Welcome to Year 6!
I hope that you have all had a fantastic summer and are ready to start the new school year. The children have settled in well and are eager to get started. Our class book for this term is Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo; we will use this text to develop our comprehensions skills and to inspire our writing. The children will soon complete a new test on accelerated reader to determine their book level for this year. I would appreciate it if you could encourage your child to read regularly at home. As soon as the children finish reading their book, they can complete the quiz and move onto a new book. The more books that they read the more points they will accumulate. As the children move into year 6, the importance and emphasis of spellings vastly increases. It is crucial and a part of weekly homework to practise their spellings at home.
Our history topic is The Shang Dynasty which focuses on Ancient China. We will use this topic as a vehicle for writing and to enhance our history skills. In science, we will be planning our own investigations and experiments to answer scientific questions. As well as this, we will be researching about a variety of scientists to develop our understanding of how they have implemented our lives today.
Physical Education will be on a Monday and Wednesday. In addition to this, the children will have a short session with Stafford College on a Friday morning. Please ensure that PE kits are in school every day. I would recommend a warm kit to be in school as well (tracksuit bottoms and a jumper).
Monday – mental maths/arithmetic test review, spelling test
Friday – reading comprehension and maths task
Homework from other subjects will be set throughout the week; however the type of homework will change on a weekly basis so check the newsletter on a Friday.
If you wish to contact me, you can catch me at the end of the school day or via email firstname.lastname@example.org