Mrs Whitton, Mr Avis
& Mrs Verhoeven
assisted by Sophie & Natalie
Reading records, pink homework book and maths workbooks must be in school every day.
Bring a water bottle to school each day
PE will be on a Friday and you are to come to school wearing your kit.
Our library session is on a Friday so please have your library book in school to renew or change.
Homework will look a little different in Year 6, with daily homework being set. We feel that this change in moving from weekly to daily homework is important as it not only provides children with the opportunity to consolidate their learning at home but it also helps to prepare them for their transition to secondary school.
We will go through the maths and spelling homework with the children every day and further teaching will be provided if required. We would ask that you support your child in bringing these books to school every day as continued failure to bring completed work to school will result in working during lunchtimes and missing playtime.
We will continue to run the Boutcher Mile on Tuesdays. We will also have PE on a Friday afternoon. Please wear your PE kits to school on both days and we will stay in them all day. This term we will be developing our PE skills through tag rugby.
We have started reading the wordless text, The Arrival by Shaun Tan. This is a beautifully illustrated story of being a stranger in a strange place. Through this critically acclaimed book, we will explore immigration and the reasons why people have to flee countries and seek asylum. We will have opportunities to build on our SPaG skills through diary entries, short scripts and narrative passages.
In RE lessons we will be trying to answer the question, how does worship and liturgy enable a Christian to grow their Christian faith? We will consider the Christian practices of prayer and worship and why a Christian expresses themselves in this way.
We will continue to develop our mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills in our lessons. We will start the term studying numbers to 10 million and then move on to the four operations on whole numbers.
Click here for Maths Methods Handbook
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We will be studying two non-fiction texts in the Autumn term. Through these texts we will develop key reading comprehension skills.
Black and British by David Olusoga gives a short, essential history ranging from the first Africans to come to Britain through to the Windrush scandal.
Incredible Journeys by Levison Wood will take the children on a journey around the world, discovering the most daring pioneers.
This term, we will be learning about light. We will learn about how we see shadows, reflection and refraction. We will learn how light travels and how it enables us to see. Through this topic we will work scientifically and carry out investigations.
This term our topic will be Islamic Civilisation. We will be learning about this the development of the great Islamic city of Baghdad including trading practices and everyday life, comparing it with contemporary cities in Western Europe. We will learn about the spread of Islam through the Middle East and beyond.