Welcome back Year 6!
We hope you have had a lovely Christmas holiday and are looking forward to another term in year six. We all worked incredibly hard last term and we have been busy planning lots of exciting lessons and opportunities for this term.
Our topic in school this term is South America. The subject areas we will be covering are Geography and Design and Technology. We will be locating South American countries using 6 figure grid references. We will also be investigating countries in detail focusing on their physical geography and environmental regions. In Design and Technology, we will be creating our own carnival masks using a range of materials including textiles.
In Guided Reading, we will be reading The Explorer by Katherine Rundell. Why not see if you can borrow a copy from the local library to read along with? In our English lessons, we are looking at writing in a range of genres including adventure fiction, persuasive writing and non-chronological reports.
In Maths, we will be learning about decimals, percentages, algebra, measures and ratio and proportion. Throughout the term, we will be applying our knowledge to problem solving questions. Each week, we will continue to have an arithmetic test. We are very impressed with the progress you are making so far!
Your homework continues to be the same as last term; reading at least three times a week, practising your times tables via the Times Tables Rockstars website and learning weekly spellings. We will also be setting a piece of Maths and Grammar homework once a week in preparation for SATs.
PE days are now Tuesday and Friday for year 6. You must have your PE kit in school for both these days. We suggest they have your PE kit in school all week. Our PE this term will be Basketball and Netball.
We hope you are looking forward to the term as much as we are.
Miss Ives, Mrs Baynham, Mrs Thomas and Mrs Hill
Year 6 Class Teachers