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Mrs Alexander, Mrs Broadbent and Mrs Turner Y6

 

 

Happy New Year!

 Welcome back to school. We hope that after the excitement and drama of Christimas, the children are rested, refreshed and raring to go. Ahead of us is a lively and hard-working term to look forward to, so let’s get started!

 After starting the term with our whole school topic, an extended design and technology project based around the book

‘Wolves in the Wall’ by Neil Gaiman,

 This reading will of course inform the Year 6 writing this term . In addition to writing a biography of an Impressionist artist and writing a diary entry in the character of Nicholas Nickleby, the children will be constructing guides for online safety, writing persuasively to encourage visitors to MIMA and compiling explanations linked to the science topics of sound and life-cycles, habitats and adaptation of animals.

 

 

 

In maths, the children will once again be focusing on using all four operations to calculate, with the onus firmly fixed on problem-solving. Using the correct order of operations will be invaluable when trying to follow algebraic conventions. Practical investigations into measuring will also be undertaken by the class.

The study of the local area will form the bulk of the class’ geographical learning, while in PE, swimming will continue on Mondays, complementing the specialist PE teaching of football and gymnastic skills. This will be on Thursdays, so please ensure that children have all their relevant PE kit in school throughout the week.

 Thanks to the Charanga music scheme of work, the children can be assured of a tuneful and harmonious start to the year, whilst, as ever, the PSHCE themes of rights and relationships, aligned with this term’s ReflectEd learning, will underpin the whole foundation of Year 6’s learning.

 

 Homework will continue to be set on Wednesdays and should be returned to school on Mondays. There is still an expectation in Year 6 that children will read for at least ten minutes each day, witnessed in planners by parents, and that spelling set is learnt each week, resulting in a score of at least seven out of ten. Extra-curricular spelling can of course be found on Spellodrome and the use of Times Tables Rockstars is always a fun way of ensuring that children really can reel off their times tables and division facts in an extremely short period of time.

 As the children progress towards the end of the school year and onto the inevitable transition to secondary school, we are sure that they will be mature enough to cope with the changes that will now ensue. Bring it on!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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