Year 6

Mr Rooney

Welcome to Year 6!

I hope that you have all had a restful half term and are ready for an exciting Spring 2! Can you believe that we are half way through the year already?

Last half term, I held a SATs information meeting for parents. If you missed this meeting or would like some more information about the KS2 SATs, please contact me.

This half term, we have a lot of exciting events ahead, starting with our visit to Robinwood for our 3-day residential from the 22nd-24th February. We also have a visitor from WaterAid coming to see us, to talk to us about our Geography unit, as well as parents evening, World Book Day, Red Nose Day and Maths Day!

Please keep checking this class page for updates and as always, I can be contact by the office, briefly at drop-off and pick-up, or the button on the right!

Important Information

In May, Year 6 will sit the statutory KS2 SAT papers. The children will sit six papers in total: Maths (1 arithmetic, 2 reasoning), Reading, Spelling and Vocabulary, Punctuation and Grammar.

PE is on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure that your child brings the correct PE kit, which can be viewed here and does not have any earrings in.

Spellings will be given out on Mondays and will be tested the following Monday. Weekly spellings include several activities to help with learning. I recommend to do one activity and one ‘look, cover…’ per day.

Reading is incredibly important, and is a gateway to the rest of the curriculum. Please try to read for at least 10 minutes daily with your child. I would like to see your child’s reading record at least once per week, and books can be changed when required. If your child has chosen a book that they do not like please change it as soon as possible. Encourage them to have a conversation with me if they struggle to find books to their liking. If your child is an avid reader – here is a link to 100 recommended reads for your child’s age.

Booster take place on Monday and Thursday until 15:45 – children must be collected by an adult from the office, unless they go to BASC

What are we learning?

In English…

We are continuing our study of ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar. We will be writing alternative endings and a non-chronological report based on the events in the novel.

In Maths…

We will be learning about the properties of shapes, including angles and drawing shapes/nets accurately.

In Science…

We will be investigating light by learning about how light travels, how we see and how/why shadows are formed.

In RE…

Children will be looking at the significance of the Exodus and Passover. They will learn why the Exodus is such a significant event in Jewish and Christian history.

In Topic…

We are continuing our term-long geography unit, answering the question, ‘How can we save our planet?’ So far, the children have learnt about climate zones and biomes. This half term, they will be using their prior knowledge and new learning to answer our important research question.

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