Hello and welcome to class 6LB.
Well it's been a whirlwind start back to school, but a big welcome back! It's been lovely hearing about your Christmas holidays - even if it was virtually! We are going to be learning about the Ancient Egyptians soon so we have that to look forward to and your topic grids for Friday afternoons will give you a flavour of what's to come with this! It's certainly a fantastic topic - some would say it's out of this world!
This term, we will be building on all the brilliant learning you did in the Autumn term. To begin with, we will be learning how to multiply and divide by 10, 100 and 1000 and apply this to converting metric measures. As for most of us it is our maths target this term, we will be recapping this regularly with the hope that we can do it confidently and mentally! We will then go onto revisiting calculating fractions and percentages. Also, we will be learning how to solve algebraic equations and also interpreting data.
Times tables are so important to many areas of maths and you need to be able to have quick recall. Keep using Times Tables Rockstars several times a week so you can recall your times tables as quickly as possible.
During English this term, we will be writing lots of different genres like information texts, diaries and character descriptions to name just a few! Where we can, we will link these to these to our WWII topic so that the learning is cross-curricular and even more fun and relevant.
In reading this term, our class book is 'Letters From The Lighthouse' and therefore our focus author is Emma Carroll. We will be reading this in class and in our reading lessons, along with focusing on the key skills of reading: VIPERS (vocabulary, inference, prediction, explanation, retrieval and sequencing/summarising).
Reading at home is so important for many reasons and we ask that you read regularly (minimum 4 times a week) at home. Prizes are up for grabs at the end of the term for those that do this!
This term you will be using the Oak National Academy online resources to learn about Christianity and the Bible.
In Spanish, we are learning about different modes of transport and we will be making simple sentences to say how we travel.
This term's PSHE learning focuses on goals and how we can plan to reach them and we are beginning to think about how we can look after ourselves.
PE kits will need to be in school each week. PE will be on Tuesdays for our class.
Homework will be sent out online/handed out on a Friday and should be sent in online/handed in by the following Thursday.
Although this is a different start to the school year, we are positive it will be great. If you have any questions or queries, please contact us via Dojo or email. Thanks for your co-operation.