Our second term is now drawing to a close. We have had our successful trips to Tyntesfield and the Lifeskills Centre and have had so many fabulous visitors to enrich this topic: huge thanks to everyone who has helped out with these and in so many other ways this term. The children thoroughly enjoyed sharing their learning at our final celebration event; we were very proud of them, as I am sure you were too. The carrot buns seem to have gone down well- at least they all disappeared.
In January we will start our new topic 'Mini-enterprise' during which children operate as entrepreneurs. We have already lined up one parent to talk about their experiences of running a business, but would love to have more, if anyone else is willing. We would also be up for visiting workplaces, if this is feasible.
We hope you all have a wonderful break,
The year 6 team.
I hope this helps inform you of some of the routines and expectations in class.
* Reading logs are used. The children write down what they read and these are tallied up. Most are kept in school but they can be brought home. It is really important that the children continue to read to develop their vocabulary.
* We have P.E on Monday and Wednesday. They need a change of clothes and the kit has to be appropriate e.g. t-shirt, shorts and trainers.
* Homework is handed out every Friday and it is expected back on Friday the following week. There will often be two pieces. Copies will be put on this site when possible and there will be spares in class if they lose them.
* We test their times tables and spellings on a Friday. They will have some time to study in class but this is something that can be done at home. Little but often works best.
This week you will receive a double sided sheet with a piece of proofreading to add a variety of missing punctuation on one side and a piece where you need to add a colon or a semi-colon to each sentence on the other.
Use Mathletics, go to the 'New Mathletics' section of the site and complete the section entitled 'Properties of Shapes and Angles': this contains content on the angle sum of quadrilaterals and triangles, plus angles in turns, followed by a test. If you cannot recall specific properties there are useful sites on the internet which will provide this information e.g. Maths is Fun. Plus, continue to practice to build up recall of all times tables facts.
If you cannot recall your Mathletics password please contact your teacher.