Mrs Walker's Class 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Mrs Walker's Class
Autumn Term 2021
Welcome to Year 6 and your last one at Highfields. This year, we will be working very hard to prepare for the Year 6 SATs in May, but we will hopefully have lots of fun along the way. You will be able to find out all you need to know on our class web page.
We have lots of great work planned each term and you can see what the year has in store in our Annual Curriculum Planner.
At the heart of everything we do,will be to make your last year at Highfields a memorable one!
So what have we got in store for you for the AutumnTerm?
We have some really exciting work planned. Our Story Topic Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell is a personal favourite of mine and the book will be used as a stimulus for our writing. Sophie, who everyone tells was orphaned in a shipwreck, is convinced that her mother also survived. When no-one believes her,Sophie sets out to prove them wrong. She ends up in a race across the rooftops of Paris. Will she be able to find her mother before it's too late?
We will investigate Paris in our Geography lessons and will study French artists and aim to create art work in their style.
Our History topic is also one of my favourites and we will time travel back to the Land of the Pharaohs in our topic on Ancient Egypt. We will unwrap the mysteries of mummification and have fun designing our own sarcophaguses and death masks.
In Science, we will be studying Earth and Space and Forces - we have some exciting things in store. In RE, we will look at the beliefs and practices of Hinduism and Christianity.
Please click on our Autumn Term Curriculum Planner for more detail on the exciting work we have planned for each subject area this term.
I am looking forward to working hard with your children during their final year at Highfields.
This Week's Learning Journey
Date: Week Beginning 20th September 2021
This week, we will be learning about:
We will publish our non- chronological reports on the River Nile.
In Grammar, we will look at apostrophes for contraction and possession. We will be using contractions in our writing this week.
We will begin to write a diary entry of an embalmer, following investigating mummification in our History lesson.
We will read daily in our Guided Reading session. Please ensure that your child is reading at least 4 times per week at home. Please fill in and sign the reading diary.
Let's see how many more reading millionaires we can have in our class.
We will be working from Maths No Problem.
We will be multiplying by 2 digit numbers.
We will muiltiply numbers up to 4 digits by a multiple of 10.
We will multiply numbers up to 4 digits by a 2-digit whole number.
We will continue to practise our arithmetic skills each morning.
We will continue to explore the planets in our solar system. We will name, order and describe some of the features of the planets.
We will unwrap the mysteries of mummification.
PE will be on Wednesday and Thursday. We will be working with coaches from Crewe Alex on Thursday. This term, the focus is on invasion games such as basketball and tag rugby along with fitness activities.
We will continue some art work related to the River Nile. We will complete our trees using various materials and then plait a papyrus boat using art straws.
We will start to look at Hindu beliefs. We will study the Puja tray and learn what happens during Puja and what is used on a Puja tray.
We will be revising safety online.
We will continue to explore our songs on the theme of 'Being Happy'. We will listen to and appraise another song and continue to learn 'Happy'.
We will explore adjectives to describe someone's personality.
Homework will be given out on a Friday to be completed for the following Thursday. Maths homework will be set on My Maths (if you do not have access to a computer please let me know). Grammar homework will be set in the CGP Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling book. Spellings and times tables tests will be set on the Brain Builder which will record the homework for the week and any extra information needed. Tests this term will be every Friday.
Please click on the pencil to download your homework Brain Builder : 17-9-21
Reading Record Diary
It would be great if parents/carers could hear their child read regularly and fill in the diary every time. We would like every child to read a minimum of four times per week. Year 6 are encouraged to read independently also, and need to fill in their Reading Diary every time they read. Parents/carers should sign the book weekly please.This diary will be beneficial to assess how much reading your child is doing.
Could we please remind you that PE kit is: a top in their house team colour; bottle green shorts or skort; and trainers. If the weather is cold, please wear green jogging bottoms (with school logo) .PE will be on a Wednesday and Thursday-we would like you to come dressed in your PE kit on PE days please.
Our PPA activity this year is on Thursday afternoon.
Please ensure your child brings their water bottle to school everyday and that it is clearly labelled with their name.Water bottles need to be returned home and washed each night.
If you need to ask me anything or have any problems, I am always available before and after school. Please do not hesitate to contact me. Please email email@example.com
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