Year 6 NA will be shared between Mr Allen, and Mr Pearse with Mrs Roff teaching on a Thursday afternoon. We will be swimming on Thursday afternoons so please remember to bring you swimming kit, including a swimming cap, on this day. Outdoor PE will normally be on Friday afternoon. However, the children need their kit in school every day in case of unexpected activities being scheduled at the last minute.
With the weather finally warning up and sunny afternoons, it is extremely important that children are provided with a suitable sun hat, a water bottle and sun cream, as during PE and lunchtimes, children are outside for extended periods of time.
In English, we will be commencing the term by studying travel and product review blogs, to engage an audience. We will also be reading and analysing the text and writing a variety of text types along the way. In particular, we will be writing an extended story based around detective stories. English homework will be given on Friday to be completed and returned by the following Wednesday. This will usually consist of a written activity, grammar task or a reading comprehension. Spelling will be given on a Wednesday to be tested the following Wednesday. It is vitally important that the children learn their weekly spellings and complete all homework tasks set. This is particularly important in the run up to the end of year assessments, as the children will be regularly going through their work in class.
Big Writing –The children will continue to participate in these lessons every Friday. They will work on basic skills for the first part of the session followed by the extended writing session in the final part of the lesson. The talk homework, which the children will bring home on Mondays, will be crucial to the success of the Friday session, as this dialogue between parent and child will help to prepare them for whatever topic is presented in these sessions. All children are expected to complete their talk homework and come with notes so that they are ready to write.
Although the children are in the Upper Juniors, it is vitally important for them to continue to read on a regular basis at home. 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. All children will have a reading record book and we would ask that you monitor this record. 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 continue to review all four operations as well as working on shape, space, measures and decimals in readiness for their end of year assessments. Maths homework will be sent out every Wednesday to be returned the following Monday. It will be either paper or computer based. We will be sending regular arithmetic tasks home this term so please ensure that your child completes them on time.
During our Combined Studies sessions (History, Geography, Art, DT ICT and Music) this term, we will be learning about the Egyptians.
We look forward to a great term. Please do not hesitate to see me if there are any problems or queries about any aspect of your child’s school experience and keep looking at this page as we are sure to have some exciting pictures to show you as the term develops.