We are the Year 6 pupils - the oldest in school!
Our teacher is Mrs Madge and Mrs Attwood is the teaching assistant in our class.
Autumn Term 2021 Overview
Welcome to Emerald Class!
We hope that your children have a fantastic last year with us at Puriton Primary School. Below is some information that will help you to support your children at home and school in Year 6.
Find out what goes on in Emerald Class by clicking on this link: Information for parents and children
Find out what we are going to be learning in Emerald Class by clicking on this link: Curriculum Map Autumn Term
Autumn Term 2 information
Would you like to extend your knowledge of our topics at home?
Click here for the 'Optional homework grid' linked to this term's topics.
Autumn Term 1 information
Cross country competition at Brymore - 20/10/21
A huge well done to the 8 children from Emerald Class who entered the Year 6 cross country event. I haven't had the official results yet but they should all be very proud of themselves. They showed great determination to complete the race and were brilliant at cheering on each other and the younger children.
Mrs Madge is very proud of you all!
‘Story in a Box’ project
At Puriton Primary, we love books! What is your favourite book? Have you got a favourite character? We would like you to create a ‘Story in a Box’ to share your love for your favourite book with your class. Are you up for the challenge?
Why not get creative and use a shoe box to create a scene from a book (fiction or non-fiction). It could be from your favourite book at home or from one of the books you are reading at school. Alongside your box, you could give a short summary or review of your book, which will inspire others to read it.
If you make a story box, please bring it into school during the first week back after half term and give it to your class teacher. You will then have the chance to share your story box with the rest of your class. We will also take photos of them and display them around the school for others to see.
Here are some ideas to get you going. Happy making!
The highlight of our week was our Evacuation trip on the West Somerset Railway. Here is what happened:
I will add the rest of the photos into a 'gallery' later.
We have been focusing on taking responsibility for our own learning this week by making sure that we are ready for lessons. Yesterday Mrs Madge was really pleased that we showed real improvement with this.
The things that we know we need to do better all the time are:
- - Packing books away more quickly
- - Sitting quietly facing the front when ready
- - Focusing on ourselves not others
Week 1- 3
We have all settled in really well into Emerald class and are being very enthusiastic learners.
In maths this week, we have been continuing our work on place value, moving onto the rounding of 7 digit numbers. We had to think carefully about which digit was the important one to look at, and whether we needed to round the digits up or down.
When we moved onto rounding decimal numbers it became more tricky. We had to show resilience, when we made mistakes and not give up. We have all cracked it now!
Movement break has shared these links to use as movement breaks. Amber class thought you might all like them too!
Low impact workout:
Useful websites for practising key skills at home
Maths websites for home practice:
Hit the button
The Maths Shed (free on apple app store)
PE/Well-being ideas for activities
I love reading and really want the children to experience this too. I know that sometimes it is tricky to find books that they like so I have shared some ideas below. I hope that the children will let me know books that they have liked too so that I can share them on here.
I find these two websites good for looking for book ideas:
https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/ is a great website where you can look for books using age range. I find this often helps to choose appropriate books. You can read an extract from them too. https://www.booksfortopics.com/key-stage-book-lists is also a good website where you can choose books by age and topic.
- This is another useful link. It gives you ideas of books that are similar to well known authors, e.g. David Walliams. https://www.booksfortopics.com/branching-out?fbclid=IwAR0bWufQputzM2y5gMblUmLuy4XTbgb0v1CMP_QQrZ1dge4UvhdYUHh4T1I
The books below have been recommended by previous Year 6 children and Year 6 teachers. I have not read many of these books, so obviously, I recommend you find out a little bit more about each book/series before you buy them, in case you don’t think they are appropriate for your child.
Alex Rider series – Anthony Horowitz
Percy Jackson series
Malorie Blackman books
Young Bond – Charlie Higson
Titch – Simon Mayo
The 1000 year-old boy
Katherine Rundell books
Murder most unladylike
The Northern lights – Phillip Pullman
The Spooks Apprentice series – Joseph Delaney
Ross Welford books
Frank Cottrell Boyce books
Skulduggery Pleasant series
The Dark Wild Series
Robin Stevens – A murder most unladylike series
Holly Smale – the Valentines
Jean Ure – Strawberry Crush
Rachel Hamilton – the case of the exploding Loo/Brains
Matt Haig – A Boy called Christmas / The girl who saved Christmas
Lauren Child books
Tom Fletcher books
PL Travers – Mary Poppins
Frank Cottrell Boyce – The Astounding Broccoli boy
Click here for a handwriting help sheet
Click here for Science vocabulary for Spring term 2021
Click here for a Grammar help sheet to explain and give examples of grammar vocabulary for year 6.
Click here for a Scratch help sheet.
Maths Help Sheets
Adding and subtracting fractions
Finding fractions of amounts
The Four Operations