Year 6 Class

Welcome to the Year 6 Class page.

Our Summer term learning will be based upon ‘Moth’ by Isabel Thomas and Daniel Egnéus. The book tells the tale of evolution seen in microcosm through the story of the peppered moth – speckled and freckled and a master of disguise. The poetic text, written by a scientist, combined with mixed media illustrations, demonstrates how this creature has survived through adaptation, responding to natural change and human intervention in the environment, so that now there are both light and dark peppered moths.

Reading

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)!

Writing

At Northfield St. Nicholas we teach our English curriculum through high quality texts. The texts we use link directly to our lines of enquiry 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.

Maths

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.

This half term children will be applying their skills in their SATs papers.

P.E. will take place on Friday each week, with an additional P.E. lesson on either Wednesday (B) or Tuesday (A). Children should bring their P.E. kits to school on Monday and keep them in school all week.

Spellings

Newsletter

Key Dates

Half Term:

Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May

Residential Trip:

8th-10th July

There are still places on the residential trip. Please give the deposit of £40 to your child’s class teacher or the office.

Links to help at home:

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/41117

https://www.timestables.co.uk/https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/supermovers

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

https://www.math-exercises-for-kids.com/math-4.htm

https://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/punctuation

https://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/literacy/

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/

https://www.sciencemuseum.org.uk/