Welcome to Whitebeam's class page!
We are a Year 6 class with 25 children. Mrs Rust is our class teacher and we are extremely lucky to have three fantastic teaching assistants: Mrs Chandler, Miss West and Mrs Reynolds. Take a look at some of our learning that we've done so far this year.
To prepare children for secondary school we issue two pieces of written homework each week. In addition to this we ask that children are learning their times tables, weekly spellings and reading regularly. The days for written homework are as follows:
Monday - Maths Homework handed out (to be handed in on Friday)
Friday - English Homework handed out (to be handed in on the Monday of the following week)
Failure to submit homework on time, without a valid reason, will result in the child remaining in at breaktime to complete the work.
Children complete English and maths homework in booklets that are based upon SAT questions. We find the books to be the best way of preparing your child for the types of questions they will encounter during SATS in May 2018.
Children should also be learning their times tables as all children are expected to know each multiplication table (up to 12 x 12) by heart by the time they reach secondary school.
In addition to the pieces of written homework we ask that all children read regularly. We suggest a minimum of 15 minutes per night. Reading and discussing books each night will help your children to develop the higher order reading skills of comprehension and will help to move their reading forward.
Science - Refraction Experiment
Autumn Term Golden Pen Award
Congratulations to Scarlett Grimes for her amazing piece of writing - Quest Story that won her the Golden Pen Award for Autumn Term 2017.
Christmas Decorations Afternoon
What an amazing afternoon! All the children got to design their own bunting for the school competition and calendars for the New Year. Thank you to all that came and supported this great event.
On the 15th and 16th November, Year 6 enjoyed a day of indoor rowing. During this day, the children took part in individual races and team races; each competing to get the best time. When they weren't rowing, they had to complete a circuit of stretches and exercises where they demonstrated excellent team work skills by encouraging each other and supporting each other when they were stretching. They all had a fantastic two days and we think we have some future rowers in our year group! Mrs Rust also had a race against Mr Hocking - which she just unfortunately lost.
English - Autumn Term
During the Autumn Term we are studied 'Carrie's War', a book based in World War Two about two children who get evacuated to the countryside. We wrote stories about being in World War II , our own evacuee stories and a newpaper report based on Plymouth in the Blitz.