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Willaston Church of England Primary School

Welcome To Year 6

Spring Term!

I hope that everyone has had a relaxing Christmas and is returning to school fresh and ready for an exciting 2018.

This term in English, there will be a large focus on creating atmosphere when writing fiction texts. There will be less of a link with topic this term as I teach skills specific to improving writing fiction, particularly looking at how authors handle flashbacks. Once again, there will be a huge focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar, which the children will need to be secure with in order to meet the expectations for writing for the end of the key stage. The children will continue to have a daily spelling lesson and will often have words to bring home that they are required to learn. I always aim to choose a thoughtful class reader to provoke discussion and to give inspiration for writing. After the success of Wonder and Angela & Diabola during the Autumn term, I am starting the Spring term with Rooftoppers, which the children are already engrossed in. 

Throughout the term, there will be many speaking and listening opportunities for the pupils, as they develop their presention skills in preparation for high school.

In maths, we will be developing the pupils' understanding of number further, by covering percentages, algebra and ration. We will also be covering all areas of measurement ans well as looking at understanding and interpreting statistics. Children will have many opportunities to apply their skills in problem solving activities and will encounter some "Black Belt Challenges" to provoke deeper thinking. 

In Science, we will complete the year 6 programme of study by half term, which will allow us a whole term to revise all of the topics covered throughout the school.  

Our topics for this term are "The Mayans" and "Rainforests." During the Mayans, we will be covering the non European society that contrasts with British history element of the History curriculum. During Rainforests, we will be studying environmental regions and study the topographical features of areas as outlined in the Geography curriculum. 

Forest School will take place each fortnight on a Thursday afternoon. During this term, the usual outdoor sessions will be replaced with arithmatic sessions in order to prepare the pupils for the SATs. 

The pupils will continue to have a weekly lesson delivered by Mrs Robinson and they will be working towards earning a national accredited Arts Award. 

The photographs on the website will be updated regularly. 

Homework will be given out on Friday and must be returned by the following Tuesday.

Please be aware that PE is on Friday and Forest School is on alternate Thursdays.

Please see the newsletter below to find out information about this term's curriculum areas.

If anybody has any issues or questions, remember that drop in is after school on Monday, or alternatively contact the school to arrange a more urgent appointment.

Mr P Hindle

Please come back soon!


january newsletter 2018.pdf (PDF 322.1KB)
Guidelines for spelling, years 5 and 6, including word lists.pdf (PDF 70.5KB)
Guidelines for vocabulary, grammar and punctuation Year 6.pdf (PDF 64.4KB)
Glossary of terms for English Year 6.pdf (PDF 167.2KB)