Welcome back to the new term and 2020. We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy new year.
Here are the topics we will be covering this term:
Maths: Geometry, place value and the four operations. We will also be starting some revision for SATs.
English: We will be reading Kensuke's Kingdom and doing some writing on this. We will also be doing some writing based on South America.
Reading: As well as our class story of Kensuke's Kingdom, we will be reading a variety of other text and practising our comprehension skills.
Geography: Our topic is South America.
Science: We will be studying light and animals including humans.
Computing: We will be learning about blogging.
Art: We will be drawing people in action.
History: We will be learning about the Ancient Greeks.
PE continues to be on a Monday and Thursday for children in Crimson and Magenta class. For Vermillion class, PE is on a Thursday and Friday. Your child needs their PE kit in school every day. You can check the school website for information on the correct PE kit. Given the unpredictable weather in the spring term, it is essential that your child has both trainers for outside, that are not their school shoes, as well as plimsolls for indoors.
Homework is given out every Friday and expected to be brought back in on Wednesday morning. Any child who does not bring their homework back and finished on time will have to do it in detention on Wednesday lunch time. Maths homework club will run on Monday lunchtime with Miss Betts.
In addition to learning log club, Mrs Adams and Mrs Jackson run Mathletics, ReadTheory and reading club every day. This club gives all children in year 6 the opportunity to practise their maths skills with an adult on hand for any questions. We strongly recommend that all children try to attend a couple of times a week. Mathletics is an online program and can be easily accessed from home.
The spring term is a busy term in year 6 as we are working hard to prepare the children for the SATs tests in May. Therefore, it is important that your children are in school every day and on time. We would ask that you encourage your children to get sufficient sleep, eat breakfast and arrive at school ready to learn. Please also encourage them to go on Mathletics and ReadTheory at home and listen to them read every day: it is these things that make such a difference.
Thank you for your support.
Miss Betts, Miss Woolley and Mrs Brookes (Year 6 teachers)
Mrs Dominowksa, Miss Jones, Miss Griffiths, Mr Smith (Year 6 TAs)