Welcome to Year 6’s Class Page
You are warmly welcomed by Mr Harrison and Ms Ford.
Our History Autumn 1 topic is ‘What does the census tell us about our local area?’ where we Investigating local history during the Victorian period, children carry out an enquiry using census and factory records. They learn about the changes to a family over a period of time and suggest reasons for these changes, linking them to national events. Planning their own historical enquiry, they research a local family or street.
Our class book for this half term is Street Child by Derbyshire author Berlie Doherty. Through the book the children are learning about the harsh conditions endured by Jim Jarvis who was the inspiration for the philanthropist Dr Barnardo. We may even get onto the sequel Far From Home.
We will use picture books such as Moth to explore science topics such as evolution and adaptation using the Victorians and the Industrial Revolution as a part of this. We will use the classic poetry to practise our fluency to help us to red at pace and with expression.
Homework focuses on basics for children that will have an impact on their learning. It comprises of:
- reading for 20 minutes at least 5 times a week. 3 of these times should be children’s banded books from school
- doodlemaths 5 times per week
- times table practice – Maths shed has some great games to help with this
- spelling practice through spelling shed
Please record home learning in your child’s planner and sign, we ask for planners to be handed in each Friday. This will help us to keep in touch with you about home learning. Other online apps may be used such as:
Spag.com for spelling and grammar practice
BBC Online Radio Stories
This free website has free stories – including Viking Stories. Children can listen to many other stories including Michael Morpurgo novels and Shakespeare. It is well worth a look. BBC School Radio
Links to other Maths games to help with learning.
Transum is great for games and problem solving.
Using online maths games is a great way to get your child to improve their accuracy and their speed whilst having fun.
mathplayground.com PartPartWhole this game becomes increasingly challenging combining accuracy and fluency.
Our PE day is Wednesday. Please ensure children come into school dressed ready for PE on this day.
All children require the correct kit to do PE, which consists of a plain white t-shirt, blue or black shorts and trainers. It is vital that children have appropriate footwear to support their feet correctly when doing PE, otherwise this could result in injury. Any earrings must be removed or taped over and long hair must be tied back.