About this class

We are looking forward to a great year together in the final, very special, stage of your Manadon Vale Primary School journey!
Reading:
  • Please remember to bring your reading book and reading record book to school every day!
  • Whenever you read, at home and at school, record the pages.
  • When you finish a book, record the title and author under the 10 rosette page.
  • When you finish 10 books, come and show us – you will get a certificate, a reward and a rosette on your photo so that everyone can be proud of you!
Spellings:
  • We will give you your new spelling sheet on a Monday morning and get you to copy these into the back of your reading record book.
  • There will always be 5 words as a recap from the previous week – the first 5 words on the previous list.
  • We will practise your spellings at school, linking with your handwriting skills but you also need to learn these words regularly at home too – ‘little and often’ is usually the best way and use Spelling Shed to help you.
  • On Friday, you will have a spelling test at school.
Homework:
  • English homework is set on a Monday and needs to be completed and handed in on Tuesday or Wednesday. We alternate between short reading comprehensions and mini-SPAG tests – both important practise for your SATs tests in May.
  • Maths homework is set online with Doodle. It will be set by the Monday and needs to be completed by the Friday. There are lots of other maths activities you can enjoy and use to improve your skills on Doodle, so explore these too! TTRockstars is another great way to improve your maths skills at home!
PE:
  • Both Year 6 classes have outdoor PE on Wednesdays and indoor PE (Dance or Gymnastics) on Fridays. Please come to school in your correct kit on these days. If it is outside PE, we will try to go out regardless of the weather, so please wear suitable clothing and footwear.

Meet the team

Miss Lindsey Harris

Miss Lindsey Harris

Year 6 Teacher / English Lead
Mrs Helen Hooper

Mrs Helen Hooper

KS2 Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs Joanne Mitchell

Mrs Joanne Mitchell

Whole School PPA & Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Mrs Lucy Collins

Mrs Lucy Collins

Year 6 Teaching Assistant
Miss Karen York

Miss Karen York

Year 6 Teacher
6Y

Curriculum

We have exciting topics in Year 6:

AUTUMN
  • ‘The Big Bang!’
  • Science - Evolution and Inheritance, Classification
  • Geography - Volcanoes and Navigation (Ocean Link)
SPRING  
  • History – Slavery
  • Science – Healthy Me
SUMMER
  • History - World War 2
  • Science – Electricity and Light

Termly Overview

Autumn:

In Maths, we are focussing on our Arithmetic Skills and Methods:

This includes Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Decimals and Percentages.

We are also focussing on Fluency, Reasoning and Problem-Solving skills with Measures (Converting units, Perimeter,Area and Volume).

In English, we use the books ‘The Journey to the River Sea’ and ‘The Princess Blankets’ to inspire and support our learning. We write descriptions, a diary, and a biography.

In RE, our introduction to Year 6 is a Multi faith religions review.

We then consider Creation and Science: Conflicting or complementary and explore the question Why do some Christians believe Jesus was the Messiah?

Spring:

In Maths, we are focussing on our Fluency, Reasoning and Problem-Solving skills in: Shape, Geometry (Position and Direction), Statistics, Ratio and Algebra.

In English, we use the books ‘Shackleton’s Journey’ and ‘Street Child’ to guide and improve our writing. We write a letter, stories and a non-chronological report.

In RE, we learn about what matters most to Humanist and Christians, why do some people believe in God and some people not, and what do Christians believe Jesus did to save people?

Summer:

In Maths, we are consolidating and revising our Arithmetic and Reasoning skills ready for our SATs tests in May.

After this, we enjoy some challenging themed Problem-Solving projects.

In English, we complete our collection of writing genres ready for our SATs assessment and choose our best written piece to share with our new secondary school.

In RE, we consider why some people believe in God and some people not, how does faith help when life gets hard and then complete our RE curriculum with a multi faith study.

Year Notices:

05/02/24
Over the half term holiday, we would like to invite the children to make a weather diary - this can be completed as creatively as your child likes! These will be used to help support your child's learning in class.

