There are two classes in Year 6
Teacher – Mr Ross
Teaching Assistant – Mrs Mills
Teachers – Mrs Middleton (Monday, Tuesday)
Mrs Mansbridge (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)
Teaching Assistant – Miss Glenn
Learning – Autumn 2
TOPIC AND SCIENCE
Our topic is geography based: it is called ‘Going Green’. We will be learning about food miles, our carbon footprints and the impact of tourism. We will be applying our maths and writing skills in afternoon lessons.
In science, Year 6 will be learning about ‘Forces’. This topic will be investigation based and we will experiment with friction, air resistance and water resistance. We will be learning about forces in machines.
In reading, Year 6 will study a range of genre types. We will build on our skills for comprehension. Year 6 will be revising a variety of genres and learning how to answer questions on texts. We will link our texts to the contexts we are studying in writing (including Zlata’s Diary and War Poetry).
Our class reader is Pig Heart Boy.
In writing, Year 6 will be focusing on our sentence and text structure. We will develop our use of punctuation and learn to build cohesion across a range of contexts. Grammar, punctuation and spelling will be taught daily.
In Maths, we will be learning about number and place value and written methods for all four operations. We will be applying our skills to word problems and maths investigations including those on factors and multiplies and fractions.
Click on these links for this half term’s homework
Some useful websites for the children
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
PE is on Tuesday. Please make sure your child brings appropriate kit (a white or pale blue t-shirt that covers the mid-drift, shorts/tracksuit bottoms and trainers). Please note earrings are not to be worn and if PE is outside, children may wish to bring a jumper.
Children will need to change into trainers to take part in the daily mile.
RUNWAYS END RESIDENTIAL
10th – 14th June. See Mrs Middleton or the School Office for details
Ways to support children at home
Read with your children at least 4 times a week – remember the Reading Challenge
Talk to them e.g ‘Tell me about your day’
Read to them
Make sure they eat healthily and have a good night’s sleep ready for their learning the next day
Visit the local library to complete some research
Ensure that your child is prepared for school and on time each day