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Yr 6 – Mrs Palmer and Mrs Croydon – Riber

Newsletter Year 6 Autumn Term 1 – 2019  

Mrs Palmer & Mrs Croydon

Week TopicPlease investigate our geographical topic – Hola Mexico.  Homework ideas for this term – Reading Maths Times Tables P4C Question Please discuss these questions at home.
Week 1

Wk bg Tues 3/9/19

Research Mexico on a map and create your own detailed map with a key to explain the features on your map.

Apply knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes (morphology and etymology) both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words.  Asking questions to improve their understanding of the text.  Read, write, order and compare numbers up to

10 000 000 and determine the value of each digit. Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy.

X2, x5, x10 Would you rather live in a city or a village – why?
Week 2 

Wk bg Mon 9/9/19

Research Chichén Itzá and create a report for 10 interesting facts. Checking that the book makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context.  Use negative numbers in context, and calculate intervals across zero.  Solve number and practical problems that involve negative values. X3 & X6 If you could only eat three kinds of food what would you chose – and why?
Week 3 

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Create your own holiday brochure or poster to advertise Mexico. Drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence.   Multiply and divide numbers using the formal written methods and interpret remainders as whole number remainders, fractions, or by rounding. X4 and X8 Would you rather have a mobile phone or a television – you can only chose one?
Week 4 

Wk bg Mon 23/9/19

We will study some of the artwork by Freda Kahlo – make your own version of Viva la Vida, Watermelons. Predicting what might happen from details stated and implied. Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers.  Use square and cube numbers. Use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the four operations. X7 Would you rather be able to control the weather or be able to control time?
Week 5 

Wk bg Mon 30/9/19

Create a menu with illustration for a typical, traditional Mexican menu.

Summarising the main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas. Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why. X9 Do you think an animal can be your best friend?
Week 6 

Wk bg Mon 7/10/19

Make your own version of the Mexican flag – find out the significance of the colours and the image on the centre of the flag. Identify and explain how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning.   Interpret and construct pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems.  Calculate and interpret the mean as an average. X11 Which is most important laughter or money?
Week 7 

Wk bg Mon 14/10/19

Find out about a Mayan story and write your own version of a traditional Mexican Myth. Summarise and predict what might happen from details which are stated and implied. Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination. X12 Is a lie ever acceptable?
Week 8 

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Mon 21/10/19

Research the animals and plant life which live in Mexico and create a fact file. Read and discuss a piece of well know poetry and bring into class to read. Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination. All times tables If you could chose a superpower – would it to be invisible or be able to fly?

Reading  – Daily – In order to develop competent reading skills children should aim to read for at least 20 mins at least three or four times per week.  Please continue to encourage your child to read at home.  Please encourage your child to read four times each week as a minimum.  We appreciate book reviews and recommendations, which can be displayed in class.

Spellings – Monday – Spellings will be given weekly and focus upon high frequency words from the National Curriculum.  In Autumn Term 1 we will consolidate Y3 & Y4 words and move into Y5 & Y6 spellings during this term.  High Frequency words will be given out on Monday and tested on the following Monday.  A record of spelling will be kept in your child’s diary showing which words to learn.  

Grammar Hammer – Monday – will be given weekly on Monday, to be returned any day during the week when completed – the following Monday at the latest.  This is essential to support your child’s understanding and prepare for SATs next May. 

Times TablesFriday – Quick recall of times tables facts to 12×12 is essential in Y6.  We will have daily practise in class.  Each week the children will have a focus to learn and will be tested on Fridays.  This will be recall of x facts and related division facts.

Maths Skills Check – Monday – will be given out weekly and supports learning in class.  Prompt sheets are given to support maths homework. To be returned any day but the following Monday at the latest. 

PE will be on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.  Please ensure your child has correct kit for indoor and outdoor PE. We will have Keep Fit daily in the mornings and a 10 minute personal challenge – a brisk walk/jog 2 – 3 times per week in addition.

Open Day – Celebrating INTERNATIONAL DAY OF LANGUAGES – parents welcome into class (pm) Wednesday 25th September for children to showcase their learning.  Further details to follow.  This year we are pleased to work with our student teacher, Mr Andrew Watson, who will work with us in Year 6 throughout the year.

Important dates – Visit to Chiquito Restaurant Alma Leisure Park – Time and date to be confirmed.

SATs Meeting – Time and date to be confirmed.

Thank you for your support in ensuring your child fulfils their potential.   Mrs S Palmer & Mrs Croydon

Spelling Programme Yr 6 Stage 6

Y6 Maths Prompt Sheet

 Spelling Programme Yr 5 Stage

Y5 Maths Prompt Sheet


INSET Day: Friday, 25th October

Half Term Holiday: Monday, 28th October through Friday, 1st November

We are holding an open morning for prospective Reception parents for September 2020 on Thursday, 7th November 2019, at 9am. If you would like to let us know that you will be attending, please fill in your details at the link found in the Early Years Foundation Stage section of our website (under the tab 'Our School').

What's On

20/09/2019 - We will be selling Halloween costumes after school. Tesco are supplying the costumes and all proceeds go to school.

24/09/2019 - Ogston begins 10 weeks of swimming

25/09/2019 - We will be celebrating European Day of Languages. Parents are invited to join us from 2pm.

27/09/2019 - 50 Things begins!

08/10/2019 - Hobgoblin Theatre will be performing Goldilocks for our KS1 (Y1&2) children.

23/10/2019 - EYFS Parents Evening

24/10/2019 - EYFS Parents Evening

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