Hello and welcome back to our Year 6 classes!
In Year 6 we have Holly class with Miss Duffy and Sycamore class with Mr Mac. We are continued to be helped by Miss Quain, Miss Powell, Miss Karanas and Miss Monroe and Mrs Trace in the mornings.
Our painting for this term is Bachus and Ariadne by Titan which makes links to Ancient Greece. We will be learning about a variety of things such as the history of the Ancient Greek empire, what it was like to be a Greek citizen, the Ancient Olympics and the origins of Democracy. We will also be making links to their art and culture, which will be consolidated within art and DT lessons alongside a trip to the British Museum.
Spelling and Grammar practice
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.
We have weekly spellings which focus on a spelling rule each week, including seven Year 5/6 curriculum words!
PE – Tuesdays and Thursdays
(Please ensure your child has appropriate trainers, a white polo shirt and either black or navy shorts or tracksuit bottoms)
We encourage children to bring their kit in on Tuesdays and bring it back home again on Thursdays.
Reading diaries will be checked every day by our teachers or teaching assistants.
Spelling lesson on Mondays – please bring your yellow spelling book!
Times table assessments will happen every Friday.
Our Year 6 team are looking forward to working with you this year to achieve the best potential for our Year 6 pupils! If you have any questions please speak to Miss Duffy or Mr MacAndrews on the playground at the end of the day, or get in touch with the school office to arrange an appointment.
We are so excited for our next term with our classes!
SATS REVISION CLUB – THURSDAYS 3.30 – 4.15
Mock KS2 assessment week TBC
British Museum visit – date TBC
End of KS2 assessments week beginning the Monday 14th May 2017 – Thursday 17th My 2018
Here are some of the ways you can help your child at home:
Reading with your child everyday and ensuring their reading diary is signed
Ensuring homework is completed
Practicing the times tables, with the child using the following vocabulary: “1 times 8 is 8”, “three groups of six are eighteen”, “four lots of ten are forty”, five sets of seven are thirty five”
Practicing spellings every night – we have our spelling lessons every Monday!
Please help your child with their homework, which will be sent home every Friday beginning Friday 22nd September.
The children will be given a homework book which will comprise of 2 Maths tasks, 2 English tasks and a Reading task. They will take this home on a Friday.
They are expected to do 30 minutes homework every night. We encourage the children to complete one piece of homework every night and bring their book into school every day.
Please ensure that you read with your child every night. If there are words which they find tricky, please write these in the ‘Tricky Words’ section of their diaries so we can discuss these in context in class.
Please help your child learn their spelling rules and words every night by using the strategies.
Below is some useful information regarding admissions into secondary school for Year 6 children.
We will be holding a presentation soon for parents to help explain the admissions process, open days, completing application forms and answer any other questions that you may have. Until then please familiarise yourself with the presentation below and have a look at the open days that are currently on offer for your child by following the link below.