Year 6

Welcome back. I hope you all had a well-deserved rest. My classroom door will be open at 8.55am and school will begin at 9.00am; please ensure your children are arriving on time for school every day.

This half term our main topic is ‘Mysterious Mayans’. It is going to be focused on delving deeper into the history of Maya civilisation.

Below is what Year 6 will be learning about this half term:

In literacy, we will be exploring balanced arguments

In Maths we will :

  • Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a 2 digit number using a formal written method including interpreting remainders.
  • Perform mental calculations including mixed operations and large numbers.
  • Identify common multiples, common factors and prime numbers.
  • Use the order of operations
  • Solve problems involving all four operations
  • Use estimation to check answers and determine a degree of accuracy.
  • Use common factors to simplify fractions
  • Compare and order fractions
  • Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers
  • Multiply fractions
  • Divide proper fractions
  • Associate fractions with division and calculate decimal equivalents
  • Recall and uses equivalences between fractions, decimals and percentages

The Science topic this half term is ‘Danger: low voltage’.  Our objectives will be:

  • Use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.
  • Compare the functions of different components, giving reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off positions of switches.
  • Recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, and bar and line graphs.
  • Associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit, compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches, and use recognised
  • Use symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.

I will be more than happy to see you at 8.55am or 3.30pm if there are any concerns that you wish to discuss.
Kind Regards,

 

 

Miss Thirkill

Class Teachers

Year 6 Teacher
Miss Thirkill

Support Teachers
Mrs Kitchingman

Important Dates

 

Friday 10th November
Monday 29th January 

Thursday 21st June
Parent Session

Thursday 7th (am) and Friday 8th December (pm)
Key Stage 2 Performance

Thursday 7th (am) and Friday 8th December (pm)
Key Stage 2 Performance

Monday 11th December
Christmas carols

Tuesday 12th December
Christmas party

Friday 15th December
End of term

Class Newsletters

Autumn 2 Newsletter

Class Information

P.E. Information

PE is Wednesday and Friday.

Please ensure your child has their full kit for those days.  The kit is:

  • White t-shirt
  • Blue shorts/joggers
  • Socks
  • Trainers

Library Books Information

Library day: Wednesday

Reading Books Information

Reading Books:

Mrs Kitchingman will change reading books all through the week so bring whenever they have had it signed by someone at home. (reminder of team points for bringing signed reading record back)

Please read with your child daily and ensure they have their book-bags in school every day.

Homework Information

Spellings given out on Friday and tested the following Friday
Homework books back on Friday please

Homework grids will be sent out at the beginning of the half term.

In addition we would like children to continue learning times tables, reading and completing Mathletics.

Should you wish to do any extra for your children, the following are useful websites:

www.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/
www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2

Headlice

To keep headlice under control, remember… once a week, take a peek!

It is really important to check for lice weekly, even if you do not think your child has them. If you do find headlice, please treat immediately and notify a member of staff so that other parents can be made aware. If your child has long hair, tying it up might reduce their chances of catching them.

For more information, visit this great website: www.onceaweektakeapeek.ie

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