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Year 6

Welcome to Mrs Crook’s Year 6 Class

Mrs Crook’s class e-mail address is y6@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk should you have any queries regarding your child’s work (8.45am to 4.00pm).

Updates and Messages 2021/22

Y6 Class News 4/10/21-8/10/21

This week as part of our RE work we have been focussing on another world faith, Judaism. On Monday, we were lucky enough to work with Ann Angel who celebrates her Jewish faith in South Manchester. We had the chance to learn about the Jewish New Year and got the opportunity to enjoy a tasty treat of apples dipped in honey. We have been working hard to improve our Big Maths weekly skills check so we have been investigating factors and prime numbers, with some very pleasing results. Following on from the great success of our class reader, in English, we have been busy planning and writing a new chapter for War Horse.

Looking forward to next week, I wanted to remind you that the whole school photograph will be taken on Monday. This only happens once every seven years and I’m sure that Year 6 will feel very proud as the oldest class in school. The children need to come in to school in their smart winter school uniform (shirts and ties please, not polo shirts). Also, we will be starting our half termly assessments so it might be a good idea this weekend to get out their Big Maths and Grammar Hammer folders to complete some revision in preparation.

I am very pleased with the way the children have conducted themselves this week, their behaviour has been impressive and their attitude to their learning has been very positive.  I look forward to another good week with them next week.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Mrs Crook

Y6 Class News 27/9/21 – 1/10/21

Autumn has most certainly arrived and we are experiencing some very changeable weather. With this in mind I would like to ask you to remember that bringing a coat to school each day is now a necessity. As it is also the season of coughs and colds it’s more important than ever to remember the key message of cleaning our hands and I will be continuing to ask the children to use the anti-bacterial sanitiser as they enter and leave the classroom and to wash their hands before eating their lunch.

This week in Year 6 we experienced a bitter sweet moment when we finished our class reader – War Horse. The children were delighted with the ending but disappointed that the story was finished! The engagement and enjoyment that everyone has clearly shown has been wonderful to see and has gone a long way in fostering a love of reading and enjoying a good book. The class are now very keen that we make our next class reader the sequel to War Horse, Farm Boy. Other highlights have included a visit by Fr Dave who was impressed to see the children completing addition and subtraction calculations, in his words, “The right way!” as we continue to revise and practise formal methods of calculations.

Some of the children have informed me that they are having trouble accessing their homework and I just wanted to remind you that it is posted on Goggle Classroom and online tasks can be accessed this way as well as through the learning platform that it is on. If your child has any problems, please do not hesitate in contacting me at y6@stoswaldscatholicprimary.co.uk.

Have a lovely weekend that is hopefully not too wet and windy.

Mrs Crook

Y6 Class News 20-24/9/21

This week has been as busy as usual in Year 6 as the children continue to work hard both in class and at home. All the children have been punctual this week, which is really pleasing to see and most definitely helps the children have the best start to their school day. Many of the children are now getting to grips with the new homework timetable of: reading every day; Britannica reading task set on Wednesdays, English task set on Fridays with both to be returned on Mondays and spellings set on Tuesdays for testing the following Monday; Maths set on Tuesdays to be returned by Friday as well as going over some of the errors on their Big Maths weekly skills check. (All good preparation for High School!)

It’s been quite overwhelming to hear the children sing in class once more and this week we used tuned percussion to accompany our voices. Other highlights have including holding a court room trial in RE and role playing characters from War Horse, our class reader. One of the things that personally amused me most this week was week when I asked the class for real-life examples of negative numbers only to be told bank accounts in amongst other answers such as temperature and goal difference. As you can see life is never dull in Year 6.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Crook