Where has all the time gone? I cannot believe year 6 are now into their final term at St. Joseph’s! I hope you all had an amazing Easter break – the weather certainly was fabulous.
In year 6 our teacher is Mrs Dennis and our amazing teaching assistant is Miss Herring!
We have 23 year 6 pupils.
Year 6 are now in their final run up to their SAT’s in May. I am extremely proud of all the hard work they have put in and the progress they have made. We obviously need to keep this going to encourage them to do the best they can do.
This term in…
English we will be basing our work around the wonderful book ‘Letters from the Lighthouse’ written by Emma Carroll. This book will be studied as a cross-curricular text alongside our WWII topic.
Maths we will be continuing to practise our arithmetic daily and geometry (shape and angles). Then we will move on to statistics, parts of a circle, pie charts and line graphs and then finishing off with maths investigations.
Science we are taking a look at animals – including humans.
History we will be studying WWII. Why was it significant? Where did it happen? Which countries were involved? What things changed in the UK because of the war?
Art / DT we will be linking to the WWII topic by doing observational drawings, using textiles to record an event of WWII and looking at WWII recipes.
Spellings are given out on a Friday and our test will be on the following Thursday – it is extremely important that children continue to 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 now use ‘Accelerated Reader’ as a reading process in school. 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.