Spring Term: Year 6 Newsletter

Year 6 Newsletter

Happy new year!

All the Year 6 staff wish you and your families a happy and healthy 2019.

Curriculum

This term, Year 6 are learning about Amelia Earhart, an inspiring and courageous pilot, who achieved many incredible feats, such as becoming the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Our topic work will involve geographical skills, scientific investigations, technological designs and historical enquiries. Our flight missions will test our teamwork, resilience, empathy and communication skills to the limit!

Throughout the term, we’ll be immersing ourselves in the world of the Amazon jungle, where a plane has crash-landed and four children have found themselves stranded, but not alone… it’s ‘The Explorer’ by Katherine Rundell!

In the second half of the spring term, Year 6 will be venturing into the world of Dinosaurs with a special writing project – Dinosaurology: the search for a lost world. We can’t wait to create our special books and show them off!

Home learning

To help support your child at home, we encourage parents to read with their child daily. Frequent reading will enable your child to increase their language fluency, comprehension skills and reading stamina and will help with all areas of the curriculum. With a re-vamped library and brand new reading scheme books, there’s something for everyone. Individual reading book records are checked most mornings throughout the week.

Support with homework where possible would help enable your child to progress further throughout the year. Please take a look at our fantastic homework menus, which you can find on the school website. English and Maths homework is given out on Thursday and is due in the following Tuesday. We also ask that the children practice their mental and written arithmetic as often as possible.

 

Another excellent way to support your child at home, is by practising spelling their high frequency words or practising the spelling rule they are being taught that week. A useful website is spellingframe.co.uk which has games and practice tests for each spelling rule in the national curriculum Year 1-6.

At Briscoe Lane, we are very lucky to also have the resources IXL and spag.com to help Year 6 pupils with their maths and grammar home-learning. Every child has their own log in and the teachers keep a track of their progress regularly.

If you have any concerns or need more information, please speak to one of the class teachers on the playground before school, or make an appointment through the school admin office.

Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook where you will be able to catch up on our class news!

The Year 6 team:

Miss Preece, Mrs Buckley, Mr Breeze, Miss Shaw, Mrs Smith, Mrs Jackson

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