Clover Hill Primary SchoolYear 6   – Autumn 1 2017

Dear Parents/Carers

Our work this half term will be based around the topic of ‘The Victorians’.  This will include a visit to Beamish Museum.  Please see additional letter.

We will also be engaged in the following activities in each subject area:

  • History – Victorian Life
  • Science – Inheritance and Evolution
  • Art – William Morris
  • Design and Technology – Designing and making bridges, Punch and Judy, optical toys
  • Computing – App designing
  • R.E. – Quakerism
  • PE – Football
  • French – comprehension and descriptive writing – Ma Maison

In Literacy, we shall start by looking at different genres, including short stories and detective stories. We will also be reading a class book of Street Child by Berlie Doherty.  Spellings will be given out on a Friday to be tested the following Tuesday.

In Numeracy, we will be concentrating on numbers and the number system, calculations, solving problems, shape, space and measures and handling data.

Homework will be given out on a Friday to be completed for the following Tuesday.  All loose sheets must be stuck into the homework book.  The children will be given a reading journal (as in Year 5) and will have set chapters to read and a short synopsis of these chapters to write for the following week.  They will be given their group’s reading journal day in due course.

PE will be on a Tuesday and Thursday.  Kit (including trainers) should be brought into school and left for the half term.

The children have all been given a school planner.  This will be used to record homework and any notes/messages from myself to parents and vice versa.  Please ensure it is signed at the end of each week.

We are supported every morning (and Tuesday afternoons) by our Y6 teaching assistant Mrs Maynard.

I look forward to an exciting time in Year 6 – it is a very important and special year for so many reasons.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch, should you ever have any questions or concerns regarding your child.  My door is always open.

Yours truly

Mrs Ailsa Holden

Deputy Head Teacher

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