Welcome back to school!
This half term our topic is Space and the Golden Record.
In English (writing) we will be focusing on persuasive letter writing, non-chronological reports and using dialogue to convey character and advance action.
In reading we will be continuing to read our class novels and working on retrieving. recording and presenting information from non-fiction, distinguishing between statements of fact and opinion and identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning.
In R.E we will be continuing a double unit on Human Rights.
You can find more curriculum information on our Curriculum Page.
Year 6 Homework Expectation
Essential Core Skills – Maths - once a week
Each week, on Fridays, one sheet of practice work will be set in maths. This work will relate to the work completed in class and will have been identified by the teacher as an essential skill in need of practice. The completed work should be brought into class by the following Friday, when it will be checked and marked together.
Accelerated Reader – personal reading – 20 minutes per day
The Accelerated Reader programme recommends that children read for twenty minutes every day. The children should record their independent reading in their Reading Record Books, which will be monitored by class teachers. As part of this programme, the children can also be read to by a parent or family member. This too can be recorded in Reading Record Books if you wish. Children should ensure that their reading books are in school EVERY DAY as they will be needed in class.
Spelling Lists for Years 3,4,5 and 6 – regular and on-going
On a Thursday, children will receive weekly spellings to practise at home. These will be reviewed on Wednesday.
Times Tables – regular and on-going
The children need to know their tables quickly and mixed up. Regular practice is essential.
Each term, one open-ended creative project will be set. This will relate to the topic that is being studied in class that term. The children usually have approximately six weeks to complete work for this project, which is then shared with the year band in a special assembly.
We are really looking forward to seeing some beautiful work from you this half term.