Welcome to Year 6

 

Literacy

 

For our first two weeks of term we have been studying biographies and autobiographies. We have looked at extracts of autobiographies from authors such as Roald Dahl and Michael Morpurgo. The topic culminated in us writing our own autobiography.

 

Next week we will journey through poetry. We will examining how imagery is used in a wide range of poems and writing out own poetry.

 

Numeracy

 

In numeracy we have been focusing on number and place value. We have been using formal written methods of all four operations.

 

You can find examples of the formal written methods required for the 2016 SATs here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/238967/Mathematics_Appendix_1.pdf

 

Next week we will be looking at multiples and factors as well as beginning to measure angles. If you have a protractor at home you may want to practise using it!

 

RE

 

In RE we have celebrated the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and next week we will be looking at the Lord’s Prayer in detail.

 

How you can help at home:

 

Practise times tables with your child. It is imperative that your child knows all of their times tables.

 

Practise number bonds with your child. A number bond is a pair of numbers that when added together make a given number. E.g. a number bond to 10 would be 4+ __ (6) = 10.  Please practice number bonds to 100 (45+__=100 etc) and number bonds to 1000 (347+___=1000).

 

Reading

We recommend that your child reads for at least 30 minutes a day. If you are able to, please also listen to your child read and ask them questions about what they have read.

 

Home learning

 

Home learning is available on Mathletics and Spellodrome every week.

 

www.mathletics.co.uk

 

www.spellodrome.co.uk

 

All children have their own username and password.

 

Weekly Writing Task

 

This is due in every Wednesday and children should spend around 45 minutes writing this.

 

Spellings

 

Spellings this week are: vicious, precious, conscious, delicious, malicious, suspicious ambitious, cautious, fictitious, infectious, nutritious, official, special, artificial, partial, confidential, essential

Have a fantastic weekend!

 

Ms Hayward and Ms Woolford