Langley Mill Academy

Langley Mill Academy

Langley Mill Academy

Year 6

The staff working in Year 6 are Mrs Roberts, Mrs Waite, Mrs Simcox, Mr Bland Mrs Buxton-Hart, Mrs Blake and Miss Hallsworth.

Welcome to our Year 6 class page. Here you will find details of our current topic, as well as information about trips we have been on, our work in class and homework schedules. 

 2019 has already been a busy time for Year 6 with many of the children participating in a residential trip to Lea Green.  The children had the opportunity to take part in many activities such as a stream walk, archery, team swing and orienteering activities.  The children were a credit to our school and met all the challenges with a positive attitude. Photographs of our adventures can be found here

In May of this year, the children will sit their Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs) and then prepare for transition to secondary school this summer.                         

 

 Please do not hesitate to contact us at school if you wish to discuss any issues regarding your child. We have a wealth of expertise and resources to support children in Year 6 and we are always ready to address any concerns you have, or celebrate any achievements you wish to share. 

Thank you to everybody who came and contributed to our VE Day Street Party in December. The morning was a huge success, and the children enjoyed showing off their work to their friends and family, and everybody enjoyed sampling cakes and treats that they had made.

Our topic: Dawning of the ages

 

Mathematics for this term will follow our school scheme, beginning with number and place value, addition and subtraction, and properties of shape. You can view our Year 6 long and medium term planning for the year by opening the link. In addition, parents will also receive a maths newsletter at the start of each 3 week unit which details the children's learning, as well as questions to ask and activities and games to play together so that every child is supported with their mathematics at home.

 

Our next science topic: Electricity 

In science we will be learning about electricity, associating the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit. We will compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches, and record our findings using recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.

Homework

Please find below expected minimum homework requirements during this term.

 Reading - 3 x 15 minutes per week

Maths - 1 set per week (Wednesday)

Spelling - 1 set per week (Friday)

The children have also been given their SAT revision booklets these are to reinforce lessons taught in school.  if you have any concerns please inform your class teacher

 Literacy – 1 piece every 3 -4 weeks (personal learning log)The ‘learning log’ is a piece of individual homework when your child may be imaginative, creative and resourceful in order to produce various pieces of work. Children will present their personal learning to the class throughout the topic and add any resources to our Learning Log Display.

 Kind regards,

Year 6 Team