and familiar as possible. Miss Turner and Mr. Leigh have made thorough checks and changes to the school in order to make it as safe a learning environment as possible for us all. We understand that it has been a challenging time for children and grown-ups and the well-being of our children is particularly important to us. For the first few weeks of getting used to the changes around school, we will also be spending time talking about our feelings with our aim of children overcoming any wobbles we have over returning to school and to instil a positive mindset to the year ahead! It will be a priority for us to catch up with learning which has been missed during lockdown and continue having fun with our learning throughout the year.

 

This will be the final year our Year 6 pupils will be with us and we aim to ensure that all the children continue to achieve their potential in Year 6 through growing their brains, making beautiful oopses and seeing wobbles as a positive way to learn from. As the oldest children at the Firs Primary, this is an important year for them and I hope they all enjoy the year and work hard in achieving their potential to become strong independent learners. Remember... practise makes MORE perfect!

 

This term we are focusing on the Victorian period and what life was like living in Victorian England. There are many interesting facts to discover and learn about and children will be asked to engage in personal research projects later in the term, such as: child workers, technological advancements or crime and punishment!

 

It is important they build on solid foundations from previous years and work hard to help prepare for life at high school. It will be extremely helpful if you are able to continue to support your child at home by continually monitoring reading and progress with any home learning tasks, such as spelling. Additional Bug club (reading) and Mathletics (maths) passwords will be provided to each child in the back of their Reading Records.

 

Our weekly routine will be...

  • Wednesdays- Homework books handed in with completed homework tasks.
  • Friday- Children should arrive in school in full P.E. kits (yellow t-shirts, black shorts or tracksuit bottoms during the Winter months and trainers or black pumps). Regular school uniform is not required on this day. Children will also receive their homework on Fridays with tasks to be completed at home.
  • Friday- Reading records will be monitored and children will have a chance to change reading books if required.

 

Make sure you follow @firsprimarysale and search @Year6JN to keep track on all the fun activites and interesting work we produce each week!

 

I will be in contact with any specific dates and details of any up and coming events but please do not hesitate to contact me about anything relating to school life. Finally we'd like to welcome Mr. Blake to our Year 6 team who will be working closely with all children to support them with their learning each day.

 

Many Thanks,

Mrs Nolan, Mr Pasdari, Mrs Gilbert and Mr Blake and Mrs Lawrence

Y6 Autumn Curriculum Overview 2020

Here is a copy of the Year 6 expectations - this covers what children will be learning throughout the year in Reading, Writing and Maths.

Here is a copy of the new Numeracy Framework for Y6 to help you understand what your child will be learning and when.

Breathing exercises with Mrs. G

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Mrs. Gilbert has used her expertise in all things well being and yoga and has created an extremely helpful video for us that will help us develop some breathing exercises that will help calm us and clear our thoughts when we may be finding it difficult to relax. The exercises are easy to do and can be done anywhere in the house on your own or even with your family. It won't take long! I am sure you will make great use of the video and thank you Mrs. Gilbert for creating it all :)

Summer 2- Week 1 home-learning tasks

How our school is safe for us

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We have made a short video outlining all the changes to our school day that allows us to be safe in school allowing us to learn and have fun safely with our friends (2m apart of course!). Enjoy!

Summer 1 Year 6 - Home Learning Timetable

Distance Well-being Home Learning

Distance Home Learning (Year 6)

Hello Year6JN!

 

What a strange time we all find ourselves in! I hope you are all taking advantage of the extra family time you have and are trying out some new games, instruments and skills to impress everyone at home. Myself, Mr. Pasdari and Mrs. Gilbert are missing you all very much and are sad we don't get to see you all each day. 

 

Remember that as well as spending valuable time with family and having a well-deserved Easter break (make sure you eat ALL the chocolate btw), you try and get yourselves into a routine that includes some home-learning. Have a look at the suggested home-learning timetable as it might help give you some ideas and you have the Year 6 CGP books for maths and reading, as well as all of your login details for Mathletics, Bug Club, Coding and Spag! There is also a fun home-learning project about out amazing city of Manchester on the class page full of different tasks that will keep you busy.

 

Completing just a small amount each day will go along way before we all go back to normality! I'm looking forward to the day that I can see you all once more! Stay safe everybody.

 

Mrs. Nolan

Go-To Art Activities

Here are a range of fun Art activities that you can try out at home! 

Year 6 Mindset Video

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