welcome to class 6
Welcome back to school and to the new year - I hope you are ready for lots of hard work!
This term we will be using the book Street Child to focus our studies in English and history. This will include investigating the Victorians, particularly their inventions and how things have changed. the children have a half term project to do at home linked to this - finding our about Dr Barnado and his work protecting children. They will need to present their work to the class just after the half term holiday. This project can take any form - a PowerPoint, a speech, a scrap-book or a poster, for example. I look forward to seeing what they come up with.
Just a reminder to ensure your child STILL reads at least three times a week! If they are highly competent, they don't need to read to you each time, but must discuss what they are reading to ensure understanding. Please encourage them to read a range of books, not just the 'easy' ones, so that they become more familiar with a range of text types. We have expanded our home reading range to include a lot more variety, so there will be something for everyone.
Homework will be set each week on a Wednesday and needs to be returned into school the following Monday.
A list of spellings will also be sent home each week. These words need to be written out at least a further 2 times and also placed into a sentence that is correctly punctuated. Please be aware we will also be using the weekly spellings in class, so that the children become very familiar with them. This enables us to learn 'harder' spellings which will improve our writing.
Useful revision links:
This year we will be exploring teaching and learning in different ways. One of the methods we will be using is called 'flip learning'. This involves the children learning something at home using the internet and then applying this back in school. The main benefit of this style of learning is that we can spend more time deepening knowledge and correcting misconceptions. Plus we get to 'do' more in class, rather than just sitting and being passive learners! You will all understand the idea more, the more we do it. This short video will help explain it.