Year Six

Hello and welcome to Year 6!

My name is Mr Cook, the Year 6 class teacher, and Mrs Choudhry is our teacher assistant. We are also joined by Mr Zbiri who previously worked as a Sports Coach at Unity.

Together, we are passionate about creating a focused and nurturing classroom that encourages confidence and builds independence. As the children enter their final year at Unity, we will be preparing them for their SATs tests, as well as life at secondary school.  

We are very excited to be teaching your children this year and please don’t hesitate to speak to any of the Year 6 team if you have any concerns.

Mr B Cook

Teacher Year 6

Welcome back to Year 6’s final term at Unity!

I hope that you and your family had a wonderful break and those of you who celebrate I hope your Eid was fantastic. We will continue to work hard across the next few weeks and we know you will continue to support your children at home.

SATs week is Monday 13th May – Thursday 16th May. The week will be very stressful and we will hold an information afternoon closer to the time to give advice on how the week will run as well as how you can help support your child at home.

On Thursday 2nd May, we will be holding a SATs parents information afternoon. We will talk to you about tips to help you children during SATs week and what the week will look like. It would be great to see as many of you there as possible so I will send a reminder closer to the time.

This Summer term, our History topic will be Immigration to Manchester. This is such an exciting and interesting topic which we’re sure the children will love learning about. We’ll learn all about how people have been moving to Britain, and Manchester, since the Stone Age! In Geography, we will be reviewing all the material children have learnt at Unity. This unit will include mountains, rivers, time zones, biomes and map work. PSHE this term will be focused on the Relationships and Sexual Education. If you have nay questions about the content please come and speak to a member of staff.

In our Writing we will be exploring suspense writing. Children will be tasked with creating a terrifying story based on the short film Alma. Additionally, we will also be creating war diary entry based on our class text, In the Mouth of the Wolf. We will focus on using a range of punctuation such as relative clauses, colons, semi-colons, dashes and inverted commas. To support pupils with this, please continue to read with them at home, so that they can explore the rich variety of vocabulary and punctuation found in novels.

In Maths for this term, we’ll continue revising for SATs, looking at everything we have learnt so far this year. We will also continue to focus on being able to reason worded problems around our mathematical knowledge. This is really important as there are two reasoning SATs papers.

Our PE sessions will continue to be on a Tuesday and Wednesday with a focus on team building and strategy. As the children are in Year 6, it is their responsibility to remember their kit each week as this will prepare them for Year 7. Children must remember to come to school on a Wednesday morning in PE kit and bring their uniform to get changed into afterwards.

Our school PE kit is: A white t-shirt and dark coloured shorts or tracksuit bottoms and trainers or pumps. Can we ask for no cropped T-shirts or bright coloured PE kits and no jewellery.

Homework: In Year 6 we will send your child home with a list of either literacy or arithmetic questions each Monday, this is a good opportunity to revise anything we have learnt in our lessons. There will also be a list of spellings which pupils will be tested on weekly.

Reading books: Please can you listen to your child read to you at home as often as possible (ideally for 5 minutes every day). Please can reading books come into school every day so children can regularly read and change their books; this really helps their reading progress quickly!

Jewellery: Please note, only stud earrings and a watch are allowed in school. No rings, dangly earrings, necklaces or bracelets. We appreciate your child may want to wear them, but it is for health and safety reasons. Thank you for your cooperation.

If you’d like to talk to any of the Year 6 team, please look out for us in the playground before and after school. We are always happy to speak to you about any concerns you may have.

We’re looking forward to a fantastic year with your children.

The Year 6 team, Mr Cook, Mrs Choudhary and Mr Zbiri

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