Welcome to Year 6 – Courageous Canaries & Optimistic Owls

The team for the 2020-2021 academic year are:

Courageous Canaries
Miss Hirani (Class Teacher)
Ms Samuels (LSA)
Mrs Nandha (1:1 support)

Optimistic Owls
Mr Chavhunduka (Class Teacher)
Mrs Das (LSA)

Dear Children,

Please ensure you complete the homework by Wednesday 14th October 2020.

Maths – of course you should complete all.
Spelling – you need to put them in sentences which are reflective of a year 6 child’s writing.
SPaG – complete all the tests you need to.
Summary comprehension – write your answers on a google doc.

Summary Comprehension week 6

Maths Homework Week 6

*Click below to see the Autumn 1 spelling overview and the year 5/6 curriculum words*

Thank you for attending the Year 6 Curriculum Workshop. Please see the presentation slide below.

YR 6 Presentation for Parents’ Meeting Autumn 1

Some parents requested a suggested reading list for their children. Please see ‘useful links’ where a website with a suggested list has been attached.

Please see below for important information

Dear Parents,

Attached is our curriculum map for the year. We would like to remind you that the curriculum maps are just an outline of what we intend to do. As innovative teachers who believe in working to the children’s interests and needs, we may sometimes change some planning or units. You will be updated of this half termly with our half term parent curriculum letters (Attached is Autumn 2’s curriculum overview). Due to VOICD-19, there is a greater importance in ensuring gaps are closed, and time is given for your children to access and consolidate learning. Whilst we are aware they will be sitting their SATs, and this is something we will always have in mind when planning learning, we do wish to focus on what the children’s needs are. There is a greater focus this year in developing their character, which we know many of you will agree is very important for transitioning into high school. The curriculum map has been carefully thoughout out and planned and we will use this as a working and developing document.

Look out for information that will follow of our SATs workshop in Spring.

Year 6 Curriculum map 2020 to 2021

Dear Parents/Carers,

Below are some useful links for you to explore with your children. Some of these links may primarily be of your interest and some are for your children to explore with yourselves. The links range from subject related, to E-Safety and well-being for children.

Suggested Reading List:

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks2-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-for-year-6-pupils-ks2-age-10-11/

Links:

Comprehension worksheets (with answers):

Maths Test Practise:

  1. Year 6 parent curriculum workshop – Wednesday 9th September 2020 – via zoom

HOMEWORK EXPECTATIONS

Well done to Saani Shah (6CC) who presented her homework so simply and neatly. Please use this as a guidance for how clear and neat your homework should be. Taking pride in work and presentation is something which Saani tries very hard in. This reflects upon her attitude to learning and it makes Saani feel proud of herself too. We know you all can produce neat and presentable homework so let’s try to aim to do just that. Click below to see her work

Homework Expectation

Maths Blog – 01/10/2019

So we found maths a little tricky today? Check out the document below made by your peers! It explains two ways you can do division with 2 digits.

Division explained by students

Alternatively, click on the link below for a tutorial on how to solve these types of division sums with the long written method.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BjRUU9ZZvT0

Ready to attempt with some questions? Why don’t you practise with any of these sums (2 or 3 is sufficient enough if you don’t have a lot of time tonight)

National Fitness Day – 25th September 2019

Year 6 had great fun in and out of class with taking part in National Fitness Day. Some explored their personal fitness in their PE lesson through yoga and we all participated in fitness within our learning. Read our blogs below…

Leila Nandha (6CC)

National fitness day really benefited me, because it made me more focused during lessons and it was a lot of fun too! Yoga, I felt, was a very important part of yesterday as well, due to the fact that it put me in a calm mindset, ready for the day ahead, and it also relaxed my muscles and helped them to fell less stiff. Doing a bit of exercise before our lessons made me feel energetic, fit and it was nice to do a bit of exercise that wasn’t running or doing a sport, but it was a fitness dance! Our whole school dance was so much fun, and it was really nice to do it as a whole school. Three girls from year six, put together a fitness dance for the whole school to learn. It was a really nice experience, and a very fun day!

Neev Kerai and Oscar Chen (6CC)

Yesterday, it was National fitness day and an extremely long but fun day.We started  the day of with some PE and some yoga, which stretched our muscles so we could do better passes and of throwing technique’s for netball. We then came up and started a quick warm up ,which led us into working harder than usual. Before we did maths we did a little shake up, which gave us an energetic shock and made us work faster. The whole school gathered up to join in with the dance and they were really influenced in the routine and ended everyone’s day on an ecstatic experience of joy.

Aditi Halai (6CC)

On our fitness day, we had an energetic and great time doing different types of exercises – which is healthy for our body. As we exercise, our heart pumps harder and circulates blood in a quicker pace to deliver oxygen into our muscles, which is a very good benefit to our bodies. It also helps our heart muscle become better in pumping blood throughout our body! That’s why we celebrated National Fitness day; to keep ourselves fit and healthy!

  


Year 6 Graduation Speech                                                                                                                                                                                          July 2019

I once heard a saying which is ‘home is where the heart is’. If that is true then I see no reason why I should leave Avanti House. It has been a home to me and that is where I will always reside.

Ladies, gentlemen, teachers and my fellow classmates of the class of 2019, my name is Mayur Bakrania and it is a great privilege to be standing here in front of you to express the happiness that we feel in our hearts today. Throughout our time at Avanti Primary we’ve had our ups and we’ve also had a few downs, but the most important thing of all is that we’ve stuck together and kept our unity.

In Reception, with Ms Shingala, we had an outdoor pool party; I still remember how much fun we had. In Year 2 we learned to read fluently for our age without support. In Year 4 we had the craziest sports day. In Year 5 we went on our very first PGL trip to Liddington where we participated in many different activities; some of us were scared at first but the others encouraged us to leap out of our boundaries. Then Year 6, the most incredible year of all: we had our amazing Sanskrit performance, our trip to Bucklands in Wales, our SATs and the extraordinary Graduation party! In addition to all this, some of us even had the opportunity to perform during the stone laying ceremony of the new haveli at the Bhaktivedanta Manor, in 2016, in front of our former Prime Minister David Cameron; this was an unforgettable experience.

Now I would like to address our first teachers. No, I don’t mean our nursery or reception teachers. Our first teachers were YOU: our parents and carers! For the past 10 or 11 years you have pushed buggies, practised phonics, checked homework and raced against the clock to be here or there on time with your child, us. You have been a key partner in our education. Your positive attitude towards learning has influenced and encouraged us to achieve our best. And it’s not only you – it’s the teachers as well!

Every teacher has taught me something – they have taught me about the world, how to keep safe, and most recently, help towards giving my best for SATs and what I need to know before I go to Secondary school. For example, Mr Halliday, who has served Avanti House since the very beginning, was a really spectacular teacher. Then comes Mrs Bellare, the world’s best headmistress. She has never ever said no to any of our suggestions; she has always helped us strive forth in our learning with her positive statements. After that comes the outstanding Year 6 teachers of 2019: Mr Davies and Mr Chavhunduka. These teachers have put their utmost time and effort into us, not leaving anybody out; if it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t know many things… After that comes the much remembered teachers who helped us on our journey during our younger years; so let’s have a massive round of applause for them! Wait a second, wait. Is that the sort of applause we should be giving after everything they’ve done for us? Let’s have an even larger clap!

I would like to end by saying that I am very grateful for having such wonderful people to work with and I will always be. My friends and the staff have been like a special family to me and will always be a part of my heart. There would have been no other school for me; Avanti is one in a million.

Thank you for listening.

Mayur Bakrania – 6CC