Welcome to Year 6H!

STAFF TEAM: Mrs Hardingham, Mrs Lewin, Mrs Lightfoot

Mrs Ahmed and Mrs Berry

 

Welcome to our class page where you will find important information such as our curriculum letters, weekly spellings and any important news we have to share. You will also find photographs of all the amazing and fun things we have been doing.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

6H Reading Afternoon- Friday 9th February 2:30pm
Year 6 Meet The Teacher Spring Term- Friday 11th January 2:30pm
Class Christmas Party - Monday 18th December
Cinderella at Victoria Hall - Monday 18th December
Bolton Museum Trip - Tuesday 12th December
Christmas Fair - Thursday 7th December 3-4pm
Christmas Jumper Day - Wednesday 6th December
Mayor's Christmas Concert - Friday 1st December
World War Workshop - Monday 23rd October 
Winter Hill Trip - Tuesday 3rd October
Year 6 Meet The Teacher - Thursday 7th September 2.30pm.

Key Reminders

  • PE is on Wednesday. Please remember to have the correct PE kit on this day. If unsure, please refer to the school website.
  • Read everyday. Your child is expected to read daily. They can read to your or independently. Please sign their reading record to show that they have read. 
  • Homework will go out every Wednesday and must be returned the following Monday. There is a homework club on Thursday lunchtime for children that need support or have a busy weekend planned where they would struggle to get it completed on time. Homework consists of a creative challenge, English and Maths. Maths Scrap Book - Please complete the task as a family. This goes out on Friday and needs to be returned on Wednesday.

 

 

Children have subscriptions to Reading Eggs and TTRS to support their learning. Please click onto the following links to do more learning at home. 

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS 

Here are the important documents for this half term. 

6H Autumn 1 Important Documents

 

SPELLINGS 

Spellings tests are carried out on Wednesdays and new spellings are taught and handed out to the children to take home.  Please ensure that your child practices and learns the spelling pattern/rule each week to help improve their general spelling when writing. Please note that dates are not included in the overview.  As an example, week 1 spellings are handed out on week 1 and then children carry out the test on week 2 (the following week) and so on. 

 

ENGLISH AND READING 

Our class novel for Autumn Term 1 is Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll.  The genre is historical fiction and all of our English lessons will be based around this book. 

Letters from the Lighthouse: ‘THE QUEEN OF HISTORICAL FICTION’ Guardian: 1

Year 6 Five Class Reads

In Year 6, our five class reads for Autumn Term 1 are: If the World Were 100 People by Jackie McCann | Wisp by Zana Fraillon | Dreams of Freedom by Amnesty International | Where the Poppies Now Grow by Hilary Robinson | When I Was a Child by Andy Stanton

If the World Were 100 People: Winner of The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize 2022Wisp: A Story of Hope: Amazon.co.uk: Fraillon, Zana, Baker Smith, Grahame:  9781408350119: BooksDreams of FreedomWhere The Poppies Now Grow:. CARNEGIE & KATE GREENAWAY MEDAL Nominees 2015 (Poppy)When I Was a Child

 

Gang for Life Workshop- Wednesday 24th October

We learnt lots about what gangs are, how they can affect your life and the consequences of our actions. We listened to the story of someone who was in a gang and ended up making lots of bad choices which resulted in him missing out on a football career and ending up in prison for over a third of his life. We finished off our session with a 15 station fitness circuit. 

 

War Workshop- Tuesday 23rd October

We had a fantastic day learning about World War 1 and World War 2. The children learnt lots and it consolidated lots of learning from out Theme- Wars of the World. They got to dress up and hold real artefacts from the war. The children were given a souvenir half penny to take away. 

 

Winter Hill- Tuesday 3rd October

What a great first trip! Despite the bad weather, Year 6 made it to the top of Winter Hill. With a few stuck shoes along the way, muddy falls and windswept faces, we had a great morning.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS 

Here are the important documents for this half term. 

6H Autumn 2 Important Documents

 

SPELLINGS 

Spellings tests are carried out on Wednesdays and new spellings are taught and handed out to the children to take home.  Please ensure that your child practices and learns the spelling pattern/rule each week to help improve their general spelling when writing. Please note that dates are not included in the overview.  As an example, week 1 spellings are handed out on week 1 and then children carry out the test on week 2 (the following week) and so on. 

 

ENGLISH AND READING 

Our class novel for Autumn Term 2 is The Giant's Necklace by Michael Morpurgo.  The genre is ghost story and all of our English lessons will be based around this book. 

