Year 6

Weekly Overview

The whole class have worked incredibly hard again this week; producing excellent work in both Maths and English.

In English we are progressing well with our class novel ‘The Boy in the striped Pyjamas’; producing some excellent grammar work. We are using ideas, techniques and discussions from the text to improve our writing skills.

The class are working hard to secure their spelling knowledge and extending their vocabulary knowledge with our word of the day challenge.

In Maths; the class have consolidated work on addition and subtraction including decimals and multi- step word problems. We progressed onto 3D shapes; identifying and making nets.

The class worked hard during our British Values Week; demonstrated in their outstanding presentation in this mornings assembly.

 

Half-termly Overview Autumn 1 2019

Welcome back and welcome to Year 6!

I hope you have had an enjoyable summer.

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.

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 resumes this week (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.

Revision sessions will resume next Monday (9th September). Revision sessions will continue to run on both Monday and Wednesdays after school so please ensure your child can attend these if they are planning on sitting entrance exams.

 

Curriculum

English – The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas- descriptive writing including settings, character descriptions, diary entries, newspaper reports and persuasive letter writing.

Maths – Number- Place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, Fractions, Decimals and percentages.

Entrance exam preparation in English, Maths, Verbal and Non verbal reasoning.

In the afternoon sessions with Mr Northcott:

Geography- North and South America

Science – Light

Computing – Scratch

PE – Dance

Art -Linked to Geography- South and Central American Art

Spanish- Travel, restaurant, family, shopping, school and people.

 

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.

Thank you,

Miss Campbell