Dear Parents and Carers
It’s been sewing school this week in Year 6, with the children starting their art project based on Roman culture. The children have done very well with revising and practising back stitch, sewing on buttons and handling embroidery thread. Please do feel free to practise sewing this weekend with your child. Our sewing will sit on a mosaic plinth, so the children have also been busy with their tiles and grout! In other subjects this week, we’ve been busy working on BIDMAS, Roman numerals and multiplying by 10, 100 and 1000 in our maths sessions. We’ve continued to compose and improve our persuasive letters in English, and are in the process of completing assessments in reading, spelling and grammar.
Next week in our maths sessions, Miss Everitt will continue to work on BIDMAS problems, and Miss Wykes will be working on understanding negative numbers with her class, calculating intervals across zero.
At the start of next half-term, Year 6 will be taught the science objectives they missed in Year 5 regarding the human reproductive cycle, which would have been taught in July. Understandably, this is a subject which is most suited to teaching face to face in the classroom. Now that we’ve settled in to Year 6, the children need to cover learning objectives which help them to understand how the human body changes during puberty, and how humans reproduce. The subject will be taught sensitively, from a scientific perspective, and some elements will be taught with the children in male and female groups. If you have any questions about the sessions, please do contact the school and we’ll be happy to answer them.
A plea from Miss Wykes and Miss Everitt regarding stationery and being prepared for school. Please help your child to remember their pencil case every day, which ideally would contain a pencil, rubber, red and blue friction pen, and a pencil sharpener. Having their own resources in year 6 very much helps them to prepare for secondary school.
For both groups, please complete the work discussed in class, which is stuck into your homework book.
For Miss Wykes’ group, please put the next 15 words in your vocabulary list into sentences. Please do your best to make these sentences the best they can be, using the word correctly, and including features such as relative clauses.
For Miss Everitt’s group, please complete the sentences as discussed in class, and see the sheet in your homework book.
Have a great weekend.
Miss Wykes and Miss Everitt