The Giant's Necklace by Michael Morpurgo - Book Review - Whispering Stories

Year 6 Five Class Reads

In Year 6, our five class reads for Autumn Term 2 are: 

Can I Build Another Me? by Yoshitake, Shinsuke The Viewer by Tan, ShaunFaraway Things by Eggers, DaveWolves : Gravett, Emily: Amazon.co.uk: BooksGreenling: Amazon.co.uk: Levi Pinfold, Levi Pinfold: 9781783700554: Books

 

Christmas Party- Monday 18th December

Thank you to all of the yummy food your brought in. Year 6 had a great time. What an excellent way to end a busy term!

Cinderella Pantomime- Monday 18th December

KS2 had a great time at the Victoria Hall watching Cinderella. We especially enjoyed our ice cream!

Trip to Bolton Museum- Tuesday 12th December

Year 6 had a fantastic time learning about Samuel Crompton at Bolton Museum. We were also lucky enough to see the robot exhibit and view the moon. In the town centre, we visited the Samuel Crompton statue, saw his grave and paid a visit to the library. Over 10,000 steps later, it's safe to say, we had a busy and enjoyable day!

Library Afternoon- Friday 24th November

Thank you so much to the parents who came in for our library afternoon. Our children really immersed themselves in the books and it was a pleasure to see families enjoying reading together. 

 

Theme Fieldwork- Friday 24th November

In Theme, we conducted some fieldwork linked to our Geography lesson. We evaluated the different type of vehicles travelling to and from town at various times during the day. 

 

English- Thursday 16th November

In English, we hot-seated Cherry's parents to ask how they felt about their daughter going missing.


 

 

 

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS 

Here are the important documents for this half term. 

6H Spring 1 Important Documents

 

SPELLINGS 

Spellings tests are carried out on Wednesdays and new spellings are taught and handed out to the children to take home.  Please ensure that your child practices and learns the spelling pattern/rule each week to help improve their general spelling when writing. 

 

ENGLISH AND READING 

Our class novel for Spring Term 1 is Wonder by RJ Palacio. The genre is young adult fiction and all of our English lessons will be based around this book. 

Wonder by R J Palacio 9780375869020 NEW Free UK Delivery - Picture 1 of 1

Year 6 Five Class Reads

In Year 6, our five class reads for Spring Term 1 are: And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson;  The Island by Armin Greder; Humpty Dumpty Lived Near a Wall by Derek  Hughes; Freedom We Sing by Amyra León; and How to live forever by Colin Thompson

And Tango Makes Three: Amazon.co.uk: Richardson, Justin, Parnell, Peter,  Cole, Henry: 8601406117426: BooksThe Island eBook : Greder, Armin, Armin Greder: Amazon.co.uk: Kindle StoreHumpty Dumpty Lived Near a Wall by Hughes, Derek - Picture 1 of 1Freedom, We Sing: 1 by Amyra León Book The Cheap Fast Free Post - Picture 1 of 2How to live forever : Colin Thompson : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming  : Internet Archive

 

Reading Afternoon- 09.02.24

Thank you to the adults who visited us this afternoon. It was lovely to see so many of you and the children really enjoyed reading with you.

Art- Wire Sculptures 30.1.24

In Art, we learnt about figurative sculpture Pietro D'Angelo who is famous for his sculptures made of iron paper clips. We then watched a YouTube video of an artist sculpting a giraffe out of wire. We followed the steps and made our own models. 

PSHE- Collaboration 16.01.24

In PSHE, we looked at the word collaboration and discussed what it means. We thought about everyday examples where we use teamwork. Then, in groups, we used scrabble letters to make as many connected words as possible. The conclusion: some groups worked well collaboratively and managed to get lots of words; others found it tricky as each individual concentrated on making their own words first and then struggled to connect them together. We all learnt a lesson about teamwork. 

PSHE Collaboration 16.01.24

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 6 Summer Curriculum Letter


Here is a link to SATs resources that you might find useful:

https://www.sats-papers.co.uk/


Weekly Spellings Overview:

We now have our spelling test on a Monday afternoon.

Year 6 Spring 2 Spellings Overview


World Book Day: Thursday 2nd March

What a fantastic day we all had!  Our work was focusing on "The Invisible" by Tom Percival.  Yet again, it demonstrated how kind, loving and empathetic our children are.  We had a fabulous time in the library and really enjoyed reading stories with Y2B.  This will now become a monthly event.  Eshaal won our costume competition but the other children made it so hard to pick one winner!!!


