Staff: Mr Wilson, Mrs Stephenson and Mr Howard
Welcome everybody to the Year 6 section of the website.
If you have any questions, then please don’t hesitate to ask one of the year 6 team.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your support, in our first term back. Below are all the exciting topics and important points for our next term in year 6.
Topic: A Child’s War
A siren sounds, a building crumbles, and a spitfire zooms overhead! Take cover its 1939 and Britain are at war. Deep down in the Anderson shelter, learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees must make the long journey from their homes and families into unknown territory.
In English, we will be developing our reading, writing and grammar skills through exploring both fiction and non-fiction writing styles. We will work through the various stages of our topic linking to non-fiction texts as well as internet use to find out facts. Our class reader will be The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas as well as looking at the story Goodnight Mr. Tom.
In Mathematics this term, we will be continuing to work through our Maths No Problem journey. Our focus this term is fractions. Regular arithmetic tests will be given to the children in post teaching sessions to get them used to test style questions.
As you are probably aware knowing our times tables is a huge focus now so a weekly times tables challenge will take place for the children to track their progress. Learning times tables up to 12 at home, will be very helpful for your child. Let’s see if you can improve your score each week for a prize!
Children will be given their homework at the start of each term which will link to our topic work. Children will have the full half term to work on at least 3 tasks. Children can bring their homework in at various points before the end deadline. Children’s work will be celebrated in class and in our homework celebration assembly.
PE takes place on Thursday and Friday. Please make sure that kits are in school for these sessions. Kits consist of a white t-shirt, black shorts, pumps for indoor use and trainers for outdoors. For the children’s safety, we ask that jewellery is removed for PE lessons. Children are expected to take part in P.E lessons unless they are provided with a written note explaining their reason for not taking part.
Regular reading has a positive impact on your child's progress in all subjects. Please encourage your child to read every night, regardless of whether it is their school reading book or not. As summarised in our ‘Home School Agreement,’ parents and carers are encouraged to write a comment in the reading record so that we can see how pupils are doing at home and find out what they are reading. In school, pupils will take part in daily guided reading sessions with the teacher or LSA, however we read at every available opportunity, so please ensure books are in school. If you would like more information about supporting your child's reading, please let us know.