Wow! One term gone already and we are now entering the spring term. I hope you have had a fabulous Christmas break and a joyful, family holiday. However, I don’t know about you, I’m ready for the brighter, longer days!
In year 6 our teacher is Mrs Dennis and our amazing teaching assistant is Miss Herring!
We have 23 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 books ‘The Explorer’ written by Katherine Rundell and ‘Brightstorm’ written by Vashti Hardy. These books will be studied as cross-curricular texts alongside our Rainforests topic.
Maths we will continue our study of fractions. Then move on to geometry, decimals, percentages and measurement (area/perimeter/volume and converting units). We will also continue to practise our ‘Rock Star’ tables; trying to improve our speed with our times tables. It is also 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 ‘Living things and habitats’ and then ‘Evolution and inheritance’.
Geography we will be investigating rainforests. Why are they important? Where are they located? What is the land used for?
Art we will be investigating the rainforests topic. We will be studying ‘South American Art’ and ‘fossils’ using the techniques of sculpting and printing.
Spellings are given out on a Friday and our test will be on the following Thursday – 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 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.