Mrs Whitton
assisted by Erica & Natalie
PPA cover by Mrs Verhoeven

USEFUL NOTICES

  • Reading records and maths workbooks must be in school every day. 

  • Bring a water bottle to school each day 

  • PE days are on Thursday and Friday and you are to come to school wearing your kit on both days. 

  • Our library session is on a Friday so please have your library book in school to renew or change.

PE

Our PE lessons will take place on Thursday and Friday. Please wear your PE kits to school on these days. This term we will be developing our PE skills through cricket.  

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HOMEWORK EXPECTATIONS

Daily 

You are expected to read for a minimum of 15 minutes every night and to complete a reading comprehension question response in your reading record. 

 

You are expected to complete the assigned maths workout daily. 

 

Please bring your reading records and maths workbooks to school every day so we can go through your work. 

 

Weekly 

Weekly homework will be set on Wednesday and should be handed in the following Monday. 

 

  • Spelling homework will be set on Google Classroom. This should be completed in your homework book and uploaded by Monday morning. 

  • Reading comprehension should be completed in your reading comprehension workbook and brought to school on Monday morning. 

  • SPaG tasks will be assigned in your SPaG workbooks and should also be brought to school on Monday morning. 

  • Maths activities will be set through the Mathletics website. 

 

It is expected that you know your times tables up to 12. If you are not yet confident, please practise! Times Tables Rock Stars is a great place to do this. 

WRITING

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.

MATHS

We will continue to develop our mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills in our lessons.  

 

Remember, you can practise your mathematical skills at any time on Mathletics and Times Tables Rock Stars.

Click here for Maths Methods Handbook

R.E

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. 

SCIENCE

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.

THEME

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.

TOPICAL TALK

The world is facing a climate crisis. In November, world leaders will meet at COP26 in the Scottish city of Glasgow to discuss what to do. But what decisions must they make? Who do the decisions affect? And whose voices should be heard in the decision-making process? These are the big questions that we will delve into and try to answer. 

READING

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.

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BOOK LIST

Click here for Year 6 book list