Miss Connearn Mrs Lucas Mrs Hine
WELCOME TO CLASS 6C
P.E is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On these days children are required to come to school in full PE kits, white top and navy bottoms. 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, tag rugby. We will learn new skills and apply tactics to competitive situations.
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.
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...
This half term we are basing our learning on the spy novel ‘Stormbreaker’ by Anthony Horowitz. We will focus on descriptive writing, recounts and creating suspense through our work. Spelling, punctuation and grammar lessons will form a huge part of our English lessons this year in preparation for the upcoming SATS in May.
In Maths we follow White Rose Maths. The scheme supports us in teaching for mastery and problem solving. We are starting the year with place value of number up to 10 million-digit numbers. 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 light. We will work practically to recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines and use this to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye. We will independently take measurements, using a range of scientific equipment and present our results.
This half term our R.E focus is “What do religions say when things get hard?” We will explore different religious beliefs and values about life after death and how people turn to religion during hard times for support.
In topic we will have a Geography focus; The Geography of the UK. This will include describing and showing understanding of key aspects of human geography, including types of settlement and land use. We will use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and areas studied and compare them to the UK.
I am so thrilled that the school day has returned to normal and the children can enjoy their last year of primary school without any disruptions. I look forward to a year of learning, maturing, competing, worship and yearly events. 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.