The whole class have worked hard this week as they have returned to school.
The class continue to work hard to secure their spelling knowledge and extending their vocabulary knowledge with our word of the day challenge. They have progressed well with the curriculum spelling list and will be tested on the whole list again this week to check on their progress.
In Maths; the class have consolidated formal methods of addition and subtraction also including decimals. The class have enjoyed the challenge of some number problems including all 4 operations.
The class enjoyed a visit from the Fire and Rescue service this week; learning about fire safety in the home and during firework displays.
The whole class were complimented on their outstanding behaviour and participation.
An impressive first week back Year 6.
Half-termly Overview Autumn 2 2019
Welcome back to a new half term.
I hope you have had an enjoyable 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.
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.
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.
English – Wonder by R.J Palacio including:
Descriptive writing: settings, character descriptions, diary entries, newspaper reports and persuasive letter writing, book and film reviews and drama.
In addition there will be a daily SPaG lesson, weekly comprehension session and a weekly spelling test.
Maths – Formal methods of the 4 operations. 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 amazing Americas
Science – Electricity
Computing – Spreadsheets
PE – Gymnastics
Art – Central and South American art
Spanish- Greetings, travel, people, school and emotions.
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.