Welcome to Year 6! We are looking forward to this year – there will be lots of challenges to face, new adventures to have and of course some fun too!
Homework will be given out on a Wednesday and needs to be returned on a Monday morning. Homework will be a piece of either English or Maths. After Christmas, revision books will be sent home and work will be set from them.
Spellings are also sent home on a Wednesday and tested on a Monday. Tables will be tested on a Friday, the children will be given a times tables grid to complete. They will time themselves each week and challenge themselves to get faster each week.
SATs week is the week beginning Monday 11th May. More information will follow nearer the time.
Kingswood Residential is booked for February – please speak to one of us if you need further information.
PE sessions will be Mondays (Dance) and Wednesdays (Swimming). Please ensure your child has their kit in for these days.
|In Maths we will be||
consolidating our knowledge of place value and rounding increasingly large numbers
Solving problems with all four operations
Practising reasoning questions involving a range of mathematical concepts
revising our arithmetic skills, focusing on fractions and decimals.
|In Reading we will be||
Working on answering questions that focus on the author’s use of language and also we will be working on using evidence from the text to support our answers.
|In English we will be||Using the text ‘King Kong’ by Anthony Browne. It will help us to revise some of the key aspects of grammar and punctuation from previous years. We will write flashback stories and reports based on ‘Kong Island’.|
|In RE we will be||extending our knowledge of Judaism and then looking at the Kingdom of God.|
|In topic we will be||exploring Central America and the Caribbean. We will use our geography skills to locate places of interest in this region. We will look at human and physical features. We will focus on trade as well. Eventually we will put our knowledge together to try and design our own Caribbean island.|
|In PE we will be||swimming for the first 10 weeks of the Autumn term. In our Monday session, we will be having First Footers in to lead dance sessions.|
|In Computing we will be||Looking at Coding using Purple Mash and creating our own text adventures too.|
|In Science we will be :||learning all about evolution.|
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.