Year 6

Welcome to Year 6
Welcome to Year 6! 
This year sees your child finish their primary school journey.  The main aim of the Year 6 team is to ready your child for Year 7. The term has started well and children have settled in well to the routines and expectations of Year 6.
Our class novel this half term will be: No Ballet Shoes in Syria.  This book has been chosen to help reflect what is happening in the world around us at the moment and the refugee crisis.
Homework expectations -  children will be set daily maths and SPaG homework. They should also complete spelling and reading daily, remembering to get their reading journals signed. There is also a writing challenge being set on a Monday and due on a Thursday.  This is to help improve children's writing by writing in a short targeted amount of words. If your child is not confident with their multiplication facts they should ensure that they are going on TTRockstars, as well.  Most of the Year 6 curriculum is based on these facts so the quicker they are with their recall the easier they should find maths. 
Our PE days are a Monday and Tuesday; we advise they bring their kits in on a Monday and bring them home on a Friday for a wash. Extra PE sessions may happen on some days. 


We are looking at Roald Dahl this half term and some of his more 'gruesome' stories.  We shall be using his autobiography as a way to make us think about his childhood and some of his life experiences before writing a biography about him.  We shall also look at Revolting Rhymes to help give us inspiration for writing stories with a twist in the tale.



We will be starting the year looking at Place Value. This is very important, as it is the building blocks of understanding for any other maths concept within number. Later in the term we will be looking at long division. We are aware that this will be difficult for children that are not secure in their times tables - if you know this applies to your child - please get them to work on them at home through TTRockstars. 



We are looking at the Tudors this half term.  We have already begun to discover how the Tudor period begun and ended a civil war called: The War of the Roses. Comparing Tudor life to today, children will consider when they would have preferred to live.  Finally, we will be learning about the different monarchs and some of the famous events in this time. 



This half term we will be looking at the circulatory system. We shall begin to think about how blood travels through the body and what function it plays in delivering oxygen and other nutrients to different parts of the body.



In PE, children are enjoying gymnastics and some outdoors games.  Remember your kit on a Monday and a Tuesday. 

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