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Jet, Amber & Serpentine – Y6 | Tinsley Meadows Primary Academy

Jet, Amber & Serpentine

Year 6

There are 3 classes in Year 6: Jet, Amber and Serpentine.

We have 2 teaching assistants in Y6 who support all three classes: Miss Olijnyk and Mrs Ahmed.

During their time in Y6 the children have the opportunity to study a range of topics (these may vary from year to year), through their Literacy, Geography and History sessions including:

  • World War 2
  • South America
  • The 1864 Sheffield Flood
  • Eyam and The Plague
  • Macbeth
  • Pompeii

Trips

There are a number of trips linked to the various topics which we study:

  • Chester Zoo (Links with our lessons on the rainforest)
  • Eden Camp (WW2)
  • Kelham Island and Dale Dyke Dam (The 1864 Sheffield Flood)
  • Eyam (The Plague)
  • Crucial Crew (PSHCE – learning to stay safe)
  • Alton Towers (End of year reward trip)
  • Golden ticket trips (these happen at the end of each term for the 20 children who have earned the most amount of golden tickets)

There will also be the annual Y6 residential trip to Kingswood which takes place at the end of spring term 1 and sees a group of Y4, 5s and Y6s spending 3 days taking part in a wide range of activities such as: quad biking, fencing, archery and many more.

Class Author

This term’s author for our class is Terry Deary and we are currently enjoying reading his story ‘Put out the Light’. The book is set in the not too distant past. The book follows the experience of two sets of children living during the time of the war – Billy and Sally are from Attercliffe and we follow their adventures as they help Warden Crane catch a blackout thief. Then there’s Manfred, a German school boy, and Irena (a Polish prisoner of war) who develop an unlikely friendship. We can’t wait to find out if Billy and Sally manage to catch the thief or if Manfred and Irena are successful in their daring escape plan.

Weekly Activities

Y6 is a very important year for the children so in order to support them there are a number of booster sessions running each week (unless told otherwise classes run 3.30 – 4.30pm).

  • Monday – reading booster (all of Y6).
  • Tuesday – small group reading booster.
  • Wednesday – maths booster (all of Y6).
  • Friday – small group maths booster.

Year 6 Prefects

Becoming a Y6 pupil at our school also means becoming a prefect. Prefects work hard to demonstrate excellent behaviour to the rest of the pupils in school. As a result of being a prefect children are given extra rewards such as an early playtime, being the first into lunch and being asked to help with important jobs by our office staff. Children can lose their prefect status if they aren’t following the school’s expectations for behaviour and learning. If at the end of the year they still have their prefect jumper the children are rewarded with a trip to Alton Towers.

Easter School

To support the children with their upcoming SATs there will be an Easter school running for the last 3 days of the Easter holidays. Here the pupils can take part in a variety of activities which will support their preparation for SATs. Every Y6 pupil is encouraged to attend for the whole 3 days as they can then get the most out of the experience.

Staff – Amber

Miss Francis – Teacher

 

Staff – Jet

Mrs Peats / Miss Macpherson – Teacher

 

Staff – Serpentine

Miss Ratcliffe – Unqualified Teacher

 

Useful Dates

  1. Sports Week

    June 25 - June 29
  2. Key Stage 1 Sports Day

    June 26
  3. Parent Coffee Morning

    June 27 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
  4. Key Stage 2 Sports Day

    June 28
  5. Y5 & 6 Presentation Afternoon

    July 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  6. Aspirations Day

    July 4