Mrs Le Gassick
Welcome to Year 6
What we will be learning…
Reading… In Whole Class Guided Reading, we will be continuing to read and explore a variety of texts. We will be looking at a range of question types which will require children to use their retrieval, interpretation and explanation skills. We will be thinking carefully about authors’choice of language and layouts.
Learning Top Tip from Mrs Forsey – “If you have a multiple choice question, use process of elimination to help you solve it.”
Maths…In maths we will continue to practise applying our number skills to more complex reasoning problems, focusing on fractions, decimals, percentage, ratio and proportion. Our weekly focus on arithmetic will continue and we will be introducing a new arithmetic/reasoning workshop. Keep practising your times tables to help you speed up when calculating!
Learning Top Tip from Mrs Le Gassick: “Remember to STOP AND THINK when you see a complex problem. Use what you know!”
GRAMMAR – We will further develop our knowledge and understanding of SPaG terminology. We will continue working on applying our spelling, punctuation and grammar skills to our extended pieces of writing.
Writing… In English we will be focusing on how to write information texts before moving on to a fiction unit. A regular focus on spelling and handwriting will continue- we will work on the rest of the RWI spelling patterns before revisiting the Year 5/6 spelling words (these are the ones you received along with your child’s report at the end of last term).
Learning Top Tip from Mrs Sims: “Try to use a range of punctuation in your writing; show off what you can do!”
Science: Langdon B will begin the term with a science unit on animals: interdependence, adaptation and evolution
Geography– Langdon A will begin the term with a geography unit on Kenya. This is a new topic this year so watch this space for more information about what we are learning…
PE – We are very lucky to welcome a gymnastics coach from Axminster Gymnastics this term.
Indoor PE will take place with the coach on Tuesdays. Outdoor PE will be on Thursdays. Please make sure your child ALWAYS has their kit in school as PE is a compulsory aspect of their education.
To find out all about what we will be learning about this half term, and all about school life, please open our current Year 6 learning letter.
Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled. Normally we have PE on a Tuesday and Thursday but we advise your children to have kits in school throughout the week as this sometimes changes according to the timetable. Please include joggers and a sweatshirt for outdoor PE and a spare pair of socks. Roll on deodorant is also permitted (no spray deodorant please!) PE is a compulsory part of the curriculum. In encouraging the children to take greater responsibility for themselves, and in getting them prepared for secondary school – if your child does not have their PE kit in school when we have sport, they will complete an activity related to their learning in a class in school. If this happens 3 times, Mr Cox (our PE Leader), will be contacting parents. Please support your child in having their kit ready and in school. Thank you for your cooperation on this matter.
Please let the school and the teacher know if your child has any allergies (that we do not already know about) or needs to take any medication.
Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months.
Please click on the useful links below for extra information about Year 6: