Welcome to Class Six
Welcome to the Class Six page. We are all very excited for this Autumn term. There are lots of interesting topics to cover and new skills to learn. We aim to learn a great deal and have a lot of fun in this final year at The Grange Primary School.
Any questions, please feel free to ring at the front office or email me:
Class Teacher: Miss Wright
Teacher: Mr Evans
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Bailey
Our Autumn Topic is Viva Brazil!
In Mathematics we will be securing our understanding of the number system whilst tackling difficult problems to solve. We will also be practising our times tables and learning about fractions, decimals and percentages. During our Shape and Measures lessons, we will be learning how to measure angles with protractors, construct pie charts and calculating missing angles within a shape. We will be developing greater understanding of how to apply these mathematical skills in word problems.
In English we will be looking at various pieces of literature based on Brazil and the Amazon Rainforest and creating some exciting descriptive pieces of writing and persuasive pieces of work. We will also be improving our comprehension skills and expanding our grammatical terminology through reading various classical and contemporary texts. We will be applying our grammatical understanding in our own written pieces including: stories, letters, reports and poems.
In Geography we will be learning all about Brazil. We will be studying Brazil’s location and concentrating on its key physical and human characteristics as well as its environmental regions and major cities.
In Art we will be researching many symbols associated with Brazil and using the symbols to create a montage of Brazil; working together to create our own rainforest and using large leaves to create our own design and prints. We will be learning about a Brazilian artist called Romero Britto.
In Design Technology we will be studying textiles and learning how to make head dresses for a Brazilian Carnival!
In PSHE we will be looking at ‘Healthy and Happy Friendships’.
In RE we will be studying Christianity and exploring the question, ‘What do religions say to us when life gets hard? ‘
In Science, we will be looking at 'Evolution and Inheritance'. We will also be studying different Scientists and evaluating their theories.
In Computing, we will be learning to develop computer applications using code.
We will be continuing to learn Spanish each week. We will be learning new vocabulary and learning how to start saying basic sentences in Spanish!
This term we have Swimming on a Thursday. They will require a swimsuit, cap and googles for every lesson. Outdoor PE will be on Friday. The children will need an outdoor PE kit: trainers, a tracksuit and a red Grange PE t-shirt.
The KS2 National Tests (SATs) will be taking place from Monday 8th May 2023 to Thursday 11th May 2023. Children will be assessed on their Maths, Reading, Grammar and Spelling knowledge. Please ensure your child is in school for this important week and the weeks leading up to them.
Reading - Everyday.
Spellings - New spellings are given out every Monday and the spelling test will be the following Monday.
Times Tables - Children are asked to spend 10 minutes daily on TTRockstars or they are given a paper copy to practice their times tables if required.
At The Grange we believe that it is crucial to work in partnership with parents and carers. There is an expectation that you will support us by ensuring that your child completes the tasks that we set as homework.
Obviously the level of your engagement will depend on your child’s age but we expect you to take an active part in all aspects of homework and, where necessary, indicate that you have monitored the completion of it (e.g. by signing the Home/School Reading Record Book.)
The routines of reading every day, learning spellings and multiplication tables etc. can be great fun and very rewarding for all concerned. Best results are achieved when homework is not done at the last minute but has a fixed time in a child’s established home routine. Short, sharp periods of activity are preferable to prolonged periods of study where concentration can be lost.
Effective learning and consolidation of learning cannot happen in an environment with lots of distractions (e.g. television etc.) Please give some thought to where your child works at home.
Please see below the extensive list of websites that your child can visit to consolidate and extend his/her learning.
Thank you for your support during this busy school year!
If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to a member of the Class Six Team.
Supporting your child at home
The following links will take you to Espresso and Purple Mash. Both contain numerous resources for supporting your child in all areas of the school curriculum. Individual log in details can be found in children's reading records. For further information about the curriculum please go to the Curriculum section of the school website.