Spring Term 2018
Happy New Year!
Year 6 is a very important year for our children as it’s their last year before moving on to secondary school. Our aim is to ensure that they leave us as independent, responsible young people with lots to offer the world. In Year 6, we continue to offer a broad and balanced curriculum and don’t narrow down what we do in order to focus solely on numeracy and literacy.
In the spring term we will be learning about North America in our topic and living things, including humans, in science. Our topic will look at the major cities and states of The U.S. as well as Canada, Mexico and The Caribbean. The focus of our science will be the circulatory system in humans and evolution and inheritance among other species. We will be working in a varied and open-ended manner which will allow the children to follow their own interests whilst still meeting the requirements of the new National Curriculum. We will continue to work hard in literacy and numeracy as we prepare for the Year 6 SATs – we will be focussing on spelling, punctuation and grammar in order to succeed in that element as well as other areas of literacy and numeracy. There is no mental maths test in this year’s as it has been replaced by an arithmetic test so this will be a big focus during the coming weeks.
Children will receive spelling homework on a Wednesday and Numeracy homework on Tuesdays and Fridays. For any parent wishing to help their child in numeracy; it would be great to keep times-tables fresh with regular question and answer sessions!