Welcome to Year 6!
This term our IPC topic is "Fascinating Forces", in which we are learning all about physics and what makes things move. We began by doing some experiments with PE equipment, testing which items require the least amount of thrust to travel a set distance; our prediction that it would be the aerodynamic frisbees proved correct!
In English we are studying King Lear and have been making lots of use of the school's wonderful immersive space - turning it into Lear's Great Hall, Cordelia's chamber and even the wild, wind-swept heath. All this acting is helping us produce some great pieces of writing too!
We began this term's maths work by looking at how to calculate missing angles in different shapes - a real test for our problem solving and co-operation skills.
How you can help at home:
- Please continue to read with your child regularly and ask them questions about what they have read to check their understanding.
- Encourage your child to practise the Year 5 and 6 spelling words frequently. The children have all been given copies of this list.
- Offer support to ensure that your child's homework is completed on time.
- Ensure that your child has their correct PE kit (including suitable footwear) for our lessons on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
As always, many thanks for all your support and please keep your eyes peeled for an upcoming letter inviting you to after-school maths and English workshops later this term.
Click on 'School Information' above for detailed information about the Year 6 curriculum.