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Year 6

We hope you have had a great summer holiday. We are looking forward to a great autumn term.

Throughout our curriculum, we will be continuing our development of a Growth Mindset to enable us to approach all aspects of life with resilience, respect and tolerance. We will focus on the British value of Democracy, using debate and listening skills, as well as understanding the significance of voting.

Our Geography topic this term is all about Europe We have lots of exciting lessons planned. We will use our geography skills to understand the impact of human and physical features on the landscape. We will use the eight points of the compass and 6 figure grid references.

Using our Design and Technology skills, we will create bridges. In Art, we are progressing our skills in self-portraits.

In English, we will initially be looking at ‘Wisp’ by Zana Fraillon and Grahame Baker-Smith. We will then go on to look a range of genres including persuasive writing, recounts, narrative and non-chronological reports. We are focusing on using a variety of sentence structures to engage the reader.

In Guided Reading, we will be studying ‘Coraline’ by Neil Gaiman. If you have your own copy of this text you are welcome to bring it into school and read along.

Maths lessons will be taught from our Power Maths scheme. Over the term, we will cover lots of new maths topics, add to skills we already have and develop them even further! To start off the term we will be looking at place value.   

The homework expectations remain the same as last year. You will have weekly spellings, which will be tested on a Friday. In your spelling book, you will need to practise your spellings to ensure you have learnt them in preparation for the weekly test. You will need to read at home at least three times a week and your planner will need to be signed by an adult. You should be using Times Tables Rock Stars regularly. Remember to check Google Classroom regularly for extra practice of key skills and revision.

PE this term is Team Invasion Games and Net and Wall Games.  Please come to school in your PE kit on your PE days (red school jumper, white polo shirt and plain black shorts or jogging bottoms, black trainers).

Your PE days are:

6 Gold (Mrs Arends) – Monday and Wednesday

6 Ochre (Mrs Hastings) – Monday and Wednesday

6 Amber (Mr Hicham) - Monday and Wednesday

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