Hello and welcome back to our Year 6 classes for their final term at Southmead Primary School!
In Year 6 we have Holly class with Miss Duffy, Palm Tree class with Miss Hsien and Sycamore class with Miss Dyer. We are continued to be helped by Miss Quain, Miss Sladeckova and Mr Wellstead.
Our painting for this term is The Great Bear by Simon Patterson
This is a very busy stage of the year for our children, and it is vital that they are consolidating and building upon their knowledge in the build up to their end of KS2 assessments.
In maths we will be covering topics including: ratio and proportion, shape, perimeter and area, measurements, time problems and problem solving in a range of contexts.
In English we will be making strong links to Ancient Greece starting with looking at Greek Myths. We will then be looking at democracy, using these topics to help strengthen our writing in a variety of ways including persuasion, debates and recounts.
•End of KS2 assessments week beginning the 8th May 2017.
Here are some of the ways you can help your child at home:
• Reading with your child or ensuring your child reads every day for at least 20 minutes. Please make sure that you sign your child’s diary at least once a week.
•- Ensuring homework is completed to a high standard. If your child does not understand their homework, they need to come and speak to a member of the Year 6 team on Monday so we can provide additional support in school.
•Please ensure all children are practising their Times Tables and Spellings regularly as this has a fundamental impact upon their learning within class.
•We will be running a revision club every Tuesday after school which will focus upon maths, reading and grammar skills. If you would like your child to attend please speak to a member of the office staff who will give you consent form if there are spaces available.
•Please can you ensure that your child has their PE kit with them every day as we occasionally have to change the days that we do PE.
•Year 6 receive daily homework. It is expected that they will complete this on the evening given (unless specified) ready to be marked the next day in school.
•Children also need to be practicing their spellings and reading on a daily basis.
•Spellings to be handed out on Mondays and tested the following Monday
•Times Tables test every Friday afternoon
If you have any questions please speak to Miss Duffy, Miss Hsien or Miss Dyer on the playground either at the beginning or end of the day,. Alternatively you can get in touch with the school office to arrange an appointment.