Welcome to the Scorpions’ Class Page
We are a Year 6 class. Our teachers are Mrs Carla Sladen and Mrs Helen Cole and our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Rainsley
This term we will be studying stories written by Michael Morpurgo, including The Giant’s Necklace from The White Horse of Zennor. We will then be starting a narrative unit of work based on the story of The Snowman.
We will be continuing with our spellings in preparation for secondary school by using the No Nonsense Spelling scheme.
Our focus in Maths this term will be fractions. We will be learning how to calculate and problem solve with fractions, using the four operations; simplify. order and convert fractions; change from an improper fraction to a mixed number and find fractions of numbers and quantities. Mathletics homework will be set weekly.
Our overarching theme for science is Inheritance and Evolution. This term, we will be looking at: why we are all different, variation and adaptation, moths, fossils and finally, we look at Mary Anning.
RE will be based around art and architecture. We will be thinking about how Christians portray their beliefs through art and sculpture, comparing differet church architecture and comapring a range of religious buildings. We will also be thinking about music in religious services.
This term we will be studying Mountains. Children will be finding out about mountain ranges of the world, key features of mountains and how they are formed.
We will be thinking about and learning: how we can feel valued and welcome and know how to make others feel the same; to understand our own wants and needs and compare these with children in different communities; to understand that our actions affect ourselves; to empathise with others; to contribute to a group and understand how best to function as a whole; to understand why our school community can benefit from a Learning Charter and how we can help others by being role models.
We will be using our Charanga scheme of work.
Our PE days are Mondays and Thursdays. Please have your kit on these days and ensure that it is weather appropriate – we will go outside as much as we can! We will be using our new Real PE scheme of work to practise and consolidate skills as well as learning and playing different sporting activities.
In computing, we will be learning how to use Scratch so that we know how to use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs and can work with variables and various forms of input and output.
Each term we will learn some songs and rhymes and listen to some stories. We will continue to learn French sounds to help with our listening, speaking and writing. This term we will learn about the French speaking community in Morocco. Later this term we will learn about how to describe a visit in the present and a past tense.
SATs meeting information
Please click the link to access the PowerPoint which was used at the SATs information evening on Monday 3rd December 2018.
Learner of the Week
Super gold –
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Home Learning – Term 1-4
We will be setting a range of home learning activities which the children should complete each week. There is a step up in expectations, as we feel that this is good preparation for secondary school. It will also help to prepare the children for end of Key Stage 2 testing.
Each child has be given a Homework Diary where they can write down instructions or make notes. It is also a place where parents may comment on any specific problems.
Each child will be given an English related activity to complete each week. This may be a reading comprehension task, or a grammar, punctuation and spelling task. The work will be set on a Monday and should be completed and returned to school on the Thursday of the same week. Children are also expected to read at least 5 times per week and should record their reading in the homework diary, rather than in a reading record book. They should try to read a range of text for enjoyment and to support learning. Children should continue to learn spellings from the Y5/6 word list and will bring home 6 targeted spellings each week to learn for their test on Friday.
Each child will be given a log in for SPAG.com where they can access activities to support their learning in Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation.
In year 6, children will be set a few specific maths activities to complete using the Mathletics program every week. These activities will be set on a Wednesday, with an expectation that they are completed by the following Wednesday, and will relate to our learning in maths lessons. It is also important that children continue to learn multiplication and division facts, and are encouraged to use maths in a range of practical situations at home.
We have a Maths Passports box in our classroom. Remember to put your passport in the box if there is something you feel you have achieved. Next to each skill, there are three columns to date (MM/YY). The first box is for the pupil to date when they think they have achieved the skill. The second box is for an adult at home to date when they have seen the child achieve this skill. The third box is for the teacher to use when they have verified that the skill has been achieved. If your passport is in the box, we will be able to verify that you have achieved that skill and tick it off!
Year 6 London Trip
In September we visited London and enjoyed a trip on a river cruise down the Thames and a trip on the London Eye.