Welcome to Year 6!

This week in literacy the children began writing their newspaper reports on their chosen topic. They worked hard to include formal language and a balance of fact and opinion. This week in maths the children continued to recap fractions, particularly adding and subtracting fractions, finding fractions of amounts and converting between fractions and decimals to understand equivalences. Thank you so much for sending in cereal boxes this week; the children loved designing and building their own periscopes. These will become the children’s prototypes, which they will review and adapt in preparation for building their own periscopes after half term.

After half term, the children will be moving onto suspense writing in literacy, using the opening of Alice in Wonderland as a stimulus. They will be focusing on techniques such as varying sentence lengths, figurative language and description of settings and character to create a descriptive piece of suspense writing. In maths we will be moving the children on to recapping angles- looking specifically at how to use a protractor effectively when drawing and measuring angles. In history the children will be learning about the suffragettes and the changes women experienced during this time.

Attached is the year 3 and 4 spelling list, year 5 and 6 spelling list and a suggested reading list which you may find helpful to look over with your children over the coming weeks. 

If your child has any felt tip pens at home, please can they bring these in after half term so they can use them in art to colour their propaganda posters. Thank you in advance!

Please can we ask if you are yet to pay the deposit for your child's place at PGL that the payment is made by the end of the half term break as we will be confirming final numbers with PGL on the first day back. If you have any difficulties in meeting this deadline, please speak to Kate in the school office. 

After half term, we will be beginning to look at some sample test materials with the children. This will guide us in identifying the pace at which children are able to work at when working under timed conditions and which children will require additional support later in the term. Please do not hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher if you have any questions regarding this. Thank you, as always, for your support. 

Many thanks for your support this half term and we hope you have a wonderful, restful half term with your families.

The Year Six Team.