We are very excited to start the Autumn 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 the Autumn term, we will be reading lots of different genres of text but our English work will be based around Holes, written 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 their Year 6 SATS during May. In Maths, we will be focusing on their arithmetic skills. 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, especially practise of times tables.
Our afternoon topic for the Summer term is 'Travel Agents', which is a fascinating, geography and history 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. Home School Diaries will be collected every Wednesday.
Our PE lessons are on MONDAYs and FRIDAYs 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 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!