Year 6

Welcome Year 6 to your final year at Canon Popham!

Spring Term: January – March 2018
(Please also see our Curriculum Page)

SATS Booster Classes shall commence on Tuesday 16th January 2018. They shall finish at 4:30pm. Your child is welcome to bring a small snack to this session.  A copy of the SATS meeting presentation powerpoint can be seen here.

Here is what we shall be learning this Spring Term.

English
Room 13
We shall be reading the book Room 13 by Robert Swindells.
The book will provide lots of writing opportunities such as: writing letters, diary entries and narratives. There shall be a large focus on the shifts in formality between formal and informal writing.
Children will also take part in daily whole class reading sessions as well as spelling, grammar and punctuation tasks.

Maths
Co-ordinates
Translations
Reflective symmetry
Decimals
Percentages
Algebra

Science
DANGER! LOW VOLTAGE
In this module children develop their understanding of electrical circuits and build on the work in the Year 4 module. They construct circuits with an increasing number of components and contrast the effects this has on the function of the components. They role play the flow of electricity through a basic circuit and one that includes fuse wire, to model the effect that this has on other components.
The children learn to use the recognised electrical symbols to record circuits, particularly as the circuits become more complex. They research how electricity is generated both traditionally using coal and gas, and by renewable resources, and investigate how electricity is transmitted across the country, and what sort of electricity generating plant they might site in their locality.

RE
Is anything ever eternal?
FUNS – PE and Games program
Children will need to bring their outdoor games kit at the start of the week to be kept in school. In year 6, PE will take place on a FRIDAY.

Reading
10 minutes homework for 5 nights a week!
Children in KS2 are expected to read at least 20 times in the month. For reading 20 times they will get a GOLDEN TICKET.
Please continue to read with your child their school reading books and any books/magazine from home – READING is FUN!!

Homework
Reading – daily 10 minutes
Spellings – given out every Wednesday and tested the following Wednesday.
Maths – given out Tuesdays (CGP practise paper). The paper must be handed in by the following Tuesday at the latest so we can go through it in class.

If you have any worries or concerns please come and see me as soon as possible; no worry is too small.
The best time to do this is after school at 3:30pm on a Tuesday or Thursday.

Booster Classes shall commence on Tuesday 16th January 2018. They shall finish at 4:30pm. Your child is welcome to bring a small snack to this session.

Thank you.
Mrs N. Clemitshaw