Summer Term 2018 – posted April 2018
Welcome back to what is going to be an extremely busy term for all the children in year 6.
SATs week begins on Monday 14th May 2018
This term we will complete our topic on WW2. Our visit to Stockport Air Raid Shelter is on 27th April. This will be a marvellous day for all the children. We will incorporate lots of art projects too as we complete the Arts Award.
In English we will be writing every day- completing our adventure stories from last term, writing a newspaper report, designing a leaflet and writing a persuasive letter. We will be revising comprehension techniques to help us with the SATs Reading test. We will be continuing to improve our SPAG skills throughout our work, concentrating on different aspects within our writing tasks. At this stage we will be revising many of the areas that children should be able to do. Children need to continue practising their spellings at home.
In maths, we will continue to work 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 be focussing on the using and applying aspect of maths through problem solving, reasoning and investigation. This term will consist of revision of all the areas that the children should be confident in.
Please remember to encourage your child to carry on practising their times tables up to 12×12 as it is essential that they have rapid recall of all tables facts, including the inverse. Encourage them to go on TTRockstars every week to have fun and practise at the same time.
In science, we will be working on a unit called- Classifying Living Things
In this unit children will learn how to classify living things using the major classification kingdoms. They will identify and describe the observable characteristics of a range of classification groups including micro-organisms, plants and animals. Children will make careful observations to identify the characteristics that help scientists classify all living things, such as whether a living thing has a backbone and how they reproduce. Children will also be able to use their observations to construct classification keys of increasing complexity. They will use evidence from their investigation to predict and investigate how to accelerate the rate of decay.
Homework- The children will continue to receive 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. In order to achieve a green mark their homework MUST be completed and handed in on WEDNESDAY.
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.
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.
Final Note—Excellent attendance is vitally important for your child to succeed.
Mrs. Lynch, Mr. Griffin and Miss Richards