Happy New Year! We hope you enjoyed your Christmas Holidays.
This term is extremely important for Year 6, as you know we have upcoming SATs. We are focusing on core exam skills. We are fortunate enough to have Sara and Miranda who come in one day a week to focus on maths skills with the children and Sandra who continues to work with Numicon.
This term we are comparing two books: ‘Then’ (fiction) and ‘Hana’s Suitcase’ (non-fiction). There is no written exam this year; all levels are decided through the written evidence in the children’s books across a range of writing (Literacy, History and Science). Therefore it is of vital importance that the children to keep this in mind at all times when working in their books. All work should be completed to their best ability, in their neatest handwriting.
We are continuing to consolidate the Key Stage 2 curriculum. Last term we focused on addition, subtraction, division and multiplication. This term we are focusing on problem solving using prior knowledge. A more secure knowledge of the timetables will improve their confidence, accuracy and speed in answering questions. We are working on past exam questions and children will acquire a greater understanding of areas of their personal development.
Topic and Science
History and geography will be linked to the book ‘Hana’s Suitcase’. Each week we will discover more about the life of Hana Brady through asking questions: where, why, when, where, what and how.
In Science we will be learning about animals (including humans) with a particular focus on the circulatory system and staying healthy.
We still have P.E on Monday’s and Wednesday’s, so please ensure that children have their P.E kits on these days (including trainers). We continue our sports programme at Southfields Academy with Jason who is teaching the children Badminton this term. Monday’s session will be slightly different; it will be a physical maths session where children will be revising core maths skills through games.
Next steps and reading should be completed daily.
Monday: The children will have spellings (tested on Friday) and maths homework due in on Wednesday.
Wednesday: There will be an extended writing task due in for the next day. There is also mental maths books where parts a, b and c have to be completed by the following Monday.
Friday: There will be another extended writing task, a grammar task and maths homework.
Thanking you in advance for your daily support with your child’s learning.
Sarah and Millie.