Welcome to Year Six
Hello, I'm Miss Dyer the Year 6 teacher and we are lucky enough to have Mrs Nethercott working with us too. Welcome to our class page!
This term in Maths we are focusing on area, perimeter, volumes, units of measurement, ratio, properties of shape and angles. We will continue to develop their problem-solving and reasoning skills through investigations and worded problems. We will also be focusing on our arithmetic skills to prepare the children for their SATs.
Each week the children will bring home a range of arithmetic and problem solving questions to secure the things they know and to practise the parts they need to secure. By the end of this term the children will have been taught everything on problem solving homework so we would like the children to have a go at every question.
In Literacy we are continuing to develop our ability to write extended pieces of writing. We will be focusing on non-fiction writing linked to World War 2 and narratives linked to traditional tales. The children will continue to challenge themselves by using more challenging vocabulary and interesting sentence structures as well as develop their characterisation.
Each week the children will continue to bring home a piece of Grammar work and a short Comprehension to help them secure the skills and knowledge they need. They will also bring home spellings during the week and have short tasks to complete. They will be tested each week.
Our enquiry question this term is: What was the impact of World War 2?
We will be learning about: why WW2 started, rationing, women during the war, the Blitz, evacuation and much more. The children will also have the chance to create 3D model trenches. This term we will be merging our History, Geography, DT and Art together to explore this question further.
Below is the Year 6 Enquiry Homework Challenge which is an optional extra for Year 6. Any work that is brought in will be celebrated!