Mrs Le Gassick
Welcome to Year 6
What we will be learning…
Reading…In Guided Reading, we will be continuing our whole class reading sessions. We will be looking at poetry, comic strips, non-chronological reports, narratives and more. We will work on making inferences by using the text and “£reading between the lines” to help us.
Learning Top Tip – “When faced with a reading test, make sure you read the question at least twice before answering it so that you don’t make any Mr Muddles and make sure you turn the pages carefully so you don’t miss any!”
Maths… We will be extending our understanding of number this half term, placing particular emphasis upon the application of number sense to help us solve reasoning style questions. We will be solving an “explain” question every day practising using examples to justify our answers. We will look at more complex word problems and develop our use of mathematical vocabulary to help us to explain our methods and justify our ideas. Please remember to practise your times tables at home!
Learning Top Tip- “Stop and think when you come to solve a complex word problem. What do you know? What information have you been given that you can use? What is the most efficient method?”
GRAMMAR – we are now revising all of the PAG learning we have ever done throughout KS2!
Learning Top Tip – “If you can say ‘by…’, the sentence is probably written in the passive voice. For example, the votes were counted (by the judges)”.
Writing… we will be writing information texts about an animal from South America to make a class book.
Learning Top Tip- “Don’t be afraid to draft and re-draft your writing: published authors don’t get it write the first time!”
Science – In our weekly sessions with Mrs O’Rourke will be exploring the topic of “animals”.
Geography- We are carrying on with our fantastic topic: South America.
PE – This continues to be on Monday afternoons. Please ensure your FULL PE kit is in school EVERY Monday. PE sessions vary from being outdoors and indoors so please ensure appropriate clothing is packed for both!
RE- The children will be exploring what it means for something to be eternal, and their own personal beliefs in this area.
Art- We will be looking at the artwork of Beatriz Milahazes, who originates from South America. We will use her work as inspiration for our own creations!
Computing- In computing, the children will be examining how to stay safe online; how to spot phishing e-mails; what giving consent means and how we communicate online.
To find out all about what we will be learning about this half term, and all about school life, please open our current Year 6 learning letter.
Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled. Normally we have PE on a Tuesday and Friday but we advise your children to have kits in school throughout the week as this sometimes changes according to the timetable. Please include joggers and a sweatshirt for outdoor PE and a spare pair of socks. Roll on deodorant is also permitted (no spray deodorant please!) PE is a compulsory part of the curriculum. In encouraging the children to take greater responsibility for themselves, and in getting them prepared for secondary school – if your child does not have their PE kit in school when we have sport, they will complete an activity related to their learning in a class in school. If this happens 3 times, Mr Cox (our PE Leader), will be contacting parents. Please support your child in having their kit ready and in school. Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.
Please let the school and the teacher know if your child has any allergies (that we do not already know about) or needs to take any medication.
Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months.
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