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Grinshill

Teacher: Mrs H Heaton Cooper

Teaching assistants: Mrs Watson, Mrs Hollis

 

Welcome back to school after the Easter break! I hope you are all ready for a busy term ahead! This term, our theme will be Location, Location, Location and will include work on a variety of Wonders of the World—Ancient/Classic, Modern and Natural. In Year 6 we will be learning about this topic through the various curriculum areas to develop our skills.

 

English

We aim to use our topic work to complement our writing units this term. A priority will be to develop our higher level vocabulary. We will be covering narrative writing, shifts in formality and juxtaposition, diaries and letters.

Maths

In Maths, we will be extending and revising our knowledge of the number system. Our focus will be revision of all areas of mathematics in preparation for the KS2 SATs. Following these, we will focus on investigative and project-based maths tasks. Please could you ensure that your child knows their multiplication tables as this will make a massive difference to their self-confidence in a lot of these areas.

Topic

Our topic work aims to extend across the additional curriculum areas. We are going to study the idea of the location and history behind some of the wonders of the world.

Reading

All children will read their individual books in school and at home. We will also have daily reading comprehension sessions, to ensure confidence in comprehension skills in preparation for SATs Week.  After SATs, the children will be encouraged to read as many different types of text and book in preparation for the Year 7 curriculum

 

 

Don’t forget!

· Reading books and diaries (every day)

· Spelling to be learnt for a test on Fridays

· PE is on Tuesday and Friday

· Forest School is on Thursday but will not start until after half term.

 

Gardening sessions

Please ensure your child has an outdoor learning kit for any gardening sessions .  Mrs Heaton Cooper will let you know when these will be.

 

Key dates

15.4.19        Easter holidays

29.4.19        Children return to school

6.05.19         Bank Holiday

13.5.19        SATS WEEK

Monday: Spelling, punctuation and grammar

Tuesday: Reading Comprehension

Wednesday: Maths Paper 1 (Arithmetic) and

Paper 2 (Problem Solving & Reasoning)

Thursday: Maths Paper 3 (Problem Solving & Reasoning)

27.5.19        Half term

3.6.19            PD Day

19.6.18  Sports day

11.7.19  Parents open evening

16.7.19  Leaver’s event

17.7.19  Leaver’s lunch

19.7.19  Leaver’s concert / End of Summer Term

Dates may change.

 

Homework

Please continue to support your child with their weekly spellings —we aim for reading at least 3 times per week. Reading will be a major focus in Grinshill this term.

Please continue to encourage your child to practise their multiplication and division facts (at least) to 12 x 12 frequently.

 Creative homework will return after half term.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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