Welcome to Year 6!
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Class Teacher: Emma Witham
Teaching Assistant: Chris Purchase
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In English this half term we will be reading The Savage by David Almond. It is a book about the stages of bereavement, from grief to anger to resolution. We will be writing:
- A warning notice to the public about the Savage
- A short descriptive narrative
- A ghost story
Reading remains very important and we encourage your child to read their AR books every day. We will be focusing on comprehension skills as well as doing punctuation and grammar practice in preparation for the Sats.
Number and Place Value:
- Year 6 students will deepen their understanding of numbers and place value, working with numbers up to several million.
- They will learn to read, write, and compare numbers and identify the value of digits in various positions within a number.
- Pupils will practice rounding numbers to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, etc., and use this skill in real-life problem-solving.
Four Operations: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division:
- Pupils will continue refining their addition and subtraction skills, including mental calculations and written methods.
- They will master multiplication and division, including using long multiplication and division methods.
- Problem-solving tasks will involve applying these operations in various contexts and developing efficient strategies for calculation.
Reasoning and Problem Solving:
- Year 6 students will focus on developing their reasoning skills and using mathematical knowledge to solve complex problems.
- They will engage in real-world problem-solving, requiring them to apply the four operations to practical scenarios.
- Pupils will be encouraged to explain their thinking and justify their solutions, enhancing their mathematical reasoning abilities.
Our science focus is electricity and we will be exploring:
- How the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit
- How to compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches
- How to use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram
Mr Wicks will be teaching the class Computing every Wednesday afternoon.
This term we will be looking at website design.
Ways you can support your child at home
- Ensure they are reading for a minimum of 20 minutes every day.
- Practise their spellings (weekly). Use Edshed to practice them too.
- IXL skills for English and maths.
We will be sending more practice papers, reading comprehension packs and more home each week. Please ask your child what they are currently focusing on and ensure they complete some of their homework every night.
Key dates for the weekly timetable include:
- PE is on Friday
- Computing is on Wednesday
- Music is on Wednesday
- Singing is on Thursday
In geography we are looking at map skills and orienteering using maps.
In DT we will be making our own motorized vehicles.