Welcome to Holly Class
If you have any worries or concerns then don’t hesitate to speak to us; we are always available to answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, you can make an appointment to see us with Mrs. Nicholls at the front office.
We are now following a new scheme for English which is based on the in depth study of a book. Over 5-6 weeks the children will do lots of discussion, role play and writing based on this book.
Every English starts with a grammar starter covering the grammar curriculum for year 6. This will support them in passing their SPAG SATs in May.
We would like your children to read at least three times a week at home, more if possible. We have a reward system in place where your child’s diary is stamped along with their reading card, and prizes to be won too. Reading Worm certificates are awarded every week to regular readers.
Spellings rules are taught throughout the week. These are based on the Common exception word list for year 5 and 6, alongside spelling rules which they must know by the time they leave year 6. New word lists are sent out on Monday and tested on Friday.
We follow the year 6 Maths curriculum, alongside recapping Maths objectives from the previous year groups. We focus on different objectives each week and the aim is that all children have mastered this by the end of the week.
Each week the children will complete a times tables test. It is vital that the children know them all up to 12 x 12 in preparation for SATs and in order for them to understand all Maths concepts.
Every week the children complete an Arithmetic test which they are allowed to bring home to show you each week.
Our topic for Autumn Term will be the Vikings. We will be looking at where they came from and why. We will develop our understanding of the types of people they are and what gave them their fearsome reputations. We will look at warfare and the weapons they used, as well as looking at their day to day lives.
This term, the children will be learning all about Forces. We will look at the forces which govern our world and use investigations to help develop our understanding. We will look at the role that gravity plays and the effect that push and pull have. We will also look at the way friction stops us in our tracks.
Each week, the children take part in either a P.E. lesson or Forest school, which alternates each Friday afternoon.
Maths and English homework plus a weekly spelling list will be sent home on Monday. This is to be completed and returned by Friday.