Year 6-Baker Street
Interesting facts about Baker Street Station
Baker Street station is actually one of the original seven Underground stations. The station opened to the public in 1863! It has obviously had updates since then, including the Sherlock Holmes motif on some of the tiled walls due to its links with the famous detective. There are technically three different stations that have merged into one to form it, and it is one of the most complicated layouts. There are ten platforms in total meaning that it has one of the most Underground platforms of all stations!
Miss C Gooding - Class teacher
Hello, I’m Miss C Gooding. I am so pleased to be teaching Baker Street this year! I cannot wait for us to embark on all of our learning we will complete this year. There is no doubt it will be tough, we have the SATs to prepare for but we do have lots of exciting themes to make our learning as enjoyable as possible as well as school outings to give us plenty to look forward to!
I particularly like teaching Maths, using different methods to achieve an answer efficiently as well as Science as I love investigating and finding out information from observations, we will be carrying out lots of hands on experiments this year.
In my spare time I thoroughly enjoy baking lots of different treats, especially American bakery goods as well as breads, but I also enjoy training at the gym, going on lots of walks and generally just keeping active.
I am also really looking forward to us all getting to work with Miss Smith. Most of the children will have already met Miss Smith and we are very lucky to have her supporting our learning this year.
Miss Smith - Class LSA
I have a degree in Criminology from Middlesex University.
I am an avid reader particularly historical crime & mystery.
I am a proud supporter of the WWF & sponsor an elephant & a tiger.
As well as being a huge Liverpool fan.
This year I am looking forward to getting to know my new class & seeing their development throughout the yea
- Please make sure children have their water bottle, reading diary and reading book in school with them every day, this is their responsibility and part of our expectations.
- Water bottles need to be cleaned every day and bought back into school.
- PE takes place on a Monday and Friday. Please remember PE kits must be brought in on these days and taken home afterwards or at the end of the week to be washed.
- PPA sessions are on a Friday and these will involve ICT, RE and PE.
Knowing times tables in year 6 helps speed up arithmetic as well as multi-step problems, having these instant recall facts is extremely important, therefore continued times table practice is crucial.
Reading is incredibly important and although some children enjoy reading independently it is very beneficial for them to read to others including adults. This is where they can be questioned and there full understanding of a text developed. Children can quiz books many books at home as well as at school following the link below:
Some suggested reads:
Class book: 'Secrets of a Sun King' by Emma Carroll
Throughout our English work this year we will be revisiting skills from previous years as well as building on it and developing a more writerly voice. This will include using a full range of punctuation, being able to spell year 6 spelling words correctly, creating atmosphere and feeling in our work and writing for a wide range of purposes. Our current themes link to Africa which ties into our discovery day learning.
Maths this term continues our learning from Autumn 1 where we focused on place value up to and including 10,000,000, the four operations and fractions. Again this builds on previous years learning and extends beyond this. Children will work on answering multi-step problems, their speed on arithmetic and being able to apply to use instant recall facts and the most efficient methods. We will also continue to work on explaining answers and representing answers using effective mathematical representations such as place value grids, part whole models and bar models.
Homework will be issued weekly on a Friday. It is an expectation that homework will be at least attempted, if children repeatedly forget to bring their homework in they will be kept in to complete at lunchtimes. This sets them up for homework in secondary school. Children will have a whole week to complete.