Mrs Le Gassick
Welcome to Year 6
What we will be learning…
Reading...In Guided Reading, we will be exploring Letters from the Lighthouse; a text that links to our ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ topic. We will be exploring new vocabulary; discussing predictions and exploring the author’s use of language.
Learning Top Tip: “If you don’t know the meaning of a word, think of a synonym to put in its place and see if the sentence makes sense”- Josh C
Writing…Goodnight Mr Tom will inspire our writing this half-term. We will be using the text as a stimulus for persuasive writing. We will also read, analyse and write war poetry.
Learning Top Tip: “Don’t try to write loads of paragraphs that don’t make sense; write just one really good quality paragraph instead”- Emily
Maths…We will focus on number as this is the most important area of the maths curriculum. We will cover place value, decimals, negative numbers as well as the four operations. We aim to develop resilience and confidence in using and applying our number skills! Please remember to practise your times tables at home and use TTrockstars regularly!
Learning Top Tip: “If you learn something new in maths, test your family at home! If they can’t do it, you can be the teacher”- Eddie
Spelling…We will have daily opportunities to develop our understanding and application of spelling skills. We will continue to improve our understanding of phonics and spelling patterns through Read, Write, Inc.
Learning Top Tip: “The more you read, the better you will become at spellings”- Antonia
History: Our topic for this term will be, “Keep Calm and Carry On!” In this topic we will learn all about World War Two by finding out about evacuation, the Blitz, rationing, propaganda, war campaigns and much more. We will make links with our English lessons and as well as covering history objectives, we will also be learning some WW2 songs and learning to sew so that we can “Make do and Mend”. As well as having an exciting “Keep Calm and Carry On Day” next week (see separate letter for details), you will be invited to join us for a VE day parade at the end of term- more details to follow in the future…
Outdoor PE will be on Tuesdays and this half term we will be doing attacking and defending skills. Indoor PE will be on Thursday and we will be learning about dance, in particular the Lindy Hop! You will get to see what we create if you come along to our VE day parade! We will be continuing with our Daily Mile on the days we don’t do PE. It is crucial for your child’s health & wellbeing that they participate in all PE activities. Please ensure they have their PE kit in school every day.
In art, the children will be doing propaganda posters and Blitz-inspired artwork linked to our WW2 topic.
This half term, Langdon A will be doing internet safety with Mrs Simier while Langdon B do science with Miss Bowles. We will swap after half term!
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 Friday 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.
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