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 ‘Messages from religion’. During English lessons, our learning will be based around the book, 'A Christmas Carol'. During this theme, we will be exploring a range of grammar and writing opportunities. During this topic, we will be exploring different religions and their impact on community. We will be exploring what messages we can take from religion and discuss how we can put these positive ideas into action.

During science week, we will be exploring evolution and inheritance during our science week. During this topic, we will be exploring the impact that scientists have had on our understanding, we will even be making our own fossils!. We will also have opportunities to explore different elements of evolution and inheritance, discovering how living things have changed over time. We will choosing an animal and considering how it could evolve over time.

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.

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.

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Friday 18th January 2019Year 6 visit to Warsop library

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