Class 6 Autumn Newsletter
A big welcome back and I hope you have all had a lovely summer break. I am looking forwards to getting back into routine and starting our new topic. We are in the autumn term; I am looking forward to the term ahead with lots of exciting learning opportunities ahead of us.
During this autumn term our topic will be Maafa. This project teaches children about Africa past and present and the development of the slave trade. It also explores Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade, the causes and consequences of the European colonisation of Africa and the worldwide communities that make up the African diaspora. We will be carrying out lots of art, history and DT work this half term.
In Maths, we will spend this term looking at place value, the four number operations and will start work on fractions. The children will have chance to use TT Rockstars to practise and master their multiplication and division skills. Please ask your child what they have been learning about and encourage them to share this with you. In Literacy, we will be writing a newspaper reports, poems, narratives and non- chronological reports.
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’ from home to practice and improve upon their times table knowledge. This is a really good tool to use if your child doesn’t yet have quick recall of multiplication and division facts and can be played for just a couple of minutes each day.
Our PE days this term. PE days are on Monday’s and Friday’s. Please ensure children come to school in the correct school PE kit with appropriate footwear. If children attend school in the wrong kit then they will be given a spare PE kit to wear.
Homework: Maths and spelling homework will go out on a Friday and is due in the following Friday. This will generally be focussed on times tables or revising what we have been doing in class that week. Concentrating on these arithmetic types of questions and ensuring that all children have a good understanding of the methods. 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. Any child who does not complete and hand in their homework will spend a break time completing it in class.
Ideally, children should be listened to read 3 times a week. Please write a comment in your child's reading diary where it will be checked in class every Friday. In school, children do Guided Reading daily, sometimes with an adult but sometimes accessing some independent learning. Myself or Miss Hughes will listen to every child read at least once a week during school time and this will be recorded in their school diaries. Children need to have their school diaries with them every day. Any child who has not read at home will spend their break time reading.
This term we will be starting some boost sessions during the afternoons to help children recap learning from last year and new concepts from this year. These will either be carried out by myself or Mrs Hales. Each booster group will last for about 20 minutes so children can still enjoy the afternoon lessons. It will also start preparing children for SATs as we will look at lots of different questions.
I am very much looking forward to the term ahead and I know Class 6 will work hard. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to call school and arrange a phone call or meeting or send me a message on Class Dojo and I will reply as soon as possible.
Kind regards, Miss Platts
Home Learning Ideas
Below is the link to home learning ideas for this term. Children have been given a copy at school too.
This Week's Homework
Upcoming School Trips
We have our annual Year 6 trip booked to Crucial Crew for the 20th September 2023. This is a workshop for every Year 6 child in Rotherham that helps teach them how to be safe. We look at fire, water, road and bus safety.
Links for home learning:
Active Learn: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?e=-1&c=0#abacus
TT Rockstars: https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/undefined/password
Purple Mash: https://www.purplemash.com/sch/trinitycroftcofe#/