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Hawk Owls Y6

Welcome to Summer Term 6!

 

I hope you have all had a wonderful half term break with your friends, family and some sunshine!

Our learning this term is ‘The Victorians’ which we will continue to study alongside Eagle Owls. For more information about which objectives we are covering this term, please see the topic web which I have uploaded on our class page. You will also find our homework grid and spelling lists for this term under ‘Summer Term 6 Documents’.

 

Hawk Owls’s PE lessons will be on a Wednesday and Friday. Please come into school in your PE kit ready for these lessons. This term, you will be focussing on Rounders and Netball, both of which will be outdoors! Please make sure you have a change of indoor shoes for the rest of the day whilst you are in the classroom and school building and that all of your kit is labelled with your name. You will also be having your Music lessons with Miss Woods and Forest School with Mrs Howlett on Wednesday afternoons. Please make sure your outdoor clothing for Wednesday is appropriate for both PE and Forest School.

 

This term, we will be reading 'Beetle Boy' by M.G. Leonard. Our focus is to simply enjoy a book together as a whole class, as this has been such a lovely activity you have all shared across Year 5 and 6. We have a few copies in school already and some of the Hawk Owls might simply like to listen as I read along so please do not worry if they do not have one of their own. I thought it might be worth mentioning in case an older sibling has it on their bookshelf or you are planning on visiting your local library! 

 

In Hawk Owls, we have an extensive range of exciting books which you are more than welcome to borrow and enjoy at home or in the classroom. We have a signing out book which you can fill in with the book you would like to borrow to help us keep track of our lovely books. Once you have returned this book, you can then sign out a new one. You are also welcome to bring in your own books from home. I would suggest writing your name in the front so we can easily return it to you if it wanders around the classroom. 

 

As this is a busy term preparing for our end of year production, you do not have to complete a homework task! On our class page, you will find an Abacus Maths sheet in case you would like to revise any methods we have covered that week, a Victorian homework grid and our spelling lists. Lots of you will be busy rehearsing your lines and songs at home so please take this opportunity to alleviate some pressure! If you have a smaller role in the play, then I would encourage you to try a task either from the grid or the Maths each week. We will continue to work on our spellings in class during our morning work and as a weekly informal spelling test. Any topic homework you do bring in will be celebrated and added to our Victorians display!

 

In the mornings (from 8.45), you will be dropped off by the Hawk Owl classroom door which is to the left hand side of the front office. At the end of the school day (15.30), we will walk around together to the main playground where you will be collected for home time. 

 

If you have any queries or concerns this term, please feel free to contact me via the school office at office@gmilton.org

 

I’m really looking forward to seeing you all and sharing this final term with you! Remember, I am here to support you throughout this year together in Year 6 so please come and talk to me if you have any worries.

 

Take care,

 

Miss Johnston

 

Wheatley Park Transition Days:

Tuesday 7th June: Wheatley Park Transition Session ‘What life will be like in Year 7’ (in Hawk Owls classroom)

Thursday 9th June: Mandarin taster session (in Hawk Owls classroom)

Monday 13th June (6pm and 7pm): Transition Evening for Parents/Carers led by Tim Martin, Headteacher - an opportunity to ask questions about transition (in Wheatley Park’s Main School Hall).

Wednesday 16th (parents also attend) and 22nd June: Year 6 Transition Additional Visit Days (by invitation at Wheatley Park School)

Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd June (4.30 - 7.30pm): For students and parents, you will be invited to book a 15 minute appointment slot on one of the evenings, at a time of your choice.

Thursday 30th June and Monday 4th July: Year 6 Transition Days for whole cohort (at Wheatley Park School)


Dates for Year 6 to look forward to in June:

Monday 13th June: Safer Together Project data collection (in school)

Tuesday 14th - Thursday 16th June: Bikeability course (booking required - in school)

Wednesday 22nd June: IMPS session (in Hawk Owls classroom with Miss Taylor!)

Thursday 23rd June: Class photographs

Tuesday 28th June: Optional drop-in meeting for residential at 3.30-4.30pm (opportunity for parents to discuss questions) and Players and Performers (at 6.30-8.30pm)

 

Dates for Year 6 to look forward to in July:

Friday 1st July: Sports Day and KS2 Campout

Thursday 7th July (6.00-7.30pm): Production of 'Peter Pan' to families of Hawk and Eagle Owls

Friday 8th July (2.00-3.30pm): Final production of 'Peter Pan' to families of Hawk and Eagle Owls

Monday 11th - 15th July: Residential week (at Woodlands)

Monday 18th July (1.30 - 2.30pm): Year 6 Leavers Service (at St Mary’s Church)

Wednesday 20th July (9.30am): End of term assembly (in school)

Wednesday 20th July: Term ends at 1.30pm

 

Look at all of the fantastic Ancient Greece homework which Hawk Owls have brought in this term!

Mars Day! Hawk Owls celebrated the six year anniversary of the ExoMars landing by making Robotic Arms and reflecting on how they are modelled on our own arms!

Look at all of the incredible homework from Hawk Owls - well done Year 6! You are all amazing!

Rain Player - Hawk Owls used their collaging skills to re-create the beautiful pages from this Ancient Maya tale

Look at some of our amazing homework from the topic grid this term - thank you Hawk Owls!

Look at the amazing World War Two Homework Hawk Owls have brought in so far this term! Wow!

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Our evacuee sketches inspired by Nick Sharratt

World War Two Soldiers

RE Display: Are Saints encouraging role models?

We are all different but still connected!

Helpful weblinks for the World War II Homework Grid

 

Please use the following links to help you with some of the activities in our World War II Homework Grid if you are looking for some guidance. Don't forget - you can also sign out some of our books from our World War II displays if you find that helpful for any research.

 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/Britain.html

 

https://www.hobbies-and-crafts.co.uk/how-to-dolls-houses/how-to-make-a-miniature-anderson-shelter-in-1-12th-and-1-24th-scale/

 

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/world-war-ii/

 

https://the1940sexperiment.com/100-wartime-recipes/

 

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/general-history/anne-frank-facts/

 

https://www.iwm.org.uk/learning/resources/second-world-war-posters

Stay safe at home. Remember, there is always someone to listen if you do not feel safe. Follow this link to the Childline website: 

https://www.childline.org.uk/get-support/contacting-childline/

Maths Year 6 objectives

Useful Websites and Resources

Below is a list of recommended websites and resources for continuing learning at home.

BBC Bite Size

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

This web site has opportunities to revise key areas of English and Maths and learn across the curriculum.

 

Key Stage 2 Literacy

http://www.keystage2literacy.co.uk/spellings-menu.html

A good web site for revising spelling patterns, grammar and punctuation.

 

ICTeachers

http://www.icteachers.co.uk/children/children_sats.htm

Practice KS2 SATs questions for English, Maths and Science.

 

Clarity Maths

https://claritymaths.uk/

Free SATs revision resources.

 

Education Quizzes

https://www.educationquizzes.com/

Online quizzes linked to subjects and topics across the curriculum, including Ancient Greece.

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