Welcome to the Year 6 Class Page!

AUTUMN 1 HALF TERM - WELCOME BACK!

English - The new year will begin by using the beautiful illustrations of Colin Thompson to stimulate our writing. This will be followed with links to our geography topic - The Americas - where we will explore 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell. We look forward to some super writing. Each piece of work will focus on building writing stamina, exploring vocabulary and creating varied sentences for different audiences and purposes. 

Reading - Every day in school is a reading day. The children will be reading independently, within whole-class guided sessions, during Reciprocal Reading topic lessons and join in as we finish our class text, which will be decided by the children in September. 

Please encourage your child to read as often as possible outside of school. If you need any recommendations, please ask. Lovereading4kids.co.uk is a wonderful website for recommendations but we have a vast selection in school. Ask Mr. Greaves if you're not sure what your child should be reading next. Remember, comprehension and an appreciation of what you have read is of equal importance to speed and fluency so we have attached some suggested questions to discuss with your child. Just because they can read alone, doesn’t always mean they should.

It is so important that each and every child has an enjoyment of reading. There is a book for everyone! Both Mr Greaves and Mr Lowe know that all of Year Six will be super readers by July. 

Maths - Throughout this half-term, we will review understanding of place value and number before focusing on mastering calculations strategies. Keep practising the multiplication tables Year 6, as this will help so much with every other aspect of maths. 

Science- Throughout the final half term, we will begin our first topic - The Circulatory System. This explores major organs in the human body, focusing on our hearts and lungs and how we can live a healthy life. 

History -  We will start our first history topic in Autumn 2 - World War II.  

Geography - This half-term, we explore The Americas, studying both North and South America and how they are similar and different to where we live. 

Computing - We will begin by looking at how we can remain safe on the internet and when using social media. 

P.E  This is every Wednesday so don't forget to bring the correct kit, ready for this day. This is a white T-Shirt, black shorts and a pair of black pumps. It would be ideal if this kit was clearly labelled and kept securely in a labelled P.E. bag, so that any misplaced items can be returned quickly. Have a pair of track pants and something warmer available as we will be outside as often as possible. 

Homework
Reading will be the children's main activity that is expected outside of the classroom. If the right book is found, this should not seem like hard work! Weekly spellings will be provided and Purple Mash will host extra weekly activities which will be marked and discussed online with the children. Of course, any additional research or work is richly encouraged and will only benefit your child's progress throughout the year. Suggestions are attached, but really, any rehearsal of skills outside of school is beneficial: times tables games/apps, grammar monster, research about our topics/science.

Please remember that if your child brings their mobile phone to school, they must not use it on the playground while waiting to line up and it should be handed to their teacher as soon as they enter school. School will not be liable for loss of personal items. Thank you.

If you have any questions or queries, please arrange a phone appointment via the school office. We are available from 8:15 every day and after school each night (apart from Wednesdays).

We very much look forward to seeing you all back on Tuesday 6th September at 8:30 (don't forget we now finish at 3pm) and working with you and your children during this year. 


Mr. Greaves, Mr Lowe and the Year 6 Team