Consideration Aspiration Responsibility Enjoyment Class 6
Welcome back! I hope you've had a lovely holiday. Time really does fly. We have lots of fun and exciting things planned for this term and I'm looking forward to getting started. Please continue to read with your child at home and ask them questions about what they have read as I cannot tell you how beneficial this is for them and how much it helps them within class too. Keep going with learning the 3.4 and 8 times tables and any help you can give your children to learn to tell the time is great. As always, thank you for your continued support and please feel free to ask to meet with me or talk to me on the playground if you have any questions or concerns.
Science homework-Due in week beginning 20th May
Children should choose to either:
- Make a 3D model/poster of the digestive system
- Create a food diary explaining the different types of food eaten
Thank you so much for the support you gave to children with their recent volcano homework. We had a great range of interpretations of the activity and a lot of effort had gone into the various models.
LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU!!
Our theme for summer is ‘Let Me Entertain You!’
We will be looking at how leisure and entertainment has changed in Britain. We will be finding out all about the changes in toys, music, sports and leisure activities from 1066 until present day.
In literacy we will be finishing writing our biographies about a famous author before moving on to
writing play scripts and explanation texts (linked to the digestive system learning from science).
Our Grammar focus will be on apostrophes, paragraphs and commas after fronted adverbials (e.g. When food enters the stomach, acids break it down.).
Please help your child at home understand the following word types to help them select appropriate vocabulary and understand parts of a sentence:
noun - a person, place or thing e.g horse
verb - a doing word e.g. jump or jumped
adjective - a descriptive word e.g. shiny
adverb - describes an action e.g. slowly
As we progress through the unit, we shall be encouraging children to build their vocabulary to build better descriptions.
In our dedicated whole class reading sessions, we shall be reading The Firework Maker's Daughter
Class 6 have also really enjoyed listening to Fing by David Walliams and it has been lovely to see how many children have bought the book to enjoy outside of school!!
During reading sessions, we'll be reading a shared text four days a week. We'll be selecting our book together in the opening week or so. Please ask your child about it and stoke their enthusiasm for this text.
Please continue to read with your child at home and write in their reading record when they have read. Our focus for our reading badge this half term is Fairytales-children need to have read at least 23 times to receive the badge!
We will also be working on our spelling skills this term so that our writing keeps on improving.
The children will be working on their cursive handwriting through daily handwriting lessons.
If you would like further information about how we teach letter joins please look at the following website:
In Mathematics we will be starting our measures unit of work. We will be:
- telling and writing the time on an analogue clock to the nearest minute
- using Roman numerals from I to XII
- converting between 12 and 24-hour clocks
- comparing time in terms of seconds,minutes and hours
- learn the number of days in each month,year and leap year to calculate the time taken by particular events.
At home, please do your best to ensure that year 3 children know the 3,4 & 8 times table off by heart and can rapidly recall the x tables in any order and for year 4 children all times tables. Songs and games like those below can be really useful.
There are some great videos on Youtube and websites with games that can help the children to learn their times tables. Sometimes it is easier for children to remember them in a song as they can be quite catchy.
In Science this half term our unit is ‘What happens to the food we eat?’
We will be constructing food chains, describing the digestive system and identifying different types of teeth and their functions.
In P.S.H.E we continue our unit on growing up and changing. We will talk about keeping ourselves safe and link some of the lessons to the NSPCC PANTS campaign, understanding that certain parts of our bodies are private.
At Highfield we are introducing ‘My Happy Mind’
The my happy mind curriculum is grounded in scientific research and helps children to:
*Know what to do when they feel worried or stressed
*Improve their focus and learn more
*Achieve more of the goals that they set
*Develop better relationships with friends and families
*Feel great about who they are and have positive self esteem
We are creating instruments and a robotic orchestra in computing lessons. We will program motors and switches to move beaters to play instruments with a specific rhythm. Please help by sending in tubs, cardboard tubes, ‘Pringle’ tubes, shoe boxes and plastic sweet boxes (e.g. Quality Street).
The children will be having lessons by Kickstart on Mondays. We will begin with learning the skills needed for cricket and rounders.
Please ensure that your child's school uniform, including their PE kit is labelled with their name, to avoid items getting lost. Thank you in advance for your support.
Please ensure that you check our web page and the school Twitter page on a regular basis, for updates and photographs.