ST OSCAR ROMERO
Welcome to Year 6!
My name is Mrs Moreton and I am the Year 6 class teacher.
We are also very lucky to have Mrs Read as our teaching assistant.
We are both very excited to see all the children's wonderful smiles back in school. We fully understand that the children have been away from school for quite some time now but please do not worry. We may have to adapt to perhaps a new school routine but we are a family here at St Peter's and we will do this together!
This page will be regularly updated with key information and will also give you an insight into what the children have been learning in class. We have lots of great topics ahead so please keep on looking to celebrate the children's work and successes over the year,
If anyone needs to get in contact with myself at any time you can send in a note, email email@example.com or ring the school office and I will get back to you as quickly as possible.
Mrs Moreton & Mrs Read
Times of Day
Children should arrive between 8.50am and 9.00am using the main entrance. Children will leave school at 3.20pm, via the front playground.
These will be handed out each Monday, with a record kept in school of the books which children have read.
We ask that books are returned on a Friday so they can be quarantined over the weekend.
We strongly recommend that children read for at least ten minutes each day. If your child will require more than one reading book for the week, they just need to let me know each Monday.
We strongly recommend additional online reading books, you can do so on the Oxford Owl website, using the following details: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/?selLanguage=en&mode=hub
My class login: Username: year6stpeters Password: books6
Homework will be set each Monday and is due for return on Friday. Children are asked to compete:
- One Mental Maths Test per week;
- One section of spelling per week (in order of the booklets)
- Access their online learning apps - Times Tables Rockstars, Numbots and Spelling Shed
- They can also still choose any aspect of learning on Purple Mash and in future, additional tasks may be set on here as 2do's but the children will know when this has been set.
Spelling rules will be practised throughout the week, with a test taking place each Friday.
The following site will also be used to support spelling. Children can access this at home. https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb
PE will be on a Thursday afternoon.
Children can wear their PE kit to school on these days of the week.
Art - Line Drawing Techniques
During our art lessons we have been exploring the range of effects we can make by just using lines and different pencil tones. After exploring, we chose an animal and were only given half of the image. We then had to complete the other half using only our line techniques. We are really pleased with the outcomes. Some children moved onto other images and tried using charcoal.
We hope you like our work as much as we do!
Today we learnt about the British Artist Andy Goldsworthy. We looked at pieces of his artwork and learnt how he only uses elements of the natural environment, photographs his temporary works and sometimes watches his work decompose or change due to the natural environment.
Below are some pictures of our creations in his style.
World Space Week
This week we learnt about satellites. We thought about what we can see when we look up at the night sky - stars. This moved us onto studying star constellations. We chose our favourites in the northern hemisphere and then made a star gazer including our favourite constellations.
As part of our topic on natural disasters, we have been reading a book where a tsunami as just occurred. Linking to this we have studied the artwork of Hokusai - The Great Wave and imitated this. First we produced a pencil drawing and then moved onto paint.
We hope you like our work.
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