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Year 6's Diary

For those of you that don’t know the team in Y6, we have the class teachers Mrs Hill, Miss Naylor and Miss Smith plus our teaching assistant Mrs Shepherd. As we enter the new year we are building up to the SATS in May whilst continuing to explore themes from around the world in our varied topic lessons.

Autumn 2

Ecclesfield Teachers - Sunday, November 18, 2018

Welcome back to our second half term in Year 6!  This half term we shall be continuing to study our bodies in science and our history topic - Crime and Punishment - will continue.  In english, we shall be studying 'The Highwayman'  and in maths we shall be focusing on fractions, decimals and percentages.  Our class book this half term is 'Holes' by Louis Sachar.

This half term in school is always exciting as we lead up to Christmas and this year will be no different!  We have a Christmas Carol concert planned in Church on December 18th following Christmas Dinner day in school.  We shall also be holding an  Arts and Craft fair in school , where families can come and buy home-made items. To finish the half term we shall have our annual trip to the pantomime at the Lyceum Theatre in Sheffield to look forward to.

The children have all settled well into the routines and expectations of year 6, they are working hard and becoming truly independent learners.  Homework will continue to be handed out every Friday - to support the children in completing their work, there will continue to be a homework club every Wednesday and Thursday lunchtime in the IT suite.  The children take great pride in their homework and are always pleased to share their successes.

Please keep an eye open for our class story on Class Dojo - we will post photographs and blogs on there so that you can keep up to date with everything that is happening in school.  

Mrs Hill, Miss Naylor and Miss Smith

Welcome to Y6!

Ecclesfield Teachers - Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Welcome to Year 6!

We can’t believe the summer is over and we are back to the reality of September and a brand new school year. We have exciting things planned in Y6 and we’re looking forward to getting started.

We are starting the year with our residential trip to Thornbridge, where we will complete lots of problem solving challenges, explore caves and try out the high ropes (if we dare).

Our class book this term is Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz, which is an exciting adventure story about a teenage spy. Our topic is ‘Horrible Histories – What is vile about the past?’ where we will explore the plague, medieval medicine and punishment. In Science, we will be learning about how our bodies work including our circulatory system.


Our reading mornings will be on Friday this term, so please join us from 8:40 – 9:00am to read with your child. It is also really important to encourage your child to be reading at home at least 4 times a week.

PE will be on Thursday and Friday for both Y6 classes this term. Please make sure they have both their indoor and outdoor kits with them.


The Y6 Team

Living through the War

Ecclesfield Teachers - Wednesday, April 04, 2018

On our return after the Easter holidays we will continue our topic of World War Two with a particular focus on what it was like for a child to live in Britain. We will continue to investigate evacuation and how it affected children as well as rationing and the effects of the 'Phoney war'. Alongside this the war was still raging across the rest of Europe. We will discover how countries from further afield became involved with events such as Pearl Harbour and the consequences of this. This will be liked to our writing with topics such as Anne Frank and how Jews such as her were persecuted and imprisoned across the continent. 

Throughout the next few weeks there will be a focus on: maths, through work on fractions decimals, percentages, arithmetic, algebra shape and ratio; SPaG, looking at verb tenses, word classes and punctuation and reading, fact retrieval and inference questions.  

In April we will be starting a new book, A Series of Unfortunate Events, By Lemony Snicket. This will open minds to a series of new possibilities and give us some great inspiration for creative writing!

Boosters will continue for 4 weeks until Thursday 10th in preparation for our SATs the weeks after. Please make sure you are using revision books to keep on top of questions as well as and mathletics for revision.

We look forward to seeing you after the Easter holidays!

The Year 6 Team

Snow Day

Ecclesfield Teachers - Thursday, March 01, 2018

We hope you managed to return home safely and are having some fun in the snow today!

When you have manged to thaw out and warm up please spend some time working on some of the topics you may be missing at school:

1. We have opened up some more topics on - remember to check your answers after you have finished

              • 2. There will also be an extra set or two of reasoning problems you can try on mathletics, under the assessments tab on the homepage
      • 3. There is also RMeasimaths if you have a little time to spare
    • 4. As we are about to embark on the topic of World War two this half-term, please can you research how this conflict began and which countries were involved?

If you definitely prefer the indoors to outdoors today, why not stay in, snuggled in front of the fire with a good book! You can tell us all about it later.
Please have fun out and about, make the most of the snow but stay safe and warm!
See you on our return to school.
The Year 6 Team

World War Two

Ecclesfield Teachers - Wednesday, February 21, 2018

As we near March our new topic will be World War One. Following on from The Great War we studied last year, we will ask how another atrocity of this scale was allowed to happen. We will look at life in Britain and across the world during the period 1939-45 and compare this to our modern day reality.

