Welcome back to the Autumn Term in Year 6!
Helping you to learn and do your best this year are your teachers Mrs Davies and Ms Place.
Mrs Davies will work Monday - Thursday in the classroom with the children and on Fridays will work outside of the classroom with groups of children supporting, developing and enhancing their Maths and English skills.
Therefore Ms Place will be teaching in the classroom on a Friday.
Our Learning Assistants throughout the week are Mrs Newitt and Mrs Underhill.
This term we are celebrating the Just So stories written by the famous author Rudyard Kipling. We will be looking at the characteristics of his stories and then writing our own versions of how animals acquired a particular feature, for example - How the Leopard Got His Spots.
We will then be studying two amazing books linked to our World War II topic - firstly Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo, and then The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne. We will be reading, analysing and studying the text each day in class and also linking our writing to different aspects of the text.
We will be studying lots of different sentence types and structures to improve our writing skills this term and revising the use of exciting openers, connectives and vocabulary. During grammar and punctuation exercises, the children will be revising different types of nouns, verbs, adverbs, fronted adverbials, different clauses within sentences and prepositions.
We will start this term by reading and writing numbers to 10,000,000: determining the value of each digit; ordering and comparing the numbers; rounding them to the nearest 10, 100 and 1000 and then solving word problems involving what we have learnt.
We will also be adding and subtracting large numbers mentally and using written methods, then solving multi-step problems. We will revise the use of different multiplication methods to multiply large numbers.
When working with fractions we will be ordering, adding and subtracting.
Our exciting topic is World War II. We will be learning about many different aspects including: the outbreak of war; the evacuation process and rationing; the role of women during the war; the Holocaust and other key events.
Our first R.E topic this term is studying the Bible. We will research how many books make up the Bible, the children will know their way around the Bible and also know how many books make up The Old Testament and The New Testament. We will look at many different Old Testament characters and their role in the Bible.
We have lots of fun and exciting learning opportunities ahead of us this year!
P.E - Our P.E days this year are Wednesdays and Thursdays. The children need to have their kits in school for every lesson.
Reading - All children are expected to read at home every night and discuss what they have read with an adult. It is essential that they fully understand the text they are reading and become familiar with new vocabulary so that they can apply this learning to their writing. Children's records need to be signed every night and handed in to be checked each morning. This is vital for children to progress across the whole curriculum.
Home Learning - In Year 6, home learning will be set on a Thursday or Friday and needs to be handed back into school on the following Monday. Extra learning at home may be given at other times and children are encouraged to research and practise what they have been learning at school, at home at any time. There are many fun websites and quizzes available on the internet for the children to access, to aid and develop their learning.
Water bottles - Please remind your children that they need a water bottle in school each day.
If you have any questions please feel free to come and ask, before or after school.
Mrs Davies, Ms Place, Mrs Underhill and Mrs Newitt.