The whole class have worked hard this week; and received offers from various High Schools.
In English we have completed reading our class novel “ Goodnight Mister Tom”; producing the opening chapters for our own sequel.
In Maths we have been consolidating our multiplication skills; using formal, mental and grid methods.
The class are enjoying the challenge of our daily 5 a day arithmetic questions.
We have completed another arithmetic paper and worked in pairs to solve numerous reasoning questions.
The class thoroughly have auditioned for parts for their final production at Farrowdale; all securing main roles.
A huge congratulations to Mitchell and Joshua receiving offers for The Crossley Heath Grammar School.
Half-termly Overview Spring 2 2020
Welcome back to a new half term!
This term the class will offered High School places.
A few friendly reminders for Year 6;
As a general rule children should aim to read for at least 15 minutes each evening (recording the pages read in their reading diaries.). Times tables are of equal importance and I have suggested to the children they should be doing 10 minutes practice each day.
P.E. will be on Monday and Friday this term. For P.E. children need to bring both indoor and outdoor kit and must have trainers / pumps.
Swimming lessons will be each Thursday afternoon this term. Please ensure swimming kits are in school each Thursday.
Early morning work begins at 08:30 each day and is mainly spent working on SPaG or calculation work. Some children might be given specific work if they are preparing for entrance exams. I therefore feel it is beneficial if you are able to get the children here by this time.
Homework will continue (spellings, mathematics and English). Homework will be set each day and due the following day. The children will record their daily homework in their homework diary. The homework diary can also be used as a means of communication if you have any messages, comments or questions. Please also feel free to come and see me before or after school if you any concerns or questions.
English – Goodnight Mister Tom.
Descriptive writing: settings, character descriptions, diary entries, newspaper reports and persuasive letter writing, advertising, factual reports, drama and Poetry.
In addition there will be a daily SPaG lesson, weekly comprehension session and a weekly spelling test.
Maths- Multiplication; using formal, grid and mental methods.
Prime and square numbers.
Daily 5 a day arithmetic and reasoning questions.
In addition we will have a weekly arithmetic and problem solving lesson.
In the afternoon sessions with Mr Northcott:
Topic- The Shang Dynasty.
Science – Living Things and their habitats.
Computing – Online safety
PE – Football and Swimming.
Art – North American Art.
Spanish- Restaurant, family, people, school and shopping.
PSHE- Respecting Rights
We would welcome any resources you may have at home that you feel could enhance your child’s learning in any part of the curriculum that we are studying. This may be in the form of information books, guidebooks and leaflets collected on visits to places of interest that you have made with your family. Even better, if you feel that any experiences of your own are relevant to the curriculum, it would be wonderful if you could come and share them with the class.