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Year 6 Newsletter Autumn 2 2016

 

Communication

Good communication is an essential part of your child’s happiness and progress in Year 6. If you have any queries or worries, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are normally on the playground in the morning and at home time and we welcome any feedback from parents. Alternatively, you can make an appointment to speak to us via the main junior office.

 

Homework

We want to encourage all our children to enjoy and engage with books and reading and we ask you to support this process through our Home Reading Scheme. Children have the opportunity to use books from school OR home and their progress needs to be recorded in their Home Reading Record Book. The reading record will be monitored in school each week. In addition to your child’s home reader, weekly maths and literacy homework will be set online via the Active Learn website. If you have lost your child’s login details, or have problems accessing the internet, please speak to your class teacher.

Children are invited to write a biography about a famous Victorian (examples include: Florence Nightingale, Queen Victoria, John Merrick, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Robert Louis Stevenson, Mary Seacole, Robert Stephenson and Henry Booth etc). Also, we will be updating your child’s English & Maths homework online each week.

 

P.E.

We have P.E. every Monday. The children should have a white T-shirt, black shorts and a pair of pumps. Trainers are also allowed for outdoor sports. We have a ‘no jewelry’ policy in the school and all pierced earrings will need to be removed. Please make sure that P.E. kits are in a bag and all items are clearly named.

 

Curriculum

In Literacy, we are reading and writing a range of poetry, stories, recounts and scientific reports. In maths, we are currently completing a block of 2D shape work. In Geometry, we will be working with coordinates, looking at translations and rotations. In number, we will be working with fractions: finding lowest common denominators, adding and subtracting fractions, converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and vice versa. We will also be looking at a range of problem solving activities linked to these topics.

Our topic this half term is ‘The Industrial Revolution’. We will be planning a trip to Croxteth Hall to experience what life was like as a Victorian servant on a large Estate or a guest at Christmas time, comparing the lives of rich and poor as well as life then to now. Further details about this trip will follow.

 

Teachers & Support Staff

Ms Millican (6M) and Mr Backstrom (6B) are the teachers working in Year 6. Ms Ambrose is the Support Assistant in Y6.

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