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Year 6

Miss Moinescu

Websites that our children can use at home to help their learning are: 

Times Tables RockStars

Oxford Reading Owl 

Mathletics 

SPAG.com                                                           

Autumn 2017

Year group -   6

Our topic for the Autumn term is Victorian Britain.

Welcome back, we do hope you have a great year!

Religious Education

Our first topic this term is Beginning with the Church. In this topic your child will learn to recognise and describe religious signs, symbols words and phrases related to Sacraments of initiation. We will study the Sacraments of initiation and start to describe and explain the meaning and purpose of a variety of forms of worship.

Ideas to support your child in our topic work:

Visit the Museum of London:

http://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/Explore-online/Pocket-histories/victorian-children/

Explore famous Victorians online:

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/victorians.html

Walk through a virtual Victorian house:

http://www.geffrye-museum.org.uk/learning/walk-through-a-victorian-house/walk-through/

Share the stories of Charles Dickens by enjoying the books (perhaps an abridged version) or watching stage or film adaptations. Read or retell scary Victorian stories.

Research Victorian inventions:

http://www.innovationslearning.co.uk/subjects/history/information/victorians/inventions/inventions_home.htm

English

We are studying the biography of Florence Nightingale and starting the novel Street Child by Berlie Doherty.  Perhaps you could ask your child facts they learned or look out for Doherty’s other books at the library.

It is very important that children use good reading habits and have access to a range of reading opportunities (books, magazines, e-books, newspapers, information). Please read daily with your child, ask them questions about their reading and sign his or her reading record.

Children will be awarded a “pen licence” once their writing is neat enough. Please encourage your child to write neatly when completing homework.

Maths

Children will need to know their multiplication tables off by heart (to 12 x 12), so please support your child in rehearsing them frequently. It would be great if you could ask your child to help with shopping and doing money calculations or comparing offers as we will focus on problem-solving.

Science

We will study Living things and their habitats. As part of this topic, we will learn about different animals and plants and construct keys to classify them according to their characteristics.

This is a challenging year as we endeavour to ensure that each child is ready for secondary school and that they have the right work routines in order to be successful learners. Please encourage them to be focused and resilient and to take responsibility for their own learning and behaviour.

 

Many thanks,

 

Miss Moinescu

 PE Days -                    Tuesdays and Wednesdays (On these days, your child will need their PE kits)

Spelling Day -            Tuesday (Please ensure your child has their spelling journal on this day)

Homework days -     English – Given out on Thursdays, to be handed in on Mondays

Maths – Given out on Mondays, to be handed in on Thursdays