Year 6 - Hawk
Parent Consultations will take place online via Microsoft Teams on MONDAY 1ST NOVEMBER between 10am and 4pm.
- To book a meeting, please email me using firstname.lastname@example.org.
- It would be really helpful if you could let me know the times that you are available that day, e.g. I am available between 10am and 11am and also 2pm and 4pm. I can then allocate you a time slot within this.
- If you are unable to make an appointment during these times, or would prefer a telephone call, please let me know and I will arrange this for you.
I look forward to speaking to you all.
POLAR EXPLORER DAY LETTER
The Y6s have brought a copy of this letter home, but it is also available here if needed. Please ensure that permission slips are returned to school by Monday 8th November.
Secondary School Applications
Applications are now open for places at secondary school for September 2022. Information about the process and online applications can be completed here: https://www.bedford.gov.uk/schools-education-and-childcare/schools-and-collegescadem/school-admissions/online-admissions/
Please note that it is extremely important that you complete the application process, whether you want your child to attend the local school in the catchment area, or a different school instead. If you do not complete the process and places at your preferred school are full, your child may be given a place somewhere else, possibly much further away from home.
The application deadline is 31st October 2021. Your application must be received by then.
If you have any questions, or need any help with this process, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Welcome to Hawk Class!
Welcome to Hawk's class page. This will be somewhere for us to share useful information and important updates, as well as celebrating many of the things that we will do throughout the year. As a general rule, if you need it, it will be on here. Having said that, if there is anything else that you would like to see on here, please let me know.
Please remember your e-safety rules before clicking on any of the internet links on this page. For more information on how to stay safe, visit the e-safety page.
Useful Class Information
Class Teacher: Mrs Dimbleby
Other adults working with Hawk Class: Mr Field, Miss Flynn & Miss Kidby
If you need to contact me, you can email me using email@example.com. You can also leave a message at the school office and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
We expect the children to be in full school uniform (when not wearing their PE kit.) Please ensure that they have their ties with them and are also wearing plain black school shoes or plain black trainers.
PE - Tuesday and Thursday
Children should come to school in their school PE kits on these days. For the first half term, both lessons will both be outside, therefore the children need to bring extra layers such as tracksuit bottoms, leggings or jogging bottoms and jumpers or zip-up tops. These should be plain black or blue.
English and Maths homework will be given out weekly on a Friday. We will discuss homework activities with the children and will also put details of these on the class pages.
If your child walks to or from school on their own and you would like them to have their mobile phone with them, that is fine. When the children arrive at school, phones will be collected and stored in a secure place in the classroom. Children will be able to collect these before going home at the end of the day. Please note, the mobile phone remains the responsibility of your child at all times.
What we are learning this term
We have created an overview to show you the main areas of learning we will focus on during the Autumn Term. Please see the document below.
Homework is a very important part of life in Y6 because it will help to support the learning you are doing in school. We expect you all to complete your homework every week. However, if you need any help, please make sure you ask us. Just remember to do this before the day that your homework is due in!
Date set: Friday 15th October
Date due in / date to be completed: Friday 22th October
Reading - Read something that you want to read and enjoy reading as often as you can.
English Homework Book:
Pg 4 - Nouns
Pg 6 - Verbs
Pg 19 - Present Tense & Past Tense
Hawk vs Eagles TTRockStars Battle:
Make sure you log onto TTRS and take part in our battle. It starts on Friday 15th October at 1pm and finishes on Thursday 21st October at 7pm. (Points earned between 8am and 7pm count towards this battle.)
You could also spend some time using the suggested Maths websites on our class pages.
Reading in Year 6
In Year 6, we want you to LOVE reading and read books which you ENJOY reading and WANT to read. We have lots of brilliant books in the classroom and there are also great books in the school reading books which you can borrow.
Remember to record the books that you have read on your personal 'Reading Bookshelf' sheet, recommend books to others that you have really enjoyed and ask an adult to photocopy the spine of the book to add to our 'Reading Pile'.
Parents and carers: Please see the letter below about reading in Year 6. This was sent home in the first few weeks of the school year.
This is perfect for practising your reading comprehension.
Looking for something to read?
