Class 5 (Year 6)
Here is our Autumn Class Newsletter – Yr 6 Class Newsletter Autumn 2020
Welcome to the Class 5 page – we are delighted to welcome all our children back after what has been an extremely challenging time for all. Although things will not be quite the same to begin with, we are hoping that the children will enjoy being back at school.
On this page, you will be able to find out useful information about your child’s learning over the coming term.
In class 5 our teacher is Mrs Dennis and our amazing teaching assistant is Miss Herring!
We have 22 year d 6 pupils.
This year will be a busy year for all the children, full of interesting topics to explore and a range of opportunities to be enjoyed. Whilst we strive to help each child perform to the best of their ability academically, we also encourage the children to grow and develop as individuals, who think and care about others, and always do their best. We also have to prepare the children for their SATs. As such, we would appreciate your help and support in encouraging your child to do their very best.
This term in…
English we will be basing our work around the wonderful fiction books of ‘The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse’ written by Charlie Mackesy and ‘Brightstorm’ (written by Vashti Hardy). We will also be reading other non-fiction texts, which are linked to other areas of the curriculum being studied.
Maths we will be practising our arithmetic daily, which involves working at speed to answer number/calculation questions. Times tables are also extremely important as this allows children to be able to answer maths questions quickly. Please encourage your child to practise their times tables frequently (Rock Stars).
The core areas of maths we will be studying this term are Number (place value, four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions) and Geometry (Position and Direction).
Science we are taking a look at ‘Living Things and their Habitats’ and then ‘Animals including Humans’.
History we will be discovering how having fun in the UK has changed since the time of the Romans.
Art. In this subject we will be focusing on the skills of drawing within portraits and the work of famous artists. Then linking this to the mediums of graffiti, painting and sculpture.
- RE. The key areas that will be studied this term are ‘Loving, Judaism (Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur), Vocation and Commitment and Expectations.’
Spellings will be given weekly with a test the following week – 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 will be 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. We will also be encouraging homework to be completed on line wherever possible using ‘google classroom’.
Please encourage children to be responsible for their own learning by completing homework and spellings on time each week.