Class Worship 

Today, we celebrated our talents and skills: 'For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.' Ephesians 2:10

 

Year 6 Class Worship Talent and Skills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Our Blood Experiment

We made blood today starting with the plasma.  We then added red blood cells followed by white blood cells.  We discussed what would happen if an 'invader' came into our blood.  The white blood cells were able to attack it and then reproduce themselves to make us better.

Y6K Blood Experiment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Commando Joe (Sp1 Week 5)

We had a fantastic session with Lewis this week where we tried to complete the course.  Some cones were safe whilst others were mines. The groups then worked together to try to build the tallest tower.

Year 6 Commando Joe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


TTRS: Number Day for NSPCC

We had such an enjoyable day dressing up as Rockstars!!! I'm not sure who enjoyed it more - the children or the staff.  Thank you for your kind donations.

TTRS Y6K

 

 

 

 

 


 

World War II Dance: The Charleston

Thank you to Mr Manning for teaching us how to do 'The Charleston'.  Well done to Year 6 for giving it such a fantastic go and really trying your best!!!

Year 6 Charleston

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Y6K Reading Afternoon

Thank you to all the parents who joined us for our reading afternoon.


Remembrance Day

On the 11th November, Year 6 walked to Bolton town hall for the annual remembrance of those who fought in the wars.


Chetham's School of Music

We were involved in a music project with Chetham's School of Music in Manchester. They came and worked with us over a month to produce a piece of music, we then performed it to the rest of the school. 

We then got the opportunity to visit Chetham School of Music and watch a performance. 


IWM Museum Visit

As part of our learning 'War of the Worlds' we visited the Imperial War Museum in Salford. We developed our knowledge even further on this trip. 


Poetry Day

We were involved in a whole school poetry day. We watched a live stream about poetry then created out own poems.


Science: Light

Linked to our theme in science we investigated best materials for black out blinds.


Our Winter Hill Walk

What a great start to our new school year. We had a great romp up Winter Hill chatting, bonding and enjoying the gorgeous views. 


MEET THE TEACHER

We had an amazing turn out at the recent meet the teacher meeting-THANKYOU! 

If you were unable to go, or have forgotten some of the things we spoke about, then here is the Powerpoint that we used.

Y6 MEET THE TEACHER


ARCHIVED ITEMS


The Anderton Centre 2022

Year 6 had a fantastic time over two days at the Anderton centre.  Activities included: Raft building, low ropes, archery, tree climbing, crate stacking, Canadian canoeing and paddle boarding, 

 

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Y6 SPELLINGS SUMMER

SUMMER 2:

Our theme this half term is '...And the band played on'.

“...And The Band Played On” is a thematic unit, based on the story of the Titanic, with a key focus on history.
It begins by locating the point at which the Titanic sank using Google Earth and working back from there,
learning about the ship’s communication systems, the timeline leading up to the tragedy and, finally,
deciding upon who should be held responsible for the demise of the unsinkable ship.

ART DAY

Last week we had a fabulous day looking at mark making.  From this we produced a sketchbook of work, which we put into an art gallery for the whole school to enjoy.  Here are some pictures of us at work. 

 

DANCE OFF SPRING 2022 Y6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPRING 2022 DANCE OFF

As part of our English focus - ghost stories- we performed the Ghostbusters dance!

Year 6 went out litter picking in the local community.

Children in need 2021

On Wednesday 24th November we put down our pens and focussed on our speaking and listening skills

As part of our theme topic and DT we built bridges using newspaper.

Y6 curriculum letter Autumn

 


Y6 Matt Rotherham

 

 

 

 

 

We were lucky enough to be visited by the world record breaking, gold medalist Matt Rotherham who competed at this year's Tokyo Olympics!

 

Class 6Cl went for our annual walk up Winter Hill last week.  The weather and conditions were tough, but we persevered!

 


We were visited by the deputy head teacher and two ex-pupils from St. Matthews.  They told us all about how exciting life is at Sharples school and invited us for an open evening.

 


ARCHIVED DOCUMENTS

Here you will find older documents from throughout the year.

Y6 SUMMER 1 THEME OVERVIEW GLOBAL WARNING

 


 


Useful "Learning Links" to help with learning at home:

 

Click on the picture and it will take you directly to the website.

 

            

               

           

   

            

                 

        

   

 


 


 

Looking after you.

 

Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. Let's be honest: 2020 has been pretty tough, and being back at school or college is not exactly a walk in the park either. That's why taking care of our mental health is so important, especially now.

 

Check out the following link to help with your mental health.

 


 

UKS2 Wellbeing Documents

 


 

Y6 CURRICULUM LETTERS

 

 

 


 


 

 


 

COVID-19 (coronavirus) absence

 

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