Welcome back, Team Badgers!
We have already had a very exciting year and let that continue through our learning.
Our year 6 adventure started on our amazing residential trip to Whitehall. It was an amazing way to get to know you all and you were fantastic ambassadors for our school. You all jumped in feet first and thrived on the challenges presented to you. In your groups you showed fantastic teamwork skills and a determination to succeed.
You have already shown that you are extremely well prepared for your learning, which is fantastic, as our focus is on ‘Readiness’ this term – more precisely, being physically ready, mentally ready and emotionally ready for learning.
In Maths this term, we will be learning about place value, negative numbers and rounding and working on our targets in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, with a focus on deepening our learning and understanding through problem solving activities.
In Literacy, we will be focusing on our varied use of sentence structure and detailed description, as well as developing our use of a range of punctuation. We will be writing in a number of different styles including diaries, biographies and non-chronological reports to name a few.
In Science, we will be finding out how the circulatory system works and investigating the impact both exercise and smoking can have on our bodies.
PE this term will be on a Monday afternoon, but please make sure you have your indoor and outdoor PE kit in school every day, so that you are always ready for any extra sport we may do!
Homework will be given on a Friday, will be due in the following Thursday.
In addition to this, the Badgers will have a new spelling rule to learn every week, which they will also be given on a Friday; they will then be tested on a selection of words which follow the rule the following Friday. We will be doing 15 minute spelling sessions in school every day, but it is important that children are also practising the spelling rule at home, little and often.
It is also really important that your child keeps reading and talking about books throughout Year 6, as this has a significant impact on all areas of their learning. Part of their weekly homework is to read on at least four different occasions to become a Reading Hero and to practise their times tables.
I am looking forward to the journey we will complete this year together!