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Year 6

Welcome to Year 6

National Lockdown - Remote Learning

Friday 15th January 2021

 

As you will be aware by now we have started Live Teaching, alongside this we will continue to post weekly documents titled 'Home Learning Tasks' on our Class Page in Remote Learning star which will have all the tasks that we would like your child to complete over the course of the week.  We will also post this onto the Microsoft Teams platform as well for children to access. In order to ensure progress all Year 6 staff will be monitoring engagement, both the Live Teaching and the Remote Learning

 

Last week we had over 95% attendance for our Live Teaching so a big thank you from all the Year 6 team. 

 

Daily Live Teaching Via Microsoft Teams

 

Brookhouse has moved to Microsoft Teams, in order to deliver live lessons from the week beginning Monday 11th January to those who are isolating due to Coronovirus where possible.  We have created user names for the children, which we sent home last term, in order for them to access live teaching.  I have attached a Parent's and Pupil Guidance on how to use Microsoft Teams.  

Dear Parents and Carers,

   

Welcome back and Happy New Year!

 

We hope you have had a restful holiday with your family and are all fit and well.

 

Spring Term will begin on Tuesday 5th January 2021 and we are all looking forward to seeing everyone. Please take some time to remind yourself of the pick-up/drop off points and timings, you can find a copy of the letter at the top of this page.

 

During the Spring Term, your child will continue to receive both class interventions and Booster sessions in order to fully prepare your child for their SATS tests in May.  At the top of this page you will find Year 3’s previous and current homework grid which due to the amount of homework your child will receive from their booster sessions is voluntary. You will also find Year 6’s previous and current knowledge organisers. Please take some time to help your child prepare for topic quizzes which will take place every week. We will have a Quiz of Quizzes at the end of the term to celebrate all the learning taken place across the whole curriculum so far.

 

Homework

Children will receive homework from the Booster sessions they attend, but also please encourage your child to complete their class homework each week. Homework is given out on a Friday and we expect it to be completed and returned no later than the following Wednesday.  It is important that your child learns to read their spelling words and understands the meaning before attempting to copy them into their spelling book.  A spelling test will take place every Wednesday. We will be taking note of their score to identify pupils who are not on target.

 

During daily reading, approximately 30 minutes, please spend some time discussing the new words/vocabulary that your child is experiencing and encourage your child to apply this new vocabulary throughout the week.

 

All children are familiar with using the online learning platforms such as Reading Plus, Purple Mash, My Maths, Spag.com and TT Rockstar's, therefore your child should be able to login and complete any tasks assigned independently. You may feel your child is a fluent reader; however it is still crucial that you read with your child as much as possible at home to support their comprehension of different texts.

 

Our Topic is Heroes and Villains!

 

English

Our main focus for English will be using the ‘Talk for Writing’ strategy of imitate, innovate and invent during our completion of the study of Carries War by Nina Bawden. Through this text we will focus on the skills needed to invent our own piece of writing and look at writing cross-curricular through other subject areas.  Whole class reading will continue to take place every day where we will be encouraging the children to focus on new vocabulary in the text and comprehension of the text. 

 

In order to continue our focus on the schools priority of Reading we will be continuing to promote Reading Plus, which improves pupils reading age but it relies on the children to use this resource on a daily basis so please make sure they are using it at home.  Please support your children in their reading at home for thirty minutes every day. Learning their weekly spellings will continue to take place, handed out every Friday and tested on a Wednesday. We will also constantly encourage children to improve their Oracy skills through their English lessons.  

 

Mathematics 

Our Math's lessons will provide pupils with the opportunity to learn using concrete, pictorial and abstract models. They will then learn to apply this knowledge to reasoning and problem solving.  We will start by looking at the breadth of Mathematics, focusing on various areas such as coordinates, shape, data handling and ratio. Progressing onto solving word problems of increasing complexity. There will also be opportunity for online learning via MyMaths, which will use both during class teaching and encourage home practice. Please encourage your child to also practice their timetables at home.  In order to aid them with this, your child can use the online program 'Times Table Rockstars'.

 

Science

This term we are learning more about Biology: focusing on animals, including humans: exercise, health and the circulatory system. We will be identifying and naming the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describing the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood. Children will Recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function, describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals. Throughout children will be asked to conduct scientific experiments to answer both questions posed and that arise during scientific enquires. There will be weekly quizzes so it is important they learn their knowledge organisers on a weekly basis.

 

History

This term we will focus on World War 2.

Chronology – We will study a significant turning point in British history using appropriate vocabulary when describing the passing of time during World War 1 and 2 Events, people and changes – We will develop our knowledge and understanding of local, national and international history by gaining historical perspective, placing their growing knowledge into different contexts between cultural, economic, military, political, religious and social history. Begin to recognise and describe the nature and extent of diversity, change and continuity and suggest relationship between the causes of both wars.

Communication – We will produce structured work that makes connections, draws contrasts, analyses trends, frames historically valid question involving thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information using appropriate dates and terms, historical terminology and contrasting evidence from both World Wars.

Enquiry, interpretation and using sources – We will begin to recognise why some events, people and changes might be judged as more historically significant than others.

 

Design and Technology

This term we will focus on developing our understanding and applying the principles of a healthy and varied diet. We will prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques. Through this we will learn about seasonality, and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.

 

Physical Education

In Year 6 P.E will take place every Monday so please make sure your children have a full kit in school - Yellow P.E shirt with the school's logo, black joggers or shorts or leggings and a sweatshirt as we will be trying to do P.E outside weather permitting.  In our P.E lessons we will focus on dance.

 

Any queries feel free to talk to us in the morning or at the end of the day or arrange an appointment through the school office.

 

Any queries feel free to talk to us in the morning or at the end of the day or arrange an appointment through the school office.

 

Finally, during these uncertain times - we wish you the best of health!

 

Yours sincerely,

Mr G Owen, Mrs S Sharif, Mrs S Momoniat and Mrs H Sheikh

 

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