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Year 6

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Spring 1

In English this half term we are reading 'Trash' by Andy Mulligan. This book focuses on a boy called Raphael and his friend Gardo.  They are both trash dump boys, who live and earn a living sorting through trash.  They discover something exciting in the rubbish, and it leads them on a wild and dangerous adventure!
Through our reading, we will practise a variety of reading and grammar skills, which will enable us to better understand the messages the author has for the reader, and to practise our skills writing about different aspects of the story.

In Maths we are focussing on the topic of Number, specifically, Decimals, Percentages and Algebra.

Our topic for Spring 1 is Science based, touching on some History and Geography. 
The topic is 'Full Power!', which focusses on Electricity, how we use it, how it was discovered and the properties of electrical components and how they function together. 

A weekly spelling test will take place each Friday.  New spellings will be taught and distributed each Friday with activities allocated on Spelling Shed. 

6JD P.E. will be on Wednesday and Thursday and 6PS P.E. will be on Tuesday and Wednesday  On these days children are allowed to wear their P.E. kit for the whole day instead of their uniform.  The focus for Spring is Gymnastics and Tennis.

At home it would be beneficial to your child if you can practise times tables with them as these underpin much of the Year 6 maths curriculum. You could use the PIXL app, Sumdog and Maths Shed to help you with this. 

Other ways to help at home:

  • Make sure your child arrives at school ready to learn and on time.
  • Ensure your child has correct school uniform and PE kit.
  • Help your child complete their Homework every week.
  • Read daily with your child from their school reading book, sign their reading record and send to school so their book can be changed.
  • Practise number bonds, times tables and matching division facts.
  • Practise the skills found in the booklet:  ‘End of Year 8 Expectations’ with your child.