Year 6. 2018 - 2019
Welcome to Year 6 Autumn Term
We've made a great start to the new year and our Year 6 students are already proving themselves to be excellent ambassadors for our school community.
This will be a busy term, packed with exciting learning opportunities and I look forward to working with all of our parents and wider families to help our children achieve their very best in all they do.
During the term ahead, our topic with be "Who were the Mayans?" We will be learning about this ancient civilisation and the legacy that their impressive culture has left behind for us today.
In English, we will be looking at a range of texts including The Watertower by Gary Crew and Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell. We will also be using visual texts to stimulate our writing including animation films and music videos. We are having a focus on spelling in Year 6 and the children are currently developing their personlaised spellings lists, these will be on-going and provide bespoke spelling areas for every child.
Our Maths learning begins this term with a Place Value focus before moving on to look at the use of the four operations (additon, subtraction, multiplication and division). Our focus will again be teaching for mastery using concrete, pictorial and abstract approach to learning to secure fluency and reasoning skills.
In RE we will be exploring Jesus' teaching about The Kingdom of God and also investigating the issue of Justice in our world. Both topics will offer children opportunities to reflect on the teaching of our Church and how we are each called to respond to the challenges in our society today.
At home there are many different ways in which you can support your child with their learning this year. Each week, the homework books will have details of reinforcement activities that can be completed in the CGP revision books. There are also the Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars apps that the children are warmly invited to use as regularly as possible. Year 6 children will also be bringing home details of their personalised spelling lists that will need to be practised using the different spelling strategies that we teach in school.
There will be the opportunity to meet formally during the Parent/Teacher evening in October, but in the meantime you are welcome to chat to me on the playground after school, or to make an appointment. I am here to help and I look forward to working together with you this year.
Alternatively if you have any specific knowledge or skills or even just time and would like to offer help with any areas of our learning, you are very welcome to make arrangements to come and help us in school.
Thank you for your support
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