Welcome to 6G & 6W
Our teachers are Miss Garraway and Miss White. On Fridays, Mr Woodworth will be teaching 6G.
Our teaching assistants are Mrs Boyes, Mrs Tucker and Mrs McKeown. Our PE days are Friday (6G&6W) and Thursday (PPA)
Reading records will be collected and checked on a Friday (6W) and a Tuesday (6G). Please ensure that you check and sign your child's reading record before they bring it in on those days.
This term your children will be bringing home some SATS homework booklets. The children will be set a number of questions each day to be completed the following day. We will then mark the answers in class. It is the children's responsibility to take the homework booklets home each night and bring them back each morning. If you have any queries, please speak directly to Miss Garraway or Miss White.
Our topic this term is all about Extreme Environments, in particular, looking at colder climates.
The children will be using their scientific knowledge to explore how animals adapt to survive in their surroundings. We will also be looking at inheritance and how animals (and humans) inherit different aspects of themselves from their DNA.
As well as looking at how animals adapt, we will also be looking into what attributes are used to classify animals and how fossils are formed.
Our Jigsaw topic this term: Dreams and Goals
- I can set myself challenging but realistic goals and understand why it is important to stretch the boundaries of my current learning
- I can set success criteria so that I will know whether I have reached my goal
- I can identify problems in the world that concern me and recognise the emotions I experience when I consider people in the world who are suffering.
- I can work with other people to help make the world a better place and empathise with people who are suffering.
- I can identify why I am motivated to make the world a better place.
- I can give praise and compliments to other people when I recognise their contributions and achievements
In English, we will begin Term Three by studying the non-fiction book Shackleton's Journey by William Gill. The book re-tells the journey of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton's landmark expedition crossing the Antarctic from one pole to the other.
Children are expected to read at home at least five times each week for fifteen minutes. At least one of these times needs to be with an adult but please read more often with your child if you are able. Children are expected to write the date of the read, the book they are reading and the pages they have read in that day. Please ensure that you check and sign reading records each week.
VIPERS question stems have been uploaded to our Class Letters section for parents to use to help guide them with asking questions when listening to their child read.
At the beginning of the term, the children brought home a list of Term 1 spellings. Children will be tested each Friday on the spellings. They will also have a meanings test, where they have to match up meanings. Children are encouraged to practise their spellings on Spelling Shed as often as they can.
The spelling list can be found under Class Letters.
By Year 6, the children should be confident with all times table facts so constant practice at home will help to embed this. Children are encouraged to practise maths facts using their Maths Shed log in, as often as possible.
The children will be continuing with Maths Planets this year and will carry on from their end point in Year 5. There are sample papers on the maths page of the website to give you an idea of what each stage will look like. Please encourage your child to practise their maths facts at least three times per week. If your child is stuck on a level for more than four weeks, then we will intervene at school.