Year 6 Class
Welcome to the Year 6 Class page.
Our autumn term learning will be based upon ‘The Just So Stories’ by Rudyard Kipling. This book is, on the one hand, dated by their views on Empire and their Victorian values, and on the other full of rich and playful language, Kipling’s Just So Stories are whimsical and inventive and have captivated generations of children with their fantastical explanations of why things are the way they are.
Illustrated by eight prominent artists, readers of this collection of these classic children’s stories are offered a new perspective on the tales, some of which may already be known. The stories within this collection lend themselves to retelling, to debate and argument, and to emulation and imitation.
This term the children will be engaging in a range of fiction and non-fiction extracts, where possible linking into our Power of Reading book. We are practising our VIPERS reading skills, focusing this term on the retrieval and inference domains.
Please continue to support your child’s reading at home.
Buster’s Book Club!
Every Wednesday is Buster’s day!
Buster challenges us to read for 20 minutes every Wednesday with someone at home that can record it on our Buster’s Book Club Bookmarks. On a Thursday morning, all of the children that meet the 20 minute target, plus extra, are counted up in the competition against the rest of the school.
After all the results are in, we find out who wins Buster’s trophy for the week (the winner gets an extra playtime)!
At Northfield St. Nicholas we teach our English curriculum through high quality texts. The texts we use link directly to our lines of inquiry and support our learning in other areas of the curriculum. Roughly, each half term we introduce a new text.
The children explore the text page by page over the half term and engage with it in a variety of ways. We use lots of drama to support us and take lots of photos – keep checking back to see what we have been up to!
We will be improving our knowledge of grammar and parts of speech, as we learn to write different types of sentences. Approximately once a week, we will be putting what we have learned into practise with a ‘Big Write’.
Please continue to support your child at home with spelling and handwriting practise.
At Northfield, we adopt a Mastery approach during our lessons. Daily children will engage three maths sessions, timetables, maths mastery and maths workshop. The children’s lessons will be based upon their gaps and will use the mastery ‘Inspire Maths’ program
P.E. will take place on Friday each week.
Children should bring their P.E. kits to school on Monday and keep them in school all week.
Last day of term is Thursday 19th December 2019. The children return to school6th January 2020.
Links to help at home: