Welcome to Class 6 with Miss Summerfield!
Are you listening, boy? What is 27 plus 45? Come on – faster now; we haven’t got all day!
Find out about super-strict schools by travelling back in time to a Victorian classroom. Make sure you’re on your best behaviour though, as punishments are unquestionably terrible!
Discover a time when great minds thought new thoughts and ingenious inventors created so many things we take for granted today: the electric lightbulb, the telephone and even the first flushing toilet!
Let’s forge ahead to research a time when Victoria was Queen and Albert was Prince Consort, and when some people lived in slums while others prospered.
Take on the role of an important reformer and present your good causes to the Queen. Can you gain the support of a wealthy sponsor?
Full steam ahead to the Victorian age!
A big welcome back to school and I hope you have all had a lovely holiday. I am looking forward to a new topic with lots of exciting learning opportunities ahead of us.
During this summer term our topic is ‘Revolution’ where we will be learning about The Victorians. We will cover lots of areas including Queen Victoria and the royal family, the Industrial Revolution and Crime and Punishment.
In Maths, we will spend this term revising calculations. We will also continue to look at fractions, decimals and percentages and focus on consolidating the links between them. The children will have chance to practise and master their addition, subtraction, multiplication and division skills and how to apple them in reasoning and problem solving scenarios. Please ask your child what they have been learning and encourage them to share this with you.
In Literacy, we will be writing a biography, a diary entry from the perspective of a Victorian child and a non-chronological report.
Don’t forget that the children can access Active Learn at home where they can play games and complete activities on Bug Club, Spelling and Grammar bug, and Abacus! They can also access ‘Times Table Rockstars’ or ‘Reflex Maths’ from home to practice and improve upon their times table knowledge. These are really good tools to use if your child doesn’t yet have quick recall and can be played for just a couple of minutes each day. I will give DoJo points out in class when children have accessed this home learning.
Our PE days will remain the same for this term. PE will still be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please ensure correct kits are in school on these days. Kits should consist of a t-shirt, shorts/ jogging bottoms and trainers or a change of shoes.
We will be continuing with our creative homework approach. Last term was a huge success with many pupils bringing in projects that they had completed at home and which were displayed in the school hall. Thank you for all your support with this. I would love for your quality home learning to be displayed in class so it is a great opportunity to show what you can do.
After SATs, Maths Fluency homework will go out on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. This will generally be focussed on times tables, knowing fraction, decimal and percentages equivalents, multiplying and dividing by 10, 100, 1000 or converting between different measures (grams to kilograms, centimetres to metres etc.). Concentrating on these questions and ensuring that all children have a good understand of the methods, will mean they will be better able to tackle other areas of maths. I would encourage that the children have a go at it as soon as possible and then come to see me if they have any concerns.
In school, children access Cracking Comprehension to enhance their reading comprehension skills. Ideally, children should be listened to read every day. We ask that children read at least three times a week. Please write a comment in your child's reading diary where they can earn DoJo points in class. This also contributes to the school Reading Race which we won last term!!! Any child who has not read at home will spend some of their choosing time reading with an adult.
I am very much looking forward to the term ahead and I would like to thank you all for your support and hard work thus far.
Kind regards, Miss Summerfield.