Welcome to Year 6 2018

Welcome to Year 6 from the whole team.

We will use the blog to share with you updates about our learning, homework and news. We'll keep sharing photographs of our learning and the magic moments that happen in school. Sometimes the children help us to write on the blog.

Homework

When is homework provided? 

Our homework is officially provided on a Monday. Maths is to be returned on Wednesday, English comprehension on Thursday and our spelling test is on Friday. 

How is it marked? 

Learning is marked in class and this allows us to identify what has gone well and how we could strengthen our responses or use a more efficient method. 

Reading

On a Friday, the reading records of the children are checked. To build stamina and a passion for reading, we ask the children to read at least 1 hour a week. We recommend that the children jot down how long they read for on their reading records. The children may collect a new record as they are needed

Our studies

Maths: we are developing our understanding of place value (rounding, negative numbers, comparing), addition and subtraction, multiplication and division. It is important to have a secure recall of the times tables.

English: we begun by writing an autobiography extract. Over the next two weeks we shall be developing biographies. Our first biography has been based on William Morris.

Handwriting and spelling: Letter formation is very important in writing. We are reminding the children to ensure each letter is correctly positioned with ascender and descenders clear. The letter 'e' needs to show the loop.

Art: Sketches and water colours based on the artist William Morris. This will included outside art using the grounds and our natural resources to create our own designs.

History (topic): Exploring key significant figures in the Victorian era. We have begun with Isambard Kingdom Brunel.