Class Teacher: Mrs Try and Mrs Jones
Class Support: Mrs Tapp
Welcome to Year 6!
Welcome back to school and into year six! We will be spending time getting back into school routines over the first few weeks, building learning staminer back up again and settling into our new class. As part of this, we will be doing lots of work on well-being, recognising when we need help and what we can do to help ourselves. Weather permitting, we will spend more time outdoors too. We will also be working on our school values, especially individuality and integrity as part of our hallway display.
Our topic work following this will be all about mountains and rivers - 'Ain't No Mountain High Enough'. As well as the obvious geographical links, which we hope to enhance with a visit and river study, we will be making links to other areas of the curriculum and we can't wait to get stuck into this theme.
In English we will be going back over some of the basics again and building our writing stamina, covering various aspects of grammar and punctuation along the way. Please remember that reading is vital to this process so please make sure that your child is a reading a minimum of three times a week, either with you or with a discussion following independent reading.
In maths, we are starting as we always do with place value. It is essential that children understand what the digits mean within numbers (up to ten million in year six) so that they can manipulate them and use them efficiently in problems solving. This is easily supported at home by encouraging your child to read large numbers seen when you are our and about, or in the news and on the television and saying what the digits are worth. Ideally they also need to be able to confidently add and subtract 10, 100, 1000 etc from these numbers.
Remember to use the half termly KIRF to practice key skills. This half term is all about fractions!
- Useful revision links:
Mrs Jones Mrs Tapp