Miss Lamb, Mr Carey and Miss Watt would like to welcome you to Year 6's wonderful web page!
Our classroom is a warm, welcoming and happy environment with opportunities for all children to learn and grow. We respect and care for each other, encouraging everyone to be the best that they can be. We try our best to embody the school's Christian values in all that we do.
In Year 6 we strive to have high standards and expect all children to be wearing the correct uniform, complete all homework that is set (TTRS and Spelling Shed) and read at least three times a week, at home, to an adult.
This half-term's topic: World War II
In English we write in a cross curricular manner. During the Spring term, we will focus on creating letters, narratives and newspaper reports linked to our topic, World War II.
In year 6 we will also be focusing closely on our SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) and applying this knowledge consistently in our writing along with our amazing Alan Peat sentence structures.
In Year 6, we constantly strive to be ambitious and effective writers, creating texts with purpose which entertain and inform our readers and using our best vocabulary, spelling, handwriting, punctuation and grammar. Below are the year 5/6 statutory spellings.
Year 6's ambitious mathematicians will be tackling lots of different areas of maths this half term, including number and place value; addition and subtraction; multiplication and division; fractions and geometry.
At the start of each lesson we undertake an arithmetic challenge (Fluent in Five) and each morning we do a mental maths challenge on our New Wave challenge sheets. This year we will be continuing our Power Maths scheme which focuses on reasoning and looking at questions in different ways. So far we have really enjoyed challenging ourselves with the new material and have loved the discussion and partner work elements of the scheme.
We will continue to work on our arithmetic skills and times tables, as these underpin the basis of everything we do in maths. It would be fantastic if these skills could be practiced at home. We expect the children to use Times Table Rockstars at least twice weekly but please see Miss Lamb if you would like any further help.
Spellings are given out on Friday, to be tested on the following Friday. Children's spellings are handed out on paper in order to practice spellings and handwriting at the same time. Each week, the weekly spellings will be uploaded onto Spelling Shed. The Year 5/6 Statutory Spelling List (please see above) will be on Spelling Shed throughout the year.
Learning Log tasks are set on a Friday and you will have 2 weeks to complete them, returning them on a Friday. Information will be handed out on paper and posted on Class Dojo.
Maths homework is Timestable Rockstars which should be accessed at least twice a week. Please speak to a member of the team if you have problems logging on.
Children are expected to read every day in Year 6, in order to best prepare them for their SATs tests. Reading books should be in school every day and they can be changed whenever required.
OUR PE DAY IS THURSDAY.
CHILDREN SHOULD COME INTO SCHOOL IN THIER KIT:
- PLAIN BLACK TRACKSUIT TROUSERS
- WHITE TOP
- PLAIN BLACK JACKET
- Please ensure that your child is in the correct kit. If you have any questions or queries, please make sure that you speak to a member of the team.