Welcome to Year 6

2015/16

Our class has been looking carefully at the new school values of Respect, Responsibility and Resilience and has discussed what we would like our class ethos to be. We believe in supporting and encouraging each other, treating each other fairly, listening to each other, respecting each other and having a positive attitude to everything we do. 

 

Literacy

In literacy last half term we looked at writing stories which contained a memory. We used J.K Rowling's 'Harry Potter' as inspiration.

This half term we are reading a class book by Michael Morpurgo - The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips! We will continue to use this book as inspiration for many different text types. At the moment we are looking at writing diary entries.

Numeracy

In numeracy we have focused on the correct way to calculate using formal written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

We are now looking at applying our skills on within our current topic of fractions.

 

Theme

This term our topic is Earth Matters. We've spent time looking at Coasts, Mountains and Rivers, Volcanoes and Earthquakes. We have even made our own Mountain Ranges!

Homework

Homework is given to each child at the start of each half term. One piece is to be completed each week and is to be handed in on a Monday.

In addition to this, each child will receive a piece of maths homework to complete - this is also be handed in on a Monday.  This can be completed online www.mymaths.co.uk or your child can request a paper copy.

At the start of each half term, children are also given a set of 20 spellings which are stuck in their red spelling books. These are for the children to practice at home and are tested on them at the end of the half term.

 

P.E session will be held on a Tuesday and a Thursday afternoon.

Children must ensure they have suitable kit for all weather conditions, as sessions may still take place in the cold or in light rain.

Long hair must be tied back and jewelry removed.

Remember:

  • suitable secure footwear,
  • suitable tee-shirt/jumper,
  • suitable shorts/skirt/jogging bottoms.

*Children may wear their coat and/or hat/gloves in wintry conditions.