This term our topic is:
How Can We Find Out If Spiders And Flies Are Related?
This term our topic is: How can we find out if spiders and flies are related?
Welcome to Year 6 Class Nightingales!
Mr Elliott will teach Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Mrs Bamford will teach on Thursday.
Miss Cheetham is our student teacher.
How can we find out if spiders and flies are related?
Our text for this Spring 1 half term is 'The Spider and The Fly' by Mary Howitt.
Our writing this term will be based on ‘The Spider and the Fly’ by Mary Howitt. We will learn about the grammatical style and features associated with newspaper reports, taking on the role of journalists and creating our own sensational scoops. We will also be writing a dual narrative, focussing on describing settings, characters and atmosphere.
We'll also be learning to describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals. We will also learn to give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.
The value of the month is Teamwork and we will be having dedicated assemblies on this value.
Should you wish to access any further resources in addition to those provided by school, here is a list of recommended sites.
White Rose Home Leaning: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-6/
Times Tables Rock Stars: https://ttrockstars.com/
Maths is Fun: https://www.mathsisfun.com/
BBC Home Learning: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/collections/year-6-and-p7-english-lessons/1
Bug Club: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 (your child will have been given an access code)
In KS2, children will be asked to complete the following pieces of homework on a weekly basis:
In addition to the above, you may be asked to complete topic-based homework such as a piece of art or conduct some research at home. When this happens, your class teacher will post instructions via the class Dojo page.
Every child in Years 2-6 have their own Times Tables Rock Stars log in which can be accessed via: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth. It is recommended that they take a little and often approach, aiming for 3-4 minutes, 5 times a week. The children will be rewarded with certificates- if they earn them- every Thursday. In order to move up to a new Rock Status, they need to play on ‘Studio’. After every 10 games, a new average score will be calculated which may lead to a change in their status.
Your child will bring home a book banded book in addition to a library book. The book banded book gives you an indication as to where your child is in terms of age related. By the end of Year 6, ideally your child will be on ‘Red’ book band. The children do not need to wait to be told to change their books, they may do so when they see fit.
Please encourage your child to read for 10 minutes a night. In Year 6 it is absolutely acceptable that they will read to themselves.
Your child will receive up to 10 spellings each week. In KS2 we follow Twinkl spelling. In addition to practising their spellings at school, please encourage them to do so at home. Again, little and often is a good rule of thumb to follow.
PE for this term will take place on Thursdays. Thursday's session will be guided by coaches from Next Level Sport. We ask that children come dressed in PE kits on these days.
PE kits consist of:
Plain white top
Black shorts or joggers (no leggings)
Each child should bring their own water bottle. It should be taken home each day to be washed so they can bring it to school the following day.
Year 6 children are required to equip themselves with a pencil case with essential items.
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