Welcome to class 6’s web page!
Hello and welcome back for the start of the Spring Term! I hope that all children, parents and carers alike had a fantastic festive break.
I am very excited to be back in school and working with the year fives and sixes.
The Spring term is an extremely important one for class 6 as we continue our preparation for their SATs tests in May. Over the course of this term we will complete the new learning required for the SATs test as well as revisiting and consolidating the work the children have done throughout Key Stage 2. I have been extremely impressed with the children's attitude and commitment since September and look forward to another term of successes.
In this second term our topic ‘Blood Heart ' will see us learn all about the circulatory system. A strong science focus will see us investigate the major parts of the circulatory system and their functions. We will conduct experiments about heart rate and learn how to record and analyse data and use this to draw conclusions. We will look at the impact of lifestyle on the heart and consider what we can do to keep our hearts healthy. We will also look at blood groupings and the history of their study.
Our novel this term is: 'Pig Heart Boy' by Malorie Blackman an enthralling story about a thirteen-year-old boy who needs a transplant of a pig's heart in order to survive. I am confident this novel will engage the children and provide an excellent platform from which to produce writing of a a range of genres. It will also provide an excellent stimulus for class discussions and debates.
Spellings and Times Tables.
In Class 6 we have our spelling and times tables test on a Friday. This will be based on spellings given out each Monday and times tables (including divides) up to 12 X 12. Children should practise their times tables at multiple opportunities each day outside of school and also their spelling daily. A solid grasp of times tables will support and accelerate their learning in many areas of maths and will build their confidence in working with numbers.
Our P.E. days are every Tuesday and Thursday so please ensure children bring appropriate indoor and outdoor P.E. kit. Kit consists of a white T shirt, black shorts/jogging bottoms and suitable footwear. It would be useful if PE kit was left in school all week in case we have to change our PE lessons for any reason or add extra lessons in.
We are very lucky to currently have Active Fusion leading one of our PE sessions each week and sharing their expertise. We aim to get outside for PE whenever possible, so please make sure children have appropriate kit and footwear. If your child is unable to partake in PE for any reason, please ensure a written note is provided or you have spoken to myself or the office directly- otherwise all children will be required to take part in the lesson, as is the national requirement.
Each child has been given an appropriate banded book for them to read at home as well as in school. A reading record has been provided to each child so that they can track their progress. I have asked that children take this home each night and bring it in to school each morning so it can be updated by parents/carers and also teachers and teaching assistants.
To support their ongoing learning, I would advise that children in Class 6 should:
- Read every night for at least 15 minutes.
- Practise their times tables every day for 5 minutes
- Practise their spellings for 5 minutes each day.
In addition to this, Class 6 children will receive two pieces of homework on a Monday to be completed and brought back in for the following Friday- this will usually be a maths and SPaG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) based. This is designed to help them practise the skills they have learned in lessons, so it is important they make every effort to complete the tasks. Any children who do not complete their homework for Friday will be asked to stay in at break-times to do so.
Please be reminded that due to inclement weather, we would appreciate children bringing appropriate indoor shoes/slippers to wear in school.
Thank you for reading. I look forward to another amazing term.