Welcome to Year 6
Mrs Apostol, Mrs Vickers & Mrs Milbourne
We hope you have had a lovely relaxing summer and that the children are ready for a busy term ahead!
Our theme this term is called 'Out of this world!' This is all about Space and everything related to it, from Planets, spaceships, aliens and asteroids to the history of Space and the important findings of Space exploration and special events linked to Space History.
A busy half term for English – the 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. 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.
Our first class read of year 6 will be: 'Wonder' by R.J.Palacio, this is a fantastic book with true values bouncing off every page. It's a book which I'm sure will hook every child in. It has also recently hit the cinema screens too, which has also been a huge success. Click the link to find out more: https://wonderthebook.com/books/wonder
Your child should have a reading book from home or from the school AR library, this must be in school everyday. 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 all reading is documented in their reading record, and please also ask your child questions about what they have read. Please refer to the comprehension book marks which directs parents to questions you could ask to improve their inference/deduction/summarising/vocabulary...skills.
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 need to know. These will all be sent home in a log book and we will work our way through the list weekly. For Maths, children should complete one page in their Schofield and Sims books. Lots of reading.
PE is currently timetabled for Tuesdays and Thursdays, but children should have their PE
kit in school every day. (Days to be confirmed)
It is expected that children in Year 6 bring key resources into school-they must have a fully equipped pencil case every day. Items such as a hand-writing pen, pencil, rubber, ruler, crayons would be useful to have in their pencil cases. 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. Please ensure your child has a notebook which will be used daily to take notes for revision.
Parents Information Evening
We will be holding a meeting on Tuesday 11th September at 6pm (tbc) to inform parents about life in Year 6 and also provide further information about PGL.
Please note that a trips letter will soon follow with more details about the trips planned for this year and costs, including visitors coming in.
Thank you for your continued support.
If you have any questions regarding any of the information above or regarding your child’s learning and progress, please do not hesitate to pop in and see me at the end of the day or alternatively make an appointment with the office.
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