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Teacher: Mrs Heaton Cooper

Teaching assistants: Mrs Hollis, Miss Williams and Miss Brudenell

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Teacher: Mrs Heaton Cooper

Teaching assistants: Mrs Hollis, Miss Williams and Miss Brudenell

 

Welcome back to school after the Christmas break! Happy New Year!

 

I hope you are all ready for a busy term ahead! This term, our theme will be World Kitchen and will include work on the foods from all over the globe, practical cooking opportunities, studies on digestion and how our food gets from the field to our forks. In Year 6 we will be learning about this theme through the various curriculum areas including science, geography, art and design technology.

 

English

We aim to use our theme work to complement our writing units this term. A priority will be to develop our higher level reading skills and enhanced vocabulary use. We will be covering journalistic styles of writing, narrative, shifts in formality and juxtaposition, diaries and also persuasive and non-chronological reports.

 

Maths

In Maths, we will be extending our knowledge of the number system. This term, we will be focusing on: place value,  arithmetic (use of the 4 operations), money, time, statistics, algebra, shape and space - with a deeper focus being problem solving and reasoning. We will also be revising what we have covered this term including fractions, decimals and percentages. 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 all curriculum areas. We are going to study the idea of Global food concentrating on its sustainable production and seasonality.

 

Reading

All children need to read their individual books in school and at home. They will also have daily guided reading sessions, to develop comprehension skills in preparation for Year 6 SATs. Grinshill class will continue to complete Reading Journals once they have completed each reading book. We are aiming for the children to read as many different books of various genres throughout the year! There may even be a prize!

 

Don’t forget!

· Reading books and diaries (every day)

· Spelling to be learnt for a test on Fridays

· PE is on Thursday and Friday

· There will be no Forest School until the Summer Term.

· In preparation for SATs all pupils will receive weekly homework. There will be a homework club at lunch times for children to complete their homework or get support if they get stuck.

 

Key dates

6.1. 20         PD day

8.1.20          New year lunch

13.1.20        After School Clubs start              

24.1.20        Chinese New Year lunch

13.2.20        Parent’s Evening

14.2.20        Non-Uniform – charity fundraising

 17.2.20        Half term

 5.3.20           World Book day (dress up as book character)

6.3.20           Year 6 Assembly   

16.3.20         Year 6 Residential

5.5.19           Ramadan begins

2.4.20           Easter lunch

3.4.20           Non-Uniform – charity fundraising

6.4.20           Easter holidays

20.4.20        Children return to school

Dates may be subject to change.

 

11.5.20  SATS WEEK - Please make sure your children attend this week

 

Homework

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

Times Tables Rock stars is active and we encourage frequent use this. Please speak to us if you have problems accessing either.

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

Homework:

  • TT Rocks stars
  • Weekly Spellings
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