Elder Class is made up of our Year 6 children. Our teacher is Ms Gunn and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Silcock.
will be completed online and will initially focus on reading, times tables and spelling. If your child does not have access to a computer or tablet please let me know.
Weekly spellings will be allocated on Spelling Shed, which is also accessible from home.
is on Thursday. Please send your child to school wearing his/her PE kit under black joggers and a school jumper.
Your child will be given a home/school reading book (which will be quarantined on its return to school) and quizzes will be taken via Accelerated Reader on completion.
We will be practising our rapid recall of multiplication facts using a range of methods including TT Rock Stars, which can be accessed online at home.
Autumn Term 2020
Hello everyone. It’s great to be back!
Mrs Silcock and I are looking forward to welcoming the children to Elder Class for a very enjoyable Year 6.
Please see our Curriculum Newsletter for information about the subjects they will be covering.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me by ringing the school office.
Ms L Gunn
Goodbye and Good Luck Year 6 2020!
We would like to say goodbye to our Year 6 children and wish them every success in their new schools. They have been a wonderful class and we have thoroughly enjoyed their time with us at Sherburn Primary School.
Spring Term 2020
Autumn 2 2019
Please click here to see an overview of our studies this half term.
Relax Kids is a programme that teaches controlled, relaxing techniques that help children to find a calm headspace to complete work or stressful tasks through fun activities. They learn to control their breathing, steps of meditation and to build confidence. On a weekly basis, children in Year 6 take part in Relax Kids with Miss Barnett in the run up to their SATs tests.
We are having a busy first term in Elder Class where we are being introduced to ‘The World of Work’. Our weekly Mecanno workshop has begun and will result in a visit to ‘The Mecanno Challenge’ at Shildon Locomotion Museum. Here we will sample a taster of designing and engineering in the workplace. We also have an educational visit planned to Nissan, Sunderland for their Monozukuri Caravan experience and our Viking Topic will be enriched with a visit to Jorvik Viking Museum in York.
Topic: The Vikings
In topic, we are learning about the Viking struggle for the Kingdom of England. Children will develop their awareness of chronology, conduct historical enquiries and develop and use a wide vocabulary of historical terms so they are able to talk like a historian. We will be learning about the past through a range of sources, including art, and educational visits.
In Elder Class, we continue to teach English through a class novel and use aspects of ‘Talk for Writing’ to teach our pupils how to be independent and thoughtful writers. Grammar, punctuation, vocabulary and spelling are incorporated into each lesson. We will be covering a range of genres in writing such as recounts, reports, poetry and narrative throughout the term.
We will be covering: mental and written methods of arithmetic (including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of decimals), fractions, time, mass, properties of shape – including area and perimeter – and algebra.