Year 6 Communication Letter
Autumn Term 2
Welcome back! I hope you all had an enjoyable half term. The children have settled back into the school routine quickly and are ready for an action-packed term in the run up to Christmas.
Our topic this term is ‘Extreme Earth’. During this topic we will be looking at different natural disasters; where in the world they occur and the impacts they have upon the globe. Attached is a Topic Web outlining some of the areas of learning that we will be covering in class this half term.
Spelling- Children will continue to be given a list of spellings each week; these words are taken from the year 5/6 curriculum. The spelling pattern will be taught in class each Monday. The weekly lists for the half-term are in your child’s planner, enabling them to practise these at home. Spellings will be assessed both in isolation and in dictated sentences each Friday. Spelling scores will be recorded in homework planners for your information.
Additionally, children should be learning and practicing the half-termly spellings which are included in this pack. These will be tested at the beginning and end of each half-term and scores will be sent home.
Maths- Children will continue to take home 10 number facts and/or calculation questions (including the answers), for them to learn by heart. These will be sent home each Friday and weekly tests will take place on the following Tuesday.
Current Affairs- Children will need to find a current article which is of interest to them and produce a piece of writing about the news item. They will explain why they have chosen the article; the points made in the article and how it relates to others. This will be set each Friday, to be handed in the following Tuesday.
Reading- The benefit gained from reading at home each evening is great. Please continue to encourage your child to read at home and discuss books with you. Children should make a record of what they are reading, which pages and give a summary of that section in their homework planner.
These are a great way for children to take responsibility for organising themselves by recording key dates and information. They also act as a method of communication between home and school. Please ask your child to make me aware if you have written a message so I can respond promptly.
Children will continue to have two P.E. sessions a week; Wednesday and Thursday. They will have an indoor session (dance) and an outdoor session (tag rugby). Occasionally, our timetable may change so please ensure your child has their P.E. kit in school each day. It would be useful for children to have both outdoor trainers and plimsolls (clean trainers) as part of their kit. As the weather begins to get colder it may be beneficial for children to bring with them navy/black tracksuit bottoms and a black/red jumper. School P.E. kits should be worn for all sports clubs.
Mrs Sewell will teach the class on Thursday mornings. Mrs Seagers and Mrs Kelsall will provide both support in class and in the way of intervention groups.
Year 6 would like to invite you to their ‘Extreme Earth’ assembly on Wednesday 29th November at 9am. This will take place in the hall. The children and I look forward to seeing you there.
Should you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me either in person or through your child’s planner.
Thank you for your continued support,
Miss Helen Davey