Year 6 Spring 2 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
We are pleased to welcome you all back to school and we are very much looking forward to having everyone together in our classrooms again. Year 6 will be starting at 8:45am from Monday 8th March and finishing at 3pm.
During the second half of the spring term, year 6 children will develop their English language skills through writing explanation texts and ancient legends. They will focus on the use of grammar, a range of punctuation and sentence types and using vocabulary for effect. In maths, we will be finishing off our learning on geometry, using protractors to measure and draw angles and shapes, and then learn about ratio. In science, we will be exploring the topic of evolution and inheritance. We will be continuing our geography topic on Brazil, making comparisons between different cities and also understanding how Brazil impacts on us in the United Kingdom by learning about trade links. Our art and design unit will focus on Brazilian artists. Each week, we will develop our painting skills and produce a piece of work which we will put together at the end of the term to create a montage.
As we return to school, we would like to remind you that Year 6 have PE on either a Monday/Tuesday/Friday morning (depending on the class) and Wednesday afternoon. The children will have the opportunity to develop various skills through the units of netball and hockey. Please make sure that your child has a suitable change of clothes for each P.E. lesson, appropriate for the weather as all lessons will be outdoors. PE kits are to be in school at the beginning of every week and kept in school. The children will take their kits home on Fridays to be washed.
Homework is set on a Friday and is to be completed by the following Tuesday. We recognise that the children will be tired when they return to school, so we will therefore be setting online homework for this term. This will include activities set on Mathletics, and regular practise of both times tables using Times Table Rock Stars and spellings using Readiwriter Spelling.
To support you in accessing the online homework, any borrowed computer equipment will be returned after Easter. Homework club will then begin again in the summer term to enable your child to access the laptops or for extra assistance they may need with their homework.
Children are expected to read every day (15 minutes minimum) and to keep a record in their home reading journal. The children can complete this independently but we would welcome your support in ensuring this is done on a daily basis. Reading records must be brought into school on Tuesdays and be signed by parents or carers.
Individual parents’ evenings will take place on Tuesday 30th March and Wednesday 31st March, and more details will be sent out closer to the time. Should you wish to discuss anything with your child’s teacher before the individual meetings, please contact the office to arrange an appointment.
The Year 6 Team
Ms Crawford, Mr Eames and Ms Howe
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