Rowan – Ms Millington (Year 6)
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Welcome to Year 6 Rowan Class
Class Teacher – Ms Millington
Class Teaching Assistant – Miss Taylor
Class governor – Francis Kwateng
Previous home learning Monday 23rd March 2020
Welcome back, to what I know will be another successful half term for all pupils in Rowan Class. This term we start as we mean to go on – continually moving learning forward through an inquiry based learning approach.
Over this term we will be using a variety of rich texts across the curriculum in writing and these will be used as a deep dive – linking our reading activities and written work across the curriculum. This will begin with a Read to Write unit titled ‘’Hansel and Gretel’ by Neil Gaiman. This text is described as ‘a darkly brilliant fairy tale.’ Writing outcomes will include writing a dual narrative and persuasive letters. Our focus for this half term will be to ensure the children’s writing includes identifying the audience, selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary, using semi colons within a list and expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information.
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.
Research shows that reading is vital to learning. The skills learnt equip children and adults to extend their use and understanding of vocabulary. Please support your child to read at least 3 times per week.
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 when working with fractions, decimals and percentages then we will investigate area and conversion of measurements. 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 ‘Electricity including circuits.’
During these lessons pupils will extend their knowledge of Electricity through practical activities. In particular, we will be investigating to associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit
Compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches
Use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.
During Spring 2 we will discover the work of Shakespeare. This will be an exciting opportunity for pupils to deepen their understanding of the written and spoken English language. Over the course of the term we will aim to answer the big question ‘How has Shakespeare influenced our lives today?’
Rowan class will continue with bass guitars this term. This will be delivered weekly.
Pupils will have P.E each Tuesday. P.E is a core subject within the curriculum, please ensure your child has the correct kit.
Pupil will have additional sessions with Tommy every Friday afternoon.
Homework will be given out every Thursday and is due back the following Tuesday.
Reading Research shows that reading is vital to learning. The skills learnt equip children and adults to extend their use and understanding of vocabulary. Please support your child to read at least 3 times per week. Their reading logs will be checked on a Tuesday and Thursday. Each read will then be counted and contribute towards their 100 Reads.
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Many thanks, Ms Millington and Miss Taylor