Welcome to Term 2,
We have been so proud of how you have all settled in to Year 6, and how much you have achieved already! As we head towards Christmas, these are the areas we will be learning about in class:
English: This term the children will be exploring a range of texts and short films in the horror genre and using these to inspire their own writing. The children will continue to practise their joined up handwriting and punctuating sentences correctly, including putting into practise what they have learnt about more advanced punctuation, such as the semi-colon.
Maths: Children will continue to follow the White Rose scheme and will be focussing particularly on fractions. This will include learning how to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions, as well as comparing, ordering and converting between mixed numbers and improper fractions.
Science: Children will be learning about the circulatory system as part of our learning on Animals including Humans. The children will be taking part in a variety of practical activities to help enliven their learning in this exciting unit!
D.T: The children will be researching, designing and creating their own gingerbread houses
Geography: This term, children will be carrying out a comparative study of the United Kingdom and countries in South America.
PE: We will be working on a street dance every Friday afternoon and football everyday during our block PE week (children will need to be in full PE kit everyday - Date TBC).
Homework will be set every Wednesday and must be completed by the following Wednesday. Homework will consist of reading, spelling practise, maths revision and occasionally we may provide extra work that children have found difficult in class. Work will be set via SeeSaw. We recommend that children complete their work as soon as possible so if any difficulties arise we are able to help as well as helping children to get into good habits ready for secondary school. We will acknowledge submission of children's homework using the heart button and will respond to the learning in school, either as a whole class or on an individual basis.
It would really help to support our learning in class if you could continue to practise times tables with your children alongside their homework. Knowing these and being able to confidently recall them underpins the majority of the Maths in the Year 6 curriculum and can really boost progress.
If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Miss Harris and Mrs Mobbs