Class 6U (Sydney)
Mr Usher, Mrs Wilson and Mr Kelly would like to welcome you all to our year 6 web page.
This is a very important term for Year 6. They will be busy preparing for their SAT examinations which will be held during the week beginning the 11th May 2020. We know that they will all work hard towards these examinations and will use all their learning powers to help them be the best that they can be and that journey starts here in the Autumn term. It is also our aim that they will get an extremely well balanced as we understand the importance of learning opportunities that can be gained from delivering a broad curriculum. As part of maintaining our rich curriculum PE will be taught every Friday afternoon and we expect children to have full PE kit including trainers with them in school on that day.
In RE we will be learning about importance of love during the Autumn term. We will be learning about how God shows his love and how we can show our love to one another. We will also be looking at vocation and commitment basing our learning around the devotion that Mother Theresa modelled throughout her life.
In English we will be practicing our reading, writing and grammar skills whilst digging into Disney Pixar's Inside Out. We will be writing extracts from our favourite memories, using dual narrative writing skills to convey our emotions.
We will also be reading Macbeth, a play by William Shakepeare. Here we will learn about the influence Shakespeare had on English language before using the outdoors to explore characters and scenes to support our reading and writing skills. We will have the opportunity to get creative writing play scripts, letters and news reports
In Maths we will be developing the children's knowledge, fluency, reasoning and application of these focuses through greater depth activities and problem solving. In the Autumn term the year 6 children will be learning about place value, calculations and fractions.
In Science the children will be learning all about themselves and how their bodies work and how to keep them working well.
In Topic the focus will be on the World At War. We will be covering geographical and historical objectives by looking at how war has shaped the world around us and the importance of geographical features such as rivers, ports. We will develop our map reading skills and the children will be drawing their own maps of the school using a compass to accurately orientate their maps. We will also be completing a design technology project which while we are learning about trench warfare.
Learning Log homework will be celebrated each Friday with a focus being set each week. We expect just one quality page of work each week based on their current learning.
In addition to this the children - to help them prepare for their maths SATs - have been given login details to an excellent, free online tutoring service, MyMaths. ( https://www.mymaths.co.uk/ ) Work will be set on a weekly basis following the children's progression through the year 6 maths curriculum, it also allows them to revisit work that they have found difficult or they can challenge themselves with extension activities. It is our expectation that this work is completed on time.
Arithmetic tests will be completed each Monday morning and your child will be required to edit their mistakes at home and return them to school by Friday at the latest.
There is an expectation that the children read for 1/2 an hour every night as a minimum. A love of literature in childhood is one of the biggest indicators for future success and
(Please let the school know if for whatever reason you are unable to access MyMaths at home and we will try to make alternative arrangements for your child)
Home learning is essential if your child is to achieve all that they are capable of. Expectations are high and a routine needs to be kept to to ensure that they complete all tasks set and hand them in on time this will help to reduce their test anxiety as it will remove the need for 'cramming' as the SATs approach.
During the Autumn term the children in year 6 will take the lead on many of the important festivals within this period. Please make a note of these important dates or refer to the school calendar:
May we take this opportunity to thank you for all your continued support.
Mr Usher, Mrs Wilson and Mr Kelly