Hello, As-Salaam-Alaikum, Sat Sri Akal, Nomoskar, Witajcie
We hope that you have had a restful and enjoyable summer, we are very excited to be teaching your children this year for their final year of primary school! We are going to have a fantastic year and we are looking forward to getting to know you and your children.
English – our text for this half term is ‘There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom’ By Louis Sachar. A realistic fiction text about a boy who struggles to fit in at his school. The children will read the whole book and be provided with a range of writing opportunities to develop their written work such as: character descriptions, letter writing and narrative writing.
Maths – Topics that will be taught this half term will be: place value, mental and written methods for the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), word problems and geometry (properties of 2D and 3D shapes and angles). We will also be focusing on developing mental arithmetic skills and recalling the times tables up to 12.
Science – Our science topic for the first half term is Light. Children will learn about the colour spectrum and how light reflects and refracts.
Geography – In Geography children will learn about the continent of North America, they will explore some physical and human features of the continent as well as learning about the different states which make up the USA.
Comprehension – children will have a weekly comprehension lesson, separate from their daily English lessons, where specific comprehension skills will be taught. This half term children will focus on their retrieval skills.
RE – In RE children will consolidate their understanding of Hinduism and Sikhism, they will learn about how significant figures, such as Guru Nanak and Gandhi, made an impact on the world.
PE – this half term children will do Tag Rugby in our PE lessons.
Spanish – this year children will have a weekly Spanish lesson, this will be introduced this half term where children will focus on basic greetings and vocabulary, such as days of the week and colours.
Music – children will have a weekly music lesson with Miss George.
Computing - during our computing sessions we will look at how search engines work and how to use them in the correct way. We will also be exploring how to keep our personal information secure online.
Jigsaw – this half term our Jigsaw topic is ‘Being Me in my World’. As part of this topic, children will learn about identifying goals for the year, children’s universal human rights, democracy, role-modelling, anti-social behaviour and global citizenship.
Children will be given homework on a Friday which will be due in for the following Tuesday, they will get one piece of English homework and one piece of maths homework. This will be set on Google classroom. If children need help from a teacher with their homework they need to let us know on the Monday not on the Tuesday when it is due.
Please take time to sit with your child to ensure that they have completed their homework to a good standard and assist them if necessary.
Children will be given weekly spellings on a Monday and they will be tested on a Friday.
Please make sure that your child comes to school on their allocated PE days in their PE kit (preferably something plain). PE days for Year 6 are:
6C - Tuesdays and Thursdays
6R – Mondays and Wednesday
6T- Wednesday and Friday
Please can parents encourage children to access Bug Club and TT Rock Stars at home.
Information regarding Year 6 SAT’s will be provided nearer the time.
Please check the school website regularly for updates. Jigsaw celebrations for each class will be added weekly.