Welcome to Year 6’s class page!
Year 6 have returned to school refreshed and with a positive attitude to work! The children have settled in well and are already working hard. We have spoken about the importance of this year and have discussed strategies we can adopt to help us reach our full potential. We know a resilient attitude towards challenges will help us grow academically and socially.
Our topic this Autumn in R.E. is ‘Beginning with the Church’ where the children will be learning about the Sacraments of Initiation, Baptism, Eucharist and Confirmation. Children will also be taking part in Collective Acts of Worship, as well as a class Mass. After half term, we will be studying the topic ‘From Advent to Christmas.’ We will also lead the Carol Concert in the Church. This term and throughout the year we will be learning about Adoremus, a celebration of the Eucharist.
In English we have been working on our first Power of Reading text for this year. We have been learning all about the story of Bruno. A German child whose lived during World War 2. We will have lots of exciting lessons and we are sure that the children will write some fantastic pieces inspired by our text. We are also working on our reading comprehension skills and understanding of SPaG, learning lots of new challenging terminology.
We will be revising the key basic skills of mathematics this term, including: place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division as well as fractions, decimals and percentages. We are starting to prepare for our SATs with arithmetic fluency and reasoning practise in our lessons. We continue to encourage the children to be proficient in their times tables as this is something which is vital for every aspect of mathematics.
We encourage all children to demonstrate a high standard of behaviour at all times in order to create a safe, respectful and happy learning environment.
Each class has participated in the process of making a set of ‘Golden Rules.’ The children have agreed to follow the rules as they understand that this will help their learning.
Respecting each other and all members of staff is expected and reflects the ethos of our school.
The children are required to listen carefully and to develop their self-control and concentration in class and in the playground.
Working together with parents and guardians plays a big part in establishing good relationships and standards of behaviour.
We are encouraging children to take an active role in their own learning as they will soon be coming to the end of their time at primary school. We will be giving out a larger volume of homework both weekly and during holidays. We expect the children to take responsibility over their own learning and to organise their workload accordingly. Failure to submit homework on time will result in an immediate detention.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to working with you this year!
Miss Ponter and Mr Cassidy J