Mrs Le Gassick
Welcome to Year 6
What we will be learning…
Reading… We will be revising all our reading skills this term ready for SATs and secondary school.
Home Learning Top Tip – Try reading some of the books in our Year 5/6 book list. How many can you tick off before you leave BPS in July?
Maths…We will be focusing on revising the 4 operations as well as fractions, decimals and percentages. The children will “be the teacher”, looking for errors and making corrections. We will also be doing daily reasoning activities.
Home Learning Top Tip – use the Rising Stars website, as well as your CGP books, to revise areas you are unsure of
GRAMMAR – We will continue to consolidate our understanding of grammatical terms and apply them to our writing.
Home Learning Top Tip – Remember when you do any writing to try and maintain the high standards you have achieved this year…capital letters, full stops and beautiful joined writing all the way!
Writing… We will make cross-curricular links in our writing to our trip to Bristol, the anniversary of the moon landings, and have opportunities to do “free writing”. Later this term we will do some script writing for our end of year show!
Home Learning Top Tip – use the world around you as a stimulus for your own writing. We love reading stories, poems and news reports that you have been writing at home!
PE will continue to be on a Monday this half term.
After half term, Lee Cuff will be coming in to work with us in PE on a Thursday.
Mr Gough will be doing Scratch in computing.
Mrs Rumens, Mrs Sims and Mrs Forsey look forward to practicing some French with the children this half term! Tres bien!
Later on this term, Mrs Le Gassick will work on a special music project with Year 6 called Apollo: One Giant Leap. Approximately 30 children will then be chosen to perform in an MLT concert in June. More info to follow soon…
In Jigsaw, we will be exploring the theme of Relationships this half term. Next half term we look at Changing Me.
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.
Please click on the useful links below for extra information about Year 6: