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 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 written work across the curriculum. This will begin with ‘Rose Blanche’ by Robert Innocenti and Ian McEwan and ‘Anne Frank’ by Josephine Poole and Angela Barrett. Their writing outcomes which will include writing a diary from an alternative perspective, letters of thanks and a playscript. Following on we will use the text Fireweed and Carrie’s War to explore evacuation during WW2. The writing outcomes will include setting descriptions and flashback narratives. Our focus for this half term will be to ensure the children’s writing includes identifying the audience, selecting appropriate grammar and vocabulary and using colons, semi colons within a list.
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. 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.
ur big question this term is focused on ‘Animals including humans.’
During these lessons pupils will extend their knowledge of the human body through practical activities. In particular, we will be investigating the circulatory system, water transportation and to recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on how our bodies function.
During Spring 1 we will return to ‘Wars through time’. This will be an exciting opportunity for pupils to deepen their understanding of the world we live in now comparable with the past. We will investigate decisions made in the recent past and debate if those decisions were right or wrong. The focus of the topic will be formed from an enquiry rich approach to answer the big questions ‘If you were Prime Minister…?’ and ‘Would you have been evacuated?’
Rowan class will continue with bass guitars this term. This will be delivered weekly.
Pupils will have P.E each Wednesday. P.E is a core subject within the curriculum, please ensure your child has the correct kit.
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.
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, Ms Millington and Miss Taylor