Welcome to Year 6
The Year 6 teaching team for the academic year will be:
Kestrels: Mrs Chance (am) and Mr Boxall (pm)
Hawks: Mrs Talley
Learning Support: Miss Lockton (am), Mrs Baldwin (pm), Mrs Mrs Vickery (Mon-Wed), Mr Greenwell.
Year 6 have really enjoyed their first topic exploring London's famous landmarks and making voice commentaries and persuasive leaflets. We had a fantastic time on our trip.
Our topic in the lead up to Christmas will be World War Two. Click here to see our topic map. We kicked off the topic with a 'Protect the Fort' experience day at Fort Nelson. The children took part in enemy plane spotting, gun training, stretcher carrying and learnt how to put a fire out amongst other things. Take a look at our slideshow:
Year 6 London Landmarks 2019 (19 images)
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Writing - Our main focus throughout the year will be preparing the children to write for sustained periods of time. We will closely examine how texts are linked together and practise adding cohesive devices to ensure our writing flows with a clear structure. We will write for a variety of audiences and use an array of IT devices and apps to publish our work. The children will be encouraged to use more complex punctuation and grammar independently developing their own individual style. They will have opportunities to write for a range of purposes and different audiences.
Maths - Our main focus in maths this year will be developing speed and efficiency when solving calculation problems. We will apply our secure knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to solve more complex problems involving decimal numbers. We will consolidate our knowledge of fractions and decimals and their percentage equivalents and apply this to problem solving. Please continue to support your children to become 'Times Table Masters'.
Reading - All pupils will be able to choose a reading book from the library. We encourage children to take their reading books home to enable them to read to an adult. Regular reading aloud to an adult and discussion of texts and new vocabulary will improve your child's understanding and fluency.
Spellings - Spellings will be given out on a Monday and tested on Friday. Daily spelling activities will help pupils to learn the spelling pattern.
PE - PE lessons will be on Monday and Friday afternoons. Please ensure that your child has a PE kit in school for these lessons.
Homework - Homework will be a mixture of weekly activities and longer curriculum based projects.
We look forward to the residential visit to Calshot in May 2019. More information to follow shortly. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to speak to one of the Year 6 team either at drop off or pick up.
For more information about the Year 6 curriculum click here
Year 6 Team