Welcome to Class Dennis- Welcome to Year 6
Welcome back after the Christmas holidays.
In our class we have our teacher Mrs Dennis and our amazing teaching assistant Miss Herring!
In our class we have 15 year 6 pupils.
This is obviously an extremely important time for our year 6 pupils as it is their final year in primary school and they will be taking their SAT’s in May. We will all be working very hard throughout this year to do the best we can!
This term in…
English we will be basing our work around the wonderful book ‘Skellig’ written by David Almond (a local author from Newcastle). Using this we are studying fantasy texts, diaries, letters, non-chronological reports, narratives and much more!
Maths we are looking at fractions (ordering, comparing, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), decimals, percentages, ratios and measurement. We are enjoying practising our ‘Rock Star’ tables; trying to improve our speed with our times tables. It is our aim to become more proficient / fluent at applying our maths skills in problem solving and mathematical reasoning.
Science we are taking a look at ‘All Living things’ and Materials – classification, separation and dissolving.
Geography is about ‘Our Changing World’ – the effects of weathering, coastal features, how landscapes change over time and trade.
Art we will be taking a look at the ‘Angel of the North’ and producing some sculpture – linking it to our class text.
Spellings are given out on a Tuesday and our test will be on the following Tuesday – it is extremely important that children practise and learn these.
Reading – Each child has an individual reading book and reading record. Reading of any type is very important as we only become good writers if we are good readers! – Please encourage regular reading. We have just introduced a new reading process into school ‘Accelerated Reader’. Children are given a book at their reading level. When complete, children complete a quiz about the book. This will encourage children to read for understanding.
Homework is given weekly and should be returned on a Monday. The work given always supports work done in class and will help children to consolidate learning. Please encourage children to complete homework on time each week.