Year 6 Newsletter

Welcome to Year 6! The Year 6 team will be myself as the main class teacher and Mrs Iltaf will be with the class every day to support with learning. We are very much looking forward to being back at school and making the most of this academic year. There will be a few changes in class this year and most of them are listed underneath. We will be having a very busy half term and it will be filled with lots of exciting new learning.

Curriculum

Here is a breakdown of our curriculum for the autumn term:

Maths: We will be using White Rose Maths for our lessons. We will be learning about: place value (numbers to 10 million, rounding and ordering, negative numbers); addition, multiplication, subtraction and division; fractions including fraction calculations; and geometry. The schemes of learning can be found here:  https://whiterosemaths.com/resources/primary-resources/primary-sols/

Writing: Children will be using the Pathway scheme. We will be learning about stories, flashbacks and reports. I have added some photos of the texts we will be using.

Reading: Children will continue to use Accelerated Reader to quiz and we will be having daily guided reading lessons.

History/Geography/Art/DT: In history, we will be learning about the Vikings. In geography, we will be learning about deserts and biomes. Our art project covers impressionism and for DT we will be creating playground structures.

Science: For this subject, we will be learning about light and electricity.

Computing: We will be learning about the binary system and spreadsheets.

MFL: In Spanish, we will learn words, phrases and sentences based on; all about us; school subjects and opinions; in the city; the verb to be; and going to the market.

Music: We will be learning a step dance routine based on World Unite; and a song cycle performance based on Journeys.

RE: We will be covering Islam: beliefs and practices; Christmas: incarnation.

PSHE: Our units will cover Our Happy School and Out and About

RSE: For this subject we will be learning about; changes that happen in life; the difference between a loving relationship and a forced marriage; how babies are made; challenging negative thoughts and opinions; stereotyping; the Internet and mental health.

PE lessons

Your child’s PE lesson will be on Tuesday and Friday.

On these days please ensure that your child comes to school in full PE kit, including suitable footwear (trainers or plimsolls). Your child will remain in their PE kit all day then the PE kit will need to be washed ready for their next PE day.

Homework

All homework this term will be shared through Class Dojo. It will be posted on Fridays and it will be due in the following Friday. Please ensure your child completes their homework and that they take responsibility for their home learning. The homework will consist of; spellings, maths and grammar.

Reading books

Reading books will be used as normal and the children will be able to take home reading books and reading records as they wish. When the children have finished their book, they will bring it back to class.  Children are expected to read daily at home and they will need to have their reading diary signed. This will be checked daily during the day at school.

Belongings from home

The children will not need to bring in anything from home aside from a named water bottle, a packed lunch box (if packed lunch) and a coat. The children should not bring in any pencil cases from home as everything will provided by school.

Drop off and pick ups

In the morning, doors will be open from 8.20am and the children can make their way to their classroom as soon as they arrive. Please say goodbye to the children away from the door and allow them to make their own way indoors. If you need to speak to your child’s teacher, please ring the office to book an appointment or message staff directly on Class Dojo. At home time, please wait for your child to be sent to you. The finish time for all children will be 2.45pm. Please ensure you collect your child promptly.

The regulations and advice from the government are constantly changing, so things may change as the term goes on. We appreciate your patience and will keep you up to date with any changes. We are very much looking forward to our first term in Year 6 together.

Many thanks,

Ms Ulyett and Mrs Iltaf