Thursday 9th September 2021
Welcome to Year 6! We are really pleased with how well all the children have settled in and got used to our new routines. Please do not hesitate to get in touch with any questions you may have. We are hoping to have a fantastic year and give pupils as many of the usual Year 6 experiences and opportunities as possible. Please find below the important information you need:
PE will be taking place on Tuesday and Thursday for Year 6 Yellow and Wednesday and Friday for Year 6 Blue. Children should come to school wearing their full PE kit. Please ensure that they are appropriately dressed for the weather – St. Martha’s tracksuits/jogging bottoms can be worn in colder weather. If your child is swimming then they need to bring a swimsuit, towel and swimming hat.
We will start giving Year 6 home learning next week. Homework will be given out on a Friday, and will be due in by the following Friday. This will usually comprise of a reading comprehension, maths, spelling and grammar, linked to our learning from the week. Most of the homework will take place on Google Classroom. It is very important that home learning is in school by Friday, as we mark the work together with the children and check in class. If your child is struggling with any of their home learning, please encourage them to come and speak to one of the Year 6 team about it so we can help them.
As you may be aware, your child has been given a homework diary. We give pupils in Year 6 these diaries in order to develop their independence and organisational skills ready for secondary school. At the very least we expect pupils to record what reading they have done at home (book title and pages – minimum of 20 minutes daily). They can choose to also write about their day if they wish, make notes of what homework they have been given and things they need to remember for school. Homework diaries should be brought into school each day and will be checked regularly.
Our curriculum this half-term:
Maths: Numbers to 10,000,000, place value, rounding, negative numbers, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, order of operations.
Reading: A range of comprehension skills based on the text The Boy at the Back of the Class
Writing: Narrative linked to the book Journey
Grammar: Revision of capital letters, subject and object of a sentence, nouns/verbs/adjectives/adverbs and prepositions.
Spelling: Year 5/6 challenge words
Science: Evolution and Inheritance
RE: The Kingdom of God
PE: Tag-rugby and Orienteering
Geography: Rivers and mountains
Art: Gustav Klimt (Birch Trees)
If you have any questions, please feel free to come and speak to us or message via Dojo.
Miss Lowe & Mr Kelly