Year 6

 

 

 Welcome to Year 6, Autumn Term 2018

 

Our teaching team is:

 Teacher: Mrs Ioja and Mr Hulcoop 

PPA cover: Mrs Baker  (Tuesday afternoon)

PE: Friday afternoon

Welcome back to school and to the start of what is going to be a very exciting time in Year 6! The children are refreshed and all raring to go. We hope you enjoy yourself, work hard and make the most of your last year in primary school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have a busy, fun couple of terms ahead of us! Our overriding question this term is ‘’What makes you…you? "which will involve a wide variety of learning activities, indoors and outdoors.

 

Just a few reminders:

  • PE is on a Friday  afternoon - kits should be in school every day
  • I am out of class on a Tuesday  afternoon  (for planning, preparation and assessment)  and Mrs Baker covers the class each week
  • Your child should have a named water bottle (with a sports cap) in class every day - the classrooms get hot and stuffy!
  • Your child should be reading as often as possible - after completing reading a book, your child should write a short review or summary of the book after which the book can be changed. 
Our main learning focus for the Autumn term is Writing and we will be seeking opportunities to practice and develop our writing skills wherever possible, not only in English lessons, but across the curriculum and beyond. You can help at home by asking your child to help with shopping lists or encouraging them to write letters and notes to other people or why not write a story, a comic book, a poem and share it with our class.Our writing focus for the term is the correct use of punctuation, writing clearly constructed sentences and paragraphs based around given themes. We will have a strong focus on writing for the next two terms, as this is a hugely important skill that the children need to practice regularly in order to apply it effectively across their curriculum.

In Maths we will be focusing on aspects such as Number and Place Value and Calculations and how to use these in our problem solving and reasoning tasks. 

We are strongly continuing our focus on mindsets, and continue to actively promote the earning of tokens for fantastic learning behaviour. We are also spending lots of time discussing targets with the children and sharing our learning intentions so that the children have a context for their work.

Your child's targets this term are the following:

  • Answering inferential questions when reading (i.e asking children what they think of characters and their actions rather than asking to recall events in a book)
  • Editing and improving their writing
  • Practising Y6 spelling patterns 
  • Practising multiplication and division facts for all the  times tables
 
We are more than happy to discuss any queries or concerns so either catch a member of staff in the playground (but please be aware mornings are very hectic) or ring the school office to make an appointment.
 
I look forward to getting to know all of you throughout the year.
 
Mrs Ioja and Mr Hulcoop 

 

 

 
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