Welcome to 6-2
Hi and welcome to 6-2. I am delighted to welcome my new class to school and I look forward to many fun and exciting lessons this year. After two disrupted years, fingers crossed for a year filled with glorious normality!
The children will have PE on both Monday and Wednesday each week so PE kits and trainers are needed on those days. We still have fun fit Friday so a PE kit is required then also.
This term we will be studying the following:
English - biographical writing, poetry, arguments and flashback writing.
Maths - Place Value, ordering numbers, negative numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
History - World War Two.
Science - The Human Body.
RE - Loving.
PE - Gymnastics and Netball.
Monday: On Monday's, we send home English homework. Ordinarily, this will take the form of a reading comprehension. This homework is due back in school on Wednesday mornings. We will also be sending home spellings every week, the test will always be the following Monday.
Maths: Maths homework will be set every week linking to what children have been learning in class. This may be paper-based homework but could also take the form of being set on My Maths. Log ins will be in the children's reading records.
Grammar homework / Spellings / Reading
Children are expected to read every night where possible, with a minimum expectation of reading at least 4 nights. Children are to read and comment in their reading diaries what they have read etc and then quiz in class when finish their books. If children want to read a book alongside their school reading book they can do so. Reading diaries will be checked every week for gold stars. There should be a minimum of 4 entries in the child's reading record, these records are checked in school every Tuesday. Year 6 children will begin to access an online reading platform called Reading Plus. The children are to log on to reading plus as this will help children with their reading and comprehension skills. Passwords are in children's reading diaries.
Online Learning Links
Links to websites are below, these are used for homework and in the event of learning from home.
Please familiarise yourself with the websites. Logins details have been sent home for all of these but can be requested from Miss Rogers if lost.
Use our teacher email - firstname.lastname@example.org
National Poetry Day – 1st of October 2020
To help celebrate National Poetry Day, we are inviting all children, parents, staff and governors to submit a poem. We will display the poem (anonymously, if requested) on our school website and Twitter feed. Our aim is to promote poetry in our school and in our community. Remember, poems don’t have to rhyme, they don’t have to be a set length and in some cases they don’t even have to make sense. They are just another means of expressing our imagination.
This year, the theme is VISION. Your poem could be about this theme or any theme you wish to write about. Some people like poems about love and memories, some like poems about school days or holidays, others prefer poems that make them laugh. The subject and theme of your poem is up to you. No one will judge what you write; it might mean nothing to the reader but everything to the author.
Please consider joining in and writing a poem with your child or one of your own. You can submit it in writing or in a video recitation by emailing it to email@example.com with Poetry Day in the subject bar.
I never ask anyone to do anything I’m unwilling to do myself so, with that in mind, have a read at the poem I wrote and performed in assembly about our teachers, I hope you enjoy it and I hope to read your poems over the next week.
Mr McCann x