Welcome to a very busy spring term in Year 6!
We have really started our build up to SATS now. The children are working so hard and we are really proud of all the effort they are putting in.
Please remember we have organised a meeting for parents to attend on Thursday February 9th at 4:30pm. At this meeting, we will explain everything about the build up to SATS, the way the tests are administered and what help and support you can give the children. If you are unable to attend, don’t worry. We will send out the powerpoint presentation from the meeting to everyone on the same day and obviously, if there is anything you need or want to ask, please feel free to drop in or ring at any time.
Also, please remember that our after school Boost groups are up and running now and if your child has been selected for one, please try and ensure that they attend as many as possible as history shows us what a huge difference these can make to the childrens’ confidence.
Just a few notes to make everyone aware of when other things will be happening:
PE will be continue to be every Monday afternoon and every other Wednesday morning, as well as every other Friday afternoon for 6G, so the children need their kits in school on these days. It is usually easier just to bring kit at the start of the week and keep it in school until it needs to go home to be washed. Just a reminder that school P.E. kit comprises of a white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers or 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. If the children cannot remove the jewellery themselves, it is best if they do not wear it on the PE days.
Homework will still be sent out each Friday and must be returned by the following Wednesday at the latest and reading books should be taken home and signed by an adult at least twice a week.
Handwriting and Presentation
As always, we will be looking really carefully the presentation in all of our books, including our homework books. We will be following our school handwriting scheme with the children and will be expecting them to use this and be as neat as possible in all aspects of their work.
Our topic this term is World War 2. It is an incredibly exciting topic for the children to learn about and offers us the opportunity to study a variety of sources to draw conclusions about such a vital part of our country’s past.
This term we will be looking at a range of writing styles and completing our pieces of writing which will be assessed for our SATS. We will be looking in detail at a number of books including ‘Goodnight Mr. Tom’.
In SPaG lessons we will be revising all areas of punctuation and continuing to work on all the aspects of grammar to make your written work better.
In our maths lessons we will be covering the Year 6 objectives from the maths Curriculum. You will be continuing to work hard to achieve your targets in a variety of aspects of maths, trying to become more fluent and developing your reasoning and problem solving skills. We will be focussing on the using and applying aspect of maths through problem solving, reasoning, explaining and investigating. You will also be continuing to learn all your times tables so that you know all the multiplication and division facts to 12 x 12 as quickly as possible as this is so valuable when working in many areas of maths.
Our unit of study for this term will be Light and Sight.
The children will continue to get 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. This will be set on Google Classroom every week or paper copies can be made available. The children will also be bringing home their reading books every day and it is vitally important that they read every day. 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 will also be setting a SPaG homework that we will go through together each Monday morning.
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 are looking forward to sharing all these exciting learning opportunities with you. Don’t forget to keep in contact using Google Classroom!
If there is anything you need, or any help we can give you with anything, please let me know by either messaging on Google Classroom or on the year 6 school email (firstname.lastname@example.org) catching us in the morning or after school, or giving us a ring.
Mr. Griffin and Miss. Wood