Welcome back after the October holidays. We all hope that you are all well and have had a restful break with your children.
We will continue to remind children about our school values of Respect, Good Manners, Patience, Perseverance and Honesty. We will use our reward system 'Brookhouse Monster's University' to recognise good behaviour and attitudes. If your child is in the winning University team, they will be given a reward at the end of the term. PSHE will continue to play a key role, taking place both through class and assembly sessions. Homework will be given out on a Friday and we will expect the children to hand it in on a Wednesday, so it can be marked. Children will also be encouraged to access online homework which will be through a variety of online platforms such as Purple Mash, SPAG, TTRS and Reading Plus. The Autumn 2 topic is called 'Britten's Got Talent'.
We will begin by studying poetry, through song lyrics. We will continue to use the strategy of ‘Talk for Writing’: imitate, innovate and invent. As well as this, we will be focusing 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, through which we encourage children to focus on new vocabulary in the text and the comprehension of the text. The school has purchased a three year subscription with an online reading resource called Reading Plus, which improves pupil's reading age but it does rely on the children using this resource on a regular basis. So please make sure they are using it at home. Please support your children in their reading of school books, at home for ten minutes every day. We will continue to encourage children to improve their Oracy skills through participating in the project Voice 21.
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 - QUAKING! (Please ask your children what this means). We will begin with Fractions, Decimals, Measurement and Word Problems. There will also be opportunity for online learning via Purple Mash. Please encourage your child to practice their timetables at home. In order to aid them with this, your child can use the online program 'Times Table Rockstars'
This half we will be learning all about Light. Please encourage your child to learn their knowledge organiser which should help them with their weekly quiz. Children will learn that light appears to travel in straight lines and that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye.
In Year 6 P.E will take place every Thursday so please make sure your children come to school in their full P.E kit - Yellow P.E shirt with the school's logo, black joggers or shorts or leggings and their school green sweatshirt, as we will be trying to do P.E outside weather permitting. In our P.E lessons we will focus on the key Athletic skills of: running, jumping and throwing.
In our Music topic the children will listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory. Exploring the pulse, rhythm, pitch, dynamics and tempo of a modern rock classic, "Livin' on a Prayer." Please encourage your child to learn their knowledge organiser which should help them with their weekly quiz.
This is an extremely important term for Year 6 as we prepare them for taking the End of Key Stage 2 national tests (SATS) in May 2022, as well as preparing them for the next step step in education - moving to Secondary School. Therefore we do encourage all children to attend all the time.
We will try to inform you of any special events in the calendar nearer to the time.
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.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Year 6 Team: Mr G Owen, Mrs S Sharif, Mrs S Momoniat