Welcome to Year 6 with Miss Pennington
The Year 6 curriculum is varied and interesting with plenty of challenge and lots of fun! So far this year we have been to see the Crucial Crew Presentation, had a healthy food session where we all made a tasty, healthy wrap (and ate it!!) followed by a Healthy Eating Presentation in assembly. To come in the following weeks are a follow up visit from the Crucial Crew and a morning spent with Compact where the children will be working on an exciting project in groups. In addition to this, there are many other activities planned which will be advertised on the school news letter.
Look out for a letter coming home about the summer residential at Colomendy.
Our lessons During our English lessons we will be covering biographies, myths and journalistic writing. In the grammar part of the lessons we will be focusing on sentence openers, direct and indirect speech and to correctly use the apostrophe.
In maths lessons we will be concentrating on fractions, decimals and percentages followed by ratio and proportion and algebra!
As well our English and maths lessons, this half term we are studying the scary Vikings in history; how to treat our bodies well in science; ICT sees us looking at Coding, Robotics and Gaming where we use the Motion, Control, Looks and Sensing blocks to create an animation; the sounds of ‘A New Year Carol’ will be floating from the classroom as we listen to and appraise this piece of music. In our new subject area, SEAL (Social and emotional literacy), we will focus on how to manage our feelings in any given social situation.
Things you need to know
ü Year 6 have PE every Monday. Children are expected to bring in the correct uniform. A plain blue tracksuit during the cold weather is also permissible.
ü Homework is given out every Friday
ü There is a weekly spelling test and a weekly times-table test every Friday based on homework.
ü Class reader books are changed every Wednesday.
ü Library books are changed every Friday.
How you can help
ü Read regularly with your child. When you have heard them read, sign the reading record and make a positive comment as to how your child has read.
ü Support your child’s homework – homework reinforces what is being covered in class and will help children reach their targets.
ü Help children to learn their times-tables; these play a vital role in so many mathematical concepts.
ü When out and about, ask your child to read any numbers you can see, ask them to add 1,000 to it, half it, find 10% of it etc. Ask them to describe something you pass and they must use (eg) seven describing words.
ü Keep in touch. If your child achieves something out of school, let us know so we can celebrate the achievement too.
Although it seems along way off, May will be with us before you know it. Please help us to give your child the best possible chance to reach their full potential by making sure their attendance is 100%. We have Booster sessions every Monday and Wednesday. If the session is cancelled, school will contact you.