Welcome to the Year 6 Class Page
Year 6 is taught by Mrs Armstrong, Miss Sumner and Mrs Greggan. Please do not hesitate to contact us if there are any concerns about your child. PE will be taught on Tuesdays. We ask that the children come into school in their P.E kit on Tuesday and they will not need their school clothes on this day.
Please arrive promptly at the designated time for your class. (Lion class- 8.40am, Leopard & Tiger- 8.45am) It is expected that the children will enter school independently via the rear entrance.
This term, we will be reading ‘Private Peaceful’ by Michael Morpurgo, learning about the characters’ experiences during World War I. We will be looking at recount texts, with a particular focus on biographies. The children will write a biography about Walter Tull which will link in with our Black History Month topic. Later in the term, we will be reading a range of World War I themed poetry, including ‘Dulce et Decorum est’.
Although the children are in the Upper Juniors, it is vitally important for them to continue to read every day at home (ideally 15 minutes or more). The children need to be building up their stamina in preparation for the SATs as they do require a large quantity of reading to be completed in a short space of time. Discussing the content of the books is very important and taking a short time to talk about their books will help in many ways to improve comprehension and enjoyment of the texts. They will take part in weekly guided reading sessions in school but your child should still be reading at home.
Your child should be reading their colour banded book at least 3 times per week at home and recording the dates they have read. Children who are free readers must also be reading at least 3 times per week at home and are welcome to borrow books from the classroom but these must be returned as soon as they are finished. Please could you ensure an adult signs the reading record every time your child has read at home. If your child is not bringing home a book each night, please remind them that this forms part of their homework commitment and let us know so that we can address the problem as soon as possible.
In Maths, we will begin by looking at place value, moving onto the four operations and then fractions. Mental Maths and times tables need to be rehearsed at home daily and there will be regular mental maths or arithmetic tests to determine progress. Maths homework will be sent out every Monday to be returned the following Monday. It will be either paper or computer based on mymaths.co.uk (Login details will be sent out to each child).
During our Combined Studies sessions (History, Geography, Art, DT, ICT and Music) this term, we will be focusing on the Edwardian Era and World War 1. Our topic work will consider life in the Edwardian times, the causes of the war and life during the war at home and on the battlefields. Please see our Combined Studies overview for more information.
We will continue to send out information via teachers to parents in text or email form. We will no longer be using the Year 6 email address so if there is an urgent matter, it is best if you make an appointment to speak to us via the school office. Furthermore, we need to keep face to face conversations after school to a minimum so please speak to the office if you would like to arrange a phone call with your child’s teacher. Please also check the website to see examples of children’s work or photos of activities.
We look forward to a great term.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if there are any problems or queries about any aspect of your child’s school experience.
Mrs Armstrong, Miss Sumner and Mrs Greggan
Combining our topics of light in Science and World War 1 in English and Combined Studies, we have been making our own periscopes which reflect the light allowing us to see above at a different height.