A warm welcome to year 6.
A very warm welcome to the year 6 class page. We have a busy school year ahead, which will hopefully engage, challenge and motivate the children. It is important that the children take more responsibility with their own learning. The children will be expected to become more independent and focus on what they can do to improve their own learning.
The children will have mental maths targets half termly and your support will be greatly appreciated here to ensure that the children practise and learn these targets. The children be tested at the beginning and end of each term and these results will be shared with you in the reading records.
The children will be expected to read a minimum of three times each week. Inside reading records are prompt questions to help you support reading. Written comments can be then added to their reading record to show what you have completed with them. It is important that we move away from just saying, read pages 35-40, Joe read well. We would like to know more about their reading at home. A sentence or two that shows that they have understood what they have read will help us. I will check their reading records on a Friday.
The children will have information sheets that will tell them the current level that they are working at and what they need to be doing to get to the next level. In their language books the children will also have specific writing targets to help improve the quality of their writing.
During this term we are going to be learning about World War 2 and the significance of it. The children will be learning about the leaders at the time, the impact that it had on the lives of different people. We will be looking to link in the Literacy and Numeracy framework as much as possible. The children will be reading Carrie’s War, looking at how children coped with evacuation. I will update this more as we progress through the term.