Rowan – Ms Millington (Year 6)
Welcome to Year 6 Rowan Class!
Class Teacher – Ms Millington
Class Teaching Assistant – Miss Taylor
Class governor – Francis Kwateng
Welcome back, to what I know will be a successful year for all pupils in Rowan Class. This term we start as we mean to go on – continually moving learning forward through an enquiry based learning approach.
Over this term we will be using a variety of rich texts across the curriculum in writing. This will begin with ‘The Barefoot Book of Our Tales’ by Dawn Casey. From this children will create stories based on other cultures. The writing outcomes will include setting descriptions and character analysis. Later on we will draw upon the author Gill Lewis. The ‘White Dolphin’ will be used as a deep dive – linking our written work across the curriculum. The learning outcomes will include a diary entry and a newspaper report. Our focus for this half term will be to ensure the children’s writing includes integrating dialogue and recognising vocabulary appropriate for formal speech.
We will use drama to explore characters and support us with developing our description skills.
This year we will have separate sessions focusing on spelling, grammar and punctuation. The objectives we will focus on this term are: punctuation for parenthesis; commas for clarity; semi-colons and colons; as well as speech punctuation.
Reading will be delivered through accelerated reader and talk for reading. Reading sessions will take place each morning and will focus on building a range of skills, such as: retrieval, inference and summarising.
During our daily Maths lessons, pupils will continue to extend their knowledge of number and place value. The activities will include problem solving, reasoning and rapid recall through a range of contexts. The approach used will follow the Maths policy CPA – Concrete, Pictoral, Abstract. This will enable the children to deepen their understanding of mathematical concepts at a mastery level.
X-Tables are a vital element within Maths, please support your child’s learning and success at home.
Our big question this term is focused on ‘Living things and their habitats.’
During these lessons pupils will extend their knowledge of plants and animals through classification. In particular will be the plants and animals in our seas and oceans and we will question our roles in protecting their habitats and use research to become natural scientists.
During Autumn One, we will participate in our whole school project ‘One World’. This will be an exciting opportunity for pupils to deepen their understanding of the world and their role within it. A focus on the topic will include discovering the effects of plastic pollution and how countries are tackling this problem through recycling and sustainability initiatives. The driver for this topic will be to answer ‘How are coral reefs and trees connected?’
Rowan class will continue with bass guitars this term. This will be delivered weekly.
- P.E will take place on Tuesday afternoons with Premier Sports sessions.
- Homework will be given out every Thursday and is due back the following 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 each daily. Each read will then be counted and contribute towards their 100 Reads.
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Many thanks, Ms Millington and Miss Taylor