We are Year 6!
Welcome to our class page! Here you will find lots of information about your final year at St Luke's.
We have two classes in our cohort: 6G and 6H.
6G - Mr Graham and Mr Addison
6H - Miss Halliwell and Mrs Salim
Here we are! Left to right: Mrs Salim, Mr Graham, Miss Halliwell and Mr Addison
Spring Term in Year 6
Please see below for some key dates that you may wish to make note of:
Boosting - Every Monday and Wednesday until 4:20pm, starting Monday 20th ending Weds 6th May
Debate Mate - Every Wednesday in school hours
Urban Debate League (Debate Mate inter-school competition) Round 1 - Tues 11th Feb for chosen representatives
1-week half term holiday
To be updated
2-week Easter holiday
Chester Zoo Sustainable Palm Oil project begins (within school time)
Click on the links below to see the yearly overview of our new enquiry-based curriculum and the key questions that we will be working to answer in our lessons each term. Each half term we try to identify common themes that run through the various subjects that we teach and these inform the 'key concept words' that we learn each term, which help us to see that our learning is all inter-connected!
Our writing is in full swing and our assessed pieces are underway! We will continue to focus on detail refinement, accurate punctuation and imaginative use of language to create engaging and enjoyable texts of our own. This half term, our class text is 'Wonder' - a fantastic boy by R.J. Palacio about a boy called August who has a great deal to overcome as a ten-year-old in his first year of school. We will be using this text to help us write diary entries and short narratives and will focus especially on how we can use dialogue (conversation between characters) to show the reader what their personalities are like and to advance the action of the story further. The video below shows the trailer for the film, a wonderful adaptation by director Stephen Chbosky starring Jacob Tremblay as August.
For a complete overview our units for the year, please see the Curriculum Plan above.
This half term we are hitting fractions hard! We will be learning how to compare and order fractions with different denominators, how to add and subtract them from each other and how to multiply and divide with them. You'll find that this actually comes up regularly in everyday life - for example if you are buying a sofa for £450, and one shop has 1/5 off the price and another 2/7, how can we know which is the better deal?
The most important skill you have to master as you work with fractions is equivalences. The fraction wall below will help you to visualize this:
As you look at the fraction wall above, you'll notice that two lots of 1/6 (so 2/6) is the same size as 1/3. This means that these fractions are equivalent (the same amount). Another easy way to consider this is to multiply or divide both the numerator and the denominator by the same number. This will give you an equivalent fraction.
3/4 is equivalent to 9/12 (because 3x3=9 and 4x3=12).
For both 6G and 6H, you will need your PE kit in school every Tuesday for outdoor games.
Tuesday = Outdoor games (as it's now very cold outside, you must ensure you kit is appropriate for the cooler and wetter weather. A tracksuit is highly recommended and you must bring trainers to change into.)
You must bring the correct PE kit into school and we advise all kit is taken home and washed over the weekend so it is ready each time for a new week in school.
For the whole of this coming academic year we are pleased to announce that our Outdoor Games session will be delivered by Mr Buckley who works for the Manchester United Foundation. The majority of sessions will take place at Dean Trust High school and will be delivered on their fabulous 3G artificial pitch. Through the use of a wide range of ball activities, our pupils learn important physical skills such as balance, agility and awareness. Fitness aspects are also incorporated into the sessions and our pupils learn how exercise positively affects our bodies and health. Please read below the relating MUFC foundation participation statement.
Homework will be passed out by your teachers every Friday. It must be handed in by the following Tuesday. If you struggle with your homework, you can bring it in on Monday and we will gladly go through it with you to give you some pointers. Receiving homework will be a regular event at high school and it is our job to prepare you for what is to come; we will therefore make weekly checks if work has been handed in and completed to a high standard.