Welcome to Year 6
Mrs Burnham is the class teacher and Mrs Emery is the Teaching Assistant in Year six and Mrs Sharma is supporting Year 6 this year too.
The children will, at last, visit Styal to undertake field work on the River Bollin this term! This will take place on Tuesday 23rd April, straight after Easter weekend. So please be sure to remember to come prepared with a packed lunch and to be suitably dressed for the trip.
We will also, of course, be preparing for our SATs. The tests are timetabled during week commencing Monday 13th May 2019 as follows:
Science assessments will be undertaken week commencing 20th May onwards
In English the children will be writing descriptive texts about a favourite meal, newspaper articles based on Micheal's disappearance in Kensuke's Kingdom and information texts about American Grey Wolves. In grammar we will be revising grammatical terminology and punctuation rules and we will be extending our comprehension skills and thinking about different question types for tests. Spelling - revision of rules and Y5 and 6 key word list.
In Maths we will be covering a range of number work and calculation revision, including formal written and mental calculations. We will also consolidate data handling to be able to solve problems extracting information from a range of charts. We will be problem solving involving money and real life problems, decimals, fractions, percentages. We will be continually working on arithmetic skills to calculate number questions, including the four operations with fractions. In algebra we will revise the nth term.
In Geography this half term we will visit Styal Mill to learn about rivers and fieldwork investigations, We will also start our new topic on North America and the USA. We will be mapping the states and countries and learning about the geographical significance of this part ofthe world. We will study climate, agriculture, tourism and industry.
In Science, we will consolidate and revise key areas of study in preparation for assessment. We will begin topics in evolution and inheritance and begin to study the theory of Charles Darwin and how species evolved. We will look at inheritance characteristics in dog breeds.
In computing, the children will be working on unit called 'We are computational thinkers' with Mrs Oldham. They will be exploring a range of algorithms for searching, sorting and approaching problems in mathematics.
In RE the children will learn about the life and teachings of the Prophet Muhammad linked to work in history in Summer 2 on Ancient Islamic Civilizations. They will learn about beliefs and practices, Islam and Humanism.
Homework, usually Maths, English and any spelling and multiplication tables will be given out on a Friday to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Please read with your child regularly and record this in their reading record as it is part of their weekly homework. Times tables and spelling test take place every Friday.
The outdoor games lessons will be on Mondays. Indoor games in on Fridays, An outdoor kit is needed for these lessons. Please ensure that your child has something suitable for all weathers. Children who have earrings are asked to remove them and leave them at home on P.E. days or remove them and keep them safe themselves at school. If ears have been pierced recently the children are responsible covering their own earrings with tape.
Please can you also ensure your child has the correct equipment required for school. Your child will need a blue fibre tip pen with spares, pencil, sharpener, ruler and eraser. They also require a named water bottle.