Year 6. 2018 - 2019
Welcome to Year 6 Autumn Term
Welcome back to the second half of the autumn term. We have a great deal of exciting learning opportunities ahead of us in the coming weeks, including a class visit to Cadbury World, a Chemistry with Cabbage workshop, British Values themed learning and Science Investigation Days.
This will continue to 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 picture book Star of Fear, Star of Hope. We will also be using visual texts to stimulate our writing including animation films and music videos. We are having a focus on spelling and handwriting in Year 6 and the children are currently revisiting their personalised spellings lists, these will continue to be on-going and provide bespoke spelling areas for every child.
Our Maths learning continues this half term with looking at the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) before moving on to learn about fractions. Our focus will again be teaching for mastery, using the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach to learning to secure fluency and reasoning skills.
In RE we will continue to explore 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.
It was lovely to meet so many you during our Parent Evening appointments in October, please remember that 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 continuing to work alongside 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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