Townsend CLASS AND Clarke CLASS
Miss Saville (Townsend), Miss Graham (ClarkE), MRS Godfrey
TAs - Mrs Patrick, Miss Smith, Miss gregory, Mrs hunt, Mr Gibson
If your child is having to isolate and is feeling well enough to learn, please go to their Google Classroom account for learning linked to what the class are currently doing. Don't forget reading and AR quizzing, Lexia, TT Rockstars/Numbots and Spelling Frame.
Take care and we hope to see them back in school soon.
Welcome back, Townsend and Clarke Class. Let's hope 2022 is going to be a fantastic year for us all!
Miss Saville is now back in school and has returned to teaching (with crutches!). She is very grateful for the support and hard work of Miss Graham, Mrs Godfrey, Mrs Cope and the rest of the team during her absence.
The 3 'R's - our core curriculum
Y6s have returned to school after the Christmas and New Year break eager to continue with their learning. As always, Reading, Writing and Maths will continue to be strong priorities as we prepare children for transition to secondary school.
Becoming fluent, competent, enthusiastic readers is the key to learning and we will seek to expose the children to a wide variety of texts, authors, styles and knowledge.
Writing opportunities will link to our units of learning as well as to other inspirations which encourage the children to communicate clearly whilst developing their own voice.consolidate their school-based learning with focussed and regular home learning.
In Maths, we will ensure that children's arithmetic methods are accurate and efficient and that they are able to use them to reason and problem solve. PWe will further develop their fractions knowledge, linking this to new learning about Decimals and Percentages.
Units of Learning
Our UoL this term include Inheritance and Adaptation in Science - studying evolution and whether humans have always looked like this. Our Prejudice and Persecution unit which links history, PSHE and Book Study is always meaningful and leads to our annual visit to the Beth Shalom National Holocaust Centre.
Our book study this term is 'Number the Stars' by Lois Lowry, a moving tale of friendship and bravery.
PE will be outdoors every Tuesday and Wednesday so make sure you have your outdoor kit. It will get chilly and wet if we're not prepared. Children will come to school in PE kits on Tuesday mornings with their uniform to change into later. Children will leave school on Wednesday afternoons in their PE kit.
A reminder of PE kit:
Plain white round neck or polo shirt
Plain black PE shorts
Trainers or pumps
Plain black sweatshirt or hoodie (for cold weather)
Plain black jogging bottoms or leggings (for cold weather)
PE lessons will focus on fitness.
We are awaiting the confirmation of our new Young Voices date which we expect to be in April/May. We will begin practising the songs shortly before moving on to the dances.
Learning at home
Don't forget the links to the apps you should be using at least three times per week at home are below - don't let those vital skills get (or stay) rusty!
By now in Y6, children should be developing their independent learning skills with some reminders from parents and staff in school. This means regular sustained reading and quizzing; completing Reading, SPaG and Maths Weekly Workouts; spending time on Lexia, TT Rockstars, Numbots and Spelling Frame; and dipping back into previous homelearning where they know they need further practice.
Links to all our apps are below:
Reading of ZPD books and books of choice. Please complete BLUE SHEET ACTIVITIES regularly and always complete one after finishing a book.
TTRockstars - sound check, studio and whatever else you want to do (not just jamming on easy tables though!) for between 10 - 30 minutes.
Spelling Frame - complete a quiz and play the games for between 10-30 minutes. As well as this week's list, you can always go back and redo the games and activities for a spelling pattern you find tricky.
Plus Top Marks Speed Challenge - How fast can you get?
GET PHYSICAL! - A selection of activities to get you (and your family) up and moving : )
Homework Grid - activities linked to this term's Units of Learning
Free eBooks from the Oak Academy online library:
The Story of Tracy Beaker by Jacqueline Wilson
Below you can find full details of the curriculum in year 6. Click on the link to find.