Upon our return to school, we found a mysterious object on the back field that seemed to have just fallen from the sky! There were some strange markings and the object looked like it could be part of a rocket or gas canister. We think it may be space related. We called the PCSOs in to help us investigate further.
Mrs Summers, Mrs Khera and Mrs Vickers
Our new theme is called 'Out of this World!' With a focus on Science, DT, Art and History, children will be learning all about space. They will learn about: the different planets, the sun and the moon and the history of space exploration.
A busy half term for English – children will be learning about: journalistic writing with a focus on the moon landing; writing non-chronological reports based on our topic; writing biographies and autobiographies of some famous people and the children! We will complete our half term’s learning with a unit on poetry.
In Maths we will be practising skills across all areas, with a focus on: place value of numbers up to 10,000,000; rounding of numbers; mental and written calculation methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and mental arithmetic. We will also be looking at comparing and ordering fractions as well as adding and subtracting them.
Your child should have a reading book (not an annual, joke book, comic etc) from home or from the class library in school every day. There are many opportunities for reading during the school day so it is important that children do have a book in school. Your child should read as frequently as possible during the week at home, if possible to an adult at least 3 times a week – this is still important in Year 6! Please ensure when you have read with your child that you note this in their reading record.
For Spellings, children should practise the rules which we are learning in class, but there are also words from the National Curriculum Years 3/4 or 5/6 spelling lists which children will need to learn for weekly spelling tests. These will all be sent home in a log book. For Maths, children should complete the MyMaths task set and practise times tables daily.We will be reassessing the children for Schofield and Sims and it may be that they will move to a new book. We will inform you of any changes as soon as possible if necessary.
PE is currently timetabled for Mondays and Thursdays, but children should have their PE kit in school every day.
It is expected that children in Year 6 bring key resources into school. As a minimum, they need to have a handwriting pen and a pencil, but other children also bring in a rubber, glue, highlighter pen, colouring crayons, a notebook etc. Having their own resources helps develop their sense of responsibility and independence and means they can start their learning with 'Morning Work' as soon as they arrive in school.
Thank you for your support in all these areas! If you have any questions regarding your child’s learning and progress, please do not hesitate to come and talk to either one of us.
Mrs Summers and Mrs Khera