Welcome to Year 6!
Welcome to the Year 6. Our teachers this year are Mr Coupe and Miss James. Mrs Marchant also teaches in Year 6 on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays to allow us to have smaller group sizes. We also have the support of Mrs White in our classrooms.
The school day:
Our school day begins at 8:25am. We usually spend the first section of the day carrying out corrections and responding to feedback on our previous day's work in order for us to improve and progress. This is followed by our daily spelling lesson to consolidate the words we are learning that week. We use the 'Read Write Inc' spelling scheme. Between 9:00 and 11:00 we have our main English and Maths lessons.
Our lunch is at 12:40pm - 1:25pm and our day ends at 3pm. In our afternoon sessions we do wider curriculum lessons, including history, geography, computing, art, drama and French.
Our current learning:
Our Spring term topic is World War Two. As part of this, we are studying The Boy in Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne and The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier until half term. Your child will have received a Knowledge Organiser with all the key facts and information required to have a solid background knowledge of this topic. This will be tested in our Weekly Quiz.
In science this half term we are studying Light with a focus on how shadows vary and how we see things.
In PE we have two different mixed-class groups. One group will be going swimming on a Wednesday afternoon for the first half of the year whilst the other will have a P.E lesson in school. We are lucky enough to have an archery and fencing coach teaching us in P.E this year. These groups will swap around after February half term.
Weekly homework is given out on a Friday to hand in the following Friday. This consists of Reading and Maths homework. In the run up to SATs, we will also be provinding Grammar homework. We will also have to learn a section of our current Knowledge Organiser,
Weekly speed spells are carried out on a weekly basis in Year 6. We take our new spellings home on a Thursday and are then tested the following Tuesday.
Times tables tests are carried out weekly, on a Thursday.
Reading Organisers are checked on a Friday morning. We should be reading at least three times a week at home. Our reading homework counts as one of our reads.