Second half term 2018
We are already working really hard in this half term in year 6.
In English, we are looking at The Arrival by Shaun Tan. We have written letters, character descriptions, diary entries, short play scripts and we will be writing a longer story built around the central character’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.
This is a really useful website for helping children with their spellings-
Remember to use your log in for Discovery Learning regularly to help you with any areas of year 6 work that you may need extra practice on. If you need a log in and password please see Mrs Lynch.
In maths, we will continue to work in groups, to address any areas where support may be needed and extend and challenge all learners. 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 focus on the using and applying aspect of maths through problem solving, reasoning and investigation.
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.
Our geography topic this term is all about North America. We will be doing lots of work in school but will also be expecting lots of brilliant homework.
We will be doing P.E. every other Thursday and every Friday with the sports coach, 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.
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.
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. All children have logins for TT Rockstars. Try and beat the other class in Battle of the Bands. 6L are currently in the lead.
We will regularly update our web pages to keep you up to date with what we are doing throughout this year. Look out for blogs written by the children.
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 Mrs Mitchell