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 summer holiday and enjoyed spending time with your loved ones.
We have an exciting year ahead. During this first term, our focus is about history and key events that have shaped Britain and the World. Lessons will consist of exciting and engaging content from the entire curriculum. To help explore this theme, the topic books for the first half term is: Star of Fear, Star of Hope by Jo Hoestlandt. Set during the World War II Nazi occupation of France, this is a powerful story of friendship, fear, and the hope we must always hold dear. I will not say anything further as you will have to read it 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 outdoors, so please wear appropriate outdoor kit (tracksuit bottoms/ leggings and a jumper/ tracksuit top).
- 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 2/10/23
Maths: We will be learning about short and long division.
English: We will be writing narrative including dialogue and cohesive devices.
Computing: We will be learning how to add a variable into Scratch.
Hearts and Minds: Fairness.
PE: Invasion games.
Science: Investigating the characteristics of light.
Spanish: Learning about school stationery and subjects.
DT: Navigating the World - to plan and deliver a pitch for their product.
Music: To use knowledge of pitch to develop confidence when singing in parts.
Star Writers of the week:
- Thomas and Ned, for always trying to improve their writing.
Star Reader of the week:
- Sienna, for doing really well in the guided reading group.
Don't forget to visit our Think Like an Engineer website regularly, to see what we're all busy doing: