Year 6 Curriculum Newsletter Spring - 2019
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back after the Christmas holidays, we have a very important term ahead of us, jam-packed with learning!
In English we will continue 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 such as Poetry, Fiction etc. Please encourage your child to read every day at home, focusing on the 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 reasoning and problem solving whilst also consolidating our Arithmetic skills . The topics we will be hoping to cover this term are: Measures, Algebra, Perimeter, Area and Volume. It is essential your child knows their times table facts up to 12 x 12 and related division facts.
We have organised Boosting Groups, which will take place after school, in order to help pupils to prepare for their SATs Tests. It is essential that you encourage your child to attend these sessions and complete all the homework promptly. GPS Boosting will take place on a Monday, Maths Boosting will take place on a Tuesday and Reading on a Thursday.
Our topic is called 'Heroes and Villians'. In Science we will be learning about Health, Exercise and Circulatory Systems. As part of this topic, I will be sending home a Knowledge Organiser about this topic, pupils need to learn all the facts on it as we will have weekly quizzes. In Design Technology we will be focusing on Food Technology - becoming 'Food Heroes' - designing a Healthy Menu.
As well as the homework already mentioned above, I will also post SPAG homework, Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars, online. It is important that children try to complete all their online homework, on a weekly basis.
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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