A very warm welcome to year 6.
Year 6 is home to both 6M and 6H. Miss Hilton teaches in 6H and Mrs McAllister teaches in 6M. Miss Markham supports both classes in year 6 on a daily a daily basis along with Mrs Day on some morning sessions each week.
This term has been another extremely busy term for all of Year 6. Our two topics have been based on two texts - Holes and The Nowhere Emporium. A lot of our focus has been on our preparation for SATs including our weekly Parent Maths Workshop. It was lovely to see so many parents join us each week challenging not only their child but also themselves. Another outcome see you will see as a result of this preparation is SPaG revision guides created by the children based on individual areas of development.
Both topics this term have been based around texts - something in which we have found to be both stimulating and engaging for our children especially the boys. We have enjoyed writing in many different styles to suit different audiences and purposes. These include:
- short stories
- character/setting descriptions
- non-chronological reports
- formal/informal letters
- newspaper reports
- persuasive brochures
In year 6, we love using and following the schools adopted scheme of Abacus; we especially enjoy the THINK! challenges. Some of the areas of maths covered this term include:
- place value
- written methods
- fractions, decimals and percentages
Our targets in maths are linked to arithmetic skills and reasoning - applying our skills in a range of contexts.
This term our focus in RE has been Islam particularly the Five Pillars of Islam. Throughout this topic, we looked at what each pillar represented and compared the life of a Muslim to that of a Christian. We all thoroughly enjoyed an RE afternoon based on the Festival of Eid where we tasted a range of ethnic foods, created Eid cards, lanterns and prayer mats.
Coming up in Summer Term...
Summer term is another busy time for Year 6. Not only do we have our SATs in May but also we will be busy gathering evidence until mid-June to enable us to submit Teacher Assessments in writing. We also have our annual residential trip to Kingswood to look forward to where hopefully we will have warm weather. Also during the second half term, there will be the usual transition days - this year we have children transitioning to eight different secondary schools!