Year 6 2023 - 2024
I have been at Rode Heath school for over 20 years and before this volunteered for many years when my two sons attended the school.
I love working with all the children here and watching them grow. I have many interests outside of school and absolutely love sport of all kinds, particularly supporting LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB.
I am really pleased to be working at Rode Heath Primary School teaching Year 6 and being part of the wider community. I have been teaching in Cheshire for fourteen years and enjoy creating new and exciting learning opportunities.
I love watching and taking part in a variety of sporting activities. In my spare time I enjoy playing football, tennis and golf. One of my favourite places to play golf is in Dumfries and Galloway, near to Kirkudbright, even though I lose a lot of golf balls!
Welcome to Year 6
Welcome back! We hope you have had a lovely holiday and enjoyed spending time with your loved ones.
We have an exciting half term ahead. During this next half term, our focus is about adventure. Lessons will consist of exciting and engaging content from the entire curriculum. To help explore this theme, the topic book for the second half term is: Sky Chasers by the brilliant author: Emma Carroll. An encounter with a boy dangling from the sky changes pickpocket Magpie's life forever. Like her, the boy dreams of flying over the rooftops of Paris. His family, the Montgolfiers, are desperate to be first to discover the secret of flight. Together with Pierre, Magpie is soon caught up in a world of inflatable bloomers, spies and a trio of unruly animals in a race to be the first to fly a hot air balloon - in front of the King and Queen of France. You will need to read on to find out more...
We will also be following our Maths - No Problem! scheme of work, which incorporates lessons linking to real-life problems. Furthermore, it ensures that topics are covered from previous years so that children have a great understanding of maths and how it can be applied.
Alongside all of this, we are very much aware of the importance of children being happy, safe and secure in school and to help us do this, we follow our Hearts and Minds curriculum. More information about our Hearts and Minds curriculum can be found using this link: Hearts and Minds.
Thank you for your continued support. It is going to be a great year!
Here are a few important organisational weekly reminders:
- Homework is set on a Tuesday and due in on a Tuesday: Maths and SPAG/English
- Please ensure your child is filling in their reading diary on a daily basis.
- Practise timestables on a daily basis using Times Table Rockstars.
- Children to come in PE kits for the whole day on Tuesdays and Wednesdays for their PE lessons. PE will be indoors (gymnastics) on Tuesdays and outdoors on Wednesdays, so please wear appropriate kit.
- If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to write in your child's reading diary and it will be responded to ASAP.
Here is a link to the book that I recommend you purchasing to help your child with the Year 6 grammar, punctuation and spelling expectations:
Renaissance Link for reading click here.
In order to find year group expectations for maths, please click here, scroll down and click on the overview.
For year group expectations for English, please click here, scroll down and click on the overview.
The expectations for science and the foundation subjects can be found by selecting the relevant heading from here.
Continuing the learning journey 26/2/2024
Maths: We will be learning how to express proportions using ratios. We will also be learning what algebra is and how useful it is too.
English: We will be creating and performing poetry based on our new book: Sky Chasers.
Hearts and Minds: My Happy Mind.
RE: We will be evaluating the rules around attending significant places.
Science: We will be learning about living things and their habitats.
Spanish: We are learning about the four seasons.
Geography: We will be learning about how important our oceans are.
Music: To use complex rhythms to be able to perform a theme.
PE: Gymnastics and athletics.
Please don't forget:
- SATs parent presentation evening on Thursday 29th of February at 6:30pm. A Zoom link will be sent to you closer to the time. The presentation should last approximately 30 minutes and will be published on the website afterwards.
Don't forget to visit our Think Like an Engineer website regularly, to see what we're all busy doing: