Year 6

Summer 2017

Teacher: MR STEVEN WRIGHT

Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Louise Ayres and Mrs Sally Scoffield

The School Day:

Morning:          9.00 – 12.30

            (Break time 10.50–11.05 Assembly 11.05–11.20)

Lunchtime:     12.30 – 1.35

Afternoon:       1.35 – 3.25

Daily Routine

 Registration (busy work):   9.00 –   9.10am

Grammar/Spelling: 9.10 – 9.30am

English:             9.30-10.30am

Guided Reading10.30 – 10.50am

Maths:         11.20 – 12.30pm

Topic Work:   1.35 –   3.25pm              

Areas of work this term

Topics                                                                                                                                     

  • History – Crime and Punishment through the ages – Including a trip to the Galleries of Justice
  • Geography – The UK
  • The Apprentice - A class enterprise topic

Core subjects                                                                          

English

  • Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling
  • Persuasive Letter writing
  • Short stories based on work by Pie Corbett
  • Famous Poets including Shakespeare
  • Our class book will be the heart-warming Skellig by David Almond

Maths

  • Written calculation strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division (With a specific focus on long multiplication and division)
  • Fractions, decimals, percentages
  • Measures including time
  • Lots of Solving real life problems

Science

  • Properties of materials
  • Reproduction

P.E

  • Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Athletics

PE

The children in my class will have PE on Tuesdays and Fridays this term but we will try to get outside as often as we can.  When scheduled to do outdoor PE, the sessions will go ahead outdoors unless it is not safe to do so.  Therefore your child will need adequate outdoor clothing including football boots or trainers that can get muddy.

SATs Week w/c 8th May

Monday       

            Reading Comprehension

Tuesday      

            Grammar, Spelling & Punctuation          

Wednesday

            Maths Arithmetic Paper

            Maths Reasoning Paper A

Thursday

            Maths Reasoning Paper B

            

Mathematics

A good understanding of multiplication facts is crucial to the more difficult mathematical concepts.  It would be a great help to me if you could support your child in learning these at home.  Although I teach this as part of the Numeracy Hour it is impossible for me to teach it every day.  It is this daily practice that I am certain, many of the children benefit from.  To help you, the Multiplication Facts can be found in the centre of your child’s Homework Diary. I have also identified that several of the class are finding telling the time and time related problems difficult. Regular support with this at home will develop all pupils understanding of this. 

Clothing

Clothing should be clearly labelled and easily identified.

All personal items brought into school must be clearly labelled and contained in a small bag as cloakroom space is very limited. Jewellery should not be worn in school except for an inexpensive watch and stud earrings for those with pierced ears.

Additional notes for Class 5

Class rules and behaviour

The three basic rules of my classroom are:

  1. Respect your self and always try your best in all that you do
  2. Respect others at all times during the day
  3. Respect properties of the school and others

These are expected to be followed by all pupils throughout the day.  All other classroom expectations and procedures stem from these three important ideas.

I believe each child should take responsibility for his or her own behaviour.  By Year 6 they should not be offering excuses and blaming others.  Therefore the children will be made aware of the class rules and expectations from day one.  Any child that chooses to break these rules will receive sanctions as set out in the school behaviour policy.

Homework (Up to 2.5 hours for Years 5/6)

Please note I will not be setting any homework now until after May half term. This is to allow Year 6 pupils to focus on their own personalised learning needs ahead of their SATs tests.

Remember to use your revision guides and ask for any additional resources that you require. Woodlands School, Kent have some excellent revision resources on their website. Keep revising little amounts but as often as you can.

Homework will be set on Mondays and will be due in the following Monday. This homework will include a weekly spelling rules sheet. Each Monday I will test the children on ten words taken from this sheet so please support your child in learning these words. This will support the spelling work your child is doing in class and will replace their spelling journals.