Welcome back everyone!
I hope you had a lovely week off. The weather has been great for spending time in the garden or walking around your local area, and this week is meant to be even nicer. I’ve been redecorating my daughter’s bedroom, but I made sure to spend time exercising and resting with a good book too.
Remember to keep sending me pictures of what you have been doing, as I love to see your hard work and creativity. I’ve attached another picture that my daughter drew this week. See if you can create a symmetrical pattern – you can make it as easy or as complicated as you like.
Take care of yourselves and I hope to see you all soon.
Class 20 - Year 6
Class Teacher: Mrs Sawdy
Class Learning Assistant: Mrs Nash
We are very excited to start the new term in Year 6 and look forward to all the interesting work that we will be tackling together. Here is a brief overview of what to expect in Class 20 this year.
Throughout the Spring term, we will be reading lots of different genres of text but our English work will be based around 'Stormbreaker' by Anthony Horowitz. 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 the children will be refinding 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, deciamsl and percentages and exploring their equivalence. Many topcis that the children will see for the first time include: algebra, volume and the properties of circles. We will continue to practice and improve the children's arithmetic skills. This term will prepare your child for their upcoming SATs in May. 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 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 multiskills lessons are on Monday but full PE kits need to be in school every day as we often have specialist coaches working with the school.
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.
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.
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!