Please ensure that your child has their named PE kit in school - thank you.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
11th December - Fundraising cake sale
14th December [afternoon] - Y5/6 Christmas party
Welcome to Year 6
Our aims in Year 6 are to:
In Year 6 our teachers are Mrs Link - (Eagles); Mrs West - (Ospreys); Mr Clough - (Hawks). We also have Mrs Hunt working in Year 6 teaching maths. We are supported by Mrs Cross, Mrs Hicks and Mrs Prosser.
WELL DONE AWARD
Friday 17th November 2017
This weeks Well Done Award goes to:
Amy in Hawks
Grace in Ospreys
Kate in Eagles
In maths this term we will be focusing on the following areas:
· Number and place value
· Addition and subtraction (written/mental)
· Multiplication and division (written/mental)
We will continue to focus on the ability to calculate mentally and at speed, including times tables. We hope that you will be able to support your child in every day mathematical opportunities and by learning and revising their multiplication and division tables to 12 x 12.
How you can help at home:
· Encourage them to practise rapid recall of timetables and related division facts.
· Playing games e.g. countdown where children are given a number to make with the four operations.
· Discussing everyday application of maths e.g. weight, money, time, spotting Roman Numerals
We have a very exciting term of English planned, inspired by a visit by the Young Shakespeare Company in October to perform Hamlet, Harry Potter by JK Rowling, Boy Overboard by Morris Gleitzman and science-themed topic work. In writing, the skills we will focus on include the use of a range of grammatical structures to organise ideas, the use of parenthesis and relative clauses throughout our writing.
This year we will be continuing with the Read Write Inc. spelling scheme which involves the children practicing a set spelling rules in a range of activities. The children will be given a new spelling rule every two weeks. During this time, we will send home 5 words relating to the pattern to practise.
HOME LEARNING TASKS
Maths – Set on a Thursday to be completed and handed in by Tuesday morning. Maths tasks will reinforce or extend class learning of each week.
English – Each child will be given a Punctuation and Grammar Home Learning booklet which will include the activities required for each week for each half term. These activities will reinforce the concepts covered during English lessons. The children need to bring their completed weekly task each Friday so they can be reviewed together.
Spellings – Your child will be given a list of the statutory Year 3 and 4 words and the Year 5 and 6 words. The rules and patterns we will be learning during spelling lessons will enable the children to learn these words. It would be very helpful if you could spend 10 or 15 minutes 2 or 3 times a week to focus on some of these words. The specific rules and patterns we will be learning this term, as well as weekly spellings, will be available on the Year 6 page of the school website.
All About Me - including heart and circulation and the impact of the choices we make on our body. We will also explore local geography and explore how to keep safe online.
Conflict - Hamlet Performance by the Young Shakespeare Company inspiring work in English, art and drama.
Conflict - Boy Overboard Create art from around the world, explore issues of conflict, migration, displacement and British Values.
Harry Potter - Exploring the magical world of micro-organisms, fabulous English work based on the book and creative opportunities involving art and design technology.
For the September 2017 Curriculum Evening Presentation please click here