There are some great resources out there to help you choose a book to read. Here are some of the most useful:
#BookMatch - This is part of a fantastic website from 'The Reader Teacher' and has book lists showing you books similar to ones
written by some of the most popular authors at the moment. https://www.thereaderteacher.com/bookmatch
It is worth looking at others parts of this website, there are so many book suggestions, you list will get longer and
What to read after - You can put the name of books or authors you really like in the search bar and search for other books that you
might like based on what you have already read. https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/our-
If your favourite author or set of books is on this map, follow the correct 'tube line' for suggestions of other books that you might like:
Here are some of the interesting and inventive places we have been reading! These photos are really making us .
If you would like to share your photo with us, please email it to Mrs Dimbleby (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Spellings in Year 6
Whichever spellings you are working on, this website is really useful: https://spellingframe.co.uk/
You can click on the year groups you want to. Scroll down towards the bottom of the page to practise the words from our word lists.
Another useful website is: http://www.ictgames.com/mobilePage/spookySpellings/index.html
You can click on the year groups you want to, then click on the books in the background to select different words.
Key Stage 2 Spelling Lists
Year 6 Spelling Menu
Other Useful Websites for English
Synonyms and Antonyms: https://www.abcya.com/games/wordtoss_synonym_antonym
Maths in Year 6
Here are lots useful websites which you can use at home to help you with your Maths:
My Maths - This is not just for homework! You can log on and access lots of lessons and activities as well as games. The lessons are particularly useful as they explain what you need to do and give you examples to try. https://www.mymaths.co.uk/
Corbett Maths Primary - A fantastic website. Many of the resources can be printed, but could also be looked at on screen with
practise being done on paper.
5-a-day: 5 questions to practise every day at different levels. Perfect for practising those important, basic skills as well as other
areas of Year 6 Maths.
Videos: Videos to explain how to tackle different skills, followed by questions to answer.
Worksheets: These link to the videos mentioned above.
Quizzes: Link to Kahoot quizzes.
My Mini Maths - This is a really useful website which can be used every day, or can be used to focus on areas which you would like to practise more. Many areas include videos to watch and there are always questions to have a go at answering.
This part of My Mini Maths is particularly helpful when you are practising for the Arithmetic paper. You can select the types of questions you find tricky, watch a video to help you, then try lots of examples of that type of question:
IXL - A fantastic website. You can pick an area to work on, look at examples or explanations and also answer some example questions. To use the website for free, you are limited to a certain number of questions, but it's definitely worth looking at every now and then. https://uk.ixl.com/math/year-6
BBC Bitesize - A great website. Again, you can choose an area to look at. There are videos, explanations and short quizzes to help you. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/subjects/z826n39
Topmarks - You can search for games that link to specific areas of Maths. Look out for the age range underneath all games. It will give you a good idea of how useful it is. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/
Hit The Button - https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Maths Is Fun - This site is really good at explaining things and gives you practice questions at the bottom of each page.
Online Maths Dictionary - http://www.amathsdictionaryforkids.com/dictionary.html
If you would like to find out more about what we have been doing in French with Madame Kaler, watch useful videos or find more information about challenges that she has set you, you can find all this here: https://www.petite-etoile.co.uk/balliol-primary
Year 4, 5 & 6 Challenge: Francophone countries
Your challenge is to research a French speaking country and create a poster with 7 facts on it.
- Use your monopoly board.
- Roll a dice 7 times, to find your 7 challenges.
- The findings from the 7 challenges should be put into one colourful poster that we can put on display.
- Each child who puts effort into this will get a prize.
- Any questions please email Madame Kaler: email@example.com
To access Espresso from home, go to https://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/ then click 'Login' in the top right-hand corner.
Login details: student 4307 / espresso (Please do not change this as it is the login for the whole school.)
What we've been up to!
Student Leadership Applications:
We were all so proud of everyone in Hawk Class who applied to be part of the Student Leadership Team. Their letters of application and speeches were carefully thought out and some of the best we have ever read or heard. Well done to you all!
Miss O'Connor was also impressed and sent Year 6 an email:
Hello Year 6
I just want to say how incredibly proud I am of all of you who presented your speeches today. It is inspiring to see how much you have grown and matured. You will all make amazing leaders of the future!
Absolute stars 🌟
Well done to those of you who have been published this year on Pobble:
If you have not been published yet, don't worry, there will be plenty of opportunities throughout the year.