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 1
TOPIC AND SCIENCE
Our topic is history based: we will be learning about the chronology and geography of Ancient Egypt. In lessons, we will be investigating the ancient civilization including archaeology, buildings, people, hieroglyphics, artifacts and achievements. We will make links to the topic in our art lessons. Children will be encouraged to complete independent projects.
In science, Year 6 will be learning about ‘Fuel for Life’. This unit is about circulation (the heart, lungs and blood). We will be investigating pulse rate and learning about diet, exercise and drugs.
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. To link with our literary heritage, we will study extracts from The Hobbit and The Savage.
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. Year 6 will be revising the knowledge
Click on this link for this half term’s homework
Some useful websites for the children
Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling
PE is on Thursday and Friday. 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.
RUNWAYS END RESIDENTIAL – Information coming soon!
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