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