• Mr Ritson

Year 6 Learning Note - 31/01/2020

This week…

In English, we’ve been using our class book (Holes) to explore figurative language, which we’ve been using to help develop our descriptive and narrative writing. In maths, we’ve been multiplying mixed numbers by integers, exploring the properties of circles, properties of 2D shapes as well as our usual weekly arithmetic and reasoning practice.

In topic we’ve been looking at Hurricane Gilbert, whilst in Forest School we’ve been creating instructions to make bird feeders – which we will make in conjunction with Reception next week.


Next week…

In English, we’ll continue to learn about figurative language. We’re working towards writing informal letters where the purpose and audience of this will be set as our ‘American Mum’, so we’ll be intentionally writing using American spellings, words and phrases! In maths, we’ll be beginning to ramp up our reasoning practice across the ‘number’ domain. Homework

Over the weekend I will be looking at the children’s CGP books, these will be returned to them on Monday. Maths homework (in the ‘Targeted Question Book’) for next week is as follows:

Due Tuesday: Page 14

Due Wednesday: Page 15

Due Thursday: Page 16

Due Friday: Page 17

Spellings will be tested on Friday, paper copies of the words to be learnt have been sent home.

Additionally, please ensure that your child continues to read regularly at home and to practise their Times Tables. They may like to use www.ttrockstars.com or http://www.learnyourtables.co.uk


Reading

We are actively promoting reading for pleasure this year and would like the children to take the opportunity to read as much as possible. Research suggests that there is just as much to be gained from parents reading to children as there is from having children read to adults. So, if you get the chance to, then please try to read as a family. Please write in your child’s reading record too.


This week we have been reading:

· Holes by Louis Sachar (class book)

· The Boy who sailed the Ocean in an Armchair by Lara Williamson (class book - Mrs Bridges)

· Kite Flight (as part of our reading comprehension work)


Have a great weekend,

Mr Ritson and the Year Six team

Year 6 spellings homework

Spring Week 5

This week your spellings homework is going to be a little different. You will be given 25 words that you have already learnt and been tested on this term. You will be tested on a random selection of 20 of these words.


You do not need to hand in any spellings homework but you must practice these to ensure that you know how to correctly spell them.

Revision of previously set spellings (Year 5/6 word list)

forty


frequently

guarantee


identity

immediately


individual

lightning


muscle

neighbour


occupy

occur


opportunity

parliament


physical

recognise


recommend

relevant


sacrifice

sincerely


soldier

suggest


sufficient

symbol


system

variety


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