Welcome to Year 6

Hello! My name is Mrs Henderson and I am delighted to be the Year Six teacher at Birklands. I cannot wait to share all of the exciting things that we have been getting up to in Year Six.

In Year 6 we have high expectations and it is fantastic to see each child rising to the challenge as they develop and grow! More importantly though, we also aim to have fun whilst we learn. Children are encouraged to participate in the learning, asking questions, sharing ideas and giving suggestions to their peers.

This half term our topic is WW1, focussing on the question: What are we fighting for? The children have played a huge part in the planning of this theme, sharing their questions and interests regarding WW1. We aim to explore WW1 in many different ways through the range of exciting things I have planned for this term!

In maths, we will begin this term by applying our understanding of number and place value, before moving onto consolidating our understanding of measures, geometry and the four operations. In addition to these daily morning sessions we are have mental arithmetic lessons for 20 minutes each afternoon to ensure fluency in each child’s number facts and times tables. It is vital that all children are secure in their knowledge of these number facts. We therefore strongly encourage children to continue to practise their times tables at home.

We also have a science week planned for this half term. During this week, we aim to immerse children in scientific discovery. Developing their interest, understanding and love of science.

Homework will be set weekly and is due in on a Tuesday. However, it is also expected that children in Y6 read four times a week. We expect this because we believe that reading is essential. Children who read more develop their comprehension skills, reading, spelling and writing!

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to come and see us!

Mrs Henderson and Mrs Coverley.

November 2018


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