Welcome to year 6 and to Falcon Class. As you know, this year is an important time in your child's education as they will be externally assessed at the end of the key stage. We, like you, want them to try hard, do their best and make as much progress as possible.
This term our main topic is World War 2. We will be finding out: why the war started; what the main phases of the war were; all about Winston Churchill and what life was like on the home front. Our English will be linked to the war and also to Kensuke's Kingdom, which is a novel written by Michael Morpurgo. We will write newspaper reports, diary entries, narratives, reports, recounts and poems.
In maths we will concentrate on place value, the four main operations including problem solving and fractions, decimals and percentages.
Falcon Class are taught by:
Mr Fletcher and Miss Arrowsmith
Reading Books and Reading Diaries
Reading books are to be taken home and read EVERY day and returned to school the following day. The reading diary needs to be signed by either the pupil or parent after each reading session. The reading diaries will be monitored regularly to ensure independent reading is taking place at home.
School P.E. kits are to be brought in to school on Monday and kept in school all week. If the kits need a wash this is to be done at the weekend or at half term.
Please note, that Booster Club will take place next term, after Christmas, every Tuesday until 4pm. All children are expected to attend and are welcome to bring a small snack to eat at 3pm. Thanks for your support in enabling us to prepare your child for the national tests in May.
In year 6 the pupils are expected to read every day. They will also be given a maths related homework on Monday which they will be given a week to complete.
On Friday they will be given a literacy or topic task which is to be completed and handed in on Monday.