Welcome to Year 6!
Our History-based topic in the Autumn term will be 'The Vikings'. The children will be learning about the changes that were brought about by the Viking invasion and evidence of their influence on Britain that we can still find today. This will include a visit to the Yorvik Centre in the Autumn term. This topic will also provide excellent learning opportunities linked to Geography, for example, the location of Viking settlements across Britain.
In English, we will be reading 'The Saga of Eric the Viking' by Terry Jones . The novel study will also provide learning opportunities linked to story-telling. Learning in English will be supported by weekly spelling homework given on Mondays - to be handed in on Friday 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 the Autumn Term in Mathematics, children will be consolidating and extending their knowledge, skills and understanding of place value and the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) including decimal numbers. 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, ratio and calculate area.
In the Autumn term, P.E. Lessons are on Thursday and Friday. 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.
The End of Key Stage 2 Tests (SATs) will be during the week beginning 11th May 2020.
Have a lovely summer holiday and I look forward to working with Class 6 next year.
Mrs R Andrassy