Welcome to Year 6 with Mrs Ditchburn.
What an amazing job the children did in building their Anderson Shelters last term. They are incredible.
Welcome to the Summer Term!
I hope everyone is well rested, ready for some hard work as we have so much to do and so little time.
Here is a little bit about what we will be learning in the Summer Term and the ways that you can support us!
|Subject Area||Learning||How you can help at home|
|English||We will do most of our writing through our topics, Blood Heart and Gallery Rebels. In the first half term, the children will be writing a biography and information texts about the heart and circulatory system. Followed by a short story in the second half, using a picture for inspiration. There will also be Spelling and Grammar lessons to develop technical skills to apply in their writing.|| Talk about our topic. Any additional research will make them better writers!
Reading for at least 30 minutes each day makes a huge difference!
Talk about new and interesting vocabulary that they come across and make sure they understand the meaning.
Spellings for this term will be sent home in their homework books.
Make sure that anything they write at home is in joined up handwriting (except for capitals), the spelling is correct and sentences make sense. Practise makes permanent.
|Maths||We will be revising our arithmetic techniques and continue to find the best strategies to solve word problems. We will also recap geometry and statistics.
| This term please continue to focus on times tables. The children will need to know their times tables inside out and back to front. For example: 7 x 8 = 56 8 x 7 = 56
56 ÷ 8 = 7 56 ÷ 7 = 8
and then: 0.7 x 8 = 5.6 0.8 x 7 = 5.6
5.6 ÷ 8 = 0.7 5.6 ÷ 7 = 0.8
Sometimes, I will use www.mymaths.co.uk to set homework. However, the children can use it anytime to practice something we have learnt or test to make sure they can remember.
|Creative Curriculum||In Summer 1 our topic is Blood Heart. This topic is science based; the children will have an opportunity to research the function of the heart and explore how physicians discovered the circulatory system. They will also look at the effect of exercise and nutrition on the body.
In Summer 2, we turn to Art and the different techniques used by artists – old and new – to create some of the most amazing paintings and sculptures in the world today. The children will use these techniques to create their own unique artwork for display.
|Please talk about the topic and encourage your child to do additional research to help improve their knowledge and contribute more in class.|
|RE||The focus for this term will be ‘Beliefs in Action’.||Talk about the things we are learning.|
|PE||Our PE lessons will take place on Thursdays.||Please make sure that all kit is labelled clearly and is in school on the correct day. Shoulder length hair should be tied back.|
|Spanish and Music||These lessons are taught by specialist teachers following the National Curriculum.|
Your child will be taught reading and how to understand complex texts as part of whole class reading sessions. In addition to this, they will also be given a book that they are expected to read during the course of a half term and have in their bag every day. I would also encourage the children to read their own choice of books either from our class library or from home.
This will be set on a Friday and should be handed in on Wednesday. It will consist of spellings to practice, maths and then either grammar or something related to our topic. Please also note that I am available to support children with their home learning on Monday and Tuesday lunchtime (12.15 – 12.45).
Some photos from our trip to the Royal Institute on Tuesday 29th January. The children had an amazing time extracting their DNA.