Year 6

Welcome to
Class 6!
 
Our class teacher is Mrs Spry and our other adults in class are:
Mrs Kelly and Mrs Shores.
Writing - Our focus for the Autumn term will be to understand how the British justice system operates, formulating our own persuasive arguments.  Our aim by half-term is for the children to participate in a 'live trial.'  Some of us will be writing for the prosecution, some for the defence, whilst others take the roles of judge and jury!  We are expecting some passionate pleas and solid evidence to form part of this experience.
To compliment our topic we will be improving our reading comprehension with this term's class book, 'Theodore Boone - Kid Lawyer' by John Grisham.  Our narrative writing skills will be focused on creating suspense extracts, which we aim to read to our reading partners each Friday from Class 4.
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Maths - As we return in Autumn, we will revise and develop our understanding of place value, ensuring that we are efficient with numbers to ten millionFor the remainder of the term our focus will be the four operations.   To develop our accuracy and fluency in arithmetic skills we will tackle a daily combination of 'Mini-maths and Ninja Maths.'  Each maths session will begin with 'grappling' time and pupils will progress at their own pace throughout the remainder of the lesson. Where possible, there will be planned practical and outdoor sessions to relate our learning to 'real life.'
Physical Education
 
Our PE days are now Wednesday and Thursday. Please make sure that your child has their kit in school in order to participate in this fun, important and compulsory area of school life.  Those pupils without kit will use the spare items held by the class teacher.
Homework
 
  • Hearing your child read can be difficult at this age,  wherever possible ask your child questions about their reading book as much as possible and challenge them to predict what will happen next and summarise what they have read so far.
  • Spellings will be issued on a Tuesday then tested on the following Monday.  Handwriting practice sheets will contain their spelling list and the children will have access to 'Literacy Planet' to practice further online.
  • Mathletics homework will be set each week.  The assignment will relate to an aspect of learning that your child will be familiar with.  Please support your child by asking them to explain the aspect of maths that they are practising.
  • Each pupil will have a 'One Minute Maths Challenge' which they need to practice at home, in preparation for being tested at points throughout the term.
Religious Education - Our focus begins with 'Creation,' followed by 'Prayers, Feasts and Saints' then before half-term we will learn more about Islam.
In the first unit, we will explore what it means to be the ‘People of God’ through the eyes of Moses.  How accepting the will of God involves personal choices and often sacrifices. The nature of sacrifice is explored in this unit and the work of the Church in overcoming barriers is also considered.
Important Autumn Dates
 
Tuesday 4th September - First day of a new school year!
 
Thursday 6th September - Whole school Mass @ 11am
 
Friday 7th September - Y6 Parents' Welcome Meeting @ 3pm
 
Monday 10th September - PGL Residential (Return 14.9.18)
 
Thursday 4th October - Y6 Mass @10am in Church (All Welcome) 
 
Friday 12th October - Y6 Class Liturgy@3pm in the hall (All Welcome)
 
Thursday 18th October - Last day of first Autumn term