Welcome to Mrs Minty and Mrs Walsh's Year 6 Class Page
Welcome back to the Spring term 2019
Welcome back to a brand new term of learning - we hope you had a lovely Christmas break.
This term our topic is 'Amazon to Andes'. We have lots of exciting things to learn about and will also use some of our acquired knowledge in our writing.
Our Amazon artwork from our Hook Day
Our topic this term...
This term we will be learning all about 'Amazon to Andes'.
We will be exploring the history of the Mayans and how they have influenced the country of South America. We will also be learning all about the Geography of South America including towns, cities, rivers, mountains and the exports and imports taken to the rest of the world. A large focus of our topic will be the physical features of this country - the mighty Amazon River and the Andes Mountain range.
In our English lessons, we will be revising the grammar you have learnt over previous years and deepening our understanding of these. We will also be writing instructions, a non-chronological report, a balanced argument and an explanation text.
We will be continuing to practise the spellings from the Y3/4 and Y5/6 list (See links below). These are words that you need to know how to spell as you move to secondary school in September.
Alongside this, we will be revising all of the spelling rules from Year 3, 4 and 5.
Please see link below for Spring Term 1 spelling sheet.
In our maths lessons we will be continuing to deepen our reasoning skills across every aspect of number and shape, space and measure. We will be exploring time including the 24 hour clock and reading timetables. We will also be developing our understanding of fractions and division.
In Science, we will be exploring animals including humans with a particular focus on the circulatory system. This will involve dissecting a heart using this to help us understand how it works.
Homework will be set each week and will mostly consist of an English or Maths activity lasting no longer than about 30 minutes, in addition to reading, spelling practice and times table practice on most days.
Once or twice a term, we will also embrace opportunities to set more creative optional homework tasks.
Reading is so important and should be done at least four times a week. Please try to read as often as you can and make sure you record what you have read in your reading record.
Every half term we will hold a raffle draw for two children in the class to win a book by our focus author of the term. This term's author is Katherine Rundell.
Our class book this term is 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell which is all about four children whose plane crashes in the Amazon Rainforest - we hope you'll enjoy it.
When you read four times in a week, your name will be written on the back of a raffle ticket and put into the draw.
Don't forget to take your quizzes on AR - if you get seven quiz results of 100% then you earn yourself free time on the chrome books :) KEEP READING!
Please make sure you access the TT Rockstars website as often as you can - it is crucial that you know your times tables up to 12x12.
Every time you move up a level on the website, you will receive a raffle ticket and this will be entered into a prize draw at the end of each term. The more raffle tickets you have in the draw, the more likely you are to win!
Our PE day is a Wednesday but this is always subject to change depending on the weather. Please have your PE kits in school every day so that you are prepared.
A few reminders...
Please remember that only stud earrings should be worn at school and must be removed for PE. If they cannot be taken out then they will be taped up.
Make-up and nail varnish is not allowed to be worn at school.
You are welcome to bring a pencil case to school; however, every item within it, is your responsibility.
Mobile phones are allowed to be brought into school but they must be handed into your class teacher at the start of each day. Your parents must complete a green mobile permission slip which is available from the school office.