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Welcome to Year 6
Our aims in Year 6 are to:
In Year 6 our teachers are Mrs Link - (Eagles); Mrs West - (Ospreys); Mr Hill - (Hawks). We also have Mrs Hunt working in Year 6 teaching maths. We are supported by Mrs Cross, Mrs Hicks and Mrs Bruce.
WELL DONE AWARD
Friday 5th October 2018
Eagles - Harry D
Hawks - Scott B
Ospreys - Phoebe
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
3rd October No pens Wednesday
12th October Young Shakespeare visit - Macbeth
24th October Ingestre Residential Parents’ Information Evening - 6.30pm
13th & 15th November Parents’ Evenings Details to be confirmed
26th November – 30th November Ingestre Residential
17th December Year 6 Fundraising cake sale Raising funds for Leavers’ Party
20th December Year 5 & 6 Christmas party Details to be confirmed
In Maths this term we will be focusing on the following areas:
* Number and place value
* Addition and subtraction (written/mental)
* Multiplication and division (written/mental)
We will continue to focus on the ability to calculate mentally and at speed, including times tables. We hope that you will be able to support your child in every day mathematical opportunities and by learning and revising their multiplication and division tables to 12 x 12.
We have a very exciting term of English planned. We will kick start with a science theme which is part of our ‘All About Me’ topic. After this our English work will be inspired by a visit from the Young Shakespeare Company in October to perform Macbeth, which will be a great start to our ‘conflict’ topic. Towards the end of the term, our writing will be based upon the book ‘Boy Overboard’ by Morris Gleitzman. In writing, the genres we will explore will be: narrative, description, poetry, biographies, and scientific writing. This year we will be continuing with the Read Write Inc. spelling scheme which involves the children practising a set of spelling rules in a range of activities. There will also be a focus on the year 3, 4, 5 and 6 common exception words. Your support and encouragement with spellings remains valued.
HOME LEARNING TASKS
For the Autumn Spelling Home Learning Tasks click here.
Year 6 Home Learning in Maths and English will be set on a Thursday and will need to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Spellings – Your child will be given a half term overview of the spellings that they will be tested on each week. It would be very helpful if you could spend 10 or 15 minutes 2 or 3 times a week to focus on these words. This list will be available on the Year 6 webpage.
All About Me - including heart and circulation and the impact of the choices we make on our body. We will also explore local geography and explore how to keep safe online.
Conflict - Macbeth Performance by the Young Shakespeare Company inspiring work in English, art and drama.
Conflict - Boy Overboard Create art from around the world, explore issues of conflict, migration, displacement and British Values. French School, time and preferences/opinions RE What would Jesus do? Can we live by the values of Jesus in the twenty-first century?
HOW YOU CAN HELP AT HOME
Encourage them to practise rapid recall of timetables and related division facts, for example using their Times Tables Rock Star login Playing games e.g. countdown where children are given a number to make with the four operations. Discussing everyday application of maths e.g. weight, money, time, spotting Roman Numerals
Please click here for the curriculum evening presentation.
Please click here for the curriculum overview.