Year 6

Welcome to our Year 6 class page!

Meet the teacher Miss Lockley and our assistant Mrs Mensforth.

Miss Lockley

Class teacher

Mrs Mensforth

Teaching Assistant

Maths – this half term we will be looking at place value, decimals, algebra and formal written methods.

English – this half term we are starting with writing a narrative with a theme using the novel Running Wild by Michael Morpurgo.

Topic – In science we will be learning about adaptation and evolution. In geography we are going to be researching and comparing the biomes of the Grand Canyon and then creating our own biomes in bottles.  In art we are exploring colour.

PE lessons will be Monday afternoons. Due to the current circumstances, we ask that your child brings their PE kit in at the start of term and keeps it in school for the entire half term. Children may also bring a spare pair of trainers which they can use for the daily mile.

We will be working hard this year to prepare the children for SATS. They will take place in May and leading up to this time we will be putting booster sessions on for the children to ensure that they are ready.

Your child will receive homework on a Friday, including the weekly spellings. The homework will usually consistent of maths, grammar, spellings, comprehension and punctuation. This will be due the following Friday, when we will also have the weekly spelling test.

Reading – your child is expected to read on a nightly basis for between 10-15 minutes, either to an adult, older brother or sister or to themselves. Your help with this is highly appreciated.

Times tables – this is an ongoing exercise. Times tables underpin a lot of mathematics so it would be advantageous to the development of your child to keep checking their progress at home. Regular practice on TT Rock Stars or hit the button would be beneficial. I have created a times table booklet which I will send home to support the children with the fluency of their times tables. By the end of Year 6, the children should know their times tables up to 12×12 instantly.

Miss Lockley is currently reading Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

Here are some books that I recommend and also link to our current English topic:

I have created a booklet for maths which may help you and your child to understand the methods we use:

Y6 MATHS PARENT INFORMATION BOOKLET

Here are some useful websites:

Hit the button

TT Rock Stars

Active Learn

Oxford Owl free e-library age 9-11

Miss Lockley’s YouTube channel

We hope that your child has a happy and successful year. Please remember that children make better progress if teachers and parents work together. Do not be afraid to contact me via Class Dojo/ SeeSaw/ phone call if you need any support or have any worries – I am here to help!

We look forward to working with you all.

Miss Lockley and Mrs Mensforth

 

Here is a useful document to help support your child with returning to school after lockdown:

Returning to school after lockdown

Here is a Buckshaw social story which will aid children’s understanding of what to expect when they come back to school:

Returning to school social story

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