What are we learning this half term?
Theme - In Spring 2 the curriculum is based on the book ‘The Conquerors’. In English, we will be focusing on writing a range of different texts such as diary entries, persuasive letters and stories. In topic, we will be researching Britain’s invaders, using atlases, constructing long boats and even baking cakes!
Maths - In the Spring term, Year 6 will be covering all aspects of maths concepts in preparation for SATS.
PE kits - All children will need a full, named PE kit in school every Friday. It would be useful for the children to have their PE kit in all week, just in case any extra PE sessions are added.
Reading - Children should take ownership of their own reading, in preparation for next year. The children are able to borrow books from school or visit the public library for books.
Homework - The children currently have spellings, times table and reading homework each week. The spellings are given out on a Friday and they are tested the following Friday.
Dates to remember
Parents Evening - Thursday 2nd April
Easter Service in Church - Friday 3rd April
At St Thomas we pride ourselves on our creative curriculum. Each term or half term each class has a specific curriculum focus which the majority of our lessons link into.
We know that homework is beneficial to both children and parents, but sometimes children find homework ‘boring’, ‘a waste of time’ and ‘pointless’. To ensure work is consolidated and extended at home we are going to think about homework a little more creatively.
Each term or half term, during the first week, your child will be given a homework grid. The grid contains activities linked to all areas of learning (English, Maths, History, Geography, Science, Art etc). Each activity has a points value: the values relate to the complexity of the task. Over the course of the term your child must complete a minimum of 10 activities from the grid. The aim of the homework grid is to exceed their points target. We have discussed this in class, and the children understand how to select appropriate activities.
Useful Websites and Apps
Please find below recommended websites and apps for Year 6.
SATS practice: https://www.sats-papers.co.uk/ (past papers and sample papers)
www.maths-resources.com/games In particular it is worth trying mathman (maths hangman), parity and numberwang.
Apps: Match 10 (free) and Logic Squares (£1.49) are excellent for developing reasoning.
Apps: Spell Fix – there are a number of these free apps focusing on different spelling patterns and on all of the words on the year 3 – year 6 word list. Clues are presented like crosswords and children progress through levels like in a video game.
Other than that… read a book! Books are available from the school library. Join your local library too – it’s free! The best thing you can do to support your child in their learning is promote a love of reading by sharing stories together.
Additional Home Learning
|Puzzles and Problems for Y5 and 6.pdf||Download|
|Year 6 - Maths - Revision Packs-20200318T144311Z-001.zip||Download|
|Year 6 - Reasoning and Problem Solving Questions.pdf||Download|
|Year 6 - SATs English Revision -20200318T145755Z-001.zip||Download|
|Year 6 - SATS Maths Revision -20200318T143623Z-001.zip||Download|