Winkfield St Mary's C of E School

Winkfield Row, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 6NH

01344 882422

‘I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.’ John 10:10

 

Welcome to Year 6's class page! 

In Year 6, we ensure that we embrace the school values:

REACH

Respect

Excellence

Awareness

Courage

Honesty

 Year 6 will be a busy, exciting and memorable year. The most important message for the children this year is to make the most of every opportunity that comes their way! 

As always, thank you for your ongoing support and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to one of us. 

 

Meet the Team

Year 6 are very fortunate to be supported in class by:

Mrs L Roberts (Class Teacher)

Mrs M. Davis (Teaching Assistant, Monday-Friday mornings)

 

How to help your child at home

Please encourage your child to read a range of different genres. The more they read, the better their vocabulary becomes, which also improves their independent writing. Children should be able to spell all words from the Year 5/6 spelling list by the end of the year, please help them to learn as many of these words as possible.

 

The most helpful thing you can do this year is encourage your child to show independence, responsibility and to try their best! Help them make the most of their final year at Winkfield St Mary's. 

 

We will be reading 'Who Let The Gods Out' by Maz Evans. When a young Zodiac goddess, Virgo, lands in his back garden, Elliot thinks he might see a way to resolve some of his difficulties but, instead, the pair manage to accidentally release Thanatos - the immortal death-daemon - from centuries of imprisonment. 

Diary Dates - Summer Term

Tuesday 19th April - Summer Term starts

Thursday 28th April - Swimming at Lambrook starts 

Monday 2nd May - May Bank Holiday 

Monday 9th May - Thursday 12th May - Year 6 SATS 

Friday 27th May - Inset Day 

Monday 30th May - Friday 3rd June - Half Term 

Monday 6th June - Inset Day 

Friday 1st July - Bracknell Primary Schools Swimming Gala 

Friday 22nd July - Summer Term ends 

 

P.E days this term will be Monday (cricket coaching), Wednesday (Mr Jones) and Thursday (swimming at Lambrook).

Spellings will be sent out on Seesaw on a Monday to be tested the following Monday. Children will have revision-based tasks to complete in both their Maths and English revision guides on the lead-up to SATS. We will look at these in class on a Friday so children should make sure they bring these in each week. 

 

This is a brief summary of what we will be learning this term: 

 

Our topic this term is:

ANCIENT GREECE

 

Our big question this term is:

Why were the Ancient Greeks so great?

As part of the topic, we will be mainly covering elements of the History curriculum, as well as linking it as much as possible to other subjects. 

 

In Science, we will be continuing our work on evolution and inheritance before moving onto exploring electricity. In Art, we will be designing and making Greek pottery using clay. In P.E, we will be developing our netball and cricket skills, as well as swimming later in the term. 

 

Our English this term will be closely linked to our topic as the children will be producing a range of writing inspired by our class novel 'Who Let The Gods Out.' They will also be writing a non-chronological report about an aspect of Ancient Greek history that interests them. 

 

In Maths, we will be focusing on comparing, ordering and simplifying fractions, as well as finding equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages. We will then move on to calculating percentages of amounts and adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions. 

 

In addition to learning within our topic, in R.E we will be focusing on Islam:

  • Does belief in Akhirah (life after death) help Muslims lead good lives?