Class 20 - Year 6
Class Teacher: Mr Davies
Class Learning Assistants: Mrs Nash, Miss Bradley and Miss Bland
We hope you had a restful break and enjoyed your time seeing friends and family safely. 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 20 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. 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 lesson is on a Friday but full PE kits need to be worn to school on that day. Instead of a second PE session this half term, we will be swimming on a Wednesday so children must bring their swimming costume, a hat, a towel and a separate bag to school. Due to COVID, children must wear their swimming costumes underneath their school uniform on a Wednesday morning.
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.
Parents - If there is ever anything that you would like to know about the curriculum (or a general question) please ring or email the school office and I can get back to you.
Thank you for your continued support.