Welcome to Year 6
Your teachers for this year will be Mr Molloy and Mr Minto
Your teaching assistants will be Miss Bennett, Mrs Letford, and Mrs Meredith
Mr Moran will be covering some Year 6 lessons and taking interventions groups up until October half term
Meet the team below:
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Let's meet the cohort...
This term, in English, we will be covering such genres as Journalistic Recounts, Poetry, Personal Recounts, non-chronological reports, explanation and persuasive writing. In all genres Y6 will interrogate a variety of texts for their features, practise the use of these features and produce their final pieces, often through the use of the immersion room or green screen. We will focus on sentence structure, use of advanced punctuation and developing a confidence in writing in a range ways.
In Maths this term, we will be focusing on the use of a range of calculation strategies. We will be developing the speed in which we can multiply, divide, add and subtract with numbers upto 10,000,000. More importantly, our focus will be on the range of methods used to calculate and the reasoning used behind a calculation. Work will also focus on the equivalence between fractions, decimals and percentages and how these can support with a range of calculations. Later in the term, we will focus on shape, space and measures. Throughout all of our work, pupils will be expected to use a range of methods and their number knowledge to develop a greater depth across the whole curriculum.
In Science this term, we will be focusing on the topic of light and electricity...more to follow
This term, in Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar, we will be looking through past SATs papers to identify areas of development in preparation for Y6's SATs. Our focus over the next few weeks will be identifying word classes, types of clauses, the use of punctuation (including their identification) and to familiarise Y6 with the terminology used in year 6. Spelling patterns will be consolidated and practised weekly.
Reading comprehension, maths, spelling and SPaG homework will be set every Wednesday and returned the following Wednesday. Homework will normally be based on the genre or topic we are covering during that week but may sometimes contain other elements of the Year 6 curriculum. CPG SATs books will be used and both classes will timetable some time to go through the homework in class.
Homework club will start soon and will give the children the opportunity to complete any homework before the hand in date. These clubs normally run on either a Monday or Tuesday after school, your child will receive a letter to invite them to the club if their teacher think it is necessary.
As King Charles continues to develop the use of Google Classroom, Year 6 will be using the programme during lessons and for homework purposes. Not all homework will be digitally based but we will be making more of a transition this year towards using Google Classroom (paper copies of homework will always be available).
Our first Topic this Autumn term in Y6 is Extreme Earth. We will be looking at a wide range of different natural disasters and the devastating effects that they can cause. We will gain an insight into disasters such as: volcanic eruptions, tidal waves, hurricanes and tornadoes, earthquakes, tsunamis and others. We will be developing our knowledge on how these natural disasters occur; previous natural disasters and the devastating destructions they caused and the preventions that countries are putting in place to prevent and deal with these life changing occurrences.
Wesbites that may be useful to develop your knowldege on natural disasters:
Useful websites for Year 6:
Here are the links for a few websites that Year 6 pupils may want to use for their revision and homework:
Be a dictionary detective!
Use this online thesaurus to help find synonyms for words that you could use in your writing! The link for the dictionary will also allow you find the definition of words that you are unfamiliar with.
Have a go at finding some synonyms for dark, deep, happy, amazing - maybe you could use some of these in your work in the next few weeks?