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Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside!

 

 

This half term, after our trip to Fleetwood, we will focus on the historical side of seaside towns and how they developed.

I'm sure the children will all enjoy learning about this as I know they thoroughly enjoyed our trip!!

 

Welcome back to the last half-term for Year 6 children at Meadowhead Junior School!!

Time has gone very quickly and this term we will be working hard on becoming more independent to prepare for high school.

We will concentrate on developing skills in all subjects in the curriculum so that your children

will have the best start they possibly can at high school.

 

This half term, we are hoping for many opportunities to apply our knowledge to learning outside the classroom Children will be taking the temperature of the lovely summer days and creating graphs and charts as part of our maths lessons. Hopefully the weather will be kind to us and we can have some time playing a variety of team games on the field.

In Design and Technology, we will be making structures that have moving parts. Children will use wind power to make their structures work before using electrically circuits as part of our work in science.

 

The Year 6 leavers' assembly will take place on 22nd July. We hope to see as many parents as possible watching this performance.

 

 

Fleetwood Visit 

We intend to take Year six children on a visit to Fleetwood as part of our summer term Victorian history topic. In the morning, the children will be having a walk along the promenade to take in the sea air. In the afternoon, the children will be visiting Fleetwood Museum and participating in a range of activities that link to our history topic.

 

We have planned for Year 6 pupils to visit two museums in Manchester on Friday 29th March to support the work in science on animal classification.

 

The first venue is the Whitworth Art Gallery, www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk, where we will have an art workshop learning new drawing techniques. This is led by professional artists.  We will be drawing from nature.

 

Lunch will be in the Whitworth Art Gallery. Children who bring their own packed lunch will be given a brown paper lunch bag on Thursday 28th for them to bring their packed lunch in. This can be thrown away after lunch. We are trying to reduce plastic waste in creative ways so we hope this will help! Children who have a school dinner will be provided with a school packed lunch.

 

The second venue is The Manchester Museum, www.museum.manchester.ac.uk.This is a great museum full of amazing exhibits. We are going to be looking at different animal groups and have been asked to trial a new school activity for the museum. There is a vivarium too full of exciting live creatures too.

 

 

Working hard in year 6!

We are busy preparing for SATs in May. Please encourage your child to read regularly and practise spellings.

There are many games and activities on the internet that will help your child in Maths and Grammar.

Spring Term 2

 

Welcome back! We have a busy half term ahead of us!

In English, we will be basing our work on the Super Sleuth topic for this half term. Our work will involve researching fictional heroes and villains to inspire our writing.

In maths, we will be focussing on fractions, percentages and decimals.

We will be doing lots of problem solving activities!

In English lessons, our theme for this term is William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.

Happy New Year!

 

Striving to achieve our SATs targets!

 

This half term, all the children will continue taking part in extra lessons to accelerate their learning ready for the SATs in May and high school. Throughout the Spring term we will be helping the children to fulfil their potential. 

 

Please could you help in the following ways by ensuring:

• Attendance is the best that it can be

• Your child is at school on time (8.40am)

• Daily practise of year 6 spellings

• Home reading takes place on a daily basis.

• Your child has plenty of sleep and is ready to learn!

Please encourage your child to practise the year 6 spellings regularly.

Welcome to Autumn Term 2.

It's going to be a very busy term!

 

Please encourage your child to complete homework each week and continue to read their reading book regularly.

 

 There is a change to the P.E. days this half term.

 

Tuesday - outdoor for 6MS

Wednesday - indoor for 6MS

 

 

To commemorate 100 years since WW1 we are learning and performing (both in school and at Corporation Park) a poem that was written by Wilfred Owen called Dulce et Decorum est. I have added a copy to the class page as the children want to learn it. I'm sure they will enjoy performing for you over the next two weeks!!

Welcome to our new class webpage!

Homework and Reading

 

Each week, the children are expected to complete one piece of English homework and one piece of Maths homework. Homework is given out every Tuesday to be returned the following Tuesday.

 

Children have reading response books for their home reading in which we expect children to complete a response task (see the grid in the front of the book) after they have read a few chapters; children should still be reading daily at home.

P.E. Lessons

Indoor P.E. is on Tuesday and Outdoor P.E. is on Friday.

Please can children have a full kit for both indoor and outdoor P.E. lessons in school at all times. 

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