Carpe Diem - Seize the Day
Welcome to Year 6 - Falcons
Welcome to Year 6,
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The children from both Eagles and Falcons classes will be taught by both teachers this year. For English and Maths the children will be mixed but for other subjects, they will remain in their form groups.
Please, could you remind your child to hand their 'Home Link Book and 'Reading Journal' in every day, any messages should be recorded in the 'Home Link Book' and reading should be recorded in the 'Reading Journal'. Year 6 are encouraged to read at least six times a week and to write a brief summary of what they have read. It is also helpful to make a note of interesting vocabulary or phrases to magpie for their own writing. The children all have login details for the online site https://readtheory.org/ where they can complete online comprehension papers.
We will be using Maths to complete a number of investigations and projects including ‘The Fiver Challenge’. This will involve budgeting for and create a product to be sold prior to and during the Summer Fair. The children will also be planning an imaginary park as part of a project called ‘Theme Park Maths.’
During this term, in English, the children will be looking and studying a range of genre types such as; recounts, fictional genres, persuasive reports and vocabulary building in poetry. We will be experiencing a wide range of reading materials in guided reading and carrying out weekly reading comprehension activities. Spellings will focus on a spelling pattern or rule and there will be a weekly spelling test to assess how children are learning these.
Our class topic is ‘Climb Every Mountain'. It is a geography-based study as it involves: finding out what a mountain environment is like; researching facts about one specific mountain and its surrounding environment, and we will investigate mountains plants and animals that adapt to unique environments.
In music, they will sing songs and the children will then explore the composition of such songs. ICT will continue to be used to support other subjects, but they will also learn how to create a spreadsheet to speed up calculations. They will work on the skills involved in rounders games, athletics and will build on consolidating their swimming techniques during PE lessons.
The children will also be taking part in a residential visit to Colomendy where they will put classroom-learned skills to good use first hand as we build shelters, make campfires, climb hills and build rafts.
Homework will be given on a Friday and should be returned on Thursday.
I have also included links to literacy, numeracy and science websites which will assist your learning. If you know of any useful websites, please let me know so I can add them for other people to access.