Welcome to Year 6P!
Hello Year 6, I hope you are all well and I cannot wait to see you all back in school soon. When you return to school, it will be similar to when we came back at the start of the year. We will be in a Year 6 bubble and have lunchtimes and playtimes together.
Well done for working hard with your learning on seesaw, you have been amazing during this difficult time.
Please continue to use the following websites to help aid your learning:
Here are some helpful videos if you are not sure how to use seesaw:
How to use the Seesaw app for students http://bit.ly/35dQz8J
How to use Seesaw in browsers for students http://bit.ly/38dU0xR
Class Teacher: Miss Percival
For English this half term, we are going to be covering a number of English skills whilst studying some different texts and genres. We will begin by completing a mini writing task based on our Fairy tale topic- writing our famous twisted tales! We will then begin our new text study which is based on the Narrative poem-The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes. In this exciting poetry topic, we will be looking closely at poetic language and devices. This ghostly tale of a Highwayman is full of tragedy and we will be exploring the themes of the story from different perspectives. Throughout all the English units, we will be building on our reading skills; spellings, punctuation and grammar skills and deepening our understanding of language and how to use it for a desired outcome on an audience! Let's get writing....
Please click on the image below to find out more about our exciting new text.
This half term we will be re- capping our topic of Fractions ,Decimals and Percentages . Our next topic will be Measurement - converting units of measure and calculating area , perimeter and volume. We will continue to practice our arithmetic everyday and have a quiz on a Friday. We will continue to practice our times tables on TT Rockstars as this will help us with all other aspects of maths.
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In our science topic this half term, we will be learning all about living things and their habitats! We will be understanding what something needs to be living, classifying animals into different categories and understanding how we know about the past and living things that have become extinct.
Our RE topic is called Giving as we move into the season of Lent. We will be looking at different opportunities we have in life for self - giving. Lent is the season when we practise giving and giving-up.
Can you think of a time when you had to give up your own needs in order to help someone else?
What were the costs of self- giving?
What were the rewards of giving?
In our Topic this term, we are going to be investigating the Ancient Greeks! They are one of the most fascinating ancient civilisations who have created so many things that we experience in life today. We will be looking at the Greek Gods, the Olympics, how they invented democracy and much more!
PSHE and Mindfulness
Inter weaved throughout all of our topics is the importance of self-care and reflection. At home we encourage you to use a journal to write down our thoughts, feelings and emotions which is key to regulating how we are throughout each day like we do in class. Additionally, we will post some online meditation and yoga you can practice at home.
Dates for your Diary
Homework- Homework has now changed, and will be accessed via SeeSaw. Each week, tasks will be set on a Thursday and due in the following Thursday online. The children will receive either an English based activity, a Maths activity, spelling practice activity or a wider curriculum based activity such as RE or Science. This work can be completed on See Saw itself or in their learning logs which they can take pictures of to send in or bring the book into school to show. On occasion, work may be set on MyMaths too.
Reading- Reading books will be chosen from our accelerated reader scheme and will go home on a Thursday and brought back in to school on a Monday. If the book has not been completed in this time then the book can be kept at home until it has been completed but their reading logs need to be in every Monday to be checked. When the children complete their books, then they will take their online quizzes and choose a new book to take home on the Thursday.
In addition to this, the children also have access to Reading Eggs which is an online reading resource where the children can read online books, play games and develop their comprehension skills.
They also have access to TT Rockstars where they can play fun games to develop their times table knowledge.