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Welcome to Year 6!

 

Our Science-based topic this term is 'Blood Heart'. The children will be learning about the purpose and function of the main organs of the body but more specifically those related to the circulatory system.  This topic will also provide  excellent learning opportunities linked to PHSE, for example, the affect of life-style choices, eg., smoking, exercise and diet on the body and how to maintain a healthy heart.

 

In English, we will be reading 'Pig-heart Boy' by Malorie Blackman.  The novel study will also provide learning opportunities linked to PHSE, for example, controversial issues related to xenotransplantation. Learning in English will be supported by weekly spelling homework given on Mondays - to be handed in by the end of the same week.  It is also vital that children read as much as possible, we encourage children to spend 15 minutes reading every day. All writing will be linked to the novel being studied, to the current topic or current events, eg., Easter, etc.

 

During this term in Mathematics, children will be developing and extending their knowledge, skills and understanding of fractions, decimals and percentages, including finding fractions and percentages of amounts and quantities.  In addition, the children will be calculating units of length, capacity and mass that involves converting units of measure and they will also be scaling amounts using ratio and proportion.  This will be supported by weekly homework given on Fridays and to be handed in by the following Wednesday.   Children can also practise and consolidate their Maths skills, knowledge and understanding by following the links below to online Maths games.

 

In addition, Maths passports and times tables are practised in lessons and should be practised at home throughout the week. Children are to practise their times tables up to 12 x 12. It is incredibly important that children learn these well as it is essential knowledge required to identify common factors and multiples, add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions and calculate area.

 

In RE this term we will be discussing the impact of charities in our local community as well as beyond our region, nationally and internationally - in particular the work of Islamic Relief and Christian Aid (including Fair Trade) in addressing global issues such as poverty.

 

This term, P.E. Lessons are Monday and Wednesday afternoons.  A change of shorts and shirt is required for each PE lesson. For some lessons, it is advisable to have trainers. We aim to get outside for PE where possible so please make sure they have appropriate kit and footwear. Children will not be permitted to do PE wearing earrings - please ensure your child can take their earrings in and out by themselves.

 

During the Autumn Term, Miss Naylor will be joining Class 6 for her teacher training placement.

 

The End of Key Stage 2 Tests (SATs) will be during the week beginning 13th May 2019.

 

Regards

Mrs R Andrassy

 

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