Welcome to a busy, but exciting first term in year 6.
We will regularly update our web pages to keep you up to date with what we are doing throughout this year.
Our topic this term is all about Africa. We will be doing lots of work in school but will also be expecting lots of brilliant homework, which we have already started to see. The children will also be getting English and maths homework every week. We will always set the homework on a Friday and it must be brought back into school by the following Wednesday. The children will also be bringing home their reading books every day and it is vitally important that they read regularly. We are really working on the children’s comprehension skills so it would be great if you could ask them questions about their books every time you read with them. We keep track of the homework and reading on charts in the classroom that are linked to the assertive mentoring scheme that we use in school.
We will be doing P.E. every Wednesday and Friday, so the children need their kits in school on these days. Just a reminder that school P.E. kit comprises of a white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps and if P.E. is taking place outside and the weather is cold, the children are allowed to wear dark jogging bottoms and trainers. All jewellery must be removed for P.E.
In English, we will be looking at Anthony Browne’s King Kong. We will be carrying out journalistic writing and we will be continuing to improve our SPAG skills throughout our work.
In maths, we will be working in streamed groups, to address any areas where support may be needed. We will continue to develop and extend our skills in the 4 rules of number, our understanding of place value, decimals, percentages, and fractions and measurement. We will focussing on the using and applying aspect of maths through problem solving.
Please remember to carry on practising your times tables up to 12×12 as it is essential that the children have rapid recall for all tables facts.
In science, we will be looking at Our Bodies and how we can stay healthy and how eating well and exercising has a positive impact on our bodies.
We are always available if there is anything that you would like any advice or help with and are happy to address any concerns you might have in what is an exciting, but occasionally daunting year for the children and yourselves.
Mrs. Lynch and Mr. Griffin