Hello Gifted Geckos! My name is Miss Makinson and I am the class teacher in Year 6. This is my fifth year teaching at St. Joseph’s, having also spent three years working in Key Stage One. I love teaching in Class G with the support of our teaching assistant Mrs Shaw and so am thrilled to have the opportunity to do so again this year. 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 Literacy 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 Numeracy 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.
All other subjects will be taught through our exciting topics: Extreme Earth, Awesome Asia and Rugeley Revealed: A Study of our Local Area.
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 Friday to be learned by Friday of the following week. Sentences are due in on Monday.
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:
Remember you can also use Education City (www.educationcity.com) and Abacus (www.activelearnprimary.co.uk). 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.