In 6WB we are hardworking, conscientious and determined. We strive to be kind, friendly and considerate to each other to ensure that the classroom is a positive and enjoyable environment.
This term we will be working hard to develop our Growth Mindsets and as a result adopt a positive approach to all our endeavours and learning. We will embed this mindset throughout Year 6, our time at Silver End Academy and our lives.
Things to remember:
*PE days - Tuesday and Thursday
*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 Maths, we are starting to use Power Maths. Power Maths is a UK curriculum mastery programme designed to spark curiosity and excitement and nurture confidence in maths, well linked to the developing of a positive growth mindset using fun characters.
We will be learning to recognise the place value of digit in numbers up to 10 million. Using this knowledge, we will also be learning to read, write, compare and order numbers using different representations. We will also be using these skills to round any given number to the nearest 1000, 10000 100000. Additionally, we will also be applying our knowledge of place value use negative numbers in a variety of different context. Throughout the term, we will also deepen our understanding of place value through learning to solve number and practical problems that involve all of the above.
In English, we will be focusing on the truly engaging 'The Thieves of Ostia’. Using this book as a hook, we will write some diary entries and informal letters. Throughout lessons, we will be learning a range of new skills to improve our writing, such as: punctuating speech, expanded noun phrases, planning writing and using a range subordinate conjunction.
Reading at Home
Children are encouraged to read daily and record comments in their Reading Diary. Pupils who have read at home and have had records signed by and adult will receive raffle tickets to be entered into a draw to win a prize each week. Every child in the class is heard read at least twice a week, with a short discussion about what they have read. The children read individually as well as in guided reading sessions. During these sessions we explore a text in greater detail and practice/apply their reading skills, now known as VIPERS. Please use these to support your child when reading with them.
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 and record our results accurately to be able to draw conclusions from our results.
For the rest of the year we will be looking at:
Autumn 2 - Properties and changes of materials
Spring 1 - Earth and Space
Spring 2 - Earth and Space
Summer 1 - Living things and their habitats
Summer 2 - Animals including humans
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 the British Empire and continuing to explore the Roman’s in independent stage 3 projects.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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