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Year 6 - Leopard & Owl

Parent Information on SATs

Welcome to Year 6

 

The class teachers are Mrs Betts, Mrs Bailey and Mrs Salisbury .

The teaching assistants are Mrs Giles and Mrs Clark.

 

Term 1/2 Newsletter

 

September to December 2019

Owls & Leopard class

 

We hope you've had a great summer...welcome to Year 6!

 

We hope you have all enjoyed a fantastic summer and that everyone is refreshed and ready to go.

In this newsletter you’ll find information about the learning that will be taking place across both classes.

Best wishes

Mrs Betts, Mrs Bailey and Mrs Salisbury.

 

English

 

During Environmental week (9th-13th September) we will be reading 'The Song of the Dolphin Boy' and writing letters to local shops to persuade them to reduce their plastic use. For the remainder of the two terms, we will be focusing our lessons on the Novel 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone'. We will also be carrying out reading

comprehension and SPAG sessions each week .

 

Maths

Arithmetic, reasoning and problem solving activities.

 

Topic Areas

 

Art/DT:

Chuck Close portraits

 

 

Science:

Living Things

 

History/Geography:

Ancient Greece

 

Spellings

 

New spelling words will be given to practise and learn each Thursday. On the following Thursday, children will be tested to check their progress. We will focus on specific spelling patterns during the week in class.

 

We will hand out a piece of maths and literacy homework each week on a Monday - which needs to be handed in by the following Monday.

Occasionally, we may set a piece of homework to support other curriculum work we are doing in class.

In addition, try numerous fun educational games and learning resources at:

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/homework/

TT~Rockstars

 

Reading

Each child will be set a points target which is related to the number of words in books they are expected to read each term. A quiz will be taken when a book is finished, to check comprehension.

To move up a level, every child will be expected to complete five quizzes scoring at least 80% on each quiz. A minimum of 20 minutes reading is expected most evenings during the week.

Forest School - Each group will have 1 whole afternoon per week, they will be working on team building and tree identification, as well as clay work.

Bikeablility - Children will be given the opportunity to achieve their level 1 and 2 Bikeability certificates after passing assessments over 2 days.

 

Year 6 Trips 2019

 

  • Harry Potter London trip: Monday 9th December

 

 

PE

Outdoor Games & indoor Gymnastics/Dance every Tuesday

 

Please ensure Full Kit is in school.

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