Last week Year 6 visited Archbishop Beck High School. The children were given a tour of the school - former Rice Lane pupils were our tour guides! We also were treated to a dance and musical performances.
We have also started Spanish lessons! Mrs Valesco from Maghull High, will be visiting fortnightly to deliver Spanish to each Year 6 class.
Welcome back to school Year 6 I hope that everybody had a lovely summer holiday and that you are all well rested and ready to learn!
6J Mrs Brown and I are your teachers with Mrs Da Silva as your Learning Support Assistant
6A Mrs Elniff is your teacher with Mrs Ingram as your Learning Support Assistant
6B Mrs Blain is your teacher with Mrs Woodbridge as your Learning Support Assistant
6T Miss Thomas is your teacher with Mrs Devine as your Learning Support Assistant
I look forward to seeing the fabulous work you are going to produce
Today is the first day of Year 6's Community/Creativity week An art teacher and sixth form students from Alsop have worked alongside some of our children creating a graffiti art wall on the playground and bottle top art! Mr Moffatt has worked on an ICT project with another group of children, the third group of children have started to plan their puppets with Mr Hefferon and the fourth group have enjoyed singing with Ms Blain. We will share photographs later on in the week!
A couple of weeks ago some children in Year 6 became pen pals with children in New Jersey, USA. After exchanging some letters, last week we received postcards from our friends across the pond. We can't wait to hear from then again soon.
Welcome to our year 6 page!
Homework and revision
In year 6 it is really important that children are completing homework tasks set; ensuring they are completed to their best standard and handing them in on time. All children have been given a homework folder and a homework book to complete the set tasks in. Each week all year 6 classes will receive an English homework, a maths task and occasionally additional spellings practice or research based tasks. During the Autumn term each class will have a text based English homework- We have listed the text each class is reading below.
6J: A theif in the village by James Berry
6A: Why the whales came by Michael Morpurgo
6B: Holes by Louis Sachar
6H: The butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo
In addition to the set tasks it is highly beneficial for children to read as often as possible at home- in particular with an adult. Each child will have a copy of their class read as well as a book they have chosen themselves. We would encourage parents/carers to let us know when your children have read at home by writing in their homework diaries- we will be sure to reward them in class by giving them a sticker for their reward chart each time they do
**Homework club is available to all year 6 children and is on every Tuesday until 4.30.
Year 6 2016 Autumn Term News
Year 6 have settled into their new classes - now four classes and not three!
6J - Mrs Clovis and Mrs Brown with Mrs Da Silva as Learning Support Assistant
6H - Mr Hefferon with Miss Chatburn as Learning Support Assistant
6B - Ms Blain with Mrs Devine as Learning Support Assistant
6A - Mrs Elniff with Mr Lockley as Learning Support Assistant
Assistant head/Phase leader: Mrs Clovis
Year 6 children will be working with Military School for a morning every week this term. 6H and 6A have a Monday morning slot and 6J and 6B have Wednesday mornings. Your child will need their PE kits and trainers for these sessions.
Year 6 will also be having Relax Kids session on Monday afternoons. The children have been split into smaller groups for these sessions, in order to really experience some 'calm and quiet' time.
Alsop High School have invited us to take part in exciting ICT sessions on Friday afternoons. Each class will have four sessions - details will be on the school calendar section of this website.
Rice Lane Daily Mile - we encourage all of our Year 6 children to have trainers in school in order to fully participate in the Rice Lane Daily Mile. We are trying to do this three times a week in Year 6.
Year 6 topics
Autumn 1: This half term our topic is 'Japan' and will be based around the fantastic story 'Kensuke's Kingdom' by Michael Morpurgo... Watch this space to see some of the wonderful work we will produce based on this topic. Also see below for our curriculum map.