Welcome to class 6’s web page!
Hello and welcome back for the start of the Summer Term! I hope that all children, parents and carers alike had a fantastic Easter break.
I am very excited to be back in school and working with the year fives and sixes once more- although struggle to believe that we have once again reached the start of the summer.
The Summer Term is an extremely important one for class 6 as they complete preperations for and sit their SATs tests in May. I’m sure you will join me in wishing them all the best of luck.
Over the course of this term we will recap on parts of the learning the children have done throughout Key Stage 2 and then, after the SATS tests have been completed, look ahead to prepare them for their transition to secondary school.
In this third term our topic ‘Gallery Rebels ' will see us learn all about the major art movements which have occurred since the 19th century and explore the different techniques and styles associated with them. I advise parents and carers to make some room on the fridge as there will be many orignial masterpieces emerging from school this term!
As part of this topic there will continue to be a strong science focus as we learn all about light and how it enables us to see, the effect of conditions on it and also how it is linked to colours. Through Geography we will learn about cities of cultural significance and how their geography shaped them. We will also learn about reverred artists from across the world.
Our Y6 novel this term is: ‘Flour Babies’ by Anne Fine a fun and entertaining story about a class of secondary school students who get a shock science project and learn a lot more than they bargained for as a result! I am confident this novel will engage the children and provide an excellent platform from which to produce writing of 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. To help with this, each child has been set up with a profile on Times Tables Rockstars. Using this should help to make the process of learning and practising their times tables more fun. If children need a copy of their login details they can request these from the office.
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 may be given additional work to complete at home through the week.
Please be reminded that due to inclement weather, we would appreciate children bringing appropriate indoor shoes/slippers to wear in school.
Finally, as we move in to the Summer Term, please can I ask that when the weather is likely to be warm that children are sent to school having applied sun screen as lessons of any subject may be conducted outside.
Thank you for reading. I look forward to another amazing term.