The Year 6 Team at Goldthorn Park are really looking forward to welcoming back the children after the long summer holidays. We hope that you have all had a relaxing break and that you have managed to get out and about. We have such a lot to look forward to this year and we can’t wait to start ‘cracking on’ with the learning.

In Maths, we will start the term by focussing on the important topic of place value, which includes areas such as rounding number, before moving onto the arithmetic topics until Christmas. In English, there will be a great emphasis this term on getting the children to start their sentences in various ways. We have some lovely texts in Year 6 to help us accomplish this, including Letters from the Lighthouse, which we will use in September. We focus a lot on the teaching of Reading in Year 6, so that the children’s reading is as good as it can be before Secondary School. The children will have a short daily Whole Class Reading lesson as well as weekly Guided Reading in a small group and a longer Whole Class Reading lesson once a week.

The Topic this term is a new one for the children called A World of Bright Ideas. I am sure that the children will be enthused by it as it is very up to date and will inspire their creativity and allow them to show their talents across a range of subjects.

In Year 6, we would ask that the reading records are completed each day and reading journals are completed to a high standard. We also ask the children to use the ‘Reading Eggs’ online resource on a consistent basis to improve their reading and comprehension skills. Children are expected to complete a task in their reading journals every week and the Reading Eggs comprehension assignment which will be set every week. In the Autumn Term, the Maths homework is usually the MyMaths program.

PE days are as follows:
Both classes – Thursday 1:15- 3:10
Class 13 – Monday 11:15- 12:15
Class 14 – Tuesday 11:15 -12:15

(Please remember to have correct PE kit consisting of green or black shorts, a white t-shirt and trainers. Also a reminder that jewellery must not be worn during PE lessons.)

We look forward to an extremely productive and happy Year 6.

Mr Pryce   Mr Rawlinson   Miss Watkiss (HLTA)    Mrs Warner (TA)