Welcome to the Yew Class page
Teacher: Mrs Carrington
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Channon
We are a Year 6 class at St James Church School.
Thank you for visiting our class page.
The children in year 6 are excited for the summer term and all the exciting opportunities and challenges that it will bring.
PE and Forest School sessions will take place on Thursdays; however, we ask that children have their PE kits in school at all times for other outdoor activities. We will be running the Golden Mile at least twice a week. Please make sure your child has a pair of suitable shoes e.g trainers. Our work in forest school this term will link back to our learning expedition for the autumn: Do Our Choices Really Matter?
You can find the school spelling challenges on our class page, but your child will bring home their own list which outlines the spellings they need to focus on for this term. Regular learning of spellings, reading at home and practising times tables is part of the homework for Year 6 and it is expected that this will be completed in addition to the homework tasks your child brings home in their home learning book.
Please view our Curriculum Map below, which outlines our learning in each subject area for this term.
The Importance of Reading
This week, we have been so proud of all the children in year 6 for completing their National Curriculum Assessments (SATs) with such a positive attitude and perseverance. On Friday, we all went to the park and had ice creams to celebrate the children's success before enjoying a wonderful afternoon in Forest School.
In Yew Class, we held our own mini poetry slam for National Poetry Day. We looked at a large selection of poems from some of the world's most renowned poets and chose our favourites to perform. We only had 20 minutes to prepare our performances before we shared them, but we were pleased with the results. Next week, we will be participating in the whole school poetry slam with our class performance of Dr Seuss's 'I Wish That I Had Duck Feet'.
On Wednesday 26th September, the children were taking the chance on this special occasion called ‘European Day of Languages’ to learn a foreign language. Miss Grigorescu did an assembly about this event. The whole school had an activity to do with this European tradition. Yew Class had a go at trying to find out how to say ‘hello’ in 100 different languages. We researched on our Chromebooks and Miss Gudgeon made a video of us saying it in several different languages.
By Sarah and Piotr
Year 6 have been collecting plastic bottle tops which we will use in an art project later in the topic. If you could help by collecting bottle lids, we would be very grateful. Look how many we have received already!
We have been getting creative with our spellings this week and have been finding different practical ways to help us remember our words and spelling rules. Why not try some of our different spelling games and tasks at home to help you practise your medal spelling words?
Grammar Club is really educational. We get to learn even more than we do in class about grammar, like the subject, verb and object. We learned that ‘by zombies’ can be added when a sentence is in the passive voice. We also get lots of snacks to keep us going. I love all the ways to remember the word classes like for instance we do a chant for verbs: ‘was is a verb’ and ‘is is a verb’.
By Willow P
I think Grammar Club is very helpful for people who need a bit more practice ready for our SATs.The people who are in the club have all different focuses and when we all do the work together back in class, we help one another by teaching the children who don’t come to the club the stuff that we know. Plus, we get snacks which are very useful after a whole day of school. I like how we remember verbs and nouns by learning fun ways. For an example, we use a sort of song called ‘was is a verb’.
By Chloe B
The Three Billy Goats Gruff and other traditional tales
Children in Yew Class have had a great start to the new academic year. This term, our topic is 'Homes'. We have been learning about the Battle of Hastings and have made our own Norman helmets. You can see our creations in the pictures below.