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Broomhill Junior School

Broomhill Junior School

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Year 6

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Welcome to Year 6!

Respect Relationships Reflective Responsible Resilient

A very warm welcome to Year Six, from Mrs Price, Mrs BY, Miss Monaghan, Mrs Turner, Mrs Goodman and Mr Priestley. 

Meet our Super Six team!

 

In Year 6, children are given the opportunity to build on their successes from their time in Key Stage 2. Throughout Year 6,  children will be exploring a variety of exciting and engaging cross-curricular topics including: Revolutions, Frozen Planets, Darwin's Delights, Gallery Rebels and  A Child's War.

 

Spring 2: Our new topic for our learning is Darwin's Delights!

We’re off on an exciting expedition with Charles Darwin and his crew on HMS Beagle. Can you trace his route across the vast ocean? Stop at the magical Galápagos Islands to see the amazing species that helped Charles Darwin to develop his theory of evolution by natural selection. Do you know what’s so special about a lava lizard, or why the blue-footed booby has blue feet? See how animals adapt to their environments over time and meet some of the world’s greatest explorers and naturalists. Imagine how humans will evolve in millions of years. It’s a scary thought. Ready to trace the origin of species? Let’s set sail.

 

Throughout this topic, our Year groups story will be: Sky Hawk by Gill Lewis:

 

 

Throughout the year, we will cover weekly SEAL lessons, which will focus on developing children's social and emotional development. We will participate in circle time activities, group work and link our learning to Fundamental British Values (FBV) and our 5 Rs as much as possible. This half term our 5R focus is Relationships and our SEAL topic is Good to be me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anti-Bullying

Anti-bullying at Broomhill; All classrooms have this Anti-bullying poster displayed, which has been designed by some of our children. Every year, Anti-bullying is marked by having themed lessons as part of our  Keeping Safe week. We have a zero tolerance to bullying. If you have any concerns about this, please see a member of staff.

 

 

 

Physical Education

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities.  It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.  Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

 

Every child at Broomhill Junior School participates in at least 2 hours of physical education (P.E) a week. Furthermore, we also encourage the children to participate in completing 'The Daily Mile'. Because of this, we please ask that you ensure P.E kits are kept in school all week (including a change of outdoor trainers). 

 

Could we please ask that you ensure PE kits are kept in school all week. Our PE days are Thursdays and Fridays where we will be participating in Gymnastics and Hockey, but there are often extra PE opportunities throughout the week. Children will also have daily physical activities.

 

 

Homework expectations:

  • We expect children to read as much as possible. Children in year 6 should be reading daily.
  • By the end of year 6, children already should know all of their times tables. We recommend that children practise these as much as possible. We are now signed on to 'Rockstars Times tables which is proving very popular and practise makes perfect when it comes to times tables!
  • Children are given a spelling test weekly, so we expect children to practise their spellings at home. We have one practice session in school to help children with this.
  • In addition to this, we will give children English and maths related homework on a Monday. This is always due in on the following Friday. Homework will always be shared on Classdojo.

 

We believe, all children should have a love for reading and we actively promote this in school. If you aren't enjoying a book- it's the wrong book for you! Find one you fall in love with and can't put down!

 

                 We believe, all children should have a love for reading and we actively promote this in school. If you aren't enjoying a book- it's the wrong book for you! Find one you fall in love with and can't put down! 1

Attendance:

The more children are in school, the more they are learning. Our aim is to have children in school as much as possible. Ideally, we are aiming for at least 97% attendance.

Excellent Work

Our Attendance:

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We use ClassDojo to support good home / school communication and enable children to celebrate their achievements and share this with the people who care.

You can access this by visiting https//www.classdojo.com 

 

Please see ClassDojo for children's weekly spellings and homework. Thank you.

Our Super Six Classrooms

 

 

 

Learning From Home

 

We have put together some links to online resources that can support children learning at home.

 

Parents- We would ask that Parents consider how to keep children safe when they are online. NSPCC has some fantastic guidance available here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/.  We would recommend setting parental controls on any devices and keep an eye on your child's history. 

 

Children- just a reminder if you ever see anything that makes you uncomfortable please speak to an adult. This website is brilliant for learning about how to keep yourself safe https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ - there are even games!

Every child has been given a login for classroom secretsThey will have work set every Monday, Wednesday and Friday sent via Class Dojo.

 

 

Maths games

  • White Rose Maths Select your year group to view videos and activities to complete

 

English games

 

 

Reading for pleasure

 

We have produced some suggested reading lists for each year group which might be helpful to provide high quality texts at home for your child.

 

Audible stories Audible are now offering children free audio books whilst schools are closed.

www.getepic.com (hundreds of free books to read on line)

 

 

Topic games/ useful websites

 

 

Staying active is really important, but harder if you’re having to try and stay away from others here are some websites that might help.

  • Fit kids club Exercise videos currently free (normally on demand)
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