Welcome to the Hedgehogs class page. We are one of two Year 6 classes and there are currently 19 of us. Our teacher is Miss McKune and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Bunce, who we share with the other Year 6 class.
Wednesday and Thursday will be our PE days, so please help us to remember our PE kit on those days.
Homework will be given out for English, Spelling, Maths and Arithmetic every Friday. It is due back into school on a Wednesday. Homework club is on a Tuesday if we need extra help. We also must gain at least 5 'reads' a week in our reading record. A 'read' counts as a chapter of larger books or the whole book for the smaller ones. Our Reading Records will be checked every Monday.
Here in Hedgehogs we are fully committed to achieving our very best this year. We have SATs coming up, but we're committed to all our learning experiences - not only the ones we do tests in. Check back here for regular updates of our achievements!
What a busy Spring Term we are having. We are writing this as we finish marking another difficult round of mock exams. Both McKunes would like to congratulate their classes and Maths Sets on some excellent progress. Even those children who haven't quite passed yet should be proud of the journey they have made so far!
But it isn't all tests and scores. Our class text for this term is Mr Stink by David Walliams and has resulted in some excellent writing opportunities. We really enjoyed the children sharing their autobiography research and the lovely family traditions and stories they have.
Our History topic this term is the Ancient Egyptians. As you might imagine the children are relishing the opportunity to explore this sometimes gruesome point in history. Many of the children are showing a real interest in history and their ability to question events in time and how we have changed through the ages is really quite remarkable. After the holidays we will be exploring the mummification process...look out for some rather odd looking oranges :)
Many of you were lucky enough to attend our class assembly on 30th January. As we look ahead to our end of year production, we are very excited at some of the performance potential in this year group. It brought us real joy to see the pride in parents' faces, the gasps of surprise at our human bicycles and the lovely comments that were made as parents were leaving. The children were extremely proud of themselves, as were we all!
So we head now into the more challenging and stressful part of Year 6. It is going to be a tough few weeks for the children as we work to achieve the best results for them that they can. If your child is worrying at home, please do not hesitate to see either Miss McKune or Ms McKune. We have several strategies that can help them cope. Let's remind them that they are much more than a score and if they try their best, we'll be proud of them no matter what happens.
Thank you for your continued support!
Miss McKune, Ms McKune and Mrs Bunce
Some of us were lucky enough to go on the Year 6 residential trip to Caldecotte in Milton Keynes. We slept in the Yurts which was so much fun. We really challenged ourselves with activities such as canoeing, climbing and the spectacular 'Leap of Faith'. The weather was kind to us most of the time but there was some rain. We didn't care!
We have lots planned for this term! Our class text for English will be Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J K Rowling and we will also be looking at the life and career of Barack Obama by studying his biography. In Maths we will mainly be looking at number and securing our use of the 4 operations, place value. fractions, decimals and percentages.
Our Science topics this term will focus mainly on Animal Classification, food webs and chains and how the organs in the body function healthily.
For Creative Curriculum we will be looking at natural disasters, how they occur and famous disasters through the years e.g. Pompeii in AD79. During October we will be looking at Black History Month with particular focus on Martin Luther King Jr and Oprah Winfrey.
Mocks Weeks will be:
Monday 7th October 2019 - Thursday 10th October 2019
Monday 18th November 2019 - Thursday 21st November 2019
More details of these mock tests will be available in due course.