Osprey Class

                     

               Welcome to the year 6 class page!

Term 2

We hope you have had a lovely half term break and are ready for the busy, fun packed term ahead!

In maths we will be looking at division strategies, factors, multiples as well as squared, cubed and prime numbers.

Our English Text is Philip Pullman’s brilliant book ‘Clockwork’.  This book allows us to explore mood and atmosphere, create settings and infer strange characters’ thoughts and feelings.  We will be discussing advantages and disadvantages of a characters’ dilemma and will take part in a debate.

 In writing skills we will continue identifying word class: noun, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions and determiners. We will learn new spellings each week and ensure we can write the correct use of tense and pronouns consistently.

Our Topic is Science based, looking at both ‘Light’ and ‘Electricity’.

When studying ‘Light’, children will get to investigate reflection and refraction. In ‘Electricity’, they will have the opportunity to plan different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables. They will 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. Symbols will also be used and recognised when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.

We will be sharing work, activities and events on Class Dojo so check out our latest posts. 

                                                    

Class Information

On Friday, Homework of either spellings or a reading comprehension will be sent out (due in the following Friday). If a child mislays their homework, they can ask for another copy.  It is important that weekly homework is completed. Please keep up with the times tables practicing, it is really helping the children with their recall.

 Swimming continues on a Tuesday afternoon

 We will also be starting a new Hockey unit in P.E. on Friday pm. and a P.E. kit (including trainers) is required.

We are now starting to rehearse and prepare for our Key Stage 2 Christmas production ‘Away in a Spaceship’.

If your child is given a speaking part they will be given a script and we ask they practise their lines at home. 

Put the date in your diary: 15th and 16th December.

 As always, any questions please do not hesitate to message us on dojo or catch us in the playground after school.

 The Year 6 Team,

Mrs Brownlow and Mrs Cole

Here is a link to our topic web, for all the learning this term.

Home learning opportunities

Additional resources for learning spellings including key spelling patterns and lists

Reading – recommended reading books to share at home

Helping your child with maths at home

Times tables expectations 

Follow this link to log into Times Tables Rock Stars and keep practicing!Times Tables Rock Stars