Welcome back to our busy first term in year 6. We will be working really hard on all aspects of our work on the run up to Christmas.
We will regularly update our web pages to keep you up to date with what we are doing throughout this year.
We are continuing with our topic on Africa, some of you have brought in some amazing projects that you have completed for homework. 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 The Arrival by Shaun Tan. We will be writing letters, character descriptions, diary entries, short play scripts and a longer story built around a man’s journey to another country.
We will be continuing to improve our SPAG skills throughout our work, concentrating on different aspects within our writing tasks.
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 you have rapid recall of all tables facts. Make sure you are going on TTRockstars every week to have fun and practise at the same time.
In science, we will be working on a unit called- Changing Circuits.
Children will use recognised symbols in circuit diagrams correctly. They will discuss analogies and offer their own explanations for the results of their investigations about altering brightness of bulbs and volume of buzzers. They will describe how to do this in a variety of ways including changing the number of components, battery voltage, or the properties of the wires in the circuits.
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, Mr. Griffin and Miss Richards