Mrs Walmsley is the teacher in Year 6 and she is supported by Mrs Jones and Mrs Grayson.
Spring Term 2021
In English, our writing will be linked to these stories, some of which are linked to The Power of Reading :
Using these amazingly illustrated and thought-provoking texts for inspiration, we will primarily be exploring biographies, autobiographies and newspaper report writing. Within these writing units, we will be exploring spelling, grammar and punctuation objectives from both the Year 5 and Year 6 curriculum.
Each week, children will learn new spelling patterns, homophones and a selection of words from the statutory Year 5 and 6 list, through a range of strategies, to become confident, skilful spellers. Weekly each child will bring home their own short list of words to work on and their success will be assessed randomly via dictation and challenges.
Our aim is to instil a passion for reading within even the most reluctant of children and a wide range of texts will be explored across the Year 6 curriculum, including within whole class and guided reading sessions. One of our class stories this term will be:
Even in Year 6, reading out loud is vital, if children are to be able to fluently read challenging texts. We are encouraging children to read at home as much as possible (both out loud and to themselves), whether they are reading their own books or those chosen from school and the expectation is that children will read for at least 20 minutes each day. We are hoping children will bring in a photo of them reading in the most exciting of places, for display in our comfy, cosy reading ” chill out” zone.
Science and Topic
This term we will be exploring key objectives from the International Primary Curriculum unit:
Your body is designed to help you to breathe, move, eat, respond, reproduce and live. But how do the different parts of your body function and how are humans different from other animals? Let’s find out.
As detailed above, the expectation is for children to read and practise spellings daily. In addition, children will be set weekly homework tasks to practise key skills in English, reading and maths. The children will be advised when it is due in, as all homework will be discussed and marked together during lesson time. Additional support will be available for those who need it.
Both weekly P.E. sessions will be on a Friday (when all children should come to school dressed in their P.E. kit) but each focusing on diverse skills: one with a Grimsby Town PE coach and the other delivered by the class teacher. As it is envisage all P.E. will take place outside for the foreseeable future, on Friday all children need to wear a suitable tracksuit and trainers. Please ensure that girls have long hair tied back. The intention is for children to enjoy some form of outside physical activity every day so it would be helpful for children to keep an additional pair of trainers at school.
We believe that it is in the best interest of the children to create strong links between home and school. As such, please do not hesitate to come and see one of our team if you have any questions or concerns at all.