This term, our Learning Tree Topic in Year 6 is ‘Ancient Greece…’ During this topic we will be finding out about: the geography of Greece, its climate, the physical and human features, daily life, how the Greeks contributed to society. We will also be making clay vases as part of our DT.
To link with our Learning Tree topic, in English, we will be reading Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief during our lessons, and Who Let the Gods out in our Guided Read sessions. We will also be studying Romeo and Juliet later on in the term.
In PE this term, we will be learning and improving our hockey and gymnastic skills.
PE kits are needed every Monday and Wednesday afternoon.
Reading regularly and for sustained periods at home as well as in school is vital. This will improve fluency, stamina and understanding which will help your child achieve the expected standard in reading for their age-group by the end of Y6. I expect children to read at least 5 times a week and for at least 10 minutes per sitting.
The children will be given reading books to take home which can be changed as often as is necessary and they are also welcome to choose books from our school library or read books from home.
Please encourage your child to read regularly and complete their home-reading record which should be taken home and returned to school daily.
SPELLINGS AND HOMEWORK
Spellings will be given out each week on a Friday and our weekly spelling test will be on the following Friday. Spellings should be practised for a short time each day if possible: not just the night before the test!
The children also receive weekly Mathematics and English homework. Please ask your child if they have completed their homework and remind them to make sure it is returned to school on time. Homework is given out on a Wednesday and must be in school by 9 am on Monday. Homework is the responsibility of the child and not parent. Failure to having homework in will result in your child missing break and completing extra work.
Please click on the link below to find out more about what we will be learning in Year 6 this year: