Welcome to Year 6

My name is Mrs Henderson and I am delighted to be the Year Six teacher at Birklands.

In Year 6 we have high expectations and it is fantastic to see each child rising to the challenge! More importantly though, we also aim to have fun whilst we learn.

We have recently introduced a new creative curriculum. Throughout the Spring term, our focus question is: How is man killing the blue planet? We will be learning about the major bodies of water, aquatic biomes, climate and life in the sea. Within literacy, narratives will be our first focus, linking to our topic and guided reading book. We will then move on to writing a non-chronological report and a recount. At the end of the term, children will present their findings (which will be expressed through artwork, literacy and geography work) in an information book.

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.

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

Mrs Henderson and Mrs Coverley.

July 2018

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