Year 6 Mrs Jinks

Welcome Back! 

I hope you have had a great break and are well rested and ready for the year ahead....

 

Year 6 is going to be great fun, lots to learn and lots to do.

It is also going to be hard work, we are all going to need a good growth mindset to get through the challenges ahead of us.

 

This Term:

In English this term we are going to be focusing in on descriptive writing and building up our use of vocabulary and punctuation.

We will also continue to develop our handwriting by using our new scheme 'Penpals' which will  continue to focus on joining correctly and making sure all letters are of a consistent size. We will also be beginning to develop our own style over the year. 

In Maths we will by developing our knowledge of place value and revisiting methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will also  focus in on problem solving through reasoning questions.

We will also continue to improve our multiplication and division knowledge in our weekly tests on Fridays. The children have shown great improvements in their knowledge of division and multiplication facts, please continue to practice these at home.

Our main topic for the term is 'The Amazing Sisters'. Our starting point will be Elizabeth Garrett, who not only lived locally but was the first female doctor. As part of this we will be looking at Victorian medicine and the Garrett family history. We will be visiting the Long Shop Museum and working with The Wonderful Beast Company on a project around the sisters. Our art, DT and history will all be linked into the topic.

 

 

 

Homework:

Reading Journals - These will be handed out on a Monday and need to be back in on the following Monday.

Spellings - On a Monday, your child will be given a list of words to learn for a test the next week.

Times Tables - On a Monday, your child will be given a certain times tables to learn for a test the following week.

Maths - This will be handed out on a Monday and handed in the following Monday. The children will also be receiving log ins for mathletics.

Big Think Project - Each term, there will be a project to complete. This will be based around our current topic. They will be given about four weeks to complete it.

 

 

 

 

Diary Dates:

Monday 18th September- Curriculum day

Monday 9th October - Trip to the Long Shop Museum

Thursday 12th October - Cycling workshops

Wednesday 18th October - Crucial Crew trip

Monday 23rd October - Half term Holiday

Friday 3rd November - The Wildman of Orford workshop

Thursday 9th November - Netball tournament

Monday 13th November - Aylmerton residential

Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th November - Wonderful Beast & The Amazing Sisters Workshop

**More Dates to be added soon**

**Dates may change**

 

 

 

Learning from Year 5

 

Skillforce have been in to work with us. The children loved it and it was great to see them working in teams and talking to one another!

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                                                                                                 Designing and making toys using cams.

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Printmaking with Jenny and Tess at Sudbourne Printmakers.

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A farmer and his tractor visited us. 

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                     Duckin' down the Deben trip as part of our rivers trip and a visit to West Stow

                                                         to find out more about Anglo Saxons

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Weekly brass lessons with Mr McDowell

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