Welcome to Year 6!
Class 19 - Year 6
We are very excited to start the Summer term in Year 6 and look forward to all the fantastic work and exciting topics that we will be discovering together. Here is a brief overview of what to expect in Class 19 this term.
Throughout this term we will be reading a very popular children’s book written by Katherine Rundell, ‘The Explorer’. During our English lessons, we will create pieces of writing using up-levelled vocabulary and a variety of sentences types.
In Maths this term, the children will be refining their written methods for multiplication, division, addition and subtraction as well as applying their skills to multi-step word problems. They will be deepening their understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages and exploring their equivalence. A topic that the children will see for the first time will be algebra. We will continue to practice and improve the children’s arithmetic skills.
In classes 19 and 20 our topic will be, ‘A World of Wonders’. In class 19 and 20 our topic will be, ‘A World of Wonders’. This is a geography-based topic and we will be exploring: habitats, biomes, adaptations in animals. As well as, exploring weather and climate, classifying animals and plants, and creating our own bug hotels. During this topic, we will have the opportunity to recreate artwork inspired by Henri Rousseau. This is an action-packed and exciting topic!
It is really important that the children read daily. The minimum requirement is that children read three times a week at home to an adult.
Our PE lessons are on THURSDAY and FRIDAY. Children will need to come to school in their PE kits on these days.
Homework will focus on supporting the learning taking place in the classroom in English and Maths. There will be a big focus on improving arithmetic and improving the children’s written grammar. 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.
We are using Times Table Rock Stars, a fantastic online resource, to develop our knowledge of multiplication and division facts. Times Table Rock Stars is a fun and challenging online programme designed to help pupils master their times tables by playing the different games and answering different questions to improve their Rock speed and status. Also, the children will earn coins for correctly answered questions which they can use to improve and upgrade their Rock Star Avatar. You can continue boosting your Rock score at home by practising your times tables on Times Tables Rock Stars. Just go to https://play.ttrockstars.com and use the login information inside your home school diary.
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!