Hello and welcome to year 6!
I hope you have all had a good holiday and are ready to start your final year at Glenfrome primary School. This is going to be an exciting year full of extra responsibilities and exciting learning.
In topic this term we are going to be answering the enquiry question ‘Compare Ancient Mayan life to Modern living’. To help us answer this question we are going to be using our Geographical skills to understand more about the Geographical features of the Ancient Mayan area, improve our mastery of Art and Design techniques by designing and creating and evaluating their own Mayan Mask and using our historical enquiry skills to find out more about the Ancient Mayan way of life. To find out more about our topic please look at our Topic Web.
In English we are going to be learning how to write a historical story with a flashback. To help us with this we are going to read the story Middleworld: Jaguar Stones, which also links to our topic of the Mayans. We will use this story to learn the grammatical features complex sentences using subordinate conjunctions, expanded noun phrases to convey information concisely and the use of adverbials to start sentences. We will also be recapping punctuation including speech punctuation, colons and semi-colons to separate clauses and the difference between hyphens and dashes.
In maths we are going to spend the first few weeks focusing on the written methods for long multiplication and division as well as place value. Once we are secure with these methods we will move onto fractions including adding, subtracting, comparing and converting.
Homework books should be returned every Wednesday, ready for homework to be given on a Friday
Spellings will be sent home on Monday and tested on Thursday – please help your child to learn their spellings.
PE outdoor PE will be Monday and indoor PE will be Thursday, please ensure you have appropriate PE kit in school ready for all weathers.
Please don’t hesitate to come and chat if you have any concerns