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White Waltham CofE Academy

Ashley Hill MAT

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Ashley Hill

Multi Academy Trust

Year 6

Welcome to Year 6!



This is the class page for Year 6 where you can find important information about our class and what we've been up to. Our class teacher is Mrs Bain and our class TA is Miss Littleford. We're also taught by Mr Edwards and Mrs Williams on a Thursday afternoon. Our topic for this term is Natural Disasters. At the bottom of this page, there's a link to our curriculum overview, showing what the children will be learning in each subject this term.


This term, our PE days are on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please send your child into school wearing their PE kit on these days.


If you have any questions that can't be answered from the information below, please contact either the school office or Mrs Bain.


Mrs Bain :)

Week Commencing 28th September 2020

Subject Information

English & SPaG

The children will be continuing to work on setting descriptions at the beginning of the week. On Monday, they are planning a setting description of a beach just before a tsunami hits, thinking about how to build tension and atmosphere in their work. On Tuesday, they will be writing their setting descriptions as an assessed piece before moving on to learning about character descriptions for the rest of the week. Our SPaG focus is going to be relative clauses and personal pronouns.



The children are going to be learning about line graphs this week and learning how to read and interpret them as well as how to draw them. On Wednesday, the children will do an end-of-unit assessment on statistics before we start our new topic on the four operations.



In guided reading, we are focusing on vocabulary this week. We will be looking at a text and picking out specific words, using the context to explain their meaning. We are also reading Chapter 5 of our class book Escaping the Giant Wave together and answering test-style questions based on the text.



We are continuing to learn about materials in science this week and are beginning the week with an experiment using different types of sugar and seeing how long it takes for them to dissolve in water. They will be using vocabulary such as solvent, solute and solution and will explain what a reversible and irreversible change is.

Photos from Last Week
Last week, we started our "materials" topic in science and the children got to carry out lots of experiments and investigations. We looked at how different materials conduct heat and electricity and then worked in groups to design an experiment to see which material is the most effective at separating sand and water. The children are so good at identifying what makes a "fair test" and showed this through their work last week.
We put different materials in an electrical circuit to see if the bulb would still light.
Testing different materials in hot water to see if they conduct heat.
Filtering a sand and water mixture using different materials.
Dojo Winner
Stars of the Week
For working really hard on his presentation recently.
For her mature and hard-working attitude towards her work.
Homework and Spellings
Spellings lists have been handed to the children but please find a copy below too. Your child will know which spelling group they're in. Spelling tests will continue to be every Friday morning and tested through dictations.

This Week's Homework

The children will receive a small daily homework to be completed for the following day. We go through the homework together in class each morning and therefore the children are expected to bring their homework books in each day. The children are given a printed copy to be stuck into their homework book each day, but you can find a copy of each piece of homework below too. Remember to continue to read each day as well as practise spellings and times tables.

Below is the termly project homework for Autumn Term. Projects are due in after half term on Monday 2nd November. The children have been given a paper copy of the homework to stick in their homework books.
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