Monday, 11 September 2017

Welcome to Year 6!

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Year 6!

We have a busy year of fun and hard work ahead of us and we look forward to working with you as parents.

Our main focus during the next term is the environment and our impact upon it. We will be learning about conservation and other ‘green’ issues.

In English this year, the children will be learning about a wide range of genres. They will be learning to identify and use different features and write in different styles. Spelling rules and grammar will also be taught during the English lessons. Pupils will read during Guided Reading sessions where the focus will be on answering questions about different texts.

In Maths, pupils will be concentrating on addition, subtraction, multiplication and division this term, learning both effective mental and written methods. They will continue to focus on a range of topics including: place value, percentages, fractions including decimals, data handling, money and time. Pupils will be given opportunities to use these skills in problem solving and in real life situations.

In PE we will be taking part in net games including volleyball and tennis, in addition to outdoor and adventurous sessions. Pupils need their full PE kits in school all week consisting of a pair of trainers, black shorts, yellow PE t-shirt and a tracksuit. In the second half term we will be focusing on indoor athletics and team building activities.

In Science this term pupils will be learning about animals including humans. They will be asking their own scientific questions and taking part in a range of investigations.

There will also be the opportunity for pupils in Year 6 to take part in Bike Ability. Further details will follow closer to the time.

Homework will be given out weekly after the 11+ tests have been taken. The pupils will be expected to complete both a piece of English and a piece of Maths homework each week.

We would like to invite you into school on Wednesday 15th November 2017 at 2.30pm to share with you some of our work.

Please follow us on Twitter @RichmondYear6. You can also find more information on the Year 6 page of the school website.

If you have any concerns during the year please come and speak to us.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Leetham & Mr Ball

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