Welcome to Year 6
In Year 6 our teachers are Mrs Link - Phase Leader for Years 5 and 6 (Eagles); Miss Bowden (Ospreys); Mr Hill (Hawks). We also have Mrs Hunt working in Year 6 teaching maths. We are supported by Mrs Wilcox, Mrs Hicks and Mrs Bruce.
WELL DONE AWARD
Friday 17th January 2020
This weeks Awards go to:
Hawks - Mia
Eagles - Amelia
Ospreys - Edie
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Please click here to view the Curriculum Overview for Year 6.
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, we begin our topic of conflict and peace, starting with a focus on the Second World War, using Carrie’s War and the Diary of Anne Frank. We will then be inspired by a visit from the Young Shakespeare Company in November to perform Romeo and Juliet. 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 practicing 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.
Please click here for a copy of the Year 3/4 word list.
Please click here for a copy of the Year 5/6 word list.
In KS2 we hold a spelling competition between the classes to see who can get their hands on the spelling trophy. During certain weeks of the year, the children will be tested on words from the Year 3/4 word list. Their class teacher will then collect in the scores and work out a class percentage for the amount they get correct. The winning class will receive the spelling trophy! Please support your child by reviewing these spellings at home in time for the test.
To see the timetable and words to learn click here.
How you can help at home:
* Regular reading – at least three times per week. This could be your child reading to you or to themselves. Discussing what your child has read, making connections with similar texts, discussing preferences and predictions will all support your child in preparation for reading comprehension tests. Please sign regularly in the reading diary that your child is reading and recording this at home. Reading diaries should be brought into school every day.
* Spellings – take opportunities to discuss spelling patterns, common errors and definitions of words they come across in their reading or in daily life. Please see the spelling home learning sheet for further support.
To access another useful Year 6 reading list click here.
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 concentrate on the children’s mental calculation agility. We hope that you will be able to support the children in every day mathematical opportunities. In addition, it is crucial that the children continue to learn and revise their multiplication and division tables to 12 x 12. These will be tested on a regular basis through Times Table Rockstars quizzes.
The children will continue to practise the skills required for the mental arithemtic paper. This will require the children to have a solid understanding of the written methods for all four operations. In order to feel confident with the four formal operations, it is vital that the children are fluent with their times tables and addition and subtraction facts such as bonds to 100 and decimal complements to make one.
How you can help at home:
Help children to practise the recall of timetables and division facts. The children have their TTrockstars logins in their maths home learning books
Playing games – e.g. countdown where children are given a number to make with the four operations. Whilst we set home learning on Mymaths, there is also the opportunity to play games through the children's individual logins. These games are linked to the National Curriculum and will help to build fluency.
Encourage children to explain their answers and describe how they have solved a problem.
Discussing everyday application of maths e.g. weight, money, time, spotting Roman Numerals
If you have purchased a revision guide, please encourage their use.
To see our curriculum overview for Year 6, please click here.
HOME LEARNING TASKS:
Please click here for the year 5 and 6 currriculum evening presentation.