Welcome to Year 6!
Miss Byrne and Ms Giannotto are the class teachers in 6A. Miss Loughlin is the class teacher in 6J. Miss Riordan is our Trainee teacher working in 6J.
Mrs Prior, Mrs Braine, Mr Thomas and Mr Fally are the Teaching Assistants who will be working within the year group.
In Maths, this term we will be looking at place value, addition and subtraction and multiplication and division methods. We will continue with the Singapore Maths Method, using a Concrete-Pictorial- Abstract approach. The use of word problems will encourage your children to use high-order thinking techniques and applied skills in their work.
In English, we will be reading a range of high quality texts as a stimulus for writing. Children will learn about sentence structure and word choice through the books we read. We will also continue to develop our vocabulary and grammar skills through our reading sessions. The children will develop their stamina in reading and answering questions from a text as well as use their retrieval, inference and prediction skills.
In RE, we will be covering a different topic each half term, covering 'Beginning with God’ and ‘Advent to Christmas’, ‘Sacramental People’, Lent to Easter’, ‘Easter to Pentecost’ and ‘A Virtuous Life’
In History, this term, we will be studying The Victorians. Next term, children will learn about World War 2.
In Science, this term, we will be investigating ‘Nature Library’. Other topics that children will be studying are: The Circulatory System, Evolution and Inheritance and Our Changing World.
Please ensure that your child has their P.E kit in school and it is labelled. PE will be taught on Mondays.
We encourage the children to read daily and take responsibility for commenting on what they have read in their reading records every night. Please listen to your child read as well as reading to your child. It is important to discuss the books they are reading by asking relevant questions. The children will be expected to bring in their reading records every day. Their class teacher will listen to them read weekly.
Each week, the children will receive maths and English homework. Occasionally, the homework may relate to 'Topic' or R.E. work we are covering. Alongside this, there will be weekly spellings and times tables to learn using 'Times Tables Rockstars' so that the children can consolidate their times tables. Your child has been given their login details. An assignment will be uploaded on SPAG.com weekly for the children to complete.
Homework will be set on Microsoft Teams on Friday after school. The homework is expected to be handed in the following Thursday by 8am, uploading it on Teams via the 'Assignment' task.
We wish the children a successful final year in Sacred Heart. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the class teachers.