Sycamore Class Home Learning
Welcome to year Sycamore class. We are a class of year 6’s in our final year at primary school and will be working hard to meet the high expectations, expected of us.
As a class, we are developing all of our existing skills, as well as learning new ones and will have fun on this wonderful journey. If you have any worries or concerns then don’t hesitate to speak to any of our teaching staff, we are always available to answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, you can make an appointment to see us with Mrs Nicholls at the front office.
Your teachers in year 6 this year are Mr Stephens and Mrs Anthony. PE is taught by Mr Allen and Forest School is taught by Mrs Haddon. These are taught fortnightly. Please make sure sure that a PE kit is in school at all times, and that a Forest School kit is brought in when needed, as well as taken home at the end of the day.
UKS2 Termly Overviews
Reading at home
Children are encouraged to read widely and regularly. We expect children to read their school book a minimum of 3 times per week. They are rewarded for each time they return their book and signed reading record. Regular reading is an invaluable way to enhance our learning and understanding and so it is extremely beneficial. During class reading time, we encourage the children to enjoy reading, and have very kindly been given some blankets by the PTFA, which the children love using, as they can feel more relaxed.
We are following the FOCUS scheme for English which is based on the in depth study of a book. Over 5-6 weeks the children will do lots of discussion, role play and writing based on this book.
This half term, we will be reading Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo. After half term, we will be studying Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
We will also have weekly grammar sessions, learning and applying the rules of language. These skills will be tested termly and will be applied withing all writing sessions; home practice of these skills is encouraged.
We follow the year 5 and 6 Maths curriculum with each child accessing the appropriate support, strategies and challenge according to their prior learning, attainment and year group. We focus on one area of Maths each week and the aim is that all children have mastered this by the end of the week. This will be through practise and consolidation activities including using pictures and resources such as place value counters. We will also complete daily 'Early Bird Maths' activities upon arrival into class. This is an invaluable time for pupils to receive extra support and enhance their fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills so please ensure your child arrives punctually and ready to learn!
Each week the children will complete a times tables test. It is expected that by the time the children are in year 5, that they all have rapid recall of ALL tables facts up to 12×12. Please encourage and support your child with accessing TT Rockstars to help them to practise their tables facts.
Spellings rules are taught throughout the week. These are based on the Common exception word list and the rules, which are associated with them, for year 5 and 6. New word lists are sent out on Monday and tested on Friday. We will also be covering spelling rules based on the year 5 and 6 spelling curriculum. Children will be rewarded for accurate use of these spellings within their school work.