There are two classes in Year 6

     Cowell

Cowell Class 

Teacher – Mr Ross

Teaching Assistant – Mrs Mills

cowell@miltonparkprimaryschool.co.uk

 

RosenRosen Class

Teacher – Miss Al-Romaithi

Teaching Assistant – Miss Glenn

rosen@miltonparkprimaryschool.co.uk

Learning – spring 1

TOPIC AND SCIENCE

origin of the species

Our topic is science based: it is called ‘Origin of the species“. We will become experts in and create our own fossils. We will learn more about some of the  scientists who have aided our understanding of evolution.

In science, we will learn how animals and plants change over time through the study of fossils. We will learn how plants and bodies of animals have evolved and adapted to suit their environment and how offspring can vary.

ENGLISH

Skellig

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 be studying the text Skellig by David Almond. We will learn poems by heart and perform these.

In writing, Year 6 will be studying the text Skellig. We will be learning to analyse a text and its themes. Inspired by the novel, we will write narratives and descriptions, newspaper reports, non-chronological reports, diary entries and discussion texts. Spelling, grammar and punctuation will be taught daily. We will write biographies and reports in science lessons.

MATHS

maths

In Maths, year 6 will be learning about fractions, decimals and percentages, geometry, ratio and algebra, We will be applying our skills to word problems and maths investigations. Year 6 will be revising the knowledge they need for SATs, mental maths skills and investigations.

 Homework

Click on these links for this half term’s homework

Spring 1

Some useful websites for the children

Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/spelling_grammar/ http://www.funenglishgames.com/grammargames.html

 Maths

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/sats/page1.htm

http://www.maths-games.org/times-tables-games.html

 Reading

http://www.majortests.com/sat/reading-comprehension.php https://www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/sat/sat-reading-writing-practice

General

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningzone/clips/

Topic

http://www.oum.ox.ac.uk/thezone/fossils/intro/form.htm

Science

http://www.planet-science.com/categories/under-11s/our-world/2011/10/what-makes-fossils.aspx

Useful Information

PE is on Wednesday 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.

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

runways-pic runways-end

http://www3.hants.gov.uk/runwaysend.htm

Ways to support children at home

Read with your children at least 4 times a week – remember the Reading Challenge

Times tables

Spellings

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

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