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WELCOME TO YEAR 6

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Welcome to Year Six

This year is a very important one for your child and by working together I know that we can make it an extremely successful one. 

Additional adults in Year 6

-Mrs Dyson-Heywood – Maths Tutor (Monday afternoon, Thursday afternoon and Friday afternoon)

She will provide bespoke Maths support; which will be in addition to pupil’s daily lessons with myself.

-Mrs Moore – (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday)

-Mr Kashiri – PE Coach (Friday afternoon)

Home-School Communication

It is sometimes possible to speak briefly (2M apart!) at the beginning or end of the school day and this is a great way to share information. For longer discussions I will always endeavour to meet with you at the earliest opportunity.

Your child’s homework diary is a key tool for home-school communication and it is an expectation that children bring it in daily. Homework diaries will be looked at each morning and any messages responded to via Dojo.

English

As Writers we will take inspiration from: Manfish By Jennifer Berne

Outcome: Recount - Biography

Writing outcome: To write a multi-modal biography of Jacques Cousteau in the style of the ‘Great Adventurers’ text

  Greater depth writing outcome: To add a section entitled ‘How Jacques Cousteau inspired    me’ linked to his role in the conservation debate

 

Manfish

Maths

Maths: It is essential that we are secure and confident with our times tables, we will be practising these regularly, please feel free to practise at home.

As Mathematicians we will revise:

Addition and subtraction  

Multiplication and division

Times and divide by 10, 100, 1000

Multi-step problems involving all four calculations

Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions

Percentages and percentage problems

 

Geography

South America

Science

Evolution

In Geography this half term, we will explore South America-including:

  • Living things and their habitats
  • Evolution and inheritance 
  • Biomes

Aim of this research unit is to being together all previous geography learning, allow children to research utilising prior knowledge an aspect of climate change important to them – Australia Wildfire, Antarctica, Flooding,  

As Scientists this half term, we will explore Evolution & Adaptation.

-recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the earth millions of years ago

-recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents

-identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaption may lead to evolution

Homework

Your child will receive weekly homework, maths and SPAG will begin in week two and spelling lists in week three.

It will be sent home on a Monday and must be completed and returned by Friday. Homework will include:

  • My Maths online maths
  • Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling activity –  a spelling test will take place each Friday
  • Daily reading (including Reading Plus) - children will independently change their reading books in school and parents will sign homework diaries daily to show that reading has been done at home.

Over the year I will send additional, specific homework in preparation for end of KS2 assessments. Attached is an overview of what we are covering in the first half term. More details are available on our class page on the school website.

Optional Easter Work (Ten minutes for ten days!)

SATS Revision

SATS WILL NOT TAKE PLACE IN 2021

SATs will take place from Monday 9th May to Thursday 12th May 2021. Please ensure no holidays are booked during this week. Although support from home is always appreciated, please ensure that your child does not complete any of the test materials available online. These materials are key to our in school assessments and your child’s preparation for the tests.  

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