Welcome to 6W
Miss Wright - Class Teacher
Miss Lucas & Miss Cresswell - LSAs
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our class is a great class full of kind-hearted and considerate children. We look after each other and celebrate everyone's achievements. Across the year, we will be working to develop our resilience and growth mindset, so that we approach all learning with a positive attitude and determination to succeed. We will always try our best and not be afraid of making mistakes as these help us to learn. It is going to be a busy but fun year for 6W.
Things to remember:
*PE days - Thursday and Friday
*Reading books and reading records need to go between home and school every day
*Weekly spelling quiz to complete on Purple Mash
*Reading at home every evening
*Order snack in advance
In class, this half term, we will be reading the book 'The Thieves of Ostia', which is linked to our history theme based around The Romans. The children will be using this as a stimulus for writing a range of texts including: their own narrative, diary entries and letters. In addition, we will continue to develop grammar and punctuation skills as these have a huge impact on improving the quality of our work.
Reading is so important which is why we encourage the children to read as often as possible. Each day, our class will engage in Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) giving the children the opportunity to read quietly for an extended period of time. Alongside this, all children read to an adult at least once a week. We use Accelerated Reader (AR) to assess children's reading comprehension and the children can also 'quiz' books that they have read. Guided reading takes place weekly and regular reading comprehension lessons occur. We refer to VIPERS when asking questions and checking for understanding and we teach pupils that questions usually fall into these categories. The questions in the grid below are great to use when your child reads to you at home too.
This year, we will be following the Power Maths scheme which is a mastery resource that empowers every child to understand and succeed. It develops growth mindsets and encourages hard work, practice and a willingness to see mistakes as learning tools. This term we will be focusing on place value, the four operations, fractions and geometry (position and direction). Besides this, we are continuing to use TTRockstars as a platform for helping children to learn and consolidate their knowledge of times tables and related division facts.
This half term our topic in Science is Forces. We have started to explore gravity and air resistance by designing our own experiments. We are learning to take careful measurements, record our results accurately and draw conclusions from our results.
This term we will be looking at the Roman Empire and how its influences can still be felt in this country today – specifically in our local area. We will be covering key skills used by historians to uncover and understand the past. We will look at areas of Roman art and architecture and how we can still see influences of these in society today. Later in the term we will be applying the skills we have learnt to complete independent stage 3 projects.
Grammar and punctuation
Links to essential websites/ logins
Other useful websites
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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