WELCOME to Year 6
Year 6 Staff
Welcome To Year 6
Our topic this half term is: World War Two
As always, much of our reading and writing will be inspired by our topic and we are looking forward to our Protect the Port workshops at Fort Nelson. Your child should have brought home a letter about this before half term so if you have not received this, please speak to your child’s teacher. Although we do not study the history of World War Two, the children will learn about aspects connected to it through many of their other lessons, including music, design technology, art and dance.
Key dates for Spring 1 are as follows.
This half term we will be covering the following topics.
Week 1 – Converting measures
Weeks 2 and 3 – Decimals
Weeks 4 and 5 – Fractions, decimals and percentages
Week 6 – Consolidation and revision
We will also continue to give the children short retrieval and arithmetic tasks to complete at the start of their maths lessons. Much of the Year 6 curriculum - particularly the arithmetic - relies on children having a strong knowledge of their times tables. Please continue to support your child to become a 'Times Table Master' by encouraging them to use TTRockstars regularly. We know that many children will already have achieved this but it is important that they continue to practise their tables as these skills can become less secure without regular practice. Speed, fluency and accuracy are vital when applying times table knowledge to other areas of the maths curriculum.
Thank you so much to those of you who have been supporting your children to complete the home learning tasks that we set last term. It has been wonderful to see so many children (and parents) engaging with Google Classroom and we hope that this is now becoming easier for you all. We really enjoyed looking at the Greeks projects that some of the children completed and have added them to the home learning display in the Year 6 shared area.
As we have said before, part of our role in Year 6 is to prepare the children for their transition to secondary school where there will be much emphasis on the children being independent learners. Most secondary schools set home learning tasks via online platforms so in order to help the children with this, it is important that they begin to get to grips with using Google Classroom. If you have not yet returned the permission slip, we cannot give your child their login so please make sure you ask your child’s teacher if you require another copy of the letter that was sent out at the start of last half term.
This half term, we will continue to set the home learning via Google Classroom. The half term overview will be uploaded (along with any other resources the children will need) but you can access a copy of it here. Please remind your child that we cannot give out login information via Google Classroom. If they have misplaced their login for MyMaths, Bug Club or TTRS, they will need to ask their class teacher for it.Once again, thank you for your support with the home learning. We will continue to reward the children for each task they complete and look forward to celebrating their achievements at the end of this half term.