Meet the Year 6 Team

Year 6 Teachers

Miss Cornall

Miss Cornall

Year 6 Class Teacher

Mrs Rey

Mrs Rey

Teaching Assistant/Lunchtime Games Leader

Meet the Teacher Slideshow


Homework

In Year 6 this half term children will receive Spelling, Reading, Grammar and Maths homework each week. Children are expected to read at least 3 times a week and to bring their reading book to school each day. Each child will be given a Maths and Grammar CPG SATS guide and will be told which pages they should complete for homework each week. Homework will be set on Wednesday and will be due in by the next Wednesday.

PE

Year 6 have their PE every Wednesday. Please ensure children have PE kits in school and any earrings are removed or plasters need to be provided for the children to cover them with.

 

Uniform

All children should wear full uniform including their ALWAYS badges.

We do allow pupils to wear all black trainers - no coloured swooshes/stripes etc. with all black soles.

Black shoes are also still acceptable and preferred for school.

Autumn 1


 

This afternoon we began our new science topic 'Light' we investigated how light travels and proved that light only travels in straight lines. Ask us all about it to find out more.



 

In our history lesson this afternoon we have been using sources to explore what happened in The Blitz. Ask us all about it tonight!


 

This afternoon we have been investigating how light travels through different states of matter. Ask us what we now know about refraction!



 

We have enjoyed learning all about the artwork of Gustav Klimt and recreating our own cubism design!


 

Year 6 are learning all about World War 2. This week we looked at the reasons why Britain had to go to war and why Chamberlain appeased Hitler. We used our oracy skills to debate whether Chamberlain was right to appease Hitler. We had many great discussions about this and came up with many reasons for and against appeasement. Ask us what we decided Chamberlain should have done…


 

First of my clubs! Colouring Mindful mandalas was a really relaxing way to end the day

 


This afternoon we have been exploring what life was really like for an evacuee in World War 2. We looked at a variety of sources and decided which ones were propaganda and which ones were most believable. Ask us how we helped the BBC improve its video about evacuation!


 

In our talk on Tuesday we used the traverse grouping to speak to each other about our favourite sport. We moved down the line listening to each other carefully, asking questions and debating which sport was the best! You’ll never guess which sport we choose…


 

This afternoon in science we extended our knowledge about light and shadows by investigating how light travels through different materials and how shadows always cast the same shape as the object that blocked the light. Year 6 used scientific vocabulary to discuss their findings with each other.


 

This afternoon we explored more about the life journeys of a selection of Biblical characters. We used Bibles to learn all about their stories. Next we chose how to display our findings and used our oracy skills to present our information to the rest of the class.


 

Today we had a visit from Blackburn Community Police to help us learn more about keeping safe whilst we are out and about.




Autumn 2


This morning we used role play to act out the first chapter of our wordless graphic novel. Mrs Rourke was wowed by our acting skills!


 

In history we compared and contrasted what life was like during the war at Christmas time. We used our oracy skills to share our findings.
Also in Talk on Tuesday we debated whether Christmas should have been celebrated during the war time years. Ask us what we decided and our reasons for our choices.



In English today we participated in drama to empathise with Father on his journey to the New land. Ask us all about it!


DT Week

 

Look at our final products. We had a great week learning about structures and building our prototype reading area.



 

This week, Year 6 have been exploring how species adapt in science this afternoon. We learned about Charles Darwin's theory of evolution and how the finches beaks and claws differed on the different islands depending on what food was available to them!



Spring 1


 

Here are some of our portrait drawings. We focussed on tone and texture of lines using a variety of media to design and execute our work. We have some talented artists!✏️






 

We have been inspired by Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, Leonard’s Da Vinci, Frida Karol and Kehinde Wiley. 



Spring 2


What a week we have had in Year 6!

The class have done really well with their practise tests and have been enjoying a very practical Junior Jam session this morning to finish off the week!


 

We are enjoying our new topic ‘Global Trade’. Today we have worked in groups and given presentations on different centuries and how changed has changed.





 

Today in Geography, year 5 and 6 developed their oracy skills. Working in pairs, they were given a European flag to explain using key vocabulary to their partner to draw on a whiteboard. Then, using a blank map of Europe they were using facts to determine different European countries and their locations.



Summer 1

 


Our Aidan’s Ambassadors were so busy tonight after school cleaning up our community. Good job. We are very proud of you!




