The whole class have worked hard this week.
We have progressed well with our next class novel “ One Dog and his Boy”; producing some excellent descriptive writing.
In Maths we have converting and calculating speed using time and distance.
We have completed an arithmetic paper and worked in pairs to solve numerous reasoning questions.
The class continued to enjoy their swimming lesson this week; carrying life saving activities and skills.
Well done Year 6!
Half-termly Overview Spring 1 2020
Welcome back and Happy New Year!
I hope you have had an enjoyable Christmas break.
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.
Parents meetings will be held on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th January. Appointment slots are available on the sign up sheet outside the classroom.
English – One dog and his boy by Eva Ibbotson including:
Descriptive writing: settings, character descriptions, diary entries, newspaper reports and persuasive letter writing, advertising, factual reports and drama.
In addition there will be a daily SPaG lesson, weekly comprehension session and a weekly spelling test.
Maths – Fractions and decimal and percentage equivalents, converting units of time, average speeds and calculating speeds.
In addition we will have a weekly arithmetic and problem solving lesson.
Entrance exam preparation in English, Maths, Verbal and Non verbal reasoning.
In the afternoon sessions with Mr Northcott:
Topic- The Shang Dynasty.
Science – The Circulatory System.
Computing – Film making.
PE – Games 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.