Welcome to the beginning of another school year. Year 6 have hit the ground running; they’ve already completed a full set of SAT practice tests, two 11+ exams, and a writing assessment. Things will not be slowing down as we look ahead to the rest of the Autumn term! Children are aware of the high expectations that we have of them all as well as the amount of homework that is required in this final year of Primary school. Each child will have a Maths and Reading challenge: they are expected to complete this daily. As well as this, they will be given English, Maths and Topic homework every Wednesday to be handed in on the following Tuesday. Every Monday, they will be given a ‘100-word challenge’ which we will enjoy reading on Fridays: this will greatly improve their writing. We would encourage children to use their blue journals to help them stay on top of and organise their outstanding homework; this will prove good practice when they transition to secondary school next September.
PE kits will be required on Tuesday and Friday; we advise that they should be taken home and washed every weekend and kept in school for the entirety of the week. Extra PE sessions may happen on some days.
Children will be producing pieces of writing in a range of genres; we will be studying ‘Rose Blanche’, by Roberto Innocenti, which links to our first topic: World War Two.
It is essential that children read regularly to an adult every evening; they should be encouraged to actively find out the meaning of any tricky words that they come across. Suggested books to read can be found in their blue journals. In class, we will be reading and discussing ‘Skellig’, by David Almond.
All children will be focusing on Place Value, the Four Operations, Fractions, and Position and Direction.
Children will be learning about Light, and Animals including Humans. Ask your child about new vocabulary that they have learnt.
As mentioned above, our first topic is World War Two. After half term, we will be learning about the Victorians.
Children will be participating in a variety of invasion games beginning with Football.
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