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WELCOME TO YEAR 6

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Welcome to Year Six

Y6 are taught by Mr Banks - this year is a very important one for your child and by working together I know that we can make it an extremely successful one. 

Additional adults in Year 6

-Mrs Moore – (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)

-Mr Kashiri – PE Coach (Friday afternoon)

Home-School Communication

It is sometimes possible to speak briefly at the beginning or end of the school day and this is a great way to share information. For longer discussions I will always endeavour to meet with you at the earliest opportunity.

Your child’s homework diary is a key tool for home-school communication and it is an expectation that children bring it in daily. Homework diaries will be looked at each morning and any messages responded to via Dojo.

English

This half term we will  read ‘Gargantis’ by Thomas Taylor. It is a follow-up to a book we read in Y5. We will then use this book as a stimulus for a range of writing activities…we will write an extended narrative, complete setting/character descriptions and much, much more. We will also write a dual narrative using ‘Hansel and Gretel’.

Maths

Maths: It is essential that we are secure and confident with our times tables, we will be practising these in school and encourage you to practice them regularly at home too.

Follow these links for some quick fire games to help speed up those calculations.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student 

As Mathematicians we will continue to develop our mental strategies involving the four different operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division) and using these skills to help reason about numbers and solve word problems.

We will also revisit many topics in readiness for the transition to high school and particularly focus on Money and budgeting linked to Enterprise Project so that we can raise money for our residential trip to Manor Adventure.

Homework

Your child will receive weekly homework, maths and SPAG will begin in week two and spelling lists in week three.

It will be sent home on a Monday and must be completed and returned by Friday. Homework will include:

  • My Maths online maths
  • Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling activity –  a spelling test will take place each Friday
  • Daily reading (including Reading Plus) - children will independently change their reading books in school and parents will sign homework diaries daily to show that reading has been done at home.

Over the year I will send additional, specific homework in preparation for end of KS2 assessments. Attached is an overview of what we are covering in the first half term. More details are available on our class page on the school website.

KS2 SATS

End of KS2 assessments (SATS)

SATs have now been completed although we will continue with each of the subjects - we will also be working to improve our writing to make it the best it can be before our transition to high school.

We look forward to sharing the results of the KS2 assessments with you in July.

Geography

We will be looking at the subject of climate change. The aim of this research unit is to being together all previous Geography learning, allow children to research utilising prior knowledge an aspect of climate change important to them – Australia Wildfire, Antarctica, Flooding etc.

Climate change - Wikipedia

Spanish

In Spanish this half term, we will be learning how to talk about café’s & restaurants. We will learn how to order food and drinks and how to tell people about our own personal  likes and dislikes. Our knowledge might come in useful during holidays!

R.E./P.S.H.E

In R.E. with Mrs Moore, we will look at again at Christianity and try to answer the question…If life is like a journey, what’s the destination? We will also focus on the concepts of Salvation and Forgiveness.

In PSHE, we will look at what will change as we become more independent and how friendships change as we grow?

Science

We will focus on ‘Health & Lifestyles, incl. circulatory system’, specifically identifying and naming the main parts of the human circulatory system and describing blood

We will also recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way our bodies function. We will be able to describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals including humans.

Physical Education

This half term we will be practicing our Athletics skills and taking part in outdoor and adventurous activities. Mr Kashiri will lead us through a range of athletics activities. In running events, we will run further in both sprints and distance runs. We will, of course, be completing a range of outdoor and adventurous activities on our trip to Manor Adventure.

Music

In our Music with Mrs Moore we will study the ‘Reflect, rewind, replay unit’ with the aim of preparing to perform the full range of songs and activities from the year.

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