Summer 2





 

Huge congratulations to Year 6 for completing their Race For Life.



                                

Remote Learning

We have outlined our remote learning procedures during the covid pandemic on this page, following the guidelines set by the government. If there is a need to switch back to remote learning in the future, we will adhere to our Remote Learning policy. We will make sure to review and update it according to the current situation and the lessons we have learned from the previous period of school closure. Rest assured, we will communicate these changes clearly to parents.

Remote Learning Policy

Remote Learning Statement

Have a look at our knowledge mats to see what we are learning this term

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How lucky are Year 6?

This morning we received a visit from Boohoo and learnt all about the company and how it came to be the global brand it is today. We had a presentation, watched a new ad campaign, dialled in to a real Microsoft Teams meeting with the headquarters in Sheffield in the Pretty Little Thing room and received a goodie bag from the team.

Thank you Boohoo for a wonderful start to the week and inspiring our Year 6 class.




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What are the SATs?

 

  • SATs are the tests that are given to children at the end of Key Stage 2.
  • The SATs take place over four days, starting on Monday 13th May 2024 ending on Thursday 16th May 2024.

 

The SATs papers consist of:

  • Grammar, punctuation and spelling (paper 1: GPS) – Monday 13th May
  • Grammar, punctuation and spelling (paper 2: Spelling) – Monday 13th May
  • Reading – Tuesday 14th May
  • Maths (paper 1: Arithmetic) – Wednesday 15th May
  • Maths (paper 2: Reasoning) – Wednesday 15th May
  • Maths (paper 3: Reasoning) – Thursday 16th May

 

 

When and how the SATs are completed?

 

 

  • The tests take place during normal school hours, under exam conditions.
  • Children are not allowed to talk to each other from the moment the assessments are handed out until they are collected at the end of the test.
  • After the tests are completed, the papers are sent away to be marked externally.
  • The results are then sent to the school in July.
  • Each test lasts no longer than 60 minutes:
  • Grammar/ Punctuation – 45 minutes
  • Spelling – 15 minutes
  • Reading – 60 minutes
  • Arithmetic – 30 minutes
  • Reasoning – 40 minutes
  • Reasoning – 40 minutes

 

The Results

 

Tests are marked externally.

Once marked, the tests will be given the following scores:

A raw score (total number of marks achieved for each paper);

A scaled score (see below);

A judgement on if the National Standard has been met.

 

Scaled scores range from 80 to 120.

A scaled score of 100 or more shows the pupil is meeting the National Standard.

 

Important SATs Websites for Revision

BBC Bitesize

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/levels/zbr9wmn

CrickWeb

http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2literacy.html

BBC Spelling

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zt62mnb/year/zncsscw

Top Marks Education

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

IXL Learning

https://uk.ixl.com/

Natural Curriculum Grammar

https://www.naturalcurriculum.co.uk/grammar/year-6-grammar-lessons/

 

End of KS2 SATs Practice Materials QR codes

Maths Booklet

Maths Facts Booklet

KS2 Maths organiser booklet

KS2 maths organiser booklet 2

* Please come along to our SATs meeting on Wednesday 6th March 2024 at 2.45pm - 3.15pm*

For further information about the SATs that your child in Year 6 will sit, please click the following link: Key Stage 2 SATs meeting


As we are preparing for SATs in school, some pupils might be feeling unnecessarily anxious for the tests. I wanted to provide some information from a local organisation Kooth on exam support if your child is worried.

Kooth Exam tips

 

5k Walk to raise money for Rossendale Hospice  

Our Year 6 pupil's at St. Aidan's C of E Primary Academy are raising money for Rossendale Hospice. We are dedicated, determined and focused on making a difference to for those with life-limiting illnesses so they can receive the best possible care and support.

Therefore, we will be walking 5k at Witton Park on Monday 26th June. The reserve date for this event in case the weather is bad is Tuesday 4th July. 

Here is the link to our page: https://www.justgiving.com/page/st-aidans-church-of-england-primary-school-1688026604135?newPage=true&fbclid=IwAR1PyzmEsjHS-Ch6Ke7LJ5E8gOTmH8uGTlEk3EPnCn8SbuA9E9cnlFdmuZs

Please donate to support this wonderful cause.

Year 6 did it... well done!! St. Aidan’s are extremely proud of you all.