WELCOME TO Y6, FLAMINGOES!

It's going to be a great year!!

Please go to our Google Classroom page for the weekly home learning tasks. 

Overview of this term

Topic: The Continent of Africa

Maths: Decimals, Percentages, Measurement, Algebra, Ratio and Geometry

English: Writing to persuade, inform, explain and entertain

SPaG: Full curriculum coverage with emphasis on demonstrating proficiency through writing.

Science: Living Things and Their Habitats

Computing: Planning the creation of an app & Project Management

Art / DT: Mixed-media

PE: Tennis, Athletics

In Science, we are varying the environments of slices of bread to see where mould grows best!

HOME LEARNING

As a school, we're focusing on home learning that allows students to apply their learning in new contexts in addition to engaging in important spelling and maths practice. Students will share home learning in class on Wednesdays, so they are welcome to make notes throughout the week in the contact book to aid their discussions. 

 

Each week, students in Y6 will be tasked with five home learning activities. These will include:

 

Weekly spellings

    • we learn groups of spellings which follow rules which can be applied to other words and used in writing
    • you may find the free A+ Spelling Test app to be a fun way to practise

Mathletics

    • these activities mirror the maths topics taught during the current unit

Daily reading and discussion

    • please use the Bloom's Taxonomy document to help deepen your child's understanding of a text through higher order questioning

Spelling, punctuation and grammar

    • encourage your child to identify SPaG elements in their reading book with particular focus on the weekly SPaG topic

Maths

    • ensure your child completes their daily practice in their Basic Facts book.