Welcome to Year 6
Mrs Apostol, Mrs Vickers & Mrs Milbourne
We have another busy term ahead with lots of exciting learning!
Our theme this half term is “Coventry through the ages” where we will be learning about life in the past in this area. Although we will be focusing on World War 2, we will also link our investigations into children’s knowledge of other periods in history such as the Anglo Saxons, the 60's and any other era that tickles the children's fancy! Last year some grandparents came into school to talk about their experiences of living in war-time Britain. It really brought the topic to life for the children – if any grandparents would be able to come into school to talk to the children that would be fantastic. Please let me know as soon as possible so I can make suitable arrangements. Thank you in advance!
Our trip to the Herbert Art Gallery and Coventry Cathedral will be our ‘Wow out’, further information will be sent out nearer the time.
This term we will be working on various skills in English, we will be working more on narrative (story) writing and the children will develop their skills in describing characters and settings. As a stimulus for this writing, we will be reading extracts from the books: Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and Goodnight Mr Tom, and we will be watching (age relevant) clips from the films. We will also visit other high quality texts such as Anne Frank’s Diary, Erika Story and Rose Blanche. The children will be recapping on writing letters, non-chronological reports and autobiographies.
In Maths we will be going over the areas that the children found tricky in their practice SATs papers such as fractions, BODMAS, using coordinates to describe positions as well as plotting shapes in the four quadrants and translating and reflecting shapes. In addition to this we will be looking at numbers with decimal places and calculations with decimals as well as multiplying by 10,100 and 1000. We will also be looking at how length is measured. Then we will focus on division. Later we will focus on fraction, decimal and percentage equivalents and will be answering problems based on time.
Please can you help your child to make sure they have their reading book and reading record (green book) in school every day. Your child should read as frequently as possible during the week at home, ideally to an adult at least 3 times a week which you can record/sign in the green book, ideally this would be followed by the questions given at the Termly Learning Conferences.
Home Learning this half term will consist of:
- Reading activities from the reading home learning grid will be replaced with a comprehension practice sheet which will need to be completed every week. (Due in on Wednesdays)
- x10 spellings in the yellow Spellings Log Book (learn by Monday)
- Schofield and Sims (1 page per week, due in on Wednesdsay)
- Optional: An activity on spag.com website (your child knows how to access this and knows their log in details)
PE - currently timetabled for Tuesdays and Thursdays, but children should have their PE kit in school every day.
I'm sure this will be another hardworking fun-filled 1/2 term.
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