Our topic this half term is 'The Heart of the Matter'!
We started the term off with a heart dissection which was really interesting! We'll be learning all about inside the human body, and reading 'Pig Heart Boy' by Malorie Blackman alongside the topic. We will be discussing the ethics of heart transplants and using animal organs, and learning to write narratives in the first person. Alongside this, we will be preparing for the SATs by covering the Maths and GPS curriculum, completing several past papers and considering how to manage stress and revise effectively.
Welcome to Year 6 2018/2019!
On this page you will find updates about homework and activities taking place within the classroom. Keep checking and make sure you are up to date with any news!
Every Monday children will receive a new set of spellings and some Maths and Grammar homework. These will be due back on the following Monday and tested on the same day (Spellings). Even though this is changed weekly, it is extremely important that you continue to remind your child of previous learning. As the year progresses it is extremely important that you continue to revisit previous learning with your child to ensure that connections are made and that the learning is consolidated. The homework will always be recorded in your child's homework diary - please sign this every week. The homework will also be posted on this class page, along with this week's spellings. Your child also has an account on Times Tables Rockstars (https://play.ttrockstars.com/). They should access this as frequently as possible to help their progress with their times tables.
Mini projects/choice boards will be sent home every half term based on current or new topics. They may also receive target learning in the form of English and Maths. This is to address individual targets.
You can find full details of the Year 6 curriculum at:
Children should be reading at least 5 times a week for a minimum of 10 minutes with an adult or independently. Yellow reading records should be signed every time a child is read with. These should come to school each day and go home each night to record reading and will be checked by Mrs Miller every Monday. Those children who read regularly and are showing progress will receive stickers for their Record of Success and Dojo Points!
PE will be on a Monday afternoon (Swimming) and Wednesday afternoon for the Spring Term. Please ensure that they have their PE kit in school every day as sometimes it is necessary to change the times or days of PE lessons due to the weather. During winter it is recommended that children have a pair of jogging bottoms and a school jumper or fleece for PE as it can be a bit chilly outside! We will be swimming on a Monday afternoon for the Spring Term.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for all of your support!