Welcome to Class Six
We hope you are well and have had a wonderful Summer. It is so lovely to welcome you all back to school after all your fantastic home learning! We will be spending some time during the early weeks of our Autumn term discussing and sharing our experiences from the last 6 months and focusing on keeping ourselves and each other safe.
Any questions, please feel free to ring at the front office.
Class Teacher: Mrs Craggs
Teacher: Mr Evans
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Bailey
Reading: Please ensure you are all reading every night and your reading record is signed and brought back into school, along with your home/school reading book, everyday.
Spelling: Please ensure you are all practicing your spellings on your spelling sheet every night and returning it to school everyday. Spellings will be tested every Friday and new spellings will be handed out on the same day.
Times Tables: Please ensure you are logging on to TT Rockstars at least three times a week and spending some time learning and revising your times tables.
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 we set as homework.
Obviously the level of engagement will depend on your child's age but we expect you take an active part in all aspects of homework and, where necessary, indicate that you have monitored the completion of it (e.g 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 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.
Autumn Term Learning
During this term, our topic is 'Viva Brazil' and as part of our Geography curriculum, we will be learning about Brazil's location, studying Brazil's richest areas and comparing them to life in the favelas, focusing on the Amazon Rainforest and exploring its fascinating animals and wildlife that it is home to and looking into Brazil's famous carnivals and making wonderful masks and head dresses to wear for our own carnival in class.
In English we will be reading 'Running Wild' by Michael Morpurgo and completing various reading and writing activities based upon the book whilst focusing on our spelling, grammar and punctuation both discretely, and within the context of the book.
In Maths we will be revising and building upon our knowledge of place value and reading and writing numbers up to 7 digits. We will also be revisiting our arithmetic and ensuring we are confident with our four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division).
In Science we will be learning all about evolution and inheritance.
In computing we will spending this half term focusing on E-Safety and how to stay safe when online chatting/social media, gaming online and browsing the internet.
Please see below the extensive list of websites that your child can visit to consolidate and extend his/her learning.
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.