Autumn 2

Welcome to
Class 6!
 
Our class teacher is Mrs Spry.
Other adults in class are:
Mrs Archer and Mrs Stephenson.
Writing
During the second part of the Autumn term we will evaluate cinquain poetry. Following on from this we will create then entertain our audience through Victorian historical narratives. Our final writing focus will be to inform our readers through recounts inspired by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Religious Education
Our opening unit asks the question - What does it mean to be Committed?  We will explore vocations which require dedication and service to God's call.  Following on from this we will look at the two world religions of Islam and Sikhism.  Towards the end of the Autumn term our Advent & Christmas unit begins by asking - Should we have expectations?
 
Maths
During the Autumn term our main focus will be fractions.  This will include ordering, equivalence, addition, subtraction as well as multiplying and dividing.  Before Christmas we will change our focus to geometry, position and direction.  Throughout the term the children will be given a weekly opportunity in mixed problem solving and reasoning.
Physical Education
 Our PE days are now Monday and Thursday. This term our units are gymnastics and hockey.  Please make sure that your child arrives in school in the correct school PE kit to participate in this fun, important and compulsory area of school life.
Homework
  • Reading occurs in school with 5 x 15 minutes dedicated to independent reading.  There is an expectation that children will match this time at home.  Reading is tracked electronically for volume and comprehension success.  A minimum of 50 pages and a passmark of 80% quiz scores are expected.
  • Spellings will be issued on a Tuesday via Google Classroom then tested on the following Monday.  Handwriting practice should be completed at home using the published list.  All children will have access to 'Literacy Planet' to practise and must complete ALL of the activities which have been set.
  • Times tables must be practised for 30 minutes in total across the week using Times Table Rockstars
Important Autumn Dates
 
Mon - 2nd Nov - Teacher Training Day
 
Tues - 3rd Nov - Pupils return to school
 
Wed - 4th Nov - Y6 Mass @ 11:30am
 
Wed - 11th Nov - Remembrance Service
 
w/c - 23rd Nov - Parents' Evening Phone calls