Year 6

Welcome to
Class 6!
 
Our class teacher is Mrs Spry and our other adults in class are:
Mrs Kelly, Mrs Potter and Mrs Shores.
Writing - During the first half of the Spring term, we will be developing our spelling, grammar, punctuation and understanding of purpose and audience, through our history topic.
Starting with poetry, in order to immerse ourselves in the vocabulary of this topic, we will then move onto historical narratives, newspaper reports and recounts.
To compliment our topic we will be improving our reading comprehension with this term's class book, 'Viking Saga' by Henry Treece.  Our narrative writing skills will be practised by creating historically accurate narratives, inspired by our BBC music unit.
Our finale will be a viking show of artefacts, poetry, stories and song!
Maths - We will return in week one to our learning on the four quadrants.
To build on our accuracy and fluency in mental calculations and written arithmetic skills, we will continue to tackle a daily combination of 'Mini-maths and Ninja Maths.'  In addition, we will be aiming to improve on individual performance in our weekly 'SATs style' arithmetic material, helping us to prepare for the upcoming SATs in May.
Physical Education
 
Our PE days are now Tuesday and Friday. 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,  but as often as possible, ask your child questions about their reading book, challenge them to predict what will happen next and ask them to 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 practise 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.
  • In preparation for our SATs in May, the teacher will also send home material to support your child's learning.
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Religious Education - On  our return in Spring our focus remains the 'Feasts of Christmas,' followed by 'Revelation.'  During the 'Revelation' unit, the children are asked to consider why people choose to have or not to have a faith. They examine the conversion of St Paul and look at the impact of this conversion on him, on those around him and the Church. Pupils are invited to reflect on the deep and personal relationship St Paul enjoyed with Jesus. At the end of the unit they will reflect on all that they have explored in order to express how they or others experience and show their relationship with God.
Important Spring Dates
   
Monday 7th January - Spring term begins
 
Friday 25th January - Class 6 liturgy@2:50pm - All welcome!
 
Thursday 31st January - Class 6 @Mass - All welcome!
 
Thursday 14th February - Last day of this half-term!
 
Friday 15th February - Non-pupil day (Teachers ONLY!)