Miss Connearn Mrs Lucas Mrs Hine
WELCOME TO CLASS 6C
P.E is on Tuesdays and Fridays. On these days children are required to come to school in full PE kits, white top, navy bottoms and a school jumper. As we approach winter children can wear long tracksuit bottoms and a long top as PE will be outdoors as much as possible. This half term we are focusing on invasion games, in particular, Basketball and gymnastics.
Homework will be sent home on a Friday. This will include a reading comprehension, maths activity and grammar. This should be returned on Wednesday to be marked. Homework is an important aspect of this year, not only does it encourage a sense of independence in preparation for high school, it also embeds new learning from the classroom.
Reading books will be sent home every day, this may be a free read library book or a banded book. Please encourage your child to read as much as possible, but at least 3 times per week. This will expose children to different genres, vocabulary and inference skills essential to develop them as competent readers. Stamina for reading is a particular development area in class, to ensure children read independently, at an appropriate speed whilst summarising key events.
In class we will be reading a variety of text types in guided reading. Following questions will be focused on our school VIPERS (Vocabulary, Inference, Predictions, Explanations, Retrieval and Summaries.) When you listen to your child read please ask questions focused on these skills to develop a deeper understanding.
This half term...
English This half term we are basing our learning on the novel 'Leon and the Place Between' by Grahame Baker-Smith. Our creative curriculum enables us to become immersed in the text and with a deeper understanding of the events. We will focus on a variety of Alan Peat sentence types to upskill our writing.
Spelling, punctuation and grammar lessons will form a huge part of our English lessons this year in preparation for the upcoming SATS in May. Please encourage your child to learn their spellings weekly.
In Maths we follow White Rose Maths. The scheme supports us in teaching for mastery and problem solving. Throughout this half term we will be learning Fractions including Decimals and Percentages. We will learn practically and apply our learning when problem solving throughout the year.
Athematic skills and mental maths are of great importance this year, to complete quick, accurate calculations in our heads when solving problems. Please encourage your child to continue practising their times tables to aid their ongoing development in maths.
In Science we are studying Living Things in their Habitats. We will describe how living things are classified into groups. We will also research unfamiliar plants and animals from a range of other habitats and decide where they belong within the classification system.
This half term our topic will be History. In our History lessons we will be learning all about the Anglo-Saxons. Pupils will study how, when and why the Anglo-Saxons and Scots invaded Britain. Pupils will develop their skills when addressing historical questions and identify where people and events fit into a chronological framework. Pupils will also describe how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world. They will use primary and secondary sources to develop our knowledge of the past.
If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact me at school through the office or on the playground before or after school.
Thank you for your continued support.