Welcome to Year 6!
We have a rich and engaging curriculum that challenges and stretches our fantastic, well rounded children.
Ask your child about each of the things we upload, they should have a strong understanding of what they did and, perhaps more importantly, why they did it!
We will be using the Year 6 Class Page as a tool to distribute homework, a tool to suggest resources for those who wish to take their learning further as well as to act as a link between school and home - rounding up the week and giving pointers as to where we are going next!
Please see below the homework that we could like you to complete by Tuesday 31st October 2017. Should your child foresee any reason that they would be unable to access the videos over the half term, homework club will be available from 12.45pm - 1.10pm on Friday 20th October.
Spend time with your parents discussing the following question:
You should all now have your 'Mathletics' log in and upon logging in will have challenges set for yourselves which reflect the learning that has happened this half term in place value and the four operations.
In preparation for out Physical Geography - Malawi topic, where we have twinned the school. Spend time engaging with the following websites and/or videos.
Maths! Week Commencing 9th October!
Next week in Maths we will be spending the week on multiplication.
We will be encouraging and teaching children to be able to achieve the following skills:
- Multiply 3 and 4 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers eg. 5437 x 6
- Multiply 3 and 4 digit numbers by a 2 digit number eg. 6793 x 23
We will be using the following videos from the Khan Academy to help children, watch them and see if you can get ahead of the game!
We will also be stretching children to multiple decimals numbers by whole numbers eg. 654 x 4.3
The following video will be shown to children to facilitate their learning, feel free to watch this early and practise at home!
By Friday we expect all of our children to be multiplication geniuses! Watch this space!
Friday 29th September 2017
Please see below our first round up of the week. We would like to thank all parents who took the time to come to our 'parents meeting' on Wednesday 27th September and looking forward to seeing everyone in six week for parents evening!
This week in Year 6…
Maths – We have been revisiting column addition and column subtraction as written methods for these calculations. We have solved word problems involving addition and subtraction. When we return from residential, we will be focusing on multiplication and division. We will be spending the time until October half term ensuring that the fundamental basics of the four operations and place value are secure. So any work done at home on this will be hugely beneficial to their progression.
English – this week in English, we have planned and drafted a fear tale to improve the stories we wrote at the beginning of the year, including the skills we have learnt through this teaching sequence. We have learnt to correctly punctuate speech, include fronted adverbials and complex sentences. Within stand alone grammar lessons we have also alluded to sentence types, adverbs, expanded noun phrases, modal verbs and prepositions. See if your child can read any sentence and tell you the word class of each word in that sentence!
Topic – We have continued our Titanic topic this week. We discussed who was to blame for the sinking of the ship and debated our opinions - this led to children writing an argument to convince their teacher who was REALLY to blame for the sinking of the Titanic. We will be moving onto a design and technology unit next, where we will be looking at the design of boats and children will have the opportunity to design and make their own (scaled down!) 'unsinkable' boat!
The children are very excited about their residential to Osmington Bay next week.
Reminder that all children to arrive in non-uniform on Monday morning WITH a packed lunch. ALL luggage in the SPARE(middle) Year 6 Classroom. Mr Doku will greet children and ensure their luggage is correctly stored. In there, parents will also have the the opportunity to fill in any medical forms for medicine being taken on trip.