11 Sep 2015

Year 6 Week 1- 11th September 2015

6K Class news

After a week of problem solving and getting to know each other last week, 6K have settled quickly into the routines of their regular time table.

In mental maths, we have been developing speedy methods for dividing three digit numbers by four and eight. Our core learning in maths has been revisiting place value and dividing and multiplying numbers, including those with decimal values, by ten, one hundred and one thousand.
The children will be coming home with stickers saying 'Ask me about...' this is to encourage them to practise their new learning and develop their confidence.

6K have worked extremely hard in class with their spelling and have devised a range of strategies to support them with practise at home. Spelling homework will be set on a Thursday and collected in on a Wednesday.
Our literacy unit this half term is biography and autobiography. The children have been learning a text map this week as well as completing a 'cold piece' about the greatest day of their life.

On the weeks when we are not swimming, we will be learning skills for a range of invasion games in PE. In ICT we are thinking about what the internet is and how it works.  Our RE topic for the term is 'community'. In Geography we will be looking at where we grew up and where we live now and comparing that with children in a contrasting country in a different continent. Science this year is taught by Mrs Scannell and the children have been learning a catchy song to help them to understand how the heart works. In music this week with Mr Reeves, the children have been learning about musical notation.

Reminders:

  • Please can children ensure that they have their PE kits in school everyday.
  • Our forest school day is Wednesday.
  • It would be wonderful if children read at home every night and even better if they talked with you about what they were reading.
  • Homework will be set on a Thursday and collected in on a Wednesday.
  • If you have any worries or questions, please write a note in your child's journal or call the office to make an appointment to meet (No problem is too small!)

Miss Macklin and I have been thrilled by the effort and enthusiasm that the children have displayed this week in all curriculum areas. They have been really supportive to one another in their learning and great role models for the younger children.

Wishing you all a relaxing weekend,

Miss Kinsey & Miss Macklin


6H Class News.

A very warm welcome to all of year 6H! It has been wonderful getting to know the children over the past week and a half.

Last week the children completed an online reading assessment which told them which books were most appropriate for them to read in the library. Since then the children have fast been devouring every book in sight;
34 books have been read so far with a total of
221, 037 words! Watch these totals grow throughout the year.

In English this week we have been exploring autobiographies. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the children’s cold task in which they wrote an autobiographical text, and I look forward to seeing the children’s work develop in the weeks to come.

In Maths this week we have been exploring the place value of 6 digit numbers and numbers up to 3-decimal places. This has included, rounding numbers to the nearest tenth, hundredth and whole number.

In Music this week the children have been developing their theoretical understanding of notes on a stave and musical rhythms. Ask your child to clap you 3 of the different rhythms to see if they can remember them!

Reminders:

·         The school expects children to read 5 times a week - I would recommend daily reading practice for children in Year 6. A discussion about the book, during and after the book has been read, will also help to consolidate their understanding.

·         Please return homework folders (English, Maths and Spellings) every Wednesday.
·         Please come to school dressed in your Forest Schools kit on a Wednesday morning.

Thank you for your support.

Have a lovely weekend,