You can support your child at home reading as much as possible. I have recommended a selection of books that I know Year 6 will love reading; they are displayed in the classroom reading area.
TT Rockstars is a great website to support your child. Multiplication tables underpin a range of other mathematical knowledge. Visit this website (all children in school have their own log in) and improve your speed to become a Rock Legend, Rock Star or a Rock Hero. Look out for Class Battles!
A welcome message from the class teacher:
Welcome to Panthers class!
The Year 6 expectation is that children read at home at least three times per week. This could be reading to an adult or by themselves.
The Year 6 expectation is that children will play on TT Rockstars at least once per week. If children don’t have access at home, the ICT suite is available on a Thursday playtime.
On a Friday, Year 6 will set a multiplication table to practise; spellings will be set (linked to our spelling work in class) and maths homework will be given.
Maths homework consists of multiple choice questions, however we expect children to show their workings rather than just circle the answer. Maths homework is due on Tuesdays.
Spellings are tested on a Tuesday.
Multiplication tables are checked on a Thursday.
Autumn 1 – Eden Camp: an open air WW2 museum.
Autumn 2 – Some children will visit Robinwood: a three day residential.
Spring – The National Coal Mining Museum. A look at what conditions were like working in a mine.
Our topic in the Autumn term is my favourite: World War 2. Most of our writing genres are linked to topic including newspaper report, narrative and diary writing. We will read War Horse (Yes this is linked to World War 1) and the class voted to read Letters from the Lighthouse in Autumn 2.
In maths we will look at place value, number (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), fractions and position and direction.
Our science topics are revision of Earth and Space as well as electricity.
Our writing will be linked to a range of stimuli including the works of Shakespeare and video stimuli. Look out for the unusual story of Francis!
In maths we will look at number (decimals, percentages, algebra, ratio),converting units of measurements and area and perimeter. We will start to increase the amount of practise papers to in readiness for SATs.
Science this term brings one I really enjoy teaching: the circulatory system. Keep an eye out for the session where we will dissect a heart! We will also conduct our own investigation to examine the impact of exercise on the body.
Our topic focuses on Our Town – Castleford. We will look at a chronology of significant periods in history and events such as the Romans and Coal Mining. Is this topic we will take part in Tour de Cas, which will be a field trip visiting the Mill and walking along the river and canal
In the Summer term, in maths, we will study the properties of shape, statistics and look at a range of problem solving investigations.