Welcome back to the Spring 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.
Our English learning this term will start with the study of the classic text by C S Lewis, 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe'. The children will have the opportunity to write as the main characters in the story, such as Lucy and Edmund. They will also write persuasive letters to the White Witch hoping that she will end the everlasting winter, with no Christmas in Narnia. They will also write informational texts using ideas from the story, about beavers, after meeting a whole family of them in the story!!
We will be working hard this term to improve our reading comprehension texts using a wide variety of texts.
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 Topic - Our Changing Earth
Our exciting geography based topic this term is Our Changing Earth.
Our first R.E topic this term is the study of Christmas. We will be studying the two gospel accounts of Jesus' birth and also study St John's Prologue in detail as well as this we will look at the significance of the gifts Jesus was given at his birth.
We will then study the Sacraments of Baptism and Confirmation as the children prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in March.
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.