We are very excited to start the new term in Year 6 and look forward to all the fantastic work and interesting topics that we will be discovering together. Here is a brief overview of what to expect in Class 19 this year.
Throughout the Autumn term, we will be reading lots of different genres of text but our English work will be based around 'Holes' by Louis Sachar. Throughout the following weeks, we will continue to build on children's English skills including vocabulary, connectives, openers and punctuation as well as getting the children to write creatively and read for enjoyment. There will be a strong focus on their spelling and grammar too. All of these skills will need to be revised and practised in order for the children to achieve their best in the upcoming Year 6 SATS during May. In Maths we will be building on knowledge of fractions, decimals and percentages as well as consistently working on our four rules of number. All maths skills from previous years will be revised and application to test style questions will be taught. All help at home will benefit hugely, the new Year 6 revision guides cover everything that your child will need to know and will come home with your child over Easter.
Our afternoon topic for the Autumn term is 'Space', which is a fascinating, science based subject and I am really excited to start exploring it together! Remind your child to do lots of research at home, as they know how keen I am to hear what they can find out!
It is really important that the children read daily. We will expect to see all Home School Diaries and reading books in school every day. The minimum requirement is that children read three times a week at home to an adult. There will be weekly rewards for those children achieving this.
As well as borrowing books from school, we will continue to use the Bug Club reading scheme. Go to:www.activelearnprimary.co.ukand use the school login: qxst - along with your child's username and password. You will be able to access hundreds of free books! These are allocated by us and are specific to your child's reading level. Help your child earn points and collect new Bug Club avatars by reminding them to log on, read the books and answer the exciting quizzes!
Our PE lessons are on MONDAYs and WEDNESDAYs but full PE kits need to be in school every day as we often have specialist coaches working with the school. We will be swimming in the second half of the Autumn term every Wednesday afternoon.
Homework will focus on supporting the learning taking place in the classroom in English and Maths. There will be a big focus on improving spelling and improving the children’s written grammar. Look out for the weekly spellings and please help your child to learn their times tables including division facts. Homework will be set weekly on a Friday and collected in on a Tuesday.
There will be lots to learn in English and Maths this year and we will be supporting the children all the way to their SATs. Parents - If there is ever anything that you would like to know about the curriculum (or a general question) please pop in to see us!