Welcome to Year 6

Dear Parents,

I hope that the children have had a relaxing half term break. Now that we have returned to school I thought that I would update you on the plans for the remainder of the term.

Homework in Year 6:

  • Reading: 10 minutes daily with a written comment by the children 3 times per week.
  • Times tables: regular practise for approx 5-10mins emphasising the need to recall out of order. This is critical in order to support the understanding of division and fractions.
  • Homework will be set on a Friday and needs to be back in school by the following Thursday. Children will need to bring their homework books and diaries into school every Thursday. Children should be encouraged to ensure that they have the same focus and attention as they would for work produced in class.
  • Children will be provided with a weekly spelling list  and will be tested each week.

In Literacy lessons the children will be learning to write letters, diary entries, character descriptions, newspaper reports and participating in a debate. The Literacy lessons will be linked to the topic of Mud Maps and Malvern that year 6 will be studying until the Christmas break.

Following on from our calculation lessons in maths during the last half term, we will now be turning our attention to fractions, decimals and percentages. This will be followed by geometry, measures and statistics.

In our P.E. sessions will be thinking about different ways to balance and creating a sequence of movements to use in gymnastics. PE lessons will now be on a Tuesday and Commando Joe sessions will be taking place on a Thursday . Please ensure that your child has their PE kits in school on these days. Also the children will need to bring their clothes for Woodland Warriors which will usually be run on a Wednesday.

We will be covering two RE topics this half term. Initially we will be looking at Baptism and conformation then we will be moving into Advent for the prelude to Christmas.

We will be continuing with the science topic of living things before moving onto light.

Finally, in computing we will be using the internet to complete research activities.

Thank you for your continued support. Please do not hesitate to come and speak to me if you have any questions or concerns.

Mrs Masters (Year 6 Teacher) 

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