In science light will be investigated by year six. How do we see things, how does light travel and how do mirrors work will be some of the questions we will aim to answer.

Throughout the half-term we will continue to use Holes as a class book, finishing off the chapters and finding out what fate waits for both Stanley and Zero . . .

As we draw closer to May please make sure you are taking every advantage to use the online platforms and resources: RMeasimaths, and Mathletics. Also ask in school if you need any help or are unsure about any topics. Boosters will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the first four weeks when we return.

Many Thanks

They Year Six team

Who were the Mayans?

Ecclesfield Teachers - Thursday, December 28, 2017

As we enter 2018 our new topic will be the ancient civilization of the Mayans. We will investigate the culture, clothing, food and pastimes of the Mayans and discover how their inventions are still used today. Year 6 will travel to the Mayans homeland of Mesoamerica and see how it differs from modern-day Mexico. 

In Science, the year group will answer the question, 'How does our body work?' as we look at the heart, lungs, circulation and respiratory system. We will also link in investigations about lung capacity and heart structure.

In literacy we will uses both of these topics for a source of inspiration. Explanations about the heart will be written alongside reports about Mayan culture. We will also use digital media to write stories, instructions and letters. Moving into January our maths topics will include, ration and proportion, Algebra and measure. Alongside these the year group will continue to practise both reasoning and arithmetic questions.

Towards the end of January, our SATs booster sessions will be commencing on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. As well as this we would love your child to be reading at home as much as possible!

PE will be on Wednesdays and Fridays for Y6S and Thursday and Friday for Y6H, however please make sure your kit is in school everyday.

Happy New Year!

The Year 6 Team

Old Quarrels and Great Conflicts

Ecclesfield Teachers - Wednesday, November 01, 2017

As Autumn really sets in, Year 6 will focus on one of the biggest conflicts of all time, The Great War (1914-1918). We will investigate what life was like before the war and what changed for this great battle between the nations of Europe to take place. It will be interesting to see life through both a soldier's eyes on the front line and through those of a child's back in Britain. During the first week, we will think about Remembrance Day and why poppies are used as a mark of respect for the fallen. Before Christmas our classes will also visit Ecclesfield cenotaph to see how the lives of those closest to us were affected.

Alongside this topic, we will read Warhorse by Michael Morpurgo, thus seeing the throws of war through anothers eyes and perspective. This will link to our literacy writing, where we will write reports, stories and recounts about The First World War.

In science, electricity is out topic for this year. We will investigate how this new form of energy was first discovered and it's practical uses. Circuits will also be built and changes made to see how different components affect bulbs, motors and buzzers.

As we move towards Christmas there are many events to look forward to including our visit to Crucial Crew, the quality merchandise sale, Christmas concert and trip to the Lyceum to see Mother Goose.

Y6H PE will be on Monday and Wednesday and Y6S on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. However please make sure your kit is in school everyday. 

Please ask us if you have any questions, we're more than happy to help!

The Year 6 Team

Welcome to Year 6!

Ecclesfield Teachers - Thursday, July 27, 2017

Have you ever wondered how a new continent was founded? How did the people get there? What happened to make them move?


Well, all of these questions will be answered in out first topic of the year 'New Discoveries'. We will investigate the lives of the settlers who moved to America, the troubles they faced with the Plains Indians and how they eventually prospered in the west. The Geography of North America is also quite varied, our year group will discover the mountains, rivers and volcanoes across the continent.


New discoveries will not stop in out topic lessons! In science our classes will look into the classification of animals and plants. What makes a bird a bird and how can you tell a lizard from a frog? We will also discover microbes and bacteria and how these can keep us same but at the same time can be harmful.


In Literacy we will be reading Stormbreaker by Anthony Horrowitz as our class book. This book will link to stories and descriptions we will be writing. As well as these we will write biographies and newspaper articles linked to North American Indians. In maths, we'll start off looking at the place value of numbers as well as looking at the four operations. These will then be used to solve longer 1 and 2-step word problems.


In September we will also be going on our residential visit to Thornbridge Outdoors. Please come prepared in September with any questions you may have. Have an exciting summer, but please remember to use Mathletics and RM Maths to practice your maths and importantly your times tables. Don't forget to read at least one book that you can share with us in when we return in year 6.

The Year 6 Team