Year 6 - Eagles and Wolves
Autumn Term 2021
We hope you had a lovely break and are ready to start the new year at Cooks Spinney.
This page is designed to provide you with the information needed to make the year as successful as possible.
Topics this half term:
English - This half term we are reading Skellig by David Almond.
This year, writing will be taught through The Write Stuff approach by Jane Considine. This method allows pupils to improve their oracy and widen their vocabulary in every lesson, whilst deepening their understanding of writerly choices.
Mathematics - Number: number and place value, using the four operations and fractions.
History - The Norman Conquest: discussing the claimants to the throne in 1066, how Norman society was organised and the prospect of living in an early Norman castle.
Science - Animals including humans: exploring the circulatory and digestive systems, functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood and recongiisng the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the human body.
PSHE - Looking after ourselves as we grow up: healthy, balanced lifestyle choices, body positivity and hygenie and food choices.
P.E - Activities will include fitness testing, swimming and football. Year 6 P.E days this year will on Mondays and Thursdays. Your child must wear their P.E. kit on these days to and from school.
Failure to have it is likely to result in them not being able to participate in the lesson. In addition, children will not be able to participate if they do not have the correct P.E. kit. Please see the school website for more information on the P.E. kit requirements. If your child has their ears pierced, they will be required to either take out the earrings or cover them with tape for the lesson. Please remember Cooks Spinney only allows small stud earrings in school.
Homework and Spellings
Homework is an essential part of pupils' learning. It will be set every Friday and it will involve: spelling practice (Spelling Shed), grammar (CGP book) and maths (CGP book). It will also involve completing one or more of our Homework Projects. All children are expected to take part in a variety of homework tasks to enhance and support their work in class.
Reading is an integral part of Year 6.This year we are having a big push to promote a love of reading across the school. It is very important that you ensure your children are reading on a daily basis, and, where possible, ask them questions about what they have read to support their comprehension.
If you have any questions or concerns at any point throughout the year, please speak to either your child’s class teacher or another member of the Year 6 Team.
Mrs Dackombe, Mr Carr and Miss Goodge