Year 6

We both hope that you had a lovely Easter break despite the rain! Spring 2 went very quickly and we finished off by making Honey Cakes with a World War 2 rationing recipe. The first Summer term will fly by as we prepare for SATs week starting on the 14th May. We are also going to end the half term and our World War 2 topic with an authentic visit to Stockport Air Raid Shelters – please look out for the letter in the first week back.

Homework will now be in form of revision books. Your child will be set tasks each week and spellings will be set on a regular basis. As well as this each child has their own Mathletics log in to access set tasks. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

SATs week is 14th May and we will also send a letter out regarding breakfast club during this week.

In Numeracy we will be  

Reviewing equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages.

Solving problems with all four operations and percentages in real life contexts

Practising reasoning questions involving a range of mathematical concepts

Revising our knowledge of algebra, Roman numerals and shape

In Reading we will be Working on answering questions that focus on Fact and Opinion questions and using evidence from the text to support our answers.

We will also begin to read the Silver Sword by Michael Morpurgo

In Literacy we will be Reading Rose Blanche a story from a German child’s point of view. We will use this as inspiration to write a description and a short story. We will focus on our grammar knowledge too.
In RE we will be  Reading “The Sermon on the Mount” and thinking about how the beliefs of Jesus might influence our own decision making.
In topic we will be continuing the topic of World War 2. We will create some pencil sketches of images of war, as well as this we will look at key events such as D-Day. We will research Anne Frank’s life and diary and learn about some aspects of the Holocaust. We will consider what we have learnt from World War 2 as well.
In PE we will be hoping for some sun shine to go outside and practise our tennis, rounders and athletics skills.
In ICT we will be Researching Anne Frank’s life
In Science we will be  : learning all about Light and Electricity.

Your support at home is invaluable. Please help by practicing times tables. Children must know all their tables and related division facts. They should also use the fact that 3 x 7 = 21 to help them recall that 0.3 x 7 = 2.1 and 30 x 7 = 210.  The children are now familiar with all four formal methods for calculation and we would encourage them to practise these as much as possible.

 

Deeside Whitby
Ellesmere Port
CH65 6TQ
T: 0151 3382062