Summer Term 2019
Welcome back to what is going to be an extremely busy term for all the children in year 6.
SATs week begins on Monday 13th May 2019
Your children will be able to come into school for breakfast during SATs week. We want the children to stay calm and arrive at school ready to do their best.
This term we will complete our topic on WW2. Our visit to Stockport Air Raid Shelter is on 3rd May. This will be a marvellous day for all the children and will be a wonderful end to our work on WW2.
Then, we will be doing our Ancient Greece topic: incorporating history, geography, art, DT and computing.
In English we will be writing almost every day- designing a leaflet and writing a balanced argument and making sure all the writing we finished last term is our very best. 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.
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. At this point in Y6 we will be spending a lot of time revising concepts already taught. 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.
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.
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 practise on. If you need a log in and password please see Mrs Lynch.
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.
After SATs we will begin sorting out the end of term Y6 production! Watch this space for details.
The children will continue to get English and maths homework most weeks. 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 will be doing P.E. on Thursday and Friday, so the children need their kits in school on these days. After SATs, please ensure PE kits are in every day as we may be able to do extra sessions!
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 looking forward to sharing all these exciting learning opportunities with you. Don’t forget to keep in contact using Blogs!
It is very important, in the run up to SATs, that all children are in every day and that they attend booster classes when required. Booster classes will run up to the week before SATs. They will finish on Thursday 9th May.
Good Luck everybody – we know that you will do well!
Mrs. Lynch, Mr. Griffin and Mrs Mitchell