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Class Teacher : Miss L Hargreaves 

Cover Teachers: Mrs S Akhtar (Tues pm, Thurs and Friday am)

                         Mrs R Walton (Mon and Tues am)

Support Staff: Miss C Holt

Welcome to Class 6. 

What are we learning about now?

This half term our topic is 'Where My Wellies Take Me'. In this project Year 6 will be learning about earth and space; mountains and rivers; and mapwork using 6-figure grid references. The children will also visit Malham Cove in the Yorkshire Dales to apply their fieldwork skills and to look closely at rivers and their features. 

In maths we are looking at fractions. By the end of this half term the children will have learnt to simplify fractions; compare fractions; add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions; and find fractions of whole numbers. The children will also look at position and direction by plotting coordinates in the four quadrants and translating shapes in all four quadrants. In English, we will be studying Michael Morpurgo's 'Where My Wellies Take Me', looking at his use of descriptive language and informal style to describe different locations on a walk. The children will use the author's style to write their own descriptive settings of places they have seen during their walks on their residential in Malham Tarn. 

General Reminders

PE will be on Monday and Thursday afternoons. Please ensure your child has their PE kit with them on these days. Children should have appropriate footwear for PE such as trainers or lace up pumps.

Planners should be signed by a parent/carer each weekend and your child should return them to school on Monday mornings. If you have any messages to pass on please feel free to jot them down and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Spelling tests will be on every Wednesday and the children will receive their new spellings on the same day. The children will be tested on 13 spellings which will they will have had time to practise plus an additional 2 'mystery spellings' which will come from previous spelling tests so that the children can revisit words which they may have found difficult.

Homework will be given out every Friday and should be returned on the following Wednesday in their homework folder. Homework clubs runs every lunchtime and the children are welcome to go if they feel they will not have enough time at home or need some help with it. If your child is struggling with their homework, they are to see a Y6 adult before the due date so that we have time to go through it with them.

How you can help at home

Your child should be reading their chosen book for at least 15 minutes every day and it is of utmost importance that you read with your child; discuss the text that they have chosen; and identify any vocabulary that is unfamiliar to them. A lot of Y6 do tend to pick quite demanding texts therefore we need to make sure that in order for them to enjoy it, they understand it. We also encourage everyone in Y6 to continue to practise their times tables up to 12 x 12 as being fluent with their tables is imperative for them to be able to solve calculations and mathematical problems. As a school we use the website TT Rockstars which each child has their own personal login for. Please allow some time for your child to use this or play times tables games with you at home to reinforce these number facts.

Please look through your child's homework before it is returned. If they have not found this easy or you think they need more practise with this at school, please let us know by writing a note in their planner.

Year 6 requires lots of hard-work, organisation and a positive attitude, however, we do still plan on having lots of fun, creating life-long memories of your child's final year at Scholes; and raising lots of money for our Y6 enterprise to help us end our year with a bang, so keep checking our Twitter hashtag to keep up-to-date with what we're up to! 

#scholesclassof2019

Thank you for your cooperation, 

The Y6 team

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