Year 6

Mrs Winfield, Mrs Butler and Mrs Mitchison
 
Welcome to Year 6's page. Here we will keep you updated on what has been going on in Year 6 over the year - it's sure to be a busy one!  At the bottom of this page you will find documents and links that you may find handy to use with your child.
 
PE
Indoor PE kit consists of blue shorts, a yellow t-shirt and black pumps. For Outdoor PE lessons children will need a kit that will keep them sufficiently warm and dry so a tracksuit, trainers, clean socks and a lightweight waterproof jacket would be ideal. Both PE kits should be in school every day but the days we have our lessons are Wednesdays and Fridays. 
 
During Autumn 1 we had FA Coach Brent teaching us football. We learned lots of new skills through a variety of games and loved playing mini matches each week. Thank you Brent! 
 
Homework
In accordance with our Homework Policy, children will be set a piece of Maths and a piece of Literacy homework each week.  This is alongside the expectation that children will read at home at least three times per week (with a comment written into their reading diaries) and will learn their statutory spellings.  A clear deadline for homework will be given. Children who return their homework on time and completed to the expected standard will receive house tokens.  If an Internet connection is required and it not available at home, children will be able to attend homework club to ensure that they complete their homework.  Should any children not return their homework on time, it will be expected that they will complete it of a lunch time. 
 
 
 
Autumn 1...
 
Wow, the first half term has flown by! Children have settled well into life in Year 6 and have been incredibly busy. As well as the usual daily school lessons, they have taken part in many enrichment activities...
  • Black History Month Meets Rock School at Forest Arts Centre - Various groups including vocals, rock band, percussion and ukulele. The children all performed in front of several other schools.
  • FA coached football lessons - Weekly sessions with FA coach Brent which children have thoroughly enjoyed and learned a lot in.
  • Macmillan Coffee Afternoon - Lots of cakes and biscuits were decorated to help raise a huge amount of money for Macmillan.  
  • Enrichment days at Brownhills School - Including PE, food technology and science lessons. 
  • Maths enrichment lessons at Queen Mary's High School. 
I'm excited to see what the rest of the school year brings.
Enjoy the break, Mrs Winfield x
Back to School!
We've had a great start to the school year. Over summer holidays children received their letters inviting them to start 'Brownhills West School of Witchcraft and Wizardary'. Many children came to school dressed in their best wizarding attire! So far in Year 6 we have completed various tasks linked to the Harry Potter theme including writing a spell or a potion for the perfect year. Once these have been typed up, you will be able to read them below. Keep your eyes peeled! 
Star of the Week, Writer of the Term and Mathematician of the Term
 
Each week Mrs Winfield picks a 'Star of the Week' along with a fabulous half-termly Mathematician and Writer. Maths work and writing is on display in our achievement corridor. Have a look to see who has been awarded the titles so far...
 
Autumn Term
22.09.17 - Jaq is our very first Star of the Week for his fabulous attitude and work in Maths lessons this week. Keep it up Jaq!
13.10.17 - Max is this week's Star of the Week for his amazing drumming at Forest Arts! 
20.10.17 - Gold Praise - Justin - Just has worked particularly hard this half term. He has improved his work rate, attitude to work and presentation greatly too. Keep it up, Justin!
20.10.17 - Gold Praise - Jaq - We could have picked Jaq for any of the awards for this half term. He has been a superstar! It has been great to see such a rise in self confidence as well as academic achievement over the past half term. Well done Jaq!
20.10.17 - Sports Star - Oscar - Oscar has shown such enthusiasm in our football sessions with Brent. He has also impressed me with his sportsmanship too. Well done Oscar! 
20.10.17 - Writer of the Half Term - Chloe - Chloe has some fabulous descriptive ideas and has really impressed me with her writing so far this year. She's not afraid to go and find a thesaurus to help make better vocabulary choices either! Keep it up Chloe!
20.10.17 - Mathematician of the Half Term - Lucy - Lucy has worked really hard this half term to just get down to business with her maths. She tries to understand and grasp new concepts quickly and apply them to solving problems but will ask for help when she realises she needs it. Well done Lucy!