Hello Generous Giraffes! My name is Miss Makinson and I am the class teacher in Year 6 and working with me is Mrs Shaw our teaching assistant. Year 6 is a very important year, which requires lots of hard work, but I know you will all rise to the challenge!
Learning in Year 6
In English we will improve our writing skills by exploring a range of new and exciting texts. We will focus on using a variety of sentence structures, which we will learn to punctuate correctly using ambitious punctuation. We will also work on adapting our writing to suit the purpose and audience, ensuring we make appropriate vocabulary choices, including using figurative language. Through our daily grammar, spelling and guided reading lessons, we will continue to develop our spelling, reading and comprehension skills.
In maths we will develop our understanding of place value in numbers to 10 000 000. We will learn to use written methods confidently to calculate with larger numbers and will apply this knowledge to a range of multi-step problems. We will continue to develop our understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages and learn how to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions.
Our learning in RE is based on the curriculum ‘Learning and Growing as the People of God’.
In Science we will study: Living things and their habitats, Animals and humans, Evolution and inheritance, Light and Electricity. Lessons will be taught by our Deputy Headteacher, Mr Brandon.
All other subjects will be taught through our exciting topics: Water World, World War I and II and Through the Decades. Please refer to the topic web below to see which areas of the national curriculum we will cover this half term.
P.E. lessons take place every Friday. Please make sure you have your full P.E. kit (navy/black shorts, white t-shirt and pumps) and any other clothing suitable for the sport you are doing (e.g. outdoor trainers, shin pads) in school. All items should be clearly labelled.
Swimming lessons take place every Tuesday. Don’t forget your swimming kit!
Spellings are sent home every Thursday to be learned by Friday of the following week.
Timetables tests take place every Thursday.
Please spend a few minutes each night learning and practising your spellings and timetables
We will continue to celebrate Mass every Thursday morning. Parents are welcome to join us if they are able to.
Achievement Assemblies take place on Friday morning. Keep working hard in class for your chance to win Star Learner, Star Person, a Friendship or Presentation award or even a golden raffle prize!
Learning at home
It's really important that you keep reading your book at home every night.
You can access online reading books by clicking on the link below:
I will continue to update the homework activities on both of these sites throughout the year to fit in with what we are learning in class.