Welcome to year 6 and to Falcon Class. This term our topic is World War 2 which has a mainly history and geography focus, but we will link it to English, paying particular attention to the Battle of Britain, Dunkirk and Remembrance Sunday.
In English, we will be taking some of our work from Kensuke's Kingdom. This will help to develop inference and deduction skills when reading texts. From the story, we will write diary entries, descriptions and our own narrative. We will also look at biographies and write one for a famous person. We will continue our teaching of the rules for Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar which will be evidenced in the children's writing.
In maths, we will follow the New National Curriculum for England and follow the programme of study for Year 6. This will involve learning about place value, addition, subtraction,
multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and percentages. There will also be a focus on reasoning and problem solving.
In science, our first area of learning will be finding out about the human body. We will find out about the circulatory system, the effects of exercise on the body and how to live a healthy lifestyle.
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.
In year 6 the pupils are expected to read every day. They will also be a list of spellings to learn during the week, ready for the assessment on Monday. The children also need to know the multiplication and division facts and number bonds so they are prepared for the maths curriculum.