Welcome to Mr Tucker and Miss Gough's Year 6 Class Page!
Meet the team:
6T - Teacher - Mr Tucker
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Christian
Teaching Assistant 1:1 - Mrs Roberts
6G - Teacher - Miss Gough
Teaching Assistant - Mrs Warren
Teaching Assistant - Miss Marshall
Teaching Assistant 1:1 - Mrs Howley
Maths and Booster Groups - Mr Fox.
6T have PE on: Tuesday and Friday
6G have PE on: Monday and Thursday
All children are required to bring their PE kits on the above days.
Homework / Spelling / Times tables.
Our daily homework is for the children to read to an adult or anyone at home for a minimum of 5 times a week. Please support your child by asking them questions about their book and allowing them to make predictions on what may happen next.
We encourage children to access TTRockstars to help them learn their times tables. We also run weekly sessions for TTRockstars in school so all children can access the technology.
Spellings are given out on a Friday and then tested the following Friday.
Times tables are tested on a Friday. Times Tables are all individual to the child and will be tested once per week.
To ensure children make the best possible progress during their time in Year Six, please support them with the practise of their spellings and times tables.
Additional homework will be set occasionally throughout the year.
Diary Dates Autumn Half Term 1
09/09/19 - Topic Launch Parents Evening
10/09/19 - Topic Launch
19/9/19 - School Photo Day
23/9/19 Virtual Reality Day
26/9/19 - McMillan Coffee Morning
27/6/19 - UCI Road Cycling World Championship
07/10/19 - RE Drop Down Day- Buddhism
08/10/19 - Big Talk
14/10/19 - Parents Evening
17/10/19 - Parents Evening
24/10/19 - Halloween Disco
World War 2
This term our topic is 'World War 2'. Click on the link below to access our topic plan to find out about all the exciting activities we have planned for this term.
As the launch for our topic we were visited by The National Holocaust Centre and Museum. Throughout the course of a full day the children explored the journey of a young boy in Nazi Germany. They learnt about Leo's journey on the Kindertransport and his life prior to this.
This outstanding session shared authentic Holocaust testimonies with the children and brought the character to life. Children were given the opportunity to analyse propaganda and look at real-life artifacts. Afterwards they were provided with technology to listen to testimonies, before asking questions and producing brilliant creative writing from the Leo's point of view.
RE Drop Down Day 1- Buddhism
The Sheffield Buddhist Centre visited school to enhance our learning of Buddhism. They delivered a variety of sessions on Ethics and Karma. Throughout the course of the day Year 6 learnt the story of Buddah, the core beliefs and teachings in Buddhism as well as the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path.
UCI World Road Championships
Year 6 were given the fantastic opportunity of visiting the Dome to watch the start of the youth women's road race. This was an amazing experience as the championship has not been held in the UK for 36 years. The children were able to watch the cyclists, representing each different country, sign in before going outside to watch the initial warm up laps of the race. The children then had a fantastic morning partaking in either a swimming or ice-skating session.
Virtual Reality Day
We had the fantastic opportunity to use Virtual Reality Software in school. Prime VR visited school and provided a 'wow' experience for all of year 6. Our workshop was 'Explore the Wonders'. This activity took children around the globe, using virtual reality to visit the wonders of the world. Children were able to learn about the weather, location, architecture and history of each Wonder.
During our 3 days of Transition we were all challenged with creating a display which celebrated a significant individual. As our topic this term is World War 2 6G chose to learn about Anne Frank, while 6T chose to learn about Winston Churchill.
Each class has produced a variety of writing and artwork based on our significant individual.
"You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax all you need is a book!” – Dr. Seuss
Children have the opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of books and texts in the classroom. They can enjoy their reading whilst relaxing at Starbooks or in the Hogwarts Common Room.