Welcome to the Year 6 section of the school website. Please see below for the key information regarding what we are doing and learning in class and any key resources that may be useful to assist in learning away from school.
This half term our class text is Wonder by R.J Palacio. We will be using this book to underpin our relationships topic in PSHE with strong links on what it means to be kind and to be a kind classroom.
In English lessons we will be starting our SATs journey early by practising our comprehension skills, spelling, punctuation and grammar skills as well as looking at a range of exciting writing fiction and non fiction genres.
In maths we will be beginning with place value, rounding and negative numbers before moving on to the four operations and the formal written method for each. We will end the term with multiples, factors and prime numbers. We shall also be completing arithmetic tests weekly and recording our scores.
Creative links this term is art. In year 6 we start to explore different artists and their signature techniques. We will experiment with a range of media such as paint, chalk, graphite, Modroc and clay. We will then use the skills we have learned to form a part of a final group project.
In Science we are studying living things and their habitats, how we classify living things as well as doing a mouldy bread experiment!
Homework this year will be designed to prepare us for the exams in May so there will be a selection of maths, reading and grammar work to do weekly as well as the usual times tables practice, regular reading and spellings.
Homework Project – Our Library - to be handed in by Tuesday 1st November.
This term has begun with huge excitement in school as we have begun the renovation of our library. So far we have constructed an almost life size Cherry Tree in the atrium, added a raft of brand new books and rebanded all of the existing ones to allow the children more choice together with a faster progression through the levels of books. We are awaiting the delivery of some new seating too.
To enhance this area further we would like the children to complete their project this half term specifically to enhance this area further, with work from them based around their favourite books. This could include a favourite character, setting, plot or indeed the whole story.
There are some ideas below but please feel free to let their imagination run wild and be as creative as you like.
Book box – this is a story displayed within an open shoe box
Models – any kind
Mini books where they have retold their favourite story
Any original stories that they have written and illustrated
Below are documents that contain the KS2 key spelling words. These are the words that have been looked at within class spelling sessions and can be used at home to help develop spelling knowledge.
Try and practice your timestables as regulary as possible, they are one of the most important skills in maths. Below is the link for Timestables Rock Stars
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