Welcome to Year 6!
Your class teachers are Mr Bate in Class 6B (Phase manager for Year 3 & Year 4), and
Miss Hefford in Class 6H (Phase Manager for Year 5 and Year 6).
Our Topics for this year are:
The Tudors: Crime and Punishment
Black History - The Civil Rights Movement
World War 2 and The Holocaust
Come to the Cabaret - production based activities
Our Class Readers this year will be:
treason by berlie Doherty
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne
Wonder by RJ Palacio
Children are encouraged to read a range of books at home that link to our topics, these can be borrowed from our class libraries. reading for 20 minutes each night is the expectation.
Mathematics is taught every day and children are encouraged to practise number bonds, multiplication tables, division facts, doubles and halves, knowledge of formal methods of the 4 operations and conversion facts between fractions, decimals and percentages.
Writing and SPaG is taught every day, children are encouraged to write for a purpose at home using grammar and punctuation taught at school. children are encouraged to revisit capital letters, full stops, commas and other higher level punctuation when ready. Spellings are highlighted in the planner and are tested throughout the week. children are expected to be able to define the words as well as spell them. Children are introduced to higher level vocabulary and are actively encouraged to learn their meanings, and use them in their writing and verbally at school and at home.
Our Science Topics for this year will be:
Living things and their habitats - with introduction to microorganisms
Animals including humans
Evolution and Inheritance
Children are encouraged to use their local environment to enrich their understanding of scientific topics.
On Tuesdays and Thursdays Year 6 will do indoor and outside PE.
Please ensure your child has a full PE Kit in school.
Long hair should be tied back and any earrings removed on these days.
It is helpful if girls wearing tights could have a spare pair of socks in their PE bags. Tracksuit bottoms are allowed in the colder months.
Please make sure all of your child's clothing is named, especially jumpers and cardigans which they take off during the day.
Most homework set will be available to access on online portals listed below. The requirements for these will be stated in your child's planner, where log in details will also be available.
www.readtheory.org (Reading Comprehension)
www.j2e.com/j2blast (SATS Revision)
Completion of home learning will significantly help the development and progress of your child at school. Thank you for your continued support.