Welcome back to school Year 6!

Welcome back to school Year 6!
Year 6 Spring 2024
Just think, later this year, you’ll all be settling into a new school, so we had better make sure we make the most of the rest of the exciting year ahead of us!
Just a few notes to remind everyone of when things will be happening:
PE will be every Monday afternoon in 6W and Tuesday in 6G and every other Wednesday morning, 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.
Remember, Boost sessions will continue on the same days for all of this term.
The SATS parents meeting will be held on Thursday February 22nd at 4:30.
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.

Topic
We will continue to study World War 2 this term. Part of the weekly homework in Year 6 will again be to complete some topic based activities and the homework menu will again be used to choose activities from.

English
This term we will be looking at a range of writing styles. We will be looking in detail at a range of styles and will be completing our writing which will form the basis of our SATS results for writing.
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.

Maths
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.
https://ttrockstars.com/

Computing
We will continue our work on coding, using the Scratch 3 program. We will also continue on creating and editing videos. Computing will also be used in a cross-curricular manner too in a variety of other curriculum areas to enhance learning. We will be using Book Creator, Powerpoint, imovie and Keynote to present our work in other subjects in different ways.

Homework
The children will continue to get English and maths homework every week and they will also have a topic sheet which they can select homework from. 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 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 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 (year6@corrie.tameside.sch.uk) catching us in the morning or after school, or giving us a ring.
Mr. Griffin and Miss. Wood

Spring Term

We have lots of exciting things going on in year 4 this term, we are looking forward to seeing all your hard work and we will enjoy sharing your learning with you.

Here are some of the super things we are going to be up to:

English

We will be studying two fantastic books in our English lessons!

Firstly, we will be looking at ‘Flotsam’ written by David Wiesener, this is a picture book with the most brilliant illustrations. The book will give us the opportunity to discover lots of photographs from under the sea, it’s a whole new world!

Secondly, we will be reading a book called ‘The Great Kapok Tree’ written by Lynne Cherry, this is a book linked to our rainforest topic and focusses upon the devastation that deforestation causes to the animals habitats.

We will continue to learn the year 3/4 spellings and will look at a range of spelling patterns to support this. Within the SPAG lessons we will be working on the correct use of commas and also inverted commas to indicate direct speech.

Maths

We will continue to develop our skills in the 4 operations, our understanding of multiplication, division, plus we will be to learn about area and perimeter. Within the maths sessions we will, as always be striving to improve fluency.

In year 4 there is the statutory times table check, aside from this it is so important that the children learn their times tables – we will be doing lots of work on the tables and really need that focus at home too.

Science

The unit of work this term is ‘Sound. We will be investigating how the ear works and carrying out a number of investigations to see how sound travels.

Topic

This terms topic is the Rainforest, we will be looking closely at all aspects of the Amazon Rainforest including the climate, inhabitants and the effects of deforestation.

RSE

We will continue working on our RSE scheme ‘Jigsaw’ and discussing issues which are important to us and help us work together as a team. Our topic is Dreams & Goals.

Computing

We will begin the term looking at data logging, collating a range of data and looking at different ways to record the data. Then we will move on to repetition of shapes and will use software to create patterns and experiment with the repetition.

PE

PE will be on Thursday.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR PE KIT. Make sure you don’t get RED on your Assertive Mentoring!

Homework

We will continue to have a creative approach to our homework this term. You will be given Maths and Spelling homework each week as well as being able to choose from a range of creative activities in Topic.

Homework is given out on Friday and is due in the following Wednesday.

REMEMBER:

Homework handed in on Wednesday is GREEN.

Homework handed in on Thursday is YELLOW.

Homework handed in on Friday is RED.

We read in class every day, so make sure you always have your Reading Log in school.

Please make sure you also read regularly each week at home and ask an adult to sign your Reading Log for you. We will sign your Reading Log every WEDNESDAY  to check you have read at home, so please don’t forget!!

KEEP IN TOUCH!

Parents & Carers are always very welcome to call in to discuss any aspect of their child’s learning, any other area of their school life or just to say ‘hello’. We are available anytime before or after school, except on Wednesdays because that’s when we have our Staff Meeting.

We are really looking forward to a great half term with you all!

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Moran & Miss Mees