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Year 6

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 Mrs Small
Other adults who will be supporting in Year 6 are: Mrs Harrison (reading interventions), Mr. Bird, Mrs Bloomfield and Mrs Bennett.

 

General Information

  • Maths, English homework will be set weekly on Education City.

  • Homework will be set on a Friday and will be due in the following Wednesday. 

  • Reading: Please try to encourage/listen to your child to read at least 3 times a week - please sign your child's reading diaries each time they read so that we can award Dojo's for independence.

  • Our PE day is Thursday (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

Kensuke Kingdom

Our readers will be plunged, quite literally, into a wildly exciting adventure when

washed up on an island in the Pacific, Michael struggles to survive on his own. With no food and no water, he curls up to die. When he wakes, there is a plate beside him of fish, of fruit, and a bowl of fresh water. He is not alone . . .

 

Kensuke's Kingdom is a gripping adventure from the author of War Horse. Michael Morpurgo has written more than one hundred books for children and won the Whitbread Award, the Smarties Award, the Circle of Gold Award, the Children’s Book Award and has been short-listed for the Carnegie Medal four times.

 

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.

Reading 

To develop your comprehension skills use

http://myrs.risingstars-uk.com/CComp/Y6/starthere.html

where you can work through texts, finding evidence and develop your answers checking as you go. 

Children in Year 6 all have access to the following websites to support their home learning:

https://code.org/

https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Thank you for your continued support.

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