Welcome to Year 6!
Class 19 - Year 6
We hope you had a restful break and enjoyed your time seeing friends and family. We are very excited to start the Summer 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 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!
The children will continue to bring home their Home-School Diary in order to log their reading activity at home. This can be reading from their school book, but can also include the reading of their own magazines, comics, recipe books - the ideas are endless! Don't forget that we also have the use of Active Learn where you can access hundreds of free books allocated by us and specific to your child's reading level. Use the school login: srtt - along with your child's username and password (you can find these in their home-school diary).
Our PE lessons are on a Monday and a Wednesday with full PE kits need to be worn to school on those days. This term we will be focusing on track and field sports. Please remember to bring hats and a water bottle as the weather be hot and sunny out on the school field.
Homework – Set on a Friday and handed in on a Tuesday
The Home-School Diary needs to be in school every day as it is used to record times tables, spellings as well as reading. It is here that you will also find the log-in details for many of the applications we use at school.
There will continue to be a strong emphasis on knowing the times tables by heart. Using Times Tables Rock Stars at home is fun and challenging as well as being designed to increase fluency and confidence. The log-in details for this can be found in the front of the Home-School Diary.
Spellings will be written into the diary on a regular basis by the children, to encourage their independence and accuracy.