Welcome to Mrs Jassal's Class!
A very warm welcome back to everyone! We are already in the Spring term! The year 6 staff team consists of: Miss Rashid, Mrs Parker, Mrs Iqbal, Mrs Patel and Mrs Perry.
Life in Year 6
It may only be the start of the Spring term but year 6 are already incredibly busy! We have stepped up the preparation for our upcoming SATs in May with one set of tests already completed, daily SATs practice, extra homework on Mondays, online test to improve our grammar and lots and lots of handwriting practice too.
The Year 6 team would like to continue to work closely with parents to support children during this year.
We have a fantastic and exciting term ahead of us but at the same time children are feeling anxious about the hard work ahead of them-especially the SATs.
In order to support your child please can you make sure that your child arrives at school by 8:40am so they can be in the classroom promptly at 8:45am, in order to complete essential early morning SATs practice.
If you would like to know more about how you can support your child in Year 6 then please call in to see us catch us after school in the playground.
Lessons this term …..…..
In English this term we are really looking forward to interviewing our teachers and writing a biography. We will then be learning the technique of flashback writing to create suspense and deepen character understanding in our writing. In Spring 2 we will move on to argument and newspaper report writing.
In Maths we will be focussing our work on place value and number. We will continue to work on our reasoning skills and refine our written methods. Alongside this, we will be making ourselves familiar with SATs style questions.
Reading is very important this year, especially as we only have one term left before our SATs! We are developing our understanding and working on improving our inference skills. Last term Year 6 were not reading enough books or completing/passing quizzes. We need to read at least 1 book per week and complete the quizzes as well as pass them. Using a dictionary to check any unknown words will help us to fully understand our books. It is vital that you ensure your child is reading every day. Please try to listen to them read and ask them questions that demonstrate their understanding.
In Art/DT we will research famous architects and look at different architecture. We will then create our own rooms fit for royalty!
In Geography/History we will learn about famous people and look at the changing role of monarchs.
The unit this term in Computing reinforces the concept of algorithms being a set of instructions that can be followed to complete a task.
In Science this term, we will learn about the main parts of the human circulatory system and describe the main functions of the heart, vessels and blood. We will learn how nutrients and water are transported around the body. During Spring 2 we will be able to recognise the impact that diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle have on our bodies.
Please encourage your child to put 100% effort into their homework and where possible please try to check their homework before they hand it in. Quite frequently in year 6, there will be extra homework challenges and tasks set to consolidate learning and help with SAT’s preparation.
Attendance is always extremely important, but even more so in year 6. It is highly discouraged to take any time off school due to holidays. There is a target of at least 95% attendance rate in school and those falling below this will be invited in for a discussion.
Also, please ensure that your child has the correct school uniform and PE kit.
These are a few things to remember!
- PE is on a Monday so please make sure your child brings the correct kit - white t-shirt, blue or black shorts/tracksuit trousers and pumps/trainers.
- Water bottles will go home each night to be washed and re-filled – this really helps with concentration and stops your child becoming dehydrated.
- Homework, consisting of a piece of English and Maths, will be given each Friday to be returned the following Monday. From Autumn 2 additional homework will be given on a Monday to be returned on the Friday of that week. Yellow slips will be issued and text messages will be sent home if it is not done or not completed to a suitable standard. Extra, topic homework may be given when necessary.
- It is very important to read regularly. Children should be trying to read every day at home and then taking a quiz when they have finished their book. This is even more important in year 6 as it will help with preparation for the upcoming SAT’s. When we receive 100% on 3 consecutive occasions, we can then go onto a higher level. All children should aim to do 2 quizzes each week! Books can be changed before school, at break time, during guided reading, lunch time and after school.
- Spellings will be given out on a Friday to learn for our spelling test the following Friday.