Year 6 - Puffin Class
We have 31 children: 18 girls and 13 boys. Classroom organisation is a mix of whole class, group or paired work and individual teaching.
The children are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and to challenge themselves in lessons, usually through differentiated work and outcomes. There is a demanding workload in Year 6 and expectations are high. Children are encouraged to take full responsibility for their own behaviour, work, homework, equipment and timekeeping in order to develop their independence and organisational skills in preparation for secondary school.
Where possible, I aim to involve the whole class in decision making and problem solving opportunities, both in our classroom and when taking the lead across the School. All members of Year 6 will have extra-curricular responsibilities such as assisting Reception Class once a week at lunchtime in “Workforce” groups. They will also participate in assemblies and undertake various leadership roles including Reading, Writing, Music, Sport, Worship and Prayers, Word of the Week and Maths of the Week. Year 6 Representatives lead the School Council’s regular meetings with members of staff and others.
Spring Term 2019
We are studying the Ancient Greeks this term. We will be focussing on this topic in History, English and RE.
In Maths, we will be concentrating on algebra and fractions initially. Into March, we will be studying measurement. As the SATs exams become ever closer, we will focus on strategies to work through the curriculum in the tests. One important aspect is the language used; we will try to encourage the children in their use of the terminology needed.
In English, we will be looking at a variety of writing genres and will be drafting our written work with a focus on punctuation, choice of vocabulary and the structure of the text. We will continue with guided reading and SPAG regularly too. As with our Maths, exam technique will become a focus and we will be looking at this on a more regular basis.
We will have 2 further weeks for SATs exam preparation – one in early February and the other in late March/early April.
A reminder that the residential trip to the Peak District in Derbyshire takes place from 4 to 8 March and a brief meeting for parents about the trip will take place in the Year 6 classroom on 12th February. Keep an eye on the Star for more information in the weeks leading up to the residential.