Meet the Class Six Team
Miss Wright - Teacher
Mr. Evans - Teacher
Mrs. Bailey - Teaching Assistant
Reading - Everyday.
Spellings - New spellings are given out every Friday and the spelling test will be the following Friday.
Times Tables - Children are asked to spend 10 minutes at least 3 times a week 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.
Our Autumn Topic is 'The Mighty Mayans'.
In Mathematics we will be securing our understanding of the number system whilst tackling difficult problems to solve. We will also be extending sequences and creating formulae to solve different linear sequences. During our Shape and Measures lessons, we will be converting different units of measure and solving problems involving a range of measurements. We will be developing greater understanding of how to apply these mathematical skills in word problems.
In English we will be reading a new book called 'The Nowhere Emporium' and creating descriptive writing based on the novel. We will also be looking at various pieces of literature based on the Mayan civilisation and creating detailed presentations using our findings. 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 the second half of the term we will be looking at biographies and writing about famous people including Charles Dickens.
In Geography we will be learning where the Mayans lived. We will be studying their use of land and resources.
In PSHE we will be looking at 'Going for Goals' and we will attempt to understand how we can become more effective learners.
In RE we will be studying Christianity and Islam.
In Science, we will be looking at 'Electricity'. We will also be studying different Scientists and evaluating their theories.
In Computing, we will develop our skills for using PowerPoint. We will learn how to combine text, graphic and sounds.
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!
The KS2 National Tests (SATs) will be taking place from Monday 11th May 2020 to Thursday 14th May 2020. 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.
This term we have P.E. on a Tuesday. Please ensure children have their P.E. kits in school at all times as we may have additional P.E. lessons throughout the week.
Thank you in anticipation 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.