Welcome Year 6 Maple Class!
In our geography work, we have been learning about the different biomes that exist on our planet. We then chose a particular biome to represent in a bottle to show its importance to the world. Take a look at our creations...
This Term's Topic
Our topic this term is 'Our Planet'. We will be learning about the different biomes around the world and all about climate change. In addition, we will be learning about the movement of people around our planet as we study black British history during Black History Month in October. In science, we will study how humans and other animals came to be in evolution and inheritance. In RE, we will learn more about beliefs and practices in Islam and how Mary is important in Christianity.
PE and Forest School
PE lessons take place on Tuesday and Wednesday this term. As children will now be bringing their PE kits into school to change, it is always a good idea to bring them in on a Monday and keep them in school all week. PE kits should be a plain (or Bentfield logo) white or red t-shirt and black shorts, leggings or track suit bottoms.
We will have our weekly Forest School session in the summer term. We may use the Forest School area for some outdoor learning in other areas of the curriculum during the year. I will email to inform you when this will happen so the children can bring in the correct clothing.
Homework will be set again this term via the homework grid. This will be emailed to you. Your child should choose an activity to complete from the grid each week and what they have produced emailed in to the class email address by Tuesday each week. I will also send an adapted version of the homework grid out to support children who may struggle with completing some of the tasks. As your child is now in year 6 and nearing moving to secondary school, it is more important that they complete their homework regularly in preparation for this.
Please make sure that your child is reading regularly at home. I know that in year 6 most of the children are capable of reading to themselves, but it is always good to read to an adult at least once each week as well so they can be asked questions about what they are reading to check their understanding and challenge their thinking about the book.
It is essential that children in year 6 master the basics of punctuation. Please make sure that any written work your child does at home is accurate with capital letters and full stops.
Spellings will be set regularly. Your child should bring home a sheet with 10 spellings to learn listed and space for them to practise. It will also have a date that the test will happen, so you will know to expect them to bring home more spellings shortly after that date. In their test, they will be given 2 extra words that follow the spelling patterns or rule as the words in their list to learn. It is important that they are thinking about what the spelling rule they are learning is as well as learning those specific words so that they can apply this rules to a variety of words and not just the ten that they have learnt.
Knowing times tables facts and division derivatives is an essential skill for accurate, confident and fluent mathematics. Please support your child to know their times tables and division facts up to 12x12.