Welcome to Year 6
Hello, and welcome to the fantastic year 6 class. The children have worked really hard this year and everyone wishes them well in the SATS tests in May.
Our Curriculum this Term
There are lots of things to cover this term, with it being the year 6 children’s last year in school, and with the SATS later on in the school year, they will be very busy. The children will need to work very hard, and will have spellings weekly and times tables to learn, as well as other homework, which will be set to reinforce the work that we are doing in class. They will also have homework challenge booklets for both Maths and Grammar.
The children will be setting their own personalised targets and all learning will be based on a multi-sensory approach, this will benefit all children, whether they are visual learners (they like to see things), or auditory learners (listening helps them understand), or they are more kinaesthetic (like doing things). Please encourage your children to try as hard as they can and enjoy their last year in this wonderful school. We certainly want them to have a great year.
The Targets that the children will be working towards in Maths are, understanding Place Value, reading and writing both positive and negative numbers. In Literacy the children will be working on developing a range of adjectives, adverbs and powerful verbs to make their writing more interesting, and their reading focus will be to deduce, infer or interpret information, events or ideas from text.
In Science, we will be concentrating on looking at all living things, from how the body works to microorganisms, so we will be performing lots of investigations and finding things out – it should be fun. We will be linking ICT and DT and producing a multimedia presentation, which the children will love. We will be looking at Pilsley in the past which we will link nicely to our English topic of Stig of the Dump and fairytales . We will went to the Galleries of Justice in October and we will be arranging a couple of other trips in the summer term, as well as the residential visit to Dukes Barn.
In Maths we will continue to develop children’s skills with numbers and arithmetic, concentrating on securing number facts, understanding shape, handling data, and number work.
We will continue our French teaching, encouraging the children to find out more about France, and learning about its culture and language and introducing writing in French.
Our work in P.E. will engage children in gymnastics, games and dance. Please ensure that the children bring their P.E. kit on Monday every week. They also need to have their hair tied back for P.E. and their earrings removed.
I have just booked a residential visit for the children for 8th to 10th July 2020 to Dukes Barn. This is a wonderful place situated on the Chatsworth Estate. We will stay at Dukes Barn for three days. The children will do all sorts of activities, from canoeing, rock climbing, zip wires, stream scrambling etc. If you have any questions you need to ask me, please do not hesitate to pop in and ask.
How You Can Help
Please carry on supporting your child with their homework and with reading. You can ask for a copy of the school’s leaflets offering ideas to support you in these important areas if you haven’t already got them, or look at our website online and everything you could ever want will be there, and also on our school Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pilsleyprimaryschool
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I am looking forward to an enjoyable and busy year. If there is any other way in which you think I can help, or if you or your child has any worries or questions, please come in to see me.