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In Foundation Stage we have been finding out about Lunar New Year. One of the traditions we have been learning about is the wishing tree. Chinese wishing trees, money trees, and hong bao trees are a big part of festivities. Every year, billions of people around the world gather to toss their red ribbons up into the wishing tree with hope that it will stick and their wish will come true for good fortune in the coming year. We wrote our own wishes to add to our tree!
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4S have been working hard and sculpting their final art pieces! The children have explored, planned and created clay busts in the style of our Spring term artist Henry Moore 🏺🖌️
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Tamar 🔵 and Meavy 🟡 houses are loving their cinema afternoon for winning the House Points competition in the Autumn term! The children used democracy to vote for their choice of reward and for which film they would watch this afternoon. Have a lovely half term everyone. ☺️ Mrs Gilbride
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MVPS Whole School Writing Competition. ✍️📝🏆💙 We have 7 x £5 book vouchers up for grabs that can be used at our book fair (week beginning 11th March 2024) to purchase a book! There will be one winner from each year group. How to enter: -Write a story with a beginning, middle and end. Your story can be about whatever you want! We want to see you using your imagination and dreaming up your own world. -EYFS and children who may find writing challenging- Can you draw a story including a beginning, middle and end? Challenge: Try and use the skills that you have been taught in class throughout your writing. Staff from the school will then vote on the 7 winners! The winning stories will also be on display during the book fairs and published on our school Facebook page. Please send all entries to your class teacher by Wednesday 28th February. The winners will be announced on Friday 8th March. Terms and conditions of the voucher: 1. Valid for one transaction from your Scholastic Book Fair only. 2. Defaced or photocopied vouchers not accepted. 3. No change given for items less than full value. Wishing all of our families and friends a wonderful half term break. Thank you for your continued support, Happy writing, Miss Harris.
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2C are authors 📚📝 We have loved our creative writing unit this half term. Daisy Doodles has been our focused book. The children have produced their own version as an independent write with the challenge of including alliteration, expanded noun phrases and similes.
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Great shooting at Thornbury from team Manadon. Well done.
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World Book Day continued…. 📚 Children are able to wear their pyjamas if they want as there are lots of book characters that wear pyjamas. They could also come as a ‘child’ from a story and wear normal mufti. 🙃💙
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Please follow the link to see how to create a low-cost costume related to the 2024 £1 books. 💙
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World Book Day 2024 is taking place on Thursday 7th March 2024, and all children and staff at MVPS are invited to dress up as their favourite book characters. Today, all children will be leaving school with their £1 tokens. The £1 tokens and £1 books give all children the chance to choose and own a book – for free. The World Book Day books are a gift to children from booksellers and publishers. Use your World Book Day £1 book token to get one of these brilliant reads for free between 15th February and 31st March 2024 or you can use it to get £1 off any book £2.99+ at the school bookfair in the week beginning Monday 11th March- further details to follow. Children can use their £1 token at a range of shops including Asda, Blackwell’s, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Waterstones, WHSmith, The Works and hundreds of independent booksellers. Find your nearest bookseller at worldbookday.com/participating-retailers World Book Day and Oxford Children’s have worked with the 2024 £1publishers on dressing up templates and ideas to create low-cost costumes related to the 2024 £1 books. Ideas of how to create a low-cost costume related to the 2024 £1 books will be uploaded in the next post. These ideas will also be emailed out to all parents/carers today.
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Maths games!!!! 2C have been adding and subtracting from 20, practising our times tables and showing understanding of greater than and less than
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Year 2 only!!! ⚽️⚽️⚽️ Due to the very wet field, our Friday football won’t be going ahead tomorrow. Please look in book bags for a letter explaining our plan to continue lunchtime football next term. It’s open to all boys in Year 2. There will be opportunities for girls to play after Easter. Don’t worry, they won’t miss out. Mr Cuzner
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Year 2 have loved having district sport this term⚽️🏀🥎
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✏️🐱 Animal Poetry! 🦜✏️ Year 1 have been reading poems by Joshua Seigal this week! We enjoyed the poem 'Never' so much that we decided to write our own in the same style. The children did a wonderful job at choosing which animals to write about and came up with some rather hilarious ideas on things to 'never' do to animals for their final write! We're SO proud of them! 🧡 Here's a little taster to make you smile;
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Our wonderful ‘Young Voices’ singers made it into The Plymouth Chronicle - page 10. Lovely and proud memories of a very special trip a fortnight ago! 🎵
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Year 2 had a great time running the gauntlet in PE this morning. They have worked hard on their throwing, catching and rolling skills this term.
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Free craft workshops 🎨 This sounds wonderful ✨
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**Update on the Accelerated Reader reward system** From tomorrow, all children who receive 80% or above on a quiz (in the top half of their ZPD) will receive a raffle ticket 🎟️ 🥳💙🤓 EYFS and year 2 not on Accelerated Reader will remain the same 😊 3 names will be chosen each week by their class teacher. 👩🏼‍🏫 👨‍🏫 Thank you, Miss Harris.
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Year 6 were invited by Devonport High School for Girls to go and watch their production ‘The Addams Family’. We had a truly fantastic morning watching the performance. The show was incredible and really inspiring for our year 6s thinking about their transition to secondary. 🎭 🎶
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