Welcome to Year 6 Rowan Class!

Class Teacher – Mrs Walker and Miss Jones

Class Teaching Assistant – Miss McGuinness

Class governor – Francis Kwateng

  We hope that you had a brilliant and relaxing Summer holiday and that you are excited to come back into Year 6! Literacy In literacy we will be studying Shakespeare. We will explore a number of his plays and also look at poetry and diary writing. We will be using the talk 4 writing process to explore our first text ’The Tempest’. We will use drama to explore characters and support us with developing our description skills. SPAG This year we will have separate sessions focusing on spelling, grammar and punctuation. The objectives we will focus on to begin with are: expanded noun phrases, adverbs and prepositional phrases; modal verbs to indicate degrees of possibility, probability and certainty; and appropriate choice of tense to support whole text cohesion and coherence. Reading Reading will be delivered through shared and guided reading. Accelerated reader will be used within guided reading to support in progress of comprehension. Maths During this term we will focus on place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and fractions. Learning will be practical, with lots of interactive activities. We will also tackle a wide range of problem solving and reasoning questions throughout all aspects of math. We will be working on our times tables during daily focused sessions. We will do this through a range of activities, games and songs. Times tables will also be sent home to practise each week. Science Our focus in science will be electrical circuits. We will carry out lots of practical investigations. Topic Our first class topic for Autumn term links with our literacy focus of Shakespeare. We will explore Shakespeare’s life and also find out about theatres from long ago. Our Second topic will be World War. Music Rowan class will be the first class to have a go at bass guitars this term. This will be delivered through a fortnightly group session. Reminders P.E will take place on Tuesdays. We will also be going swimming during the first half term on a Friday afternoon. Homework will be given out every Thursday and is due back the following Tuesday. This will consist of times tables practise and children will complete a times tables test each Tuesday. Reading at home will form the other part of homework. We are encouraging children to read at home as much as possible and will be checking their reading records on a Thursday. Each read will then be counted and contribute towards their 100 Reads. Thank you very much for visiting our page and please do not hesitate to come and see us with if you have any questions. Many thanks, Mrs Walker, Miss McGuinness and Ms Gibbs.