Welcome to Year 6!
Welcome back to what will be a very exciting Spring term ahead! This term we will be looking at William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream in English. The amazing Anthony Glenn will be coming in to do a two day workshop with the children, which culminates in an exciting performance of the play, that parents will be invited in to watch. Also in English we will be looking at the Hunger Games. We will be looking at electricity and electrical circuits in science, we will be working on fractions, decimals and percentages in maths and the children will be making working fairground attractions in D&T. In addition to the Shaking Up Shakespeare workshop, we have a few activities planned to help the children understand, in greater detail, what they have learned, these include the Sainsbury's Road Safety visit.
Tutoring starts this term. If your child has been selected for tutoring you will receive a letter in due course. There will also be a revision afternoon in preparation for the build up to the SATs.
Reading is very important - please encourage your child to read regularly. If you can, please ask them detailed questions on what they have read. Asking retrieval and inference questions really builds up their confidence and ability to tackle the reading comprehension paper, and dramatically improves their writing skills ahead of their transition to secondary school
Every week the children will do 'Torture Squares' - a times tables test across tables 2x - 12x. If you can, please help your child learn his/her times tables by asking random times table questions at home, in the car or walking to school - it all helps!
Isle of Wight trip
Year 6 Production
Year six is full of exciting changes for the children, which can feel overwhelming at times. We want the children to enjoy their last year at Burleigh, so please feel free to come and speak to us if you have any concerns about your child, the work, or any other issues.
Miss Austin, Mrs Collins & Miss Wilson
and the Year 6 team
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!