Year 6 Curriculum Newsletter Autumn - 2018
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back! We hope you have had a relaxing break with your family. This is going to be your child's last year at Brookhouse Primary School.
In English we will be trying to teach the children how to infer and deduce from the text using our APE (Answer, Prove and Explain) strategies. We will do this through using a variety of texts and genres and we will be reading a variety of biographies and the book Carrie's War by Nina Bawden. Please encourage your child to read every day at home, focusing on vocabulary they don't understand. They will be provided with a weekly spelling list to learn as well as a bank of Year 6 words which can be located in their homework books.
This term we will be focusing on arithmetic skills. It is essential your child knows their times tables up to 12x12. They can use online resources such as 'Times Table Rockstars' and 'Mathletics'. We will be organising intervention groups during the lunch hour and after school so if your child is chosen, it is vital they attend and complete their homework.
Our topic is called 'Survival'. In science we will be learning about evolution and inheritance, how organisms have evolved over time to adapt to their environments. In art children will be practising their shading, drawing and painting skills, we will use the environment to inspire us.
Year 6 are very fortunate to have qualified coaches from Blackburn Rovers. For this term they will be improving their skills in cricket. P.E will take place every week on Thursday so it is important that children have a full P.E kit in school - yellow Brookhouse PE t-shirt, black joggers/leggings or shorts and black pumps or trainers.
The children will be going on their residential trip to Robinwood this term. It is going to be an amazing experience, one which they will talk about for years to come. We will notify you closer to the date about a parents' meeting.
If you have any questions or wish to speak to us please don't hesitate to contact the school office to arrange a meeting.
Thank you for your continued support.
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