Sequoia Class - Year 6
Class Teacher: Miss Launder
Teaching Assistant: Miss Knights
Hello everyone and welcome to Sequoia Class. Miss Launder is the class teacher, supported by Miss Knights.
We hope you have had a fantastic half-term. We are very much looking forward to the term ahead and have lots of exciting things planned for your children. They will embark on new challenges, be given fantastic opportunities and have fun whilst doing so.
We will begin the term by continuing with our previous unit of 'blogging'. This is based on the blog, ‘Rants, Reflections and Rage'. The children will be learning all about blogging; its advantages and disadvantages before writing their very own blog. Our fictional unit is based on a thought-provoking film unit called 'piano'. The children will be writing their own story based on this film, using flashbacks and flash-forwards. Our non-fiction unit will be based on the detective story, 'The London Eye Mystery'. We will investige how a character, who has a condition called Aspergers, is key to solving the mystery of his cousin’s disappearance.
This term we will continue studying algebra before moving onto decimals, percentages and perimeter.
Multiplication is a pivotal part of Maths and underpins so many aspects of the curriculum throughout our school. All children should be confident in their times tables by the end of Year 4 although of course, it is understandable this may not be the case for all children. Therefore, we would ask that children continually practise times tables regularly to increase their confidence.
There will also be a focus on SATS practice this term. Miss Launder will be arranging a parent forum to discuss SATS in more detail and answer any questions you may have. Details will be sent out in due course.
Our History topic will focus on local history and local people. We will be studying the history of our school, Water Village and the surronding area as well as local significant individuals from the past.
Our Science unit is all about electricity. We will begin with revision of simple circuits before gaining lots of hands on experience with symbols, diagrams and incomplete circuits. We will then investigate the effect of the length of wire in a circuit, compare series and parallel circuits and finally face some circuit challenges!
At Water School, we have a love of books and a passion for reading. In our whole class reading sessions this year, we will continue studying the fantastic novel, 'Wonder'. This is thought-provoking and emotional book which the children are enjoying very much.
This term, our PE day will be split over two days; Monday and Wednesday afternoon. Please can children come to school in their PE kit on these days as usual.
Spelling activities will take place each Thursday. I would also encourage children to practise at home. Spellings will be set on Spelling Shed each week and a hard copy will be sent out.
Please note that children will also be given homework on a weekly basis relating to SATS. Please can this be completed and books returned to school each Friday.
In Sequoia Class, we understand the importance of reading and expect children to read for at least 10/15 minutes each night. It is extremely important that we focus on the skill of sustained reading, rather than just reading a few pages a night. This will help children in all areas of their learning and make them much more independent.
If you would like to buy a healthy snack for your child to have at breaktime, it is £1 per week. This can be paid via Parent Pay each half-term. A reminder will be sent out via text. Alternatively, children are more than welcome to bring their own healthy snack to school.
A note from Miss Launder
I am so excited to be part of your child's journey as they progress through
As always, if you have any questions or concerns, my door is always open.
I can be contacted via the school office and I am also available at the start and end of the school day.
Thank you so much for your continued support and I very much look forward to working with you and seeing you all in the new term.