Welcome to Year 6
Welcome back to the new school year. We are looking forward to going on a fantastic learning journey together. Please find below some useful information about Year 6.
The teachers in Year 6 are: Mrs Marriott and Miss Green.
The main adults who support teaching and learning in Year 6 are: Mrs Bloomfield, Mrs Truman and Mrs T Cooper.
Maths, English and spelling homework will be sent home weekly.
Homework will be set on a Friday and will be due in the following Wednesday. Spellings will be given on a Friday and tested on the following Friday - the children will have chance to practice their spellings every day in school as well.
Reading: Please try to encourage/listen to your child to read at least 3 times a week
Our PE day is Friday (we will do an indoor and an outdoor session on this day) and children will need to come to school in their PE kits on this day.
Our Learning Journey topic for this term is focused on "Climate Change - can what's been done be undone?" and we are kicking off our topic by investigating Rainforests.
If you have any questions about your child's time in Year 6 then please don't hesitate to get in contact with us.
The Year 6 Team
English - Our Focus text for Reading and Writing
Our readers will be plunged, quite literally, into a wildly exciting adventure when four children crash-land hundreds of miles from civilisation after their pilot suffers a heart attack. They are alone and in absolute peril, without food or water, at the mercy of the ferocious jungle. But it’s also a place of wonder: Rundell’s rich, descriptive prose will transport our young readers to a mesmerising world where they can swim with river dolphins, eat a tarantula and discover a ruined city. The mystery deepens when the discovery of a map suggests they are not the first humans to find this place.
We can't wait to start our new text - watch this space for some what is sure to be AMAZING writing to come!
The CPA approach in Maths
The Concrete Pictorial Abstract (CPA) approach is a system of learning that uses physical and visual aids to build a child’s understanding of abstract topics.
Pupils are introduced to a new mathematical concept through the use of concrete resources (e.g. Dienes blocks etc). When they are comfortable solving problems with physical aids, they are given problems with pictures – usually pictorial representations of the concrete objects they were using.
Then they are asked to solve problems where they only have the abstract i.e. words, numbers or other symbols.
Building these steps across a lesson can help pupils better understand the relationship between numbers and the real world, and therefore helps secure their understanding of the mathematical concept they are learning.
To develop your comprehension skills use
where you can work through texts, finding evidence and develop your answers